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Old 06-09-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
marsh58
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2 sound cards shown in alsamixer gui but only one installed in debian sarge system


Hi,
My name is Marshall Haire. I am working on fixing a issue with my dad's computer. It shows when running alsamixergui as well as Volume Control 2.8.0 for gnome. It it showing a Cirrus Logic CS4927A rev 4 OSS Mixer(which is not installed in the machine at all) and a Ensoniq Audio PCI ALSA Mixer(which is installed in the machine right now). Is there any way to remove the module or remove something in order to remove that other sound card that is not installed in the system? Another issue we are having dealing with sound is that the sound when kppp doesn't connect it gives the message that the sound device is busy and will be setting it to the null output device. He is using Debian Sarge with the x windows running Gnome 2.8.3 running on a k6-2 500Mhz with 192 Megabytes of RAM. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions and it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Marshall Haire
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hi, have you tried setting up alsa using "alsaconf"? Run it as root and select the ensonique as your main card. You sure you don't have an onboard sound card? This is usually disabled in BIOS or with a jumper on the motherboard.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. There is no onboard audio at all. We replaced the previous audio card using Open Sound System with this audio card that uses ALSA sound system.
We ran alsaconf and everything appeared to detect the sound card that is installed in the system, but the mixers still show two cards listed. Thanks again for the reply.

Marshall Haire
 
Old 06-12-2006, 04:19 AM   #4
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I can't remember how to configure an oss card, dig through /etc, you should find an old file that contains the oss configuration for the old card, rename it to blabla.org and see what happens.
As to the other issue, if you only have a basic ensoniq card, only one application can access the card at any one time, best to use software mixing (arts=kde, esd=gnome) and configure applications to use that. Spend a little more on a multichannel sound card and the problem will go away.
 
  


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