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Old 12-03-2004, 08:41 AM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 8000 soundcard problem


Hi all,

My problem is that it looks like the sound card was succesfully detected and configured during installation, there is no sound devices that I can use. I can only hear noise when playing video files with Totem. During the start-up it seems like it is initialized, and sometimes at that moment it plays a small beep.

¿Where should I go to check the sound card configuration? I have just used RedHat before and the installation put it to work perfectly so I never had to check this.

I use debian sarge, my kernel is: 2.6.7-1-386

This is my lspci:

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory C ontroller Hub (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BAM IDE U100 (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (r ev b2)
0000:02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1983S Maestro-3i PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 10)
0000:02:06.0 PCI bridge: Actiontec Electronics Inc Mini-PCI bridge (rev 11)
0000:02:0f.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controlle r
0000:02:0f.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controlle r
0000:02:0f.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controlle r
0000:08:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
0000:08:08.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics WinModem 56k (rev 01)

Any clues? twelve million thanks!!
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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May we also see the output from lsmod? Have you tried a mixer to see what it says, do you have the alsa packages installed?
good luck.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Peacedog! I'm using debian sarge, kernel 2.6.7-1-386.

This is the lsmod

Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 16640 0
ipv6 221152 8
eth1394 19464 0
eepro100 28300 0
ohci1394 32004 0
ieee1394 100536 2 eth1394,ohci1394
snd_maestro3 22824 0
snd_ac97_codec 59268 1 snd_maestro3
snd_pcm 85412 1 snd_maestro3
snd_page_alloc 11144 1 snd_pcm
snd_timer 23172 1 snd_pcm
snd 50148 5 snd_mixer_oss,snd_maestro3,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
pci_hotplug 30640 0
intel_agp 17948 1
floppy 54996 0
parport_pc 31552 0
parport 37320 1 parport_pc
irtty_sir 8320 0
sir_dev 18092 1 irtty_sir
irda 167744 2 irtty_sir,sir_dev
pcspkr 3816 0
psmouse 17800 0
tsdev 7168 0
mousedev 9996 2
joydev 9408 0
evdev 9088 0
usbhid 29248 0
uhci_hcd 29200 0
usbcore 100704 4 usbhid,uhci_hcd
maestro3 32264 0
soundcore 9824 2 snd,maestro3
ac97_codec 16908 1 maestro3
e100 30080 0
mii 4864 2 eepro100,e100
yenta_socket 19072 0
pcmcia_core 60484 1 yenta_socket
agpgart 31272 1 intel_agp
capability 4872 0
commoncap 7168 1 capability
ide_cd 38916 0
cdrom 35360 1 ide_cd
rtc 12088 0
ext3 109416 1
jbd 54296 1 ext3
ide_disk 16640 3
ide_generic 1664 0
piix 12448 1
ide_core 127448 4 ide_cd,ide_disk,ide_generic,piix
sd_mod 20480 0
ata_piix 7684 0
libata 36484 1 ata_piix
scsi_mod 114892 2 sd_mod,libata
unix 25776 618
font 8576 0
vesafb 6688 0
cfbcopyarea 3840 1 vesafb
cfbimgblt 3200 1 vesafb
cfbfillrect 3712 1 vesafb


When I try to run the volume control there comes a pop-up which says:

Error: Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found.

About ALSA, let me check and tell you afterwards
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:56 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot Peacedog, that was it!! I installed ALSA and now it works perfectly
 
Old 12-03-2004, 06:00 PM   #5
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Sorry I didn't back to help in time, but, glad you sorted it in any event. Thanks for posting a solution, it may help someone else.
good luck.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 07:50 AM   #6
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Don't be sorry, your help was perfect!
 
Old 05-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #7
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Centos audio help

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Don't be sorry, your help was perfect!
I appear to have similar hardware as the other poster but am new to Linux and don't know how to install alsa. I did a search but I think I got lost in the steps. What is it and how to I install it.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #8
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Hi bobdan99, Welcome to LQ. This is a pretty old post, but I'll try and help you.

I see from your Post Title you're running CentOS? If you could post the version and kernel, as well as the information requested in the posts above, we can answer some basic hardware questions. This will also help us figure out if you actually need to install Alsa or if there is another problem.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-05-2009, 11:34 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Hi bobdan99, Welcome to LQ. This is a pretty old post, but I'll try and help you.

I see from your Post Title you're running CentOS? If you could post the version and kernel, as well as the information requested in the posts above, we can answer some basic hardware questions. This will also help us figure out if you actually need to install Alsa or if there is another problem.
Good luck. ;-)
Here you go:

uname -r
2.6.18-128.el5xen

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (rev b2)
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1983S Maestro-3i PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 10)
02:06.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems WinModem 56k (rev 01)
02:0f.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:0f.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:0f.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controller

lsmod
Module Size Used by
vfat 15809 1
fat 51165 1 vfat
sg 36189 0
usb_storage 76705 1
netloop 10945 0
netbk 78401 0 [permanent]
blktap 118373 2 [permanent]
blkbk 22753 0 [permanent]
ipt_MASQUERADE 7617 1
iptable_nat 11205 1
ip_nat 20973 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
bridge 53597 0
autofs4 24261 2
hidp 23105 2
rfcomm 42456 0
l2cap 29505 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53797 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 144765 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 6977 0
ipt_REJECT 9537 3
xt_state 6209 3
ip_conntrack 52897 5 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,ip_nat,ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 10713 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7105 1
ip_tables 17029 2 iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 9409 1
xt_tcpudp 7105 14
ip6table_filter 6849 1
ip6_tables 18053 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 17349 8 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
dm_multipath 24013 0
scsi_dh 11713 1 dm_multipath
video 21193 0
hwmon 7365 0
backlight 10049 1 video
sbs 18533 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
i2c_core 23745 1 i2c_ec
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
ipv6 261473 15 ip6t_REJECT
xfrm_nalgo 13381 1 ipv6
crypto_api 12609 1 xfrm_nalgo
lp 15848 0
joydev 13313 0
snd_maestro3 28229 0
snd_ac97_codec 93153 1 snd_maestro3
ac97_bus 6337 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 32577 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49713 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11725 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 43073 0
snd_mixer_oss 19009 1 snd_pcm_oss
floppy 54949 0
snd_pcm 72517 3 snd_maestro3,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 24773 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 14281 1 snd_pcm
snd 55365 9 snd_maestro3,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
pcspkr 7105 0
soundcore 11553 1 snd
serio_raw 10693 0
ide_cd 40161 0
cdrom 36577 1 ide_cd
serial_core 24641 0
parport_pc 29157 1
parport 37641 2 lp,parport_pc
dm_raid45 66637 0
dm_message 6977 1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash 15809 1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache 9921 1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot 22373 0
dm_zero 6209 0
dm_mirror 23109 0
dm_log 14529 3 dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod 62201 11 dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
ata_piix 23621 0
libata 157317 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 25153 2
scsi_mod 141845 5 sg,usb_storage,scsi_dh,libata,sd_mod
ext3 124361 2
jbd 56937 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 25677 0
ohci_hcd 24937 0
ehci_hcd 33741 0
 
Old 05-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #10
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A bit of Googling is telling me you may be missing the alsa firmware package or the firmware option is turned off in your kernel config. You can go here and grab the appropriate source.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #11
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I am trying

Quote:
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A bit of Googling is telling me you may be missing the alsa firmware package or the firmware option is turned off in your kernel config. You can go here and grab the appropriate source.
Good luck. ;-)
I have tried a couple times to access this site but it fails to load. I probably try it from another virtual Linux computer I have successfully loaded since I can't seem to get there via Windows and IE. You see, I installed Linux on an old laptop so that I might use it all the time and get used to it. However, I am dealing with trying to get a NIC going on this computer too so I have no network connectivity yet.

Thanks for all your help. I will continue to try to access this site. If it has to be accessed by the laptop, I will have to wait until I can get the NIC problem ironed out.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:53 AM   #12
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The Alsa ftp site shouldn't be OS or Browser specific, however, it appears the main ftp site is down at the moment. There are some other links to mirror sites here.

What is the issue with the NIC?

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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