[Icecast] Newbie problem with ices2

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Sun Aug 14 16:46:49 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 16:47, Richard wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm fairly new to icecast / ices - been using icecast (2.2.0) to stream 
> audio files for a few weeks, it works very well, now I'm trying to add 
> live feeds via ices (v2.0.1). I've built and installed (on SuSE 9.3 
> platform) with no apparent errors, copied ices-alsa.xml to user area and 
> modified paths, server password etc.
> When I run ices (using "ices  /home/rpm/Music/ices-alsa.xml" it starts 
> OK then after a few seconds I get
> "EROR input-alsa/alsa_read snd_pcm_readi failed: Input/output error" and 
> it dies (icecast stays up though).
> All I'm trying to do is to stream from line-in, I used kmix to set this 
> (I think... red lights on for 'line' and 'capture' in the input tab).

readi failure is an odd one, make sure you have the recent alsa
libs/drivers for the card.  The error is from the ALSA lib and isn't
informative enough, it may just need a lib update or a different


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