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Old 04-07-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Sound card recognized but no sound on SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio


I have a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio card on my computer, and installed Fedora core 3 yesterday, and have been looking at these forums and any other faq guide or tutorial I can find on the net with google and havent been able to fix this yet. I have no knowledge of how linux works and am deciding if I like it better then windows, and up until the sound wouldnt work I really liked it. I listen to alot of music, So I need a computer able to use my sound card. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping a newbie in advance

Note: I also updated it last night
 
Old 04-07-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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What have you tried?

What error are you getting when you try to play sound? And what program are you using to test if you can play sound?

Did you try adjusting the mixer settings (alsamixer, kmix, or gnome-volume-control)?

Run '/sbin/lspci' and look at the list, one line will say "Multimedia audio controller" or "Audio Controller". What does that line say?

Run '/sbin/lsmod' and look at all the listed modules. Some of them will say "snd_" in their names. You should have quite a few. Do you see them?
 
Old 04-07-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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Are you running a Gnome or KDE desktop?
 
Old 04-07-2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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Vendor: Intel
model: corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (Ich4/ICH4-l/ICH4-M) AC'97 audio controller
Module:snd-intel 8x0

thats the cad that the sound card detector detects but it plays no sound. I have tried alsamix and aumix and im using a gnome desktop

to answer the questions

[xzallion@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Ho st-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integr ated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHC I Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHC I Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHC I Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controll er (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge ( rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/IC H4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:04.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (re v a1)
01:05.0 Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 2f20
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
[xzallion@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 26629 1
lp 12077 0
parport 37001 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23493 0
sunrpc 156325 1
ipt_REJECT 6593 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 40309 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 3521 1
ip_tables 16321 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
dm_mod 55637 0
video 15813 0
button 6609 0
battery 9285 0
ac 4805 0
md5 4033 1
ipv6 231681 8
uhci_hcd 31449 0
ehci_hcd 32585 0
i2c_i801 8141 0
i2c_core 20801 1 i2c_i801
snd_intel8x0 33249 2
snd_ac97_codec 67489 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 47989 0
snd_mixer_oss 17089 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 93001 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29125 1 snd_pcm
snd 52645 8 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10017 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 9541 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

b44 23365 0
mii 4673 1 b44
floppy 57841 0
ext3 116297 1
jbd 69977 1 ext3
[xzallion@localhost ~]$

Im trying to get it to play a cd, and if that doesnt work a mp3 from hard disk. I dont get an error just doesnt play any sound.

Last edited by xzallion; 04-07-2005 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 06:50 PM   #5
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In Gnome, check the sound preferences (RedHat > Preferences > Sound) and make sure that you have the sound turned on for the desktop. Sound is turned off by default.

Then open the sound mixer (RedHat > Sound and Video > Volume Control) and try unmuting anything that is muted and turn up the volumes to max. Master and PCM will be the main problems, but also turn up CD and anything else you know to be present.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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That still didnt work
still no sound, and no error messages either
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:24 PM   #7
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Your sound chip is about as vanilla as it could possibly be and it is hard to imagine that it was misconfigured during FC3 installation. With that said, here are some things to do/try.

1) Manually go through the installation steps for the sound module from the command prompt (i.e., from the terminal logged in as root or use su). These steps come directly from the ALSA page for your sound module (snd-intel8x0) (see http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0).

#modinfo soundcore
#chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi
#modprobe snd-intel8x0
#modprobe snd-pcm-oss
#modprobe snd-mixer-oss
#modprobe snd-seq-oss

and then

# /sbin/lsmod

Save the output from these steps and post it if the sound does not work after the next step. Any error messages may point to the problem.

2) Recheck that sound is turned on and that the sound mixer components are unmuted and set to maximum (as in my 2nd post).
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:29 PM   #8
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Also verify that the sound chip is turned on at the BIOS level.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #9
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I have the same sound card, and same problem except i am using Slackware. There is no sound. The media player plays the file normally, with no error message. Any ideas? Oh, and i think the only device listed for audio in the info center is a modem. I am completely new to linux, so i did install of OS and havnt touched anything. Much appreciation to anyone who wants to help.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:43 PM   #10
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[xzallion@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost xzallion]# #modinfo soundcore
[root@localhost xzallion]# #chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/m idi
[root@localhost xzallion]# #modprobe snd-intel8x0
[root@localhost xzallion]# #modprobe snd-pcm-oss
[root@localhost xzallion]# #modprobe snd-mixer-oss
[root@localhost xzallion]# #modprobe snd-seq-oss
[root@localhost xzallion]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 26629 1
lp 12077 0
parport 37001 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23493 0
sunrpc 156325 1
ipt_REJECT 6593 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 40309 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 3521 1
ip_tables 16321 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
dm_mod 55637 0
video 15813 0
button 6609 0
battery 9285 0
ac 4805 0
md5 4033 1
ipv6 231681 8
uhci_hcd 31449 0
ehci_hcd 32585 0
i2c_i801 8141 0
i2c_core 20801 1 i2c_i801
snd_intel8x0 33249 2
snd_ac97_codec 67489 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 47989 0
snd_mixer_oss 17089 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 93001 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29125 1 snd_pcm
snd 52645 8 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixe r_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10017 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 9541 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
b44 23365 0
mii 4673 1 b44
floppy 57841 0
ext3 116297 1
jbd 69977 1 ext3
[root@localhost xzallion]#


I have Verified that sound is enabled in the BIOS and Im using realplayer to play mp3's and the default to player to play cd's, and still no sound. I double checked the sound volumes, all cranked to max and un-muted, and still nothing. Thanks for all the help you have provided so far, you are my only hope for sound on this thing.

Oh and it works in windows xp home (I have it configured to duel boot) So I know the card works, just not in FC3

Last edited by xzallion; 04-07-2005 at 08:45 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 12:16 AM   #11
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xzallion: You need to remove the “#” from in front of the commands when you run them.

When “#” is present, the command has been “commented out” and is not treated as a command. In this forum, you often see requests to run commands like:

#cd /etc

The intent is to go to the command prompt and type:
cd /etc

So, you need to run the commands:

modinfo soundcore
chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi
modprobe snd-intel8x0
modprobe snd-pcm-oss
modprobe snd-mixer-oss
modprobe snd-seq-oss
/sbin/lsmod
 
Old 04-08-2005, 12:25 AM   #12
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If the sound still doesn’t work after running the setup commands, post the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 08:00 AM   #13
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[xzallion@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost xzallion]# modinfo soundcore
bash: modinfo: command not found
[root@localhost xzallion]# chmod a+rw/dev/dsp/dev/mixer/dev/sequencer/dev/midi
chmod: too few arguments
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
[root@localhost xzallion]# modprobe snd-intel8x0
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@localhost xzallion]# modprobe snd-pcm-oss
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@localhost xzallion]# modprobe snd-mixer-oss
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@localhost xzallion]# modprobe snd-seq-oss
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@localhost xzallion]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 26629 1
lp 12077 0
parport 37001 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23493 0
sunrpc 156325 1
ipt_REJECT 6593 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 40309 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 3521 1
ip_tables 16321 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
dm_mod 55637 0
video 15813 0
button 6609 0
battery 9285 0
ac 4805 0
md5 4033 1
ipv6 231681 8
uhci_hcd 31449 0
ehci_hcd 32585 0
i2c_i801 8141 0
i2c_core 20801 1 i2c_i801
snd_intel8x0 33249 2
snd_ac97_codec 67489 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 47989 0
snd_mixer_oss 17089 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 93001 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29125 1 snd_pcm
snd 52645 8 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10017 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 9541 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
b44 23365 0
mii 4673 1 b44
floppy 57841 0
ext3 116297 1
jbd 69977 1 ext3
[root@localhost xzallion]# /etc/modprobe.comf
bash: /etc/modprobe.comf: No such file or directory
[root@localhost xzallion]# /etc/modprobe.comf.
bash: /etc/modprobe.comf.: No such file or directory
[root@localhost xzallion]#



None of the commands work
Im sorry I messed up before, Im a noob. I am typing these in the terminal, thats correct right?
Well I have to go to school, be back on this afternoon. Thanks again for all the help so far.

Last edited by xzallion; 04-08-2005 at 08:04 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 10:03 AM   #14
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Try running them from the terminal one more time, but this time logged in as the root user.

I do so much of my linux admin logged in as root that I forget there are some issues with using su. My next comment runs contrary to what you read about using linux, but doing diagnostics and administration while logged in as the root user circumvents a lot of issues. You should continue your attempt to get sound working as the root user.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 10:27 PM   #15
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[root@localhost ~]# modinfo soundcore
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
description: Core sound module
author: Alan Cox
license: GPL
alias: char-major-14-*
vermagic: 2.6.9-1.667 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-3.4
depends:
[root@localhost ~]# chmod a+rw/dev/dsp/dev/mixer/dev/sequencer/dev/midi
chmod: too few arguments
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-intel8x0
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-pcm-oss
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-mixer-oss
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-seq-oss
[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_seq_oss 33985 0
snd_seq_midi_event 8385 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 56785 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
loop 15561 0
parport_pc 24705 1
lp 11565 0
parport 41737 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 24005 0
i2c_dev 10433 0
i2c_core 22081 1 i2c_dev
sunrpc 160421 1
ipt_REJECT 6465 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 40693 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2753 1
ip_tables 16193 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
button 6481 0
battery 8517 0
ac 4805 0
md5 4033 1
ipv6 232577 8
uhci_hcd 31449 0
ehci_hcd 31557 0
snd_intel8x0 34829 4
snd_ac97_codec 64401 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 47609 0
snd_mixer_oss 17217 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 97993 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29765 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9673 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4801 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 8769 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 26725 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8137 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 54053 17 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu4 01_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 9889 2 snd
b44 22213 0
mii 4673 1 b44
floppy 58609 0
dm_snapshot 17029 0
dm_zero 2369 0
dm_mirror 23341 2
ext3 116809 2
jbd 74969 1 ext3
dm_mod 54741 6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
[root@localhost ~]# /etc/modprobe.conf.
bash: /etc/modprobe.conf.: No such file or directory
[root@localhost ~]#


I logged in as root and redone Everything that I have been told, and still have no sound. any other ideas?
 
  


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