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Old 10-27-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
torsin
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ensoniq es1371 - no sound


OK, I've been trying for about a week to get my sound to work, but I can't get anything out of my speakers. I'm running Debian Sarge 2.4.27-2-386 on a Gateway PIII 500, I'm dual booting with Win98se and the sound works fine from the dark side of my partitions.

I've gone through the instructions on alsa's web page twice and I get no sound, but neither do I get any errors. (When I run xmms I get no errors, but Rhythmbox tells me "Could not create audio output element; check your settings.")

Here's what I get from lspci:

linux:/home/torsin# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)
0000:00:0f.0 Unknown mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20262 (FastTrak66/Ultra66) (rev 01)
0000:00:10.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:11.0 Communication controller: 5610 56K FaxModem WinModem
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

Scanning through dmesg gave no information about the sound card, but if 00:0e.0 is regarding the sound card, this is what I got (it's a little long, but it has everything regarding PCI devices, especially devices 00:0e.0 and 01:00.0 which seem to be sharing a lot and I'm not sure if that is a good thing);

PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:10.0
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1080, IRQ 9
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: acpi_shpchprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x1001
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: acpi_pciehprm:get_device PCI ROOT HID fail=0x1001
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0e.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0

I'm also not sure why the end is so repetative. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:57 AM   #2
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Check lsmod in order to see if the correct module is loaded.
Launch "alsaconf" as root, then "alsamixer", then "alsactl store" to store parameters.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I believe all the correct modules are loaded, but here they are.
Code:
linux:# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd-ens1371            10528   0
snd-pcm-oss            34016   0
snd-mixer-oss          11032   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-rawmidi            12096   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd-seq-device          3716   0  [snd-rawmidi]
gameport                1388   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd-ac97-codec         48280   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd-pcm                51912   0  [snd-ens1371 snd-pcm-oss snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer              12772   0  [snd-pcm]
snd                    29252   0  [snd-ens1371 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore               3268   6  [snd]
snd-page-alloc          4456   0  [snd-mixer-oss snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
nls_cp437               4284   2  (autoclean)
vfat                    8748   1  (autoclean)
fat                    27576   0  (autoclean) [vfat]
input                   3040   0  (autoclean)
apm                     8428   1  (autoclean)
rtc                     5768   0  (autoclean)
af_packet              11048   1  (autoclean)
usb-uhci               19504   0  (unused)
ide-scsi                8272   0
scsi_mod               86052   1  [ide-scsi]
agpgart                39108   0  (unused)
ndiswrapper           163604   1
usbcore                52268   1  [usb-uhci ndiswrapper]
ide-cd                 27072   0
cdrom                  26212   0  [ide-cd]
ext3                   65388   3  (autoclean)
jbd                    34628   3  (autoclean) [ext3]
ide-detect               288   0  (autoclean) (unused)
piix                    7784   1  (autoclean)
pdc202xx_old            9924   1  (autoclean)
ide-disk               12448   5  (autoclean)
ide-core               91832   5  (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd ide-detect piix pdc202xx_old ide-disk]
unix                   12752 254  (autoclean)
I ran alsaconf as root, no problems, no errors; said alsa was ready to use. I ran alsamixer to change volume levels and saved with alsactl store and I still get no sound. Xmms and Rhythmbox still do the same thing. (xmms runs like all is well, but no sound. Rhythmbox gives "Could not create audio output element; check your settings." error.

Thanks for the suggestion, if you have anymore ideas please let me know, thank you.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 10:35 AM   #4
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problem solved!

Ok, got it! I found a thread in Usenet that said the digital input for Boston Acoustics speakers didn't work, but the analog in did. I tried it and I guess I probably had sound all along!

Thanks...
 
Old 11-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #5
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Same Problem - New Situation!!

Hey, I was running DSL about two weeks ago, till I upgraded to Xubuntu Dapper.
Sound was working on DSL, not any more on dapper. I've been through ubuntu's comprehesive sound guide, and all the modules are loading.

How this all happened: okay. (deep breath). I have an old nec laptop, which has no cdrom drive, no floppy, or anything I can boot from, so i took out my harddrive and stuck it into my desktop and installed the os.
The desktop has AC'97 onboard sound, so when installing ubuntu must have installed the drivers for that. The sound works when i have my Laptop HD connected to the Desktop.
However, I put it back in my laptop and there is no sound.

With aplay -l i get this entry
***List of PLAYBACK devices***
card0: AudioPCI [Ensoniq AudioPCI], device 0: ES1371/1 [ES1371 DAC2/ADC]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: AudioPCI [Ensoniq AudioPCI], device 1: ES1371/2 [ES1371 DAC1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

It doesn't seem right that theres two entries for the same card...

Alsamixer - everything is unmutued, i've tried everything with changing the volume on each channel.
I think the problem is that its still loading the ac97 module instead of mine. But i thought removing alsa* using apt-get etc, and then reinstalling would fix the problem...whats wrong?
SOUND CARD - Creative Labs EV1938, module that I loaded (after going through instrucs on ALSA site) is snd-ens1371.

Last edited by gusee88; 11-21-2006 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 03:21 AM   #6
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l have problem with sound on linux fedora core 4
 
  


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