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Old 08-21-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu
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Angry No sound ATI-SB450 KDE Slack 12


First I'm starting to get discouraged by this stupidity! Thanks for reading I needed that relief. Long story short:

I have the following system installed, and I'm not able to get any sound out of the damn sound card. Also for a reason it seem that the process artsd is eating all of my system resources for a reason rendering my KDE system useless.

Slackware 12 with KDE
Linux kernel
ALSA version (alsactl version 1.0.14)
Toshiba A100 (Celeron M 1.74Ghz)
Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)

Running ALSA installer seem to be ok, since it discover the correct card
I HAVE NOT compiled anything related to OSS (Open Sound System). I have added this line in my /etc/modprobe.d/sound
options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=auto
With no success (others are experiencing issues with Ubuntu 7.04)

ANY help is greatly appreciated.

dmesg output
Linux version (root@toshiba) (gcc version 4.1.2) #2 SMP Wed Aug 22 15:17:34 EDT 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
sanitize start
sanitize end
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000000000 size: 000000000009dc00 end: 000000000009dc00 type: 1
copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
copy_e820_map() start: 000000000009dc00 size: 0000000000002400 end: 00000000000a0000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000000dc000 size: 0000000000004000 end: 00000000000e0000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000000e4000 size: 000000000001c000 end: 0000000000100000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000000100000 size: 0000000037d80000 end: 0000000037e80000 type: 1
copy_e820_map() type is E820_RAM
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000037e80000 size: 0000000000012000 end: 0000000037e92000 type: 3
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000037e92000 size: 000000000006e000 end: 0000000037f00000 type: 4
copy_e820_map() start: 0000000037f00000 size: 0000000000100000 end: 0000000038000000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000e0000000 size: 0000000010000000 end: 00000000f0000000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fec00000 size: 0000000000010000 end: 00000000fec10000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fee00000 size: 0000000000001000 end: 00000000fee01000 type: 2
copy_e820_map() start: 00000000fff80000 size: 0000000000080000 end: 0000000100000000 type: 2
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009dc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009dc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000dc000 - 00000000000e0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000e4000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000037e80000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000037e80000 - 0000000037e92000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000037e92000 - 0000000037f00000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000037f00000 - 0000000038000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec10000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
894MB LOWMEM available.
found SMP MP-table at 000f7c60
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 228992) 0 entries of 256 used
Zone PFN ranges:
  DMA             0 ->     4096
  Normal       4096 ->   228992
  HighMem    228992 ->   228992
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->   228992
On node 0 totalpages: 228992
  DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
  DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
  DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 1757 pages used for memmap
  Normal zone: 223139 pages, LIFO batch:31
  HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
DMI present.
ACPI: RSDP 000F7BB0, 0014 (r0 TOSINV)
ACPI: RSDT 37E8B02C, 0040 (r1 TOSINV TOSINV00  6040000  LTP        0)
ACPI: FACP 37E91D8A, 0074 (r1 TOSINV Bonefish  6040000 ATI     F4240)
ACPI Warning (tbfadt-0360): Ignoring BIOS FADT r1 C-state control [20070126]
ACPI: DSDT 37E8BD56, 6034 (r1 TOSINV    SB450  6040000 MSFT  100000E)
ACPI: FACS 37E92FC0, 0040
ACPI: APIC 37E91DFE, 0050 (r1 TOSINV 	 APIC    6040000  LTP        0)
ACPI: SLIC 37E91E4E, 0176 (r1 TOSINV TOSINV00  6040000  INV        0)
ACPI: MCFG 37E91FC4, 003C (r1 TOSINV   MCFG    6040000  LTP        0)
ACPI: SSDT 37E8B83E, 0518 (r1  PmRef  Cpu0Cst     3001 INTL 20050228)
ACPI: SSDT 37E8B5DF, 025F (r1  PmRef  Cpu0Tst     3000 INTL 20050228)
ACPI: SSDT 37E8B06C, 0573 (r1  PmRef    CpuPm     3000 INTL 20050228)
ATI board detected. Disabling timer routing over 8254.
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x8008
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 6:14 APIC version 20
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x01] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 33, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 21 low level)
Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
Allocating PCI resources starting at 40000000 (gap: 38000000:a8000000)
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 227203
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux-OK ro root=801
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
Detected 1729.123 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 902760k/915968k available (3093k kernel code, 12760k reserved, 1091k data, 256k init, 0k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
    fixmap  : 0xfff83000 - 0xfffff000   ( 496 kB)
    pkmap   : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000   (4096 kB)
    vmalloc : 0xf8800000 - 0xff7fe000   ( 111 MB)
    lowmem  : 0xc0000000 - 0xf7e80000   ( 894 MB)
      .init : 0xc051e000 - 0xc055e000   ( 256 kB)
      .data : 0xc0405425 - 0xc0516334   (1091 kB)
      .text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc0405425   (3093 kB)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 3461.92 BogoMIPS (lpj=6923857)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: afe9fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000c109 00000000 00000000
monitor/mwait feature present.
using mwait in idle threads.
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
CPU: L2 cache: 1024K
CPU: After all inits, caps: afe9fbff 00000000 00000000 00002940 0000c109 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
Freeing SMP alternatives: 14k freed
ACPI: Core revision 20070126
CPU0: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU        430  @ 1.73GHz stepping 08
Total of 1 processors activated (3461.92 BogoMIPS).
..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=0 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
Brought up 1 CPUs
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:14.4
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PB4_._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P2P_._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKU] (IRQs 3 4 5 7) *0, disabled.
ACPI: Power Resource [FN00] (off)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 10 devices
SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 2.20 loaded.
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0xe0000000-0xefffffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x1080-0x1080 has been reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x220-0x22f has been reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x400-0x401 has been reserved
pnp: 00:08: ioport range 0x40b-0x40b has been reserved
pnp: 00:09: iomem range 0xe0000-0xfffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:09: iomem range 0xfff80000-0xffffffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:09: iomem range 0x0-0xfff could not be reserved
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
  IO window: 9000-9fff
  MEM window: c0000000-c00fffff
  PREFETCH window: d0000000-dfffffff
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:04.0
  IO window: disabled.
  MEM window: c0100000-c01fffff
  PREFETCH window: disabled.
PCI: Bus 6, cardbus bridge: 0000:05:06.0
  IO window: 0000a800-0000a8ff
  IO window: 0000ac00-0000acff
  PREFETCH window: 40000000-43ffffff
  MEM window: 48000000-4bffffff
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:14.4
  IO window: a000-afff
  MEM window: c0200000-c02fffff
  PREFETCH window: 40000000-43ffffff
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
PCI: Enabling device 0000:05:06.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:06.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1572864 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
TCP reno registered
apm: BIOS not found.
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xd0000000, mapped to 0xf8880000, using 3072k, total 131072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=84
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:52fd
vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c536b, set palette = c00c53a5
vesafb: pmi: ports = 9010 9016 9054 9038 903c 905c 9000 9004 90b0 90b2 90b4 
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
ACPI: AC Adapter [ADP0] (on-line)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery absent)
input: Power Button (FF) as /class/input/input0
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
input: Power Button (CM) as /class/input/input1
ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
input: Lid Switch as /class/input/input2
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ACPI: Transitioning device [FAN0] to D3
ACPI: Transitioning device [FAN0] to D3
ACPI: Fan [FAN0] (off)
set_level status: 0
ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2] C3[C3])
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
ACPI: Thermal Zone [TZ00] (47 C)
ACPI: Invalid passive threshold
ACPI: Transitioning device [FAN0] to D0
ACPI: Transitioning device [FAN0] to D0
ACPI: Unable to turn cooling device [f7e0643c] 'on'
ACPI: Thermal Zone [TZ01] (39 C)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.3 (Mar 22, 2004)
8139cp 0000:05:07.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
8139cp 0000:05:07.0: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.28
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:07.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xa000, 00:a0:d1:65:8d:62, IRQ 17
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
ath_rate_sample: 1.2 (
ath_rate_onoe: 1.0 (
ath_rate_amrr: 0.1 (
ath_pci: (
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
wifi0: mac 10.0 phy 6.1 radio 10.2
wifi0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
failed to automatically load module: wlan_scan_sta; errno: -2
unable to load wlan_scan_sta
wifi0: Atheros 5424/2424: mem=0xc0100000, irq=18
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
wlan: (
wlan: mac acl policy registered
input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input3
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ATIIXP: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
ATIIXP: chipset revision 128
ATIIXP: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x8460-0x8467, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x8468-0x846f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM DVD-R-RAM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-724.
SCSI Media Changer driver v0.25 
sata_sil 0000:00:12.0: version 2.1
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:12.0 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
ata1: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xf881a080 ctl 0xf881a08a bmdma 0xf881a000 irq 19
ata2: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xf881a0c0 ctl 0xf881a0ca bmdma 0xf881a008 irq 19
scsi0 : sata_sil
ata1: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata1.00: ATA-7: Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00, SB2OC7DP, max UDMA/100
ata1.00: 156301488 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 0/32)
ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
scsi1 : sata_sil
ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      Hitachi HTS54168 SB2O PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
SCSI device sda: 156301488 512-byte hdwr sectors (80026 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
SCSI device sda: 156301488 512-byte hdwr sectors (80026 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
 sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 >
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
usbmon: debugfs is not available
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBC0,PNP0f13:MSE0] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: linear personality registered for level -1
md: raid1 personality registered for level 1
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.0-ioctl (2006-10-12) initialised:
TCP cubic registered
Initializing XFRM netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI Shortcut mode
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input4
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: sda1: orphan cleanup on readonly fs
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 3145740
EXT3-fs: sda1: 1 orphan inode deleted
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 256k freed
piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: Found 0000:00:14.0 device
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.2[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: irq 20, io mem 0xc0506000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: irq 20, io mem 0xc0504000
usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.1[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: irq 20, io mem 0xc0505000
usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.2[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:05:06.0 [1179:ff10]
Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:05:06.0, mfunc 0x01111002, devctl 0x44
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0ef8, PCI irq 16
Socket status: 30000006
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge I/O window: 0xa000 - 0xafff
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0xc0200000 - 0xc02fffff
pcmcia: parent PCI bridge Memory window: 0x40000000 - 0x43ffffff
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:0a.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[19]  MMIO=[c0200000-c02007ff]  Max Packet=[2048]  IR/IT contexts=[4/8]
usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
input: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse as /class/input/input5
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:13.1-1
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
Adding 2642652k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2642652k
EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[00080da0d1658d62]
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input6
input: PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input7
Capability LSM initialized
eth0: link down
eth0: link down
eth0: link down
NET: Registered protocol family 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
ath0: no IPv6 routers present
lspci output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
05:06.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
05:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)

lsmod output:

Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           4228  0 
snd_seq_oss            32896  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      7936  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                52560  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          8716  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            44064  0 
snd_mixer_oss          17024  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  262176  12 
capability              5384  0 
commoncap               7808  1 capability
pcspkr                  3584  0 
psmouse                38664  0 
pcmcia                 38292  0 
usbhid                 39904  0 
ohci1394               36400  0 
yenta_socket           27276  1 
ieee1394               98232  1 ohci1394
rsrc_nonstatic         12032  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            40468  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
serio_raw               7556  0 
ehci_hcd               35212  0 
snd_hda_intel          21656  0 
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
Donny K.
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Registered: Nov 2007
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It seems that many people are struggling with the HDA ATI or INTEL sound card/chip. Especially laptop users seem to have different problems. Hearing no sound from their speakers but only with their headphones. Or the other way around, no jack sensitivity or only hearing sound from their headphones and not trough the speakers. And, of course the worst kind, not having any sound at all.

Many forums are giving the 3stack of 6stack solution which (partially) works for some people.
(Changing or adding the following sentence: options snd-hda-intel model=3stack ) into the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base file.

But the HDA soundcards seem to be complexer than that. There are a lot of different HDA cards with their own set of "rules" To tackle this problem, you have to find out what type of card is in your computer. you can check that by typing: cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec (or if that fails : aplay -l )
The output will contain the exact type your your card or chip. For example: "Code:ALC861VD/660VD"

Now that you know this, you can look up that type in the list posted below:

Model name Description
---------- -----------
3stack 3-jack in back and a headphone out
3stack-digout 3-jack in back, a HP out and a SPDIF out
5stack 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front
5stack-digout 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front, a SPDIF out
6stack 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front
6stack-digout 6-jack with a SPDIF out
w810 3-jack
z71v 3-jack (HP shared SPDIF)
asus 3-jack (ASUS Mobo)
asus-w1v ASUS W1V
asus-dig ASUS with SPDIF out
asus-dig2 ASUS with SPDIF out (using GPIO2)
uniwill 3-jack
fujitsu Fujitsu Laptops (Pi1536)
F1734 2-jack
lg LG laptop (m1 express dual)
lg-lw LG LW20/LW25 laptop
tcl TCL S700
clevo Clevo laptops (m520G, m665n)
test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls can be
adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

hp HP machines
hp-3013 HP machines (3013-variant)
fujitsu Fujitsu S7020
acer Acer TravelMate
will Will laptops (PB V7900)
replacer Replacer 672V
basic fixed pin assignment (old default model)
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

fujitsu Fujitsu Laptop
hp-bpc HP xw4400/6400/8400/9400 laptops
hp-bpc-d7000 HP BPC D7000
benq Benq ED8
benq-t31 Benq T31
hippo Hippo (ATI) with jack detection, Sony UX-90s
hippo_1 Hippo (Benq) with jack detection
sony-assamd Sony ASSAMD
basic fixed pin assignment w/o SPDIF
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack 3-stack model
toshiba Toshiba A205
acer Acer laptops
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack-dig 3-stack (2-channel) with SPDIF
3stack-6ch 3-stack (6-channel)
3stack-6ch-dig 3-stack (6-channel) with SPDIF
6stack-dig 6-stack with SPDIF
lenovo-101e Lenovo laptop
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
arima Arima W820Di1
targa Targa T8, MSI-1049 T8
asus-a7j ASUS A7J
asus-a7m ASUS A7M
macpro MacPro support
mbp3 Macbook Pro rev3
imac24 iMac 24'' with jack detection
w2jc ASUS W2JC
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig 6-jack digital with SPDIF I/O
3stack-6ch 3-jack 6-channel
3stack-6ch-dig 3-jack 6-channel with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig-demo 6-jack digital for Intel demo board
acer Acer laptops (Travelmate 3012WTMi, Aspire 5600, etc)
acer-aspire Acer Aspire 9810
medion Medion Laptops
medion-md2 Medion MD2
targa-dig Targa/MSI
targa-2ch-dig Targs/MSI with 2-channel
laptop-eapd 3-jack with SPDIF I/O and EAPD (Clevo M540JE, M550JE)
lenovo-101e Lenovo 101E
lenovo-nb0763 Lenovo NB0763
lenovo-ms7195-dig Lenovo MS7195
haier-w66 Haier W66
6stack-hp HP machines with 6stack (Nettle boards)
3stack-hp HP machines with 3stack (Lucknow, Samba boards)
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack 3-jack
3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF I/O
6stack-dig 6-jack with SPDIF I/O
3stack-660 3-jack (for ALC660)
uniwill-m31 Uniwill M31 laptop
toshiba Toshiba laptop support
asus Asus laptop support
asus-laptop ASUS F2/F3 laptops
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack 3-jack
3stack-dig 3-jack with SPDIF OUT
6stack-dig 6-jack with SPDIF OUT
3stack-660 3-jack (for ALC660VD)
3stack-660-digout 3-jack with SPDIF OUT (for ALC660VD)
lenovo Lenovo 3000 C200
dallas Dallas laptops
hp HP TX1000
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

minimal 3-jack in back
min_fp 3-jack in back, 2-jack in front
full 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front
full_dig 6-jack in back, 2-jack in front, SPDIF I/O
allout 5-jack in back, 2-jack in front, SPDIF out
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

3stack 3-stack mode (default)
6stack 6-stack mode


basic 3-jack (default)
hp HP nx6320
thinkpad Lenovo Thinkpad T60/X60/Z60
toshiba Toshiba U205


basic default configuration
thinkpad Lenovo Thinkpad T61/X61

6stack 6-jack, separate surrounds (default)
3stack 3-stack, shared surrounds
laptop 2-channel only (FSC V2060, Samsung M50)
laptop-eapd 2-channel with EAPD (Samsung R65, ASUS A6J)
laptop-automute 2-channel with EAPD and HP-automute (Lenovo N100)
ultra 2-channel with EAPD (Samsung Ultra tablet PC)

6stack 6-jack
6stack-dig ditto with SPDIF
3stack 3-jack
3stack-dig ditto with SPDIF
laptop 3-jack with hp-jack automute
laptop-dig ditto with SPDIF
auto auto-config reading BIOS (default)

Conexant 5045
laptop Laptop config
test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls
can be adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with

Conexant 5047
laptop Basic Laptop config
laptop-hp Laptop config for some HP models (subdevice 30A5)
laptop-eapd Laptop config with EAPD support
test for testing/debugging purpose, almost all controls
can be adjusted. Appearing only when compiled with

ref Reference board
dell-d21 Dell (unknown)
dell-d22 Dell (unknown)
dell-d23 Dell (unknown)
dell-m21 Dell Inspiron 630m, Dell Inspiron 640m
dell-m22 Dell Latitude D620, Dell Latitude D820
dell-m23 Dell XPS M1710, Dell Precision M90
dell-m24 Dell Latitude 120L
dell-m25 Dell Inspiron E1505n
dell-m26 Dell Inspiron 1501
dell-m27 Dell Inspiron E1705/9400

ref Reference board
dell-m42 Dell (unknown)
dell-m43 Dell Precision
dell-m44 Dell Inspiron

ref Reference board
3stack D945 3stack
5stack D945 5stack + SPDIF
intel-mac-v1 Intel Mac Type 1
intel-mac-v2 Intel Mac Type 2
intel-mac-v3 Intel Mac Type 3
intel-mac-v4 Intel Mac Type 4
intel-mac-v5 Intel Mac Type 5
macmini Intel Mac Mini (equivalent with type 3)
macbook Intel Mac Book (eq. type 5)
macbook-pro-v1 Intel Mac Book Pro 1st generation (eq. type 3)
macbook-pro Intel Mac Book Pro 2nd generation (eq. type 3)
imac-intel Intel iMac (eq. type 2)
imac-intel-20 Intel iMac (newer version) (eq. type 3)
dell-d81 Dell (unknown)
dell-d82 Dell (unknown)
dell-m81 Dell (unknown)
dell-m82 Dell XPS M1210

ref Reference board, base config
m2-2 Some Gateway MX series laptops
m6 Some Gateway NX series laptops
pa6 Gateway NX860 series

ref Reference board
3stack D965 3stack
5stack D965 5stack + SPDIF
dell-3stack Dell Dimension E520

vaio Setup for VAIO FE550G/SZ110
vaio-ar Setup for VAIO AR

As you can see, every type / chipset has several possibilities. Type the first word from the list in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base or (if that one does not exist) /etc/modprobe.conf Just try them until you've found the right match. ( you can edit these files with your favourite text editor, for example: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base or sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.conf )

For example: If cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec or : aplay -l return "Realtek ALC260" , Look under "ALC260" in the list and add the following line in your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base or (if that one does not exist or is empty) /etc/modprobe.conf

options snd-hda-intel model=hp

Reboot and check if your sound if working. Do not forget to check your mixer to see if (new) channels are muted. If that one doesn't work or partially works, try another one in the list eg:
options snd-hda-intel model=base
options snd-hda-intel model=will
options snd-hda-intel model=acer

That's all there is to it! I hope this forum post will help you as good as the info, gathered on the internet by me, in combination with days/weeks/months of testing and searching by me. I would like to know this this post solved your problems. Please let me know by posting your result in this thread. Thank you for your time, good luck and enjoy your sound!

Donny K. (Linux Freak)
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