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Les_Mackeen 11-22-2005 10:09 AM

Sony VAIO Sound Problems
 
I am currently running Suse v.10 on a sub-compact Sony VAIO PCG-4E1L but am unable to hear any sound. When I attempt to play a CD through Banshee -- nothing. When I attempt to play an MP3 file -- again nothing. The player simply skips to the next song immediately until the playlist is exhausted. I have used YaST to setup the video drivers:

82801DB Intel (AC'97 Audio Controller)
"configured as sound card 0"

No joy.

Is there something I am missing?

Leslie

irish_rover 11-23-2005 07:08 PM

In an xterm or console what are the results of the command lsmod (as root).

Are you using the KDE desktop? If so do you have kmix running?

Let's just start with finding out if the right modules (drivers) are loaded.

Leslie Mackeen 12-31-2005 10:20 AM

Here is the output for the "lsmod" command as root. Thanks again for your help!

Leslie

linux:/etc/X11 # lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 4096 1
nls_cp437 5760 1
vfat 12800 1
fat 49692 1 vfat
usb_storage 72512 1
cpufreq_ondemand 6044 1
cpufreq_userspace 4444 0
cpufreq_powersave 1792 0
speedstep_centrino 7508 1
freq_table 4612 1 speedstep_centrino
sonypi 23320 1
i915 18944 1
drm 61844 2 i915
snd_pcm_oss 59168 0
snd_mixer_oss 18944 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 51984 0
snd_seq_device 8588 1 snd_seq
snd_intel8x0 33408 1
snd_ac97_codec 90876 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2432 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 93064 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 24452 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 60420 10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9184 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10632 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
lp 11460 0
parport_pc 38980 0
parport 33864 2 lp,parport_pc
edd 9824 0
ipt_pkttype 1664 1
ipt_LOG 6912 7
ipt_limit 2304 7
ip6t_REJECT 5504 3
ipt_REJECT 5632 3
ipt_state 1920 12
iptable_mangle 2688 0
iptable_nat 22228 0
iptable_filter 2816 1
ip6table_mangle 2304 0
ip_conntrack 42168 2 ipt_state,iptable_nat
ip_tables 19456 8 ipt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,ipt_limit,ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 2688 1
ip6_tables 18176 3 ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
af_packet 21384 2
sg 35744 0
st 38944 0
sd_mod 18576 2
sr_mod 16420 0
scsi_mod 131304 5 usb_storage,sg,st,sd_mod,sr_mod
ipv6 242752 11 ip6t_REJECT
subfs 7552 1
sony_acpi 5260 0
button 7056 0
battery 10244 0
ac 5252 0
joydev 9408 0
pcmcia 37176 0
hci_usb 14088 0
bluetooth 45700 1 hci_usb
eepro100 29840 0
ohci1394 32820 0
ieee1394 97208 1 ohci1394
e100 35456 0
mii 5504 2 eepro100,e100
ipw2200 171656 0
ieee80211 51140 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 5508 1 ieee80211
firmware_class 9856 2 pcmcia,ipw2200
yenta_socket 23820 1
rsrc_nonstatic 12800 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 39952 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
generic 4484 0 [permanent]
i2c_i801 8844 0
i2c_core 20368 1 i2c_i801
ehci_hcd 32136 0
shpchp 88676 0
pci_hotplug 26164 1 shpchp
hw_random 5268 0
uhci_hcd 32016 0
usbcore 112640 5 usb_storage,hci_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
intel_agp 22044 1
agpgart 33096 3 drm,intel_agp
nls_utf8 2048 1
ntfs 182288 1
dm_mod 54972 0
reiserfs 250480 1
ide_cd 39684 0
cdrom 36896 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
fan 4996 0
thermal 14472 0
processor 24252 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
piix 9988 0 [permanent]
ide_disk 17152 4
ide_core 122380 5 usb_storage,generic,ide_cd,piix,ide_disk

Leslie Mackeen 01-06-2006 09:49 AM

Anybody care to take a stab at this problem? Thanks!

Leslie

Habu 01-09-2006 12:49 AM

Not sure if this'll help, but it's always been an issue with my computers. In the command run
Code:

alsamixer
(you'll need the alsa-tools package installed, IIRC).
Look for the slider that says "External Amplifier" and turn it off (press m).

Leslie Mackeen 01-09-2006 11:44 AM

Thanks Habu. I ran the alsamixer utility and turned the external amplifier "off" by pressing "m". Unfortunately, there is still no sound. Any suggestions would be most welcome...

Thanks again.

Leslie


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