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Old 03-18-2004, 01:24 AM   #1
Meowatilla
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Frustration: Santa Cruz sound card not working


Hello,

My system has a sound chipset built on to the motherboard (AMD-768) but I prefer to use my Turtle Beach Santa Cruz card (so I can also use my digital speakers)..

Both seem to be detected in FC1. I can play a test sound fine through the AMD chipset.. But with the Santa Cruz (the Santa Cruz shows up as a Cirrus Logic CS 4616/22/24 chipset btw) ... With the Santa Cruz I get nothing! I get nothing through the regular analog audio out and I get nothing from the digital VersaJack either.

Sucks

Please help!

Seaching on Google seems to suggest that the Santa Cruz works for most people right out of the box (natively supported in Kernel 2.4+)

Thanks everybody for any help
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:45 PM   #2
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Check that you have the proper modules installed.

do:
lsmod
and find whatever module is running for your soundcard. Do:
modprobe -r <that module>
then do:
modprobe cs46xx

This will make sure you have the module for the turtle beach card loaded.
You may also need to check your modules.conf file for a line like:
alias char-major<something> <AMD_audio_module>

change it to:
alias char-major<same_thing> cs46xx

and run depmod. That should make sure sounds are outputted to the right driver. (char-major is a guess... what you're looking for is anything that points to your AMD driver)

If you ever want to run the cards at the same time, you'd need both modules inserted, and somehow reference seperate programs to seperate cards. I don't know how to do this.

Hope that works!
--Rounan
 
Old 03-20-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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groan it dont work none!!!!

Last edited by Meowatilla; 03-20-2004 at 10:31 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 08:19 AM   #4
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please describe the behaviour you're getting in more detail.

Also, post the output of:
lsmod
lspci
modprobe cs46xx

and the contents of /etc/modules.conf
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:15 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rounan
please describe the behaviour you're getting in more detail.

Also, post the output of:
lsmod
lspci
modprobe cs46xx

and the contents of /etc/modules.conf
Update-- I have gotten the sound working but only one channel! argh

Here's the output of those commands. Something seems awry with modprobe cs46xx but I cannot make much sense of it:

Code:
linux:~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
snd-pcm-oss            50976   0  (autoclean)
snd-mixer-oss          16184   0  (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-cs46xx             83592   0
snd-pcm                78432   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-cs46xx]
snd-timer              17984   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec         45784   0  [snd-cs46xx]
snd-rawmidi            16416   0  [snd-cs46xx]
snd-seq-device          4660   0  [snd-rawmidi]
snd                    43204   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-cs46xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
ntfs                   81836   1  (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1           2844   2  (autoclean)
nls_cp437               4348   1  (autoclean)
vfat                   11404   1  (autoclean)
fat                    33592   0  (autoclean) [vfat]
fglrx                 178856   9
usbserial              21468   0  (autoclean) (unused)
isa-pnp                33640   0  (unused)
parport_pc             29096   1  (autoclean)
lp                      6912   0  (autoclean)
parport                27144   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
ipv6                  273344  -1  (autoclean)
key                    73808   0  (autoclean) [ipv6]
snd-page-alloc          7028   0  [snd-cs46xx snd-pcm]
gameport                1724   0  [snd-cs46xx]
thermal                 6148   0  (unused)
processor               8460   0  [thermal]
fan                     1472   0  (unused)
button                  2380   0  (unused)
soundcore               4356   0  [snd]
battery                 5600   0  (unused)
ac                      1696   0  (unused)
st                     30640   0  (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod                 14488   0  (autoclean)
sg                     36576   0  (autoclean)
keybdev                 2156   0  (unused)
mousedev                4504   0  (unused)
joydev                  5600   0  (unused)
evdev                   3968   0  (unused)
input                   3808   0  [keybdev mousedev joydev evdev]
usb-ohci               20744   0  (unused)
usbcore                67980   1  [usbserial usb-ohci]
raw1394                19280   0  (unused)
ieee1394              191076   0  [raw1394]
natsemi                17472   1
ide-scsi               11472   0
scsi_mod              104044   4  [st sr_mod sg ide-scsi]
ide-cd                 32512   0
cdrom                  29760   0  [sr_mod ide-cd]
ext3                   93352   1  (autoclean)
jbd                    56356   1  (autoclean) [ext3]
lvm-mod                68100   0  (autoclean)
dm-mod                 51164   0  (unused)
reiserfs              228372   5
Code:
linux:~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 MP [IGD4-2P] System Controller (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 MP [IGD4-2P] AGP Bridge
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] ISA (rev 05)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] IDE (rev 04)
00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] ACPI (rev 03)
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] Audio (rev 03)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] PCI (rev 05)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4150
01:05.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4170
02:00.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-768 [Opus] USB (rev 07)
02:04.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
02:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
Code:
linux:~ # modprobe cs46xx
/lib/modules/2.4.21-199-smp4G/kernel/drivers/sound/cs46xx.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.21-199-smp4G/kernel/drivers/sound/cs46xx.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-199-smp4G/kernel/drivers/sound/cs46xx.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-199-smp4G/kernel/drivers/sound/cs46xx.o: insmod cs46xx failed
linux:~ #

Last edited by Meowatilla; 03-23-2004 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:58 AM   #6
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Meo, I'm having the same issue (one channel - right channel only) sound. Let me know if you figure out what the heck is going on.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:16 AM   #7
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some ideas (that you've probably already tried) -

Run the ./snddevices script in alsa-driver

Check your alsamixer to make sure no important channels are muted.

... other than that... ?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:35 AM   #8
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I tried using the alsamixer to make sure all the channels are setup correct.

If I crank up the 3d audio, sound comes out of the left speaker. However, when the 3d audio is off sound only comes out of the right speaker.

Makes no sense to me, seems all audio is being sent only to the front right channel.

When I get home from work today I'll try the script.

(BTW, I'm on Mandrake 10, I know this is the wrong forum but the message seemed to coincide exactly with my problem.)

Last edited by Necromancyr; 04-01-2004 at 10:05 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:22 PM   #9
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Talking

I found a fix to this, I had the same problem with Mandrake 10 and a Santa Cruz.
Here is the fix
open a terminal and type "alsamixer"
then go over a bunch until you see the fader labeled "DAC"
now press the up arrow to crank it up
like magic you should have sound out of both channels.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:50 PM   #10
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I'm using 9.2 right now instead (and no ALSA) but one question on it - is it actually stereo or just pumping whatever the one channel is getting through all speakers? (I managed to do that...just not get stereo working right)
 
  


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