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Old 08-22-2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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alsa sound problem


I installed alsa and the sound was working fine until I rebooted, and then the sound stopped working and my soundcard was not showing up under dmesg, so I figured I'd uninstall alsa. Also, before I uninstalled alsa, it was not showing up under dmesg, either. After removing alsa, I restarted my system and the sound continued to not function. In addition to this troubling fact, the volume control applet shows the sound as being muted and when I attempt to adjust it, it automatically sets back to 0 sound level. When I launch the mixer, I get the error, "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found."


I have now installed alsa-base again, as well as alsa-utils.

When I try to start the alsa init script:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/alsa start
/etc/init.d/alsa: Warning: The 'start' method is deprecated and will be removed.
/etc/init.d/alsa: Warning: Use the alsa-utils initscript instead.
Setting up ALSA...done (none loaded).

So I start alsa-utils:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils start
Setting up ALSA...done (none loaded).


Anyone with any ideas as to what's going on?

Thanks
Michael
 
Old 08-22-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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It looks like your system doesn't have the driver for your card. What kind of card is it?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 01:33 AM   #3
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0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 5643
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
I/O ports at 1200 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1300 [size=64]

Under Subsystem it says Unknown device. Is this something I should worry about?

I also installed alsa-modules-2.4.27-2-386, which may have had something to do with the problems I've been experiencing. It has since been uninstalled though. I wasn't having any of these problems before I uninstalled alsa.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 03:28 AM   #4
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Try this command as root:

Code:
modprobe snd-intel8x0
And see if sound works then

HTH
 
Old 08-22-2005, 03:54 AM   #5
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I have resolved this issue, thanks to this Have to run alsaconf after every boot. It turns out I had to run alsaconf. Yep, it works fine now. After, I ran alsaconf, it opened up the alsamixer, as well as all other alsa-utils, I'm assuming.

How did you know my soundcard's module name was snd-intel8x0?

I appreciate your help, FTJ.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 02:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by verbose

How did you know my soundcard's module name was snd-intel8x0?
I could tell by the lspci output you gave. I have a similar setup, and I recognized it. Anyway, glad you solved it.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #7
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Ah, it all makes sense now.
 
  


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