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Old 07-20-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
christhepenguin
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Dell Latitude C640 has no sound on Slackware 10.1


Hello and thank you for reading my post,

I have installed Slackware 10.1 on my Dell Latitude C640 laptop and am unable to get the sound working. First I ran alsaconf and it found the soundcard listed as: intel8x0 Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02). I let it configure everything and it tells me "Now ALSA is ready to use. For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer." I type in alsamixer, I get nothing. I tried the Volume Control tool from KDE and it doesn't even load. I typed in "lspci -v" and got the following:

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [d104]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normaldecode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 32
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: fc000000-fdffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-e7ffffff

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at bf80 [size=32]

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=10, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000ffff
Memory behind bridge: f4000000-fbffffff

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

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at bfa0 [size=16]
Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Cirrus Logic: Unknown device 5959
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
I/O ports at dc80 [size=64]

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: PCTel Inc Dell Inspiron 2100 internal modem
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]

I'm completely lost! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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Hey Chris!

Did you do a full install?

Where did you "type in alsamixer" ?

What is the output of "lsmod | grep -i snd" ?

What is the output of "ls /var/log/packages/alsa*" ?

You will probably also have to blacklist your modem.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:31 AM   #3
Bruce Hill
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Chris,

Have you checked out
Dell Latitude C640, Wireless and GNU/Linux
?

And there's a whole passel of them at Linux-on-Laptops.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 07-21-2006 at 01:37 AM.
 
  


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