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Old 03-03-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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Angry XMMS is playing but no sound is produced


Distro = Slackware 9.1
Sound Card = Audigy 2

I installed slackware 9.1 w/ 2.4.22 kernel and everything worked fine, after upgrading to 2.4.25 everything (video, network, etc) works fine-- however my sound card stopped working. alsaconf doesn't detect it and recompiling and removing/reinstalling alsa didn't work either. now i've removed all alsa entries in my /etc/modules.conf file and added just the emu10k1 entry (because i believe it's worked before).

I can play XMMS, the visualization scope is moving so the music is being played, but I can't hear anything! Any clue what the problem might be? I've checked the mixer settings and it's not muted.

lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01e0 (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01eb (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ee (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ed (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ec (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ef (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006c (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
01:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
01:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4150
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4170
lsmod output:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P  
emu10k1                61064   0
ac97_codec              9512   0 [emu10k1]
soundcore               3332   4 [emu10k1]
fglrx                 175112  86
usbmouse                2008   0 (unused)
keybdev                 2080   0 (unused)
mousedev                4244   1
hid                    21156   0 (unused)
input                   3200   0 [usbmouse keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-ohci               18888   0 (unused)
ehci-hcd               17864   0 (unused)
usbcore                58976   1 [usbmouse hid usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
ohci1394               24200   0 (unused)
ieee1394               42404   0 [ohci1394]
nvnet                  26368   1
ide-scsi                9424   0
agpgart                36920  12
/sbin/modprobe emu10k1 is uncommented in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

and this is my /etc/modules.conf file:
Code:
alias eth0 nvnet
alias sound emu10k1

Last edited by Spasmolytic; 03-03-2004 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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hm.. have you checked out your mixer's settings, volume levels etc.? I have had a problem with my soundcard, which was basically that XMMS (and other apps too) "played" well but with no sound...then I happened to see to my mixer app, and all volume levels were set to zero.. it helped to make a script which would set them correctly on boot.

I'm not sure but verify...
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by b0uncer
hm.. have you checked out your mixer's settings, volume levels etc.? I have had a problem with my soundcard, which was basically that XMMS (and other apps too) "played" well but with no sound...then I happened to see to my mixer app, and all volume levels were set to zero.. it helped to make a script which would set them correctly on boot.

I'm not sure but verify...
Unfortunately my volume levels are all at reasonable levels in KMix, is there an alternative mixer app I can use? do you remember what terminal commands change volume levels?

alsamixer doesn't work and alsaconf doesn't detect my sound card
Code:
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device

Last edited by Spasmolytic; 03-03-2004 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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Have you tried using the audigy drivers instead of the SBLive drivers? Try changing the 'emu10k1' driver to 'audigy' on your sound alias in modules.conf.

Or, if you want to use alsa, the driver you want is, I think, 'snd-emu10k1'.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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hmm well if your mixer settings seem to be ok, then it's not about that.. aumix is a console-based mixer app, which I have because I don't use X always. but anyway, if your mixer is in order, then it's quite useless to try another one.

try the driver change indeterminate said..hopefully you'll get it going
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:13 PM   #6
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Or if you were using alsa before, you may have to go into XMMS preferences and change the sound system to use to arts, it will be in the first screen you see when you open up the xmms preferences, if it is set to alsa then it will show that it is playing but you won't hear anything.

I'm assuming you are using KDE since you checked kmixer.

HTH
 
Old 03-08-2004, 09:07 AM   #7
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Wait! when you update your kernel, you HAVE to update the alsa modules. get them from the security notice for 2.4.24, as that uses the same modules. I'm assuming you upgraded to 2.4.25 by using the official slackware packages.
Quick link for d/l 2.4.25(he calls it 2.4.24-2 so he doesn't have to recompile all the modules)
http://www.slackware.com/security/vi...ecurity.541911

Link to the 2.4.24 page, so you can get the alsa stuff:
http://www.slackware.com/security/vi...ecurity.757729

I had EXACTLY the same problem you had, so, I think this will do it.
 
  


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