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Old 10-11-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
bob_james
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No sound on Gateway MX6453, SigmaTel ID 7634


Gateway MX6453 laptop, Turion64 x2, 2GB RAM. This machine screamed when it had Windows on it. But I would have been screaming had I been forced to use it, so...

I installed SUSE 10.1, but it failed after the initial reboot. The soundcard was detected as an "ATI Technologies" and the system was using snd_hda_intel for the driver. During the boot, this puked bigtime, resulting in a coredump. It happened so fast, however, that I couldn't get any meaningful data from the two fresh installs I did. At the suggestion of a colleague, I installed Ubuntu 6.06, and have a mostly-functional machine at the moment.

No sound, however. Ubuntu (which has alsa-1.0.10 on it after the latest round of updates) is still calling the card an "ATI" and tries to load snd_hda_intel. At least this time it isn't puking. After some pursuit, I found some references to similar problems in this forum (most notably in thread id 473423; I can't post links yet) and decided to post here for some assistance.

Disturbingly, the results of “lspci -s 0:1b -vn” were: nothing. The device manager on Ubuntu allows me to see what should be the card, but it's just coming up as:

Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
Device: Unknown (0x437b)

Results of cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#0:

Code:
Codec: SigmaTel ID 7634
Address: 0
Vendor Id: 0x83847634
Subsystem Id: 0x107b0367
Revision Id: 0x100101
Default PCM: rates 0x7e0, bits 0x0e, types 0x1
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
Node 0x02 [Audio Output] wcaps 0xd0401: Stereo
  Power: 0x33
Node 0x03 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x1d0541: Stereo
  Power: 0x33
  Connection: 1
     0x14
Node 0x04 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x140311: Stereo Digital
  PCM: rates 0x160, bits 0x0e, types 0x5
  Connection: 1
     0x07
Node 0x05 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x40211: Stereo Digital
  PCM: rates 0x1e0, bits 0x0e, types 0x5
Node 0x06 [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x300901: Stereo
  Connection: 3
     0x02* 0x07 0x14
Node 0x07 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x430681: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x0810024: IN
  Pin Default 0x40c001f0: [N/A] SPDIF In at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Power: 0x33
Node 0x08 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400301: Stereo Digital
  Pincap 0x0810: OUT
  Pin Default 0x404001f0: [N/A] SPDIF Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Connection: 2
     0x05* 0x14
Node 0x09 [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x30010d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x0f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x0f 0x0f]
  Connection: 1
     0x0f
Node 0x0a [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400181: Stereo
  Pincap 0x083f: IN OUT HP
  Pin Default 0x61813122: [N/A] Line In at Sep Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Blue
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x0b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400181: Stereo
  Pincap 0x081737: IN OUT
  Pin Default 0x02a11121: [Jack] Mic at Ext Front
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x0c [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400181: Stereo
  Pincap 0x081737: IN OUT
  Pin Default 0x50a70120: [N/A] Mic at Int N/A
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x0d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400181: Stereo
  Pincap 0x083f: IN OUT HP
  Pin Default 0x90170110: [Fixed] Speaker at Int N/A
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x0e [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x300105: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x1a 0x19]
  Connection: 1
     0x06
Node 0x0f [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x30010d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x04, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x04 0x04]
  Connection: 5
     0x0b* 0x0c 0x0d 0x0a 0x11
Node 0x10 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400104: Mono Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00]
  Pincap 0x0810: OUT
  Pin Default 0x400001f0: [N/A] Line Out at Ext N/A
    Conn = Unknown, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Connection: 1
     0x12
Node 0x11 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
  Pincap 0x0820: IN
  Pin Default 0x9033012e: [Fixed] CD at Int N/A
    Conn = ATAPI, Color = Unknown
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
Node 0x12 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x200100: Mono
  Connection: 1
     0x06
Node 0x13 [Beep Generator Widget] wcaps 0x70000c: Mono Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x03, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x17, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00]
Node 0x14 [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x30090d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 1
     0x09
Any suggestions? I was preparing to install alsa 1.0.13 to see if it helps.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 01:29 AM   #2
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what does lspci -v say?
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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If the lsmod says somthing like
snd 8 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
then you have sound installed, so check alsamixer or kmix switch and turn off external amplifier.
and in kde go to control center > sound system - enable
hth
 
Old 10-17-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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**then you have sound installed, so check alsamixer or kmix switch and turn off external amplifier.**
Turning off external amplifier shuts off the sound on my computer. I don't suggest that.

**and in kde**
Ubuntu has Gnome. Not KDE.

**go to control center > sound system - enable**
This works if arts doesn't cause trouble with the sound card. Which, sometimes, it does.

I suggest login out of Gnome, press CTRL+ALT+F1, login,
type "cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp"
Press CTRL+C
If you heard something, it's working fine, if not, play with the soundknob and alsamixer
If you get an error while trying that command, well, come back here and post lspci -v...

and I suggest reading this howto:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...se_beeps_sucks
 
Old 10-17-2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mimithebrain
what does lspci -v say?
Code:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a3f (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
        Memory behind bridge: c0100000-c01fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c8000000-00000000cff00000
        Capabilities: [44] #08 [a803]
        Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]

0000:00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a36 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
        Memory behind bridge: c0200000-c02fffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] #10 [0141]
        Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
        Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]
        Capabilities: [b8] #08 [a803]

0000:00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a37 (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: c0300000-c03fffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] #10 [0141]
        Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
        Capabilities: [b0] #0d [0000]
        Capabilities: [b8] #08 [a803]

0000:00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 225
        Memory at c0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 225
        Memory at c0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 225
        Memory at c0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
        I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
        Memory at fed00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [b0] #08 [a802]

0000:00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80) (prog-if 82 [Master PriP])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 217
        I/O ports at <ignored>
        I/O ports at <ignored>
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at <unassigned>
        I/O ports at 8410 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:00:14.2 0403: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 437b (rev 01)
        Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 437b
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 217
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-

0000:00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

0000:00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=0c, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
        Memory behind bridge: c0400000-c04fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 88000000-89ffffff

0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [80] #08 [2101]

0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
        Flags: fast devsel

0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
        Flags: fast devsel

0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [f0] #0f [0010]

0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5975 (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 10
        Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
        Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.: Unknown device 4352 (rev 14)
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 233
        Memory at c0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [5c] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/1 Enable+
        Capabilities: [e0] #10 [0011]

0000:05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 0465
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
        Memory at c0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [58] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [d0] #10 [0011]

0000:08:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8039
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 185
        Memory at c0404000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=08, secondary=09, subordinate=0c, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 88000000-89fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 8a000000-8bfff000
        I/O window 0: 00002000-000020ff
        I/O window 1: 00002400-000024ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

0000:08:09.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 803a (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 177
        Memory at c0405000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Memory at c0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

0000:08:09.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 803b
        Subsystem: Gateway 2000: Unknown device 0367
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at c0406000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
 
Old 10-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #6
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I looked on the internet for an answer.
I figured that the card is "Intel High Definition Audio".
I found this page:

http://www.gidnetwork.com/b-106.html
Essentially, you have to reinstall ALSA.

I also found that you can add acpi=off to your kernel arguments, that may work.
...but you lose ACPI functions.

I don't know how else to fix your problem. Sorry.
 
  


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