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Old 06-09-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
Temlakos
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Compaq Presario 5030 No Sound


A client asked if I could get some more useful life out of his Compaq Presario 5030 and wants to experiment with Linux. It came loaded with Win98 ("First" Edition) and as such it could play sound, but when I tried installing a Linksys WMP-11 version 4, it wouldn't load the drivers (latest version July 2003).

So I loaded Fedora Core 2--and when I went to check it out, it couldn't play sounds. This although it is supposed to have sound integrated into the motherboard!

Output of command "lspci":

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:03.0 Serial controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 17fe:2120
00:14.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:14.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:14.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc)

Output of command string "uname -r":

2.6.5-1.358

Distro: Fedora Core 2 Final Release

Output of command "dmesg:"

Linux version 2.6.5-1.358 (bhcompile@bugs.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000010000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
256MB LOWMEM available.
zapping low mappings.
On node 0 totalpages: 65536
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 61440 pages, LIFO batch:15
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI not present.
ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff3000.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=02345000 soft=02344000
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order 11: 16384 bytes)
Detected 300.834 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Memory: 256468k/262144k available (1540k kernel code, 4944k reserved, 599k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 591.87 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Initializing.
SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.
Failure registering capabilities with the kernel
selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0080f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0080f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0080f1ff 00000000 00000000 00000040
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel Pentium II (Klamath) stepping 04
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfa104, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
ACPI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
PCI: Invalid ACPI-PCI IRQ routing table
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 0000:00:14.0
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1086788120.044:0): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440LX Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 204M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0x50000000
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:03.0
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x2020-0x2027, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x2028-0x202f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: QUANTUM Bigfoot TX8.0AT, ATA DISK drive
Using cfq io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: LITE-ON LTR-52327S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 15698592 sectors (8037 MB) w/69KiB Cache, CHS=15574/16/63, UDMA(33)
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdd: max request size: 128KiB
hdd: 196608 sectors (100 MB) w/16KiB Cache, CHS=512/12/32
hdd: hdd4
hdc: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM CD-R/RW CD-MRW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver hid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 186k freed
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
hdd: hdd4
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
SELinux: Disabled at runtime.
SELinux: Unregistering netfilter hooks
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device 022db720(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:14.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: irq 11, io base 00002000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
hdd: hdd4
EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal
device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com
cdrom: open failed.
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
Adding 1048312k swap on /dev/hda3. Priority:-1 extents:1
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
hdd: hdd4
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.13 <tigran@veritas.com>
microcode: No suitable data for cpu 0
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
SCSI subsystem initialized
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.5-1.358
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (2048 buckets, 16384 max) - 296 bytes per conntrack
hdd: hdd4
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
hdd: hdd4

My chief desire is to get the wireless card working. I'm going to try NDISWrapper. Any advice on whether the instructions given with it are the right ones?

I'd like to add sound, but it looks as though I have only one PCI slot available and I just filled it with the wireless card. Shall I just tell my client that he'll have to live with a silent machine? Or am I missing something?

Temlakos
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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looks like the sound card is isa, try a pnpdump.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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PNPDump?

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Originally posted by PEACEDOG
looks like the sound card is isa, try a pnpdump.
What's that, and what command(s) do I need to issue?

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Old 06-09-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

good luck.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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Sorry, but the pnpdump command doesn't even show up in a search of my files. Where do I get the ISA PNP tools? (They don't seem to be part of Fedora Core.)

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Old 06-09-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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sorry about that mate, i assumed it was stock for most distros. you can find it here

http://www.roestock.demon.co.uk/isapnptools/

good luck.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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alternatively, a little googling turned up this

http://home.no.net/polynar/local/system.php

if that's your system, and card, this may help

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...&module=es18xx
 
Old 06-09-2004, 04:45 PM   #8
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Well, that is the system I'm working with, and the device name ES1869A is the right device name, by all accounts I have found. Unfortunately, the ALSA driver "es18xx" refuses to load. The "es1688" driver will load, but the machine stays stubbornly silent. I've tried playing CD's and regular waveform files. No dice.

Worse yet, the accounts I've read bespeak monumental frustration on the part of users trying to upgrade from Win98 or WinMe to Win2K. The problem is the same: a silent machine.

Well, that's Compaq for you: proprietary motherboards, proprietary everything. Even WinDoze users have lost patience with it.

Unless I'm still missing something...

Temlakos
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #9
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wout the pnpdump, i'm not sure which chip it is. just because the card name is ES1869A doesn't always mean that it's also the chip. if you can get a pnpdump and post the output, we may get this sorted yet.
good luck.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 01:22 PM   #10
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Angry PNPDump came up empty

Well, I obtained pnpdump and isapnp executables from SlackWare, placed them into my /sbin directory, and then ran this command:

/sbin/pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf

Unfortunately, the last line of that file says it all: "No boards found." Everything else looked like some kind of interrupt test.

The sound chip is supposed to be integrated into the motherboard itself--just how integrated, I haven't been able to learn.

So whatever the sound device is, it's not ISA, and I haven't a clue to how to get Linux to recognize it and use it.

The Presario 5030 comes with a mere three expansion slots, only one of which is PCI--and I had to use that for a network interface.

Any other suggestions?

Temlakos
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:37 PM   #11
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Success!

Success!

In the true spirit of GNU/Linux and the GNU General Public License, I am passing on this solution, which I obtained from one Linus Walleij, as told to (and reported in) The Toman Diaries.

Here is the original information on how to configure Fedora Core 2 (and for that matter, Red Hat 9) to drive the integrated sound chip--which is in fact the ESS ES1869A--on a Compaq Presario 5030.[list=1][*]Start a Terminal instance.[*]Run 'su' followed by your root password. (Yes, you can simply log in as 'root,' but why take such a risk with your setup?)[*]Run 'gedit /etc/modprobe.conf' (Here replace 'gedit' with whatever editor you prefer.)[*]Copy and paste the below text into your modprobe configuration file:[/list=1]
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-es18xx
options snd-es18xx enable=1 isapnp=0 port=0x220 mpu_port=0x388 fm_port=0x330 irq=5 dma1=1 dma2=0

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Now reboot your machine, and your sound should work. Run all PCM sliders full-up to make sure that you get sound.

The true test is to point your browser at any site that has background music and see whether you can hear it. If you can, then your machine has sound. After that, you just need to adjust your sliders for the CD player and any other device, and it will sound as good as, or better than, it did with the original WinDoze 98 (First Edition!) with which it came loaded from the factory.

Hats off to Linus Walleij and The Toman Diaries for this essential find!

Temlakos


Last edited by Temlakos; 06-19-2004 at 04:52 PM.
 
  


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