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Old 02-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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Soundcard detected but no sound


Hi,

system-config-soundcard detects my onboard audio VIA8235 but I have no sound. I have unmuted all volumes in gnome-volume-control and checked that my speakers work by plugging them into my mp3 player.

What can I do to find the problem?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:26 PM   #2
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Are the sound modules loaded? What is your kernel version?
First update your kernel, then post the results of
1) /sbin/lsmod | grep snd
2) yum list installed | grep alsa
3) /sbin/lspci
 
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Also try '/sbin/modprobe'
 
Old 02-22-2007, 04:09 AM   #4
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Here is the output from each. I can't find any obvious irregularities, except for the fact that system-config-soundcard lists two available soundcards (both VIA8235). The output of aplay -l is at the bottom of the post.

Code:
#lsmod | grep snd
snd_via82xx            29145  2 
gameport               16329  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         95973  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_bus            2753  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy           4293  0 
snd_seq_oss            32577  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      8001  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                51505  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            42593  0 
snd_mixer_oss          16705  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                77125  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              22853  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         10569  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         9409  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            24641  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          8653  4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    53957  15 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               8353  1 snd
Code:
#yum list installed | grep alsa
alsa-lib.i386                            1.0.11-4.rc2           installed       
alsa-lib-devel.i386                      1.0.11-4.rc2           installed       
alsa-utils.i386                          1.0.11-4.rc2           installed
Code:
#lspci
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)

Code:
#modprobe -l | grep sound
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/vx/snd-vx-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/snd-mtpav.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/snd-virmidi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/opl4/snd-opl4-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/opl4/snd-opl4-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/opl3/snd-opl3-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/snd-mts64.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/mpu401/snd-mpu401-uart.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/mpu401/snd-mpu401.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/drivers/snd-dummy.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/synth/emux/snd-emux-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-als300.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/trident/snd-trident-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/trident/snd-trident.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/au88x0/snd-au8820.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/au88x0/snd-au8830.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/au88x0/snd-au8810.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-rme96.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-maestro3.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-als4000.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-atiixp.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-ad1889.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/riptide/snd-riptide.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/rme9652/snd-hdsp.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/rme9652/snd-hdspm.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/rme9652/snd-rme9652.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-ens1370.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-bt87x.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/pcxhr/snd-pcxhr.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-via82xx.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-es1938.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/cs46xx/snd-cs46xx.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-ens1371.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/korg1212/snd-korg1212.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ak4531-codec.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-codec.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-bus.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/nm256/snd-nm256.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-atiixp-modem.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/mixart/snd-mixart.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ymfpci/snd-ymfpci.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/vx222/snd-vx222.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-es1968.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ice1712/snd-ice17xx-ak4xxx.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ice1712/snd-ice1724.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ice1712/snd-ice1712.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-via82xx-modem.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cmipci.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-fm801.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1x.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ali5451/snd-ali5451.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-azt3328.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-rme32.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-sonicvibes.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0m.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/ca0106/snd-ca0106.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/cs5535audio/snd-cs5535audio.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cs4281.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-layla24.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-gina20.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-indigodj.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-mona.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-echo3g.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-indigo.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-layla20.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-gina24.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-indigoio.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-darla24.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-darla20.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio/snd-mia.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/i2c/snd-cs8427.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/i2c/snd-i2c.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/i2c/other/snd-tea575x-tuner.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/i2c/other/snd-ak4114.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/i2c/other/snd-ak4xxx-adda.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/snd-opl3sa2.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/snd-adlib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-emu8000-synth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb-common.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sb16-dsp.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/sb/snd-sbawe.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/cs423x/snd-cs4236-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/cs423x/snd-cs4231-lib.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/cs423x/snd-cs4236.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/snd-es18xx.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/isa/opti9xx/snd-miro.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-virmidi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-emul.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/oss/snd-seq-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-dummy.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-instr.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/instr/snd-ainstr-simple.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/seq/instr/snd-ainstr-fm.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-rtctimer.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/oss/snd-mixer-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/oss/snd-pcm-oss.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2288.fc5/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko
Code:
#aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: V8235 [VIA 8235], device 0: VIA 8235 [VIA 8235]
  Subdevices: 4/4
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
  Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
  Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
card 0: V8235 [VIA 8235], device 1: VIA 8235 [VIA 8235]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 
Old 02-28-2007, 10:03 PM   #5
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No one knows a solution to this problem?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 03:43 AM   #6
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smOk3, in the end I installed an old PCI soundcard I had lying around and that worked fine. I guess there was no definitive way to tell that it wasn't some weird problem with the hardware not working properly.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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smOk3, in the end I installed an old PCI soundcard I had lying around and that worked fine. I guess there was no definitive way to tell that it wasn't some weird problem with the hardware not working properly.

Hope that helps.
Thanks for the suggestion but I am using a laptop and have not messed with the internals much...not sure if I can replace the sound card, but I heard that VIA isn't always 'linux-friendly', so I am not sure if sound will ever work unless I learn how to program device drivers. Thanks for your help though.
 
  


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