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Old 03-28-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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installation issues


few questions after i installed rh8.0-2.4 :
1. i dont understand what this means at all. i can play audio cd's, and everything is fine. i use xmms, but it doesnt play mp3 streams. thats ok - what i dont understand is, if i can play sound from the audio cd's, and i test my sound card by playing the test sound - nothing happens. i tried sndconfig - it tries to play a test snd, but nothing. i know bout rh8.0 and mp3 issues, and i have the libs to play mp3's on xmms, so, thats not a problem. the issue is why it looks like my sndcard is detected [sis7012pci;mod:i810_audio]; but not giving me that test sound.
i did a modprobe i810....., but it gives nothing <what is it supposed to say anway?>

2. if anyone uses amsn here, could u let me know if u use it behind a proxy, and why, even though i give the http proxy config in its prefs, it wont connect?

3. im using gnome : when i try to start the h/w browser, itn just starts loading and crashes.

Btw, its a dual-boot with win2k. i saw on a previous posting that pnp os should be disabled for linux to configure its drivers, thing is, how do i do that?

lspci gives me:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 645DX Host
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5591/5592 AGP
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513 (rev 04)
00:02.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] FireWire Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 56k Winmodem (Smart Link HAMR5600 compatible) (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 7001 (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 7002
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 91)
00:08.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6912 Cardbus Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M] (rev a3)
 
Old 03-28-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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Couple of things to try before looking at the driver level.

If CDs play but mp3s don't thats the VOlume control - play around with the levels whilst playing an mp3 in xmms.

Don't use amsn. It's rubbish. Well, actually it's not, but GAIM does a much better job - and GAIM has a killer advantage - transparent protocol layer (for the GUI) for ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo ... ...

Try uninstalling the hardware browser by looking in the Add/Remove Packages and then reinstall it.

Oh, and welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, h/w!

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Old 03-28-2003, 12:42 PM   #3
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I assume you're playing the CD's through software, ie you haven't got some seperate way of playing the CD through hardware alone.

If you are playing them using xmms or something similar then good, if not then you may have the same problem I had with the SiS 7012, which required me to apply the ACPI patch to the kernel and recompile it.

You can find more details here.

Hope this is some help.

Cheers
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Old 03-30-2003, 10:38 AM   #4
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umm, yes, im using <trying to> xmms. i have the mpg123 libs for playing mp3., and it starts - but no sound.
again, if im playing my cd from xmms, it works swell. but not so with anything else.
in fact\. this is an awfully quiet machine until i put in my cd, and hit play. the thing wont make any sound any other time. :-)))
well, again, sndconfig detects the card, asks is it should play a test sound, i say "ok", it waits for 2-3 secs <i assume, its playing somthing>, and then asks me if i heard it or not - to which i utifully say - "no"., then i go configure my intel i810, and the cycle repeats.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:41 AM   #5
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oh, if this helps , modules.conf ->


alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias eth0 sis900
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias char-major-195 nvidia


i tried to see if it works by uncommenting the post/pre-install lines, but it didnt make any difference.

thnx again guys.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 06:09 PM   #6
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Ah. I see you've got the i810. Ol' flakey as I like to call it (my IBM laptop has that chipset too).

I think this could be the solution: Open the volume control, and move the PCM up. Check the other volume levels too. It's a bug I think.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 05:02 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Q*Bert

Try uninstalling the hardware browser by looking in the Add/Remove Packages and then reinstall it.

Oh, and welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, h/w!

Q*Bert
Hmm, tried that just now, it doesn`t help. the program starts up, but then dissapears again, every time... Any idea`s

Test System : Vaio PCG-N505SN (PII 400, 64MB RAM)
 
Old 04-01-2003, 05:26 PM   #8
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No idea at all, BartK.

BUt I have to say that the hardware browser is a nice GUI front-end for the /proc directory.

In other owrds, if you:

cat /proc/<TAB>

you can find out exactly the same information - it's read only system info directory so go on, have a poke around in there!

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