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Old 08-13-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
jgr00
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Unhappy Sound card not detected by Fedora Core 2 and no sound.


I am a newbie to Fedora and basically to Linux (I do have some limited Solaris experience). I seem to have the same problem as many seem to be having. I have not found a real resolution (at least one that seems to work in my case) for this. I installed Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Optiplec GX1 (this is a test bed system). I did find on a Dell public board that the GX1 seems to have an on board (mother board) Crystal chip set CS4236. Here is what Windows XP shows the sound card as, it is the integrated sound card on the mother board of this system:

Crystal WDM Audio Codec

Device type: Sound, video and game controllers

Manufacturer: Crystal Semiconductor

Location: on Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to ISA bridge (ISA mode)



Crystal WDM Audio Control Registers

Device type: Sound, video and game controllers

Manufacturer: Crystal Semiconductor

Location: on Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to ISA bridge (ISA mode)



Crystal WDM MPU-401 Compatible

Device type: Sound, video and game controllers

Manufacturer: Crystal Semiconductor

Location: on Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to ISA bridge (ISA mode)

Here is what the commands that others have suggested be run to help diagnose the problem give me, And I can still not get the sound to work at ALL! Can anyone help me?

[root@Fedora root]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
02:0b.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 02)
[root@Fedora root]# cd /lib/modules
[root@Fedora modules]# find -iname *opl3*
./2.6.5-1.358/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3
./2.6.5-1.358/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-synth.ko
./2.6.5-1.358/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-lib.ko
./2.6.5-1.358/kernel/sound/isa/snd-opl3sa2.ko
./2.6.5-1.358/build/sound/drivers/opl3
./2.6.5-1.358/build/include/sound/opl3.h
./2.6.5-1.358/build/include/config/snd/opl3
./2.6.5-1.358/build/include/config/snd/opl3sa2
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-synth.ko
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-lib.ko
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/kernel/sound/isa/snd-opl3sa2.ko
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/build/sound/drivers/opl3
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/build/include/sound/opl3.h
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/build/include/config/snd/opl3
./2.6.7-1.494.2.2/build/include/config/snd/opl3sa2
[root@Fedora modules]# cd /
[root@Fedora /]# modprobe modprobe snd-opl3sa2
FATAL: Module modprobe not found.
[root@Fedora /]# modprobe snd-opl3sa2
FATAL: Error inserting snd_opl3sa2 (/lib/modules/2.6.7-1.494.2.2/kernel/sound/isa/snd-opl3sa2.ko): No such device
[root@Fedora /]# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fc000000-feffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f6000000-f6ffffff
Expansion ROM at 0000e000 [disabled] [size=4K]

00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at cce0 [size=32]

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fa000000-fbffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f5000000-00000000f5f00000
Expansion ROM at 0000d000 [disabled] [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at cc00 [size=f9000000]
Memory at ff000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at 00020000 [disabled]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation Optiplex GX1 Onboard Display Adapter
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
Memory at fcfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [50] AGP version 1.0

02:0b.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics LT WinModem (rev 02)
Subsystem: Zoom Telephonics Inc: Unknown device 9300
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at fafffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at dcf8 [size=8]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Capabilities: [f8] Power Management version 2


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim Rausch
 
Old 08-13-2004, 10:18 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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the other things that give a good idea are dmesg and lsmod. Try lsmod first - and look for a module for a soundcard that sounds like yours. I suspect you won't find one since lspci didn't either. dmesg will tell you if the soundcard announced itself at boot - if it does, then it would sound like you need to get a module for it. Of course - Fedora may not support the card...

This from fedora-config-list

Soundcard Detection utility is not able to find a sound card.
Hardware Browser has 3 devices under sound. They are CS4236B:Game, CS4236B:MPU, CS4236B:WSS/SB.
Hardware Broser also has 1 device under Unknown Devices. It is CS4236B:Crtl

The PC in question is a Dell Optiplex GX1 with an Intel 440 chipset. The sound device as reported under the WinXP device manager is Crystal WDM Audio Codec.

Only one and no replies yet.
Notice that this guy has the game, MPU, WSS/SB and controller (Crtl) listed happily.
It would appear that there have been no drivers claiming any of these devices.
Which is probably your problem.

Show us lsmod and dmesg outputs - may help.
Simon
 
Old 08-13-2004, 11:15 PM   #3
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Try this....take a look through all of the sound programs that came with the OS and make sure that they are all the way up. I had the same problem, it was only a matter of settings.

Hope this helps,
Eric.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
jgr00
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I did get the sound to work by issuing the command modprobe snd-cs4236 I then did have to go Open volume control (in the speaker control on the tool bar) and un-mute and turn up all the volumes (if I tried to do this before I issued the modprobe command I would get Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found . However this will only stay this way until I reboot the system again, and then I need to redo the commands and settings again. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this to stick. I think I need to modify the modprobe.conf file and maybe and rc.x file but not sure just what to set where.

Thanks for any help,

Jim Rausch
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
pwski
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I just started playing with the exact same Dell and same error. I am running blag10000 a fedora 2 type linux. I found this command: sndconfig and ran from command line and now my speaker card works sortof. It works for sound but not for microphone (dont know about line in). Hope this helps.
 
  


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