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Old 01-31-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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Help with Intel8x0 Ac'97 sound


I am running Knoppix 3.3 on my Gateway laptop and I finally just got my ATI Radeon 9600 working now I nee help getting my sound working.

Here is the output of my lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [2106]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 3.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 96
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: e0100000-e01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff

00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to PCI to CSA Bridge (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 32
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: e0200000-e02fffff

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 1800 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB2 (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] #0a [20a0]

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev c2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: e0300000-e03fffff

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at <unassigned>
I/O ports at 1880 [size=16]
Memory at 20000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB SMBus Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 18a0 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
I/O ports at 18c0 [size=64]
Memory at e0000c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Memory at e0000800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp.: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4e50 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 255, IRQ 16
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at e0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [58] AGP version 3.0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1019
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at e0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at 20001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=03, secondary=04, subordinate=07, sec-latency=176
I/O window 0: 00000000-00000003
I/O window 1: 00000000-00000003
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

03:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0601
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
Memory at e0306000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at e0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94306 802.11g (rev 02)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 0418
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
Memory at e0304000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2


here is my lsmod

Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 50072 -
fglrx 194604 -
ipv6 212928 -
kernelcapi 39168 -
snd_pcm_oss 43108 -
snd_mixer_oss 13568 -
autofs4 12128 -
af_packet 15752 -
snd_intel8x0 26084 -
snd_ac97_codec 44740 -
snd_pcm 77632 -
snd_timer 19172 -
snd_page_alloc 8228 -
snd_mpu401_uart 5152 -
snd_rawmidi 17824 -
snd 37572 -
soundcore 5824 -
nls_iso8859_1 3520 -
ntfs 87372 -
msdos 7936 -
agpgart 24204 -
e1000 72644 -
usb_storage 56128 -
usbcore 87228 -
ds 9284 -
pcmcia_core 53344 -
rtc 9736 -


I am running a 2.6.0 kernel, and I compiled alsa in the kernel as a module. With no sound cards added.

I open xmms and I configure using the alsa, and the equilizer goes and it looks like its playing but no sound out of the speakers. I also ran alsamixer and unmuted the volumes, can't think of anything else to do.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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The SigmaTel chip prefers the OSS parameters over Alsa. You seem to have all the proper drivers installed, and you should not have to use Alsa at all. Also check to make sure that the mixer(s) that you are using is(are all) properly activated, and that your volumes are not muted or set to off. Sometimes it can take a simple thing like that to throw a wrench in the works. If you have a headphone, make sure that it is not plugged in, to disable the speakers.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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So besides using the noalsa command at boot time while booting knoopix how should I get about not having alsa work???

Also my sound doesn't work if I just use the cd.

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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The OSS in xmms just hangs.

How do I go about making sure my mixer is activated???
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:35 PM   #5
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Using linux noalsa, or knoppix(if you r using knoppix) noalsa. That should be sufficient to disable alsa.
You cannot just use the CD, you need a player to process the cd sounds. Also, you need an audio cable plugged into the back of your CD machine to your sound card, to hear music.
I cannot help you with the OSS hanging up. I am not using Linux at the moment. However try a different player, to see if you get the same results. If you do, then you have a general OSS problem. If the other players work, then you have a problem with only the XMMS application. For your mixer(s). Look at all your menus and lookup 'multimedia'. There U should see the listings of the mixers installed in your system. Activate them one by one, by clicking on them. Check their setting, and bring up the volumes of the items that you will be using, like the CDROM drive, the MasterVolume, ect... Make sure that the volume for your microphone is not all the way up, or you will get a loud feedback squeal from your speakers.
What I do, is to bring up all the volumes, then I physically control the speaker volume by manually turning the pot on the speaker to bring up or down the sound volume.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 12:43 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ONEderer
For your mixer(s). Look at all your menus and lookup 'multimedia'. There U should see the listings of the mixers installed in your system. Activate them one by one, by clicking on them. Check their setting, and bring up the volumes of the items that you will be using, like the CDROM drive, the MasterVolume, ect...
Not really sure where to go to see all the mixers that are installed on my system. Can you point me in the right direction.

Thanks for the help ONEderer
 
Old 02-01-2004, 05:41 AM   #7
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I am in the same boat as you are, but mixers are kmix aumix and probably alsamixer.

If you cannot find anything from the menus ( mine are k menu ( if you are using kde ) > all applications >multimedia > sound > aumix/kmix/alsamixer )

try from command line aumix /kmix/alsamixer ... should work!!
 
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I have kmix and aumix and all the volumes are the same in both of them.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:35 AM   #9
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Hi,

Have a look with muted / unmuted items ( bright green light says is unmuted / red in aumix or pale green in kmix = muted ).

Also push the volumes ( all of them except microphone ) to the top.

Have you Alsa installed ? if so are you using the right module ( don't sure but yours should be snd-intel8x0 ).

Send output of /etc/modules.conf or similar (can be different with Debian ).

Also give output of dmesg : any strange message ?, dmesg should give you all information concerning you card (found snd-intel8x0 irq=xx dma=xx .. )

Good luck.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 08:28 PM   #10
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Well after reading up more I set some permissions and changed some settings for oss, I don't get sound out of the speakers, but I get sound out of the microphone jack on my laptop. I read that some people were getting sound out of there mic jacks so I tried it and sure enough I am. I also heard that it can be bad to run audio out of the mic jacks.

If anyone has any suggestions I would gladly appreciate it

Thanks
 
  


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