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Old 05-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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Suse9.1/ALSA/Audigy/No Sound/I run alsaconf after reboot(s) to get sound


Much like the subject.

I decided to install SuSE9.1, and after the install I had no sound. I checked Yast2 settings, and all Volume controls seem to be fine, nothing muted. I decided to try opening a terminal and ran # ./alsaconf . After running the config untility I thought I solved the problem. As I did have working sound, that is, until rebooted the machine. No sound again. Once again, ./alsaconf fixed the problem. However once again after rebooting lost the sound again. I am stuck.

SuSE 9.1
SoundBlaster Audigy (Original, not Audigy 2).
KDE 3.2
Kernel 2.6.4-54.5

Any ideas on how I may correct this problem??

Last edited by FastFeet; 05-11-2004 at 08:39 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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Have you got the driver module(s) in the kernel? alsaconf is probably using modprobe but not setting the modules.conf. Also have you got a init script starting alsactl?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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Cool Re-configure soundcard after update to SuSE 9.1

I've just updated my machine from SuSE 9.0 to 9.1 and ended up losing sound as well - actually, it is a problem that is mentioned in the release notes (available after completion of update, before starting the system).

What you need to do is re-initialize your sound card. Open your Konsole, switch to root user (command "su"), then type in YaST2 sound help. It will give you all available options of command lines to start your card again. I used "Yast2 sound add", which will add your sound card to the hardware configuration. You can then test that it has worked by using the command "YaST2 sound playtest".

This has certainly worked for me. I have an Audigy2 card.

Hope this solves your problem.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 08:18 AM   #4
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LITTLE ANGEL, yes I did see the release notes, and I belive it refers to upgrading from an earlier version of Suse to 9.1. This is a fresh install. How ever I did look at yast2. Soundcard is present. No test sound though.

LEONSCAPE
I belive your right. Alsa seems to write the configuation to the modprobe, as it said it has. It appears that it looses this information, when ever I sign out or reboot the machine. You mentioned, driver module(s) in the kernel? How do I go about checking this and/or even better fixing this? I have tried installing Suse 3 agonizing times now. 2 times running the Online Update to get the latest fix for the Kernel (2.6.4-54.5), this last time, I didn't bother upgrading the kernel and left Suse at it defaults (2.6.4-52-default) no Luck.


I did the following in a terminal for information reasons.


# uname -r
2.6.4-52-default



# /sbin/lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
0000:00:09.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
0000:00:09.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 50)
0000:00:09.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
0000:00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
0000:00:0e.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
0000:00:0e.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 model NC100 ( rev 11)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge
0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 P IPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 23)
0000:00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 23)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4400] (rev a2)



# modinfo soundcore
alias: char-major-14-*
license: GPL
author: Alan Cox
description: Core sound module
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.4-52-default 586 REGPARM gcc-3.3

Last edited by FastFeet; 05-12-2004 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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hey im having the same problem.this is what i get
I type int "yast2 sound add"
i get "the kernel module snd-intel8x0 for sound suppt could not be loaded. This could be caused by incorrect module parameters. including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.

i rebuilt my kernel to get my video ccarde to work, so that may be the problem. however i really dont want to rebuild it again. is there an easy way to fix this?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 02:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
I type int "yast2 sound add"
i get "the kernel module snd-intel8x0 for sound suppt could not be loaded. This could be caused by incorrect module parameters. including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
Yes that is something I saw as well.. I am willing to rebuild the kernel though, or what ever is necessary to get the sound working properly although I really don't know how to rebuild the kernel to do so


SoundBlaster cards are a popular card, its funny that SUSE doesn't set it up properly during the install, as I had no problems with Red Hat 9, Mandrake 9.0, 9.1, or 9.2. Weird..
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:44 PM   #7
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i accually had flawless playback with suse 9.1 and my audigy when i fisrt installed it, but after messing around with the kernel to install my video card, now its all out of whack :S
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:59 PM   #8
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In Yast there should e a set up for kernel modules, make sure that all alsa modules for you sound card are in the kernel.

The modules I have for my SB card are:
snd-ac97-codec
snd-emu10k1
snd-hwdep
snd-mixer-oss
snd-page-alloc
snd-pcm-oss
snd-pcm
snd-rawmidi
snd-seq-device
snd-timer
snd-util-mem
snd

The init scripts in SuSE are in /sbin/init.d In this directory are other directorys used depending on runlevel. so rc2.d is used for run level 2. ( your default runlevel is specified by /etc/inittab ).

You want a script in the correct rc#.d directory to run alsactl. usually something named S20alsa or similar as well as shutdown scripts in other runlevels, most of its pretty Distro specific, This may already be setup.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 04:44 PM   #9
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There is no kernel editor in YaST (as far as i know) there is one in KDE however, but that doesnt work with kernels past 2.5 :S does anyone know if kde 3.2.2 allows you to tweak 2.6 kernels?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:42 PM   #10
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Suse 9.1 + Sound Problem

I had the same problem. What fixed it for me was NOT to install the kdemultimedia3-mixer application from the "All of KDE" package.

Please read my discovery here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=179959

Last edited by orbitphreak; 05-13-2004 at 06:43 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 02:08 AM   #11
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Seems to have worked...


Your a man of great patience.. thanks...
 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:36 PM   #12
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i tried not installing the kdemultimedia3-mixer also, and this didn't fix my sound. i think it did eliminate the errors though. so i have no errors, no tests sounds, no sound WHATSOEVER! please help!

kurbee
 
Old 05-28-2004, 06:20 AM   #13
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I didn't have kdemultimedia3-mixer installed and my sound didn't work. I found this thread, installed it and it and the sound started to work.

No I don't understand why but it did have that result.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:28 PM   #14
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kdemultimedia3-mixer

Did you start with a CLEAN install? This was the ONLY way I got it to work: clean install, and NO kdemultimedia3-mixer.



Quote:
Originally posted by kurbee
i tried not installing the kdemultimedia3-mixer also, and this didn't fix my sound. i think it did eliminate the errors though. so i have no errors, no tests sounds, no sound WHATSOEVER! please help!

kurbee
 
Old 05-29-2004, 04:05 AM   #15
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yes - clean install and no kdemultimedia3-mixer! i'm thinking i may just have to buy another sound card... any suggestions for a trouble-free experience, preferably <$30?

i'm still open to other suggestions, but nothing i have tried so far has worked.
 
  


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