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Old 12-16-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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Completely New (No Sound on Slackware)


Hello, Well First I know Windows rather well.. that is not somethign you all prob want to hear... but just so you all know I know SOMETHING about computers... My friend and I were talking about Linux the other day so I installed Mandrake... I didn't like so he helped me get Slackware 9.1 Installed... Had Network problems... install 9.0 then updated... finally flashed and updated bios and it all worked.... now I know you need information to help me but I am not sure how to get that info...

Well... My hardware problem is my sound, I am using KDE for my user interface because I like GUIs... well my sound is not working... the most common command (forgot name... starts with 'a') does not work... I ran swaret --install (the a command-utils and a command-*) but the upgraded FAILED... I am stuck and would love to have your help... someone please tell me (if you need it) the commands I should run under root to get the info to help me.. thank you all so much

(I imagine this question has been asked over and over and I am sorry for asking again but I checked your site and was not able to find anything, I am still looking for solutions and if I find one I will close this or ask for it to be closed... thank you for the help)

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Old 12-16-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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include

computer type
sound card type
kernel version [uname -a]

if you get time, read the following documentation to become more familiar with the linux text console, and linux alltogether..

type [man man]
cd /usr/src/linux/Documentation
and read about the kernel and man pages.....

your gui should also have a man page tool...

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Old 12-16-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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Ok, Thank you... the following information is

Pentium 4 - 2.4 GHz
512 MB DDR RAM
185 GB HD
P4S8X-X (SiS 648) Series Motherboard
Radeon 9200 AGP
Onboard Sound
Slackware 9.1

Asus says:
6 Channel Audio
The P4S8X-X uses an onboard Audio CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards.

About Audio... think the SiS 648 Motherboard gives more of the info of sound

Linux Shr00mBoXx 2.4.20 #2 Mon Mar 17 22:02:15 PST 2003 i686 unknown
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:10 PM   #4
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check with asus.com, or an online motherboard vendor, and find out which onboard controller it is (possibly ac 97)..

then search linuxquestions posts for others using that same soundcard.

if that still doesn't get it working, repost, with what information you found, and someone will be able to guide you the rest of the way..
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:52 PM   #5
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miaviator278, I can't believe that you're deployed in Baghdad, and yet are responding to Slackware installation posts! Keep safe, all the best.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 11:22 PM   #6
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What are you doing to check if you have got "sound"?

also

Post the output of:

lsmod

lspci -v

dmesg | less
 
Old 12-17-2003, 01:35 PM   #7
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I tryed running a CD, Used gaim to test for IM sounds, and been to sites with pop-ups that would usually make noise, btw the command tha works for me to see a mixer is kmix if that matters... and all of htem are turned on

lsmod -
Module Size Used by Not tainted
i810_audio 21160 2
ac97_codec 9512 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3332 2 [i810_audio]
usb-ohci 18856 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 14632 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
sis900 13484 0 (unused)
pcmcia_core 38112 0
ide-scsi 8048 0
8139too 15272 1
mii 2240 0 [8139too]

lspci -v -
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0648 (rev 03)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8086
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 3.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: d7000000-d7ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-febfffff

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0963 (rev 25)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8087
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 11
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at a400 [size=16]

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 80b0
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 3
I/O ports at 9400 [size=256]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8087
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at d6800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8087
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at d6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7002 USB 2.0 (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8087
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at d5800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 91)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 80a7
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
I/O ports at 8800 [size=256]
Memory at d5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at dffe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:08.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02) (prog-if 01 [Hayes/16450])
Subsystem: PCTel Inc: Unknown device 0001
Flags: stepping, medium devsel, IRQ 5
I/O ports at 8400 [size=64]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 8000 [size=256]
Memory at d4800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5961 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 2002
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Memory at d7800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [58] AGP version 3.0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5941 (rev 01)
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 2003
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at d7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

dmesg | less
Linux version 2.4.20 (root@midas) (gcc version 3.2.2) #2 Mon Mar 17 22:02:15 PST
2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fffc000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fffc000 - 000000001ffff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001ffff000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131068
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126972 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301 hdc=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 2799.736 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 5583.66 BogoMIPS
Memory: 515544k/524272k available (1733k kernel code, 8340k reserved, 568k data,
lines 1-23

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Old 12-17-2003, 09:45 PM   #8
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Was there anything else you needed?
 
Old 12-18-2003, 02:34 AM   #9
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does sound work in a console and not kde, or neither?
do you have aarts installed? (use pkgtool under root to check)

your card is recognized
the ac-97 modules is loading
that's a good start.
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i was in the same boat, windoze tech for over 8 years, finialy wanted something that works, and swapped over to slack..
keep working it's more than worth it..
 
Old 12-18-2003, 01:45 PM   #10
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Not sure about in console / but not in KDE... I have...
Analog Realtime Synthesizer (arts) no aarts though.. (maybe misspelling)
 
Old 12-18-2003, 04:33 PM   #11
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try the old fashioned sound test, get a wav file and cat it to /dev/sndstat or /dev/dsp see if it does anything..

and that was a misspelling, on my part.

other than that and whatever documentation you can find, i'm lost as far as gui fixing. i do everything console.. if no one has posts about your motherboard/soundcard, search on google.com or google.com/linux

and keep posting...
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:17 AM   #12
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two things you can check..

1.) make sure the mixer is set up properly (not muted, volume up i use kmix
2.) if you can hear sound as root but not in your user account, you can try the following (as root)

chmod 666 /dev/dsp*
chmod 666 /dev/mixer*
 
Old 01-01-2004, 01:27 PM   #13
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I deleted slack from my computer... installed Window 2K... it gave me so many problems I am going back to trying slack... I am about to reinstall it... will try all the suggestions you gave and hopeing that it will work...
 
  


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