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Old 09-07-2010, 06:41 AM   #1
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Sound card loops test sound and music running OpenSUSE on Toshiba Satellite L100


I installed OpenSUSE (latest version) the other day. I'm a newbie, so I just let it do all the auto-configuration itself. You can hear the start-up sound, but it keeps looping small sections (~0.3s) over and over. It eventually gets to the end of the sample, after countless repetitions of each section in turn and then stops. You can't listen to music from CDs or streaming video etc. unless you're Max Headroom.

Have had a go at muting different channels on the mixer (including Alsamixer from a Terminal window), but to no avail.


Any ideas? Please explain it so that Lister can understand.

Thanks
 
Old 09-08-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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hi

I don't use opensuse but until you get a better reply...pls post a link to snapshot of your alsamixer current settings...as a local user

2) are you also using pulseaudio?

3) It may be that you need to adjust the model= in you alsa config or maybe you need a quirk so can you also post the output of

Code:
aplay -L
aplay -l
lsmod | grep snd
lspci | grep Audio


4) Do you have any sound events (you set yourself) as autostart?

Last edited by aus9; 09-08-2010 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2010, 05:28 AM   #3
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Hello

thanks for your reply.

1. Link to Alsa snapshot http://www.flickr.com/photos/53805213@N06/4973779914/

2. In YaST, pulseaudio configuration error message "Pulseaudio is not installed or cannot be configured"


I've just tried resetting values in YaST, but the speaker icon has disappeared from the screen. I'll reset the computer and then try 3.


4. I installed OpenSUSE 11.3 straight 'out of the box' and haven't set anything like that myself.


Many thanks


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Old 09-09-2010, 05:53 AM   #4
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I spotted a couple of error messages on boot and have taken a photograph of the screen so you can see them:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53805213@N06/4973208871/


Here are the results from the Terminal window...


aplay -L
null
Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
default:CARD=IXP
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
Default Audio Device
front:CARD=IXP,DEV=0
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
Front speakers
surround40:CARD=IXP,DEV=0
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=IXP,DEV=0
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=IXP,DEV=0
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=IXP,DEV=0
ATI IXP, ATI IXP AC97
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers




aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: IXP [ATI IXP], device 0: ATI IXP AC97 [ATI IXP AC97]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Modem [ATI IXP Modem], device 0: ATI IXP MC97 [ATI IXP MC97]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


lsmod | grep snd
snd_pcm_oss 47343 0
snd_mixer_oss 16449 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 57073 0
snd_seq_device 6566 1 snd_seq
snd_atiixp_modem 10511 0
snd_atiixp 13922 4
snd_ac97_codec 106433 2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
ac97_bus 1066 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 86800 5 snd_pcm_oss,snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21318 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 64702 15 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm, snd_timer
soundcore 7013 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7817 3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm


lspci | grep Audio
[RETURNED NOTHING IN TERMINAL]


I hope this means something...


Thanks


CH
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:57 AM   #5
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hi

thankyou for your reply.

I am concerned about a few things so lets deal with them in sequence.

1) your alsamixer image shows that mixer levels are raised and not muted for most but PCM...so go back into termianl pls and press the right arrow key TWO times to get you to PCM and raise those volumes pls

2) you do not appear to have pulseaudio running ....thats ok we can eliminate it

2) your aplay output is very disturbing.

can you post the output of a new command pls..In a code box pls

lspci -vv

thats v v not w

(if that is not working just .....lspci)

also so we can google...the full make and model of your toshiba hardware pls

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:14 AM   #6
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1. I've turned all the sliders down in alsa, except master and pcm. It still stutters (i.e. the sample works, but...)
2. Good
3. lspci -vv
Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
christopher@linux-rsuo:~> lspci
Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).

er... How do I get root access in terminal? Rootsh works on my nokia n900. Root doesn't do anything.


4. Computer details http://www.flickr.com/photos/53805213@N06/4976679562/



Thanks

Chris
 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #7
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oh you don't know how to run root powers?

ok try these in a terminal

Code:
sudo lspci -vv

(if that fails as you are not a member of sudo group)
su
(enter root password)
lspci -vv
2) It appears not many ppl have your laptop....as per zero hits in this list
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/toshiba.html

3) Which country did you buy it in? I am guessing its Germany.

does that country have a specifications page

4) so if you can....name the motherboard chipset and post a link to the specifications page pls.

5) In general we may need to try diff mixer levels see Sound can be heard but it is distorted at
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/TroubleShooting

6) to save other ppl looking you appear to have a (according to my eyesight)

conexant cx20468-31 on a toshiba notebook model L100 (PSLA3) using the ac97 module...possible build for Germany
http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...jsp?service=UK

but I want to confirm those specifications as its useless making the OP create a blacklist module entry or a model= entry in the modprobe conf file if we don't have the correct model.

Last edited by aus9; 09-10-2010 at 06:29 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2010, 07:40 AM   #8
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1. Oh, sudo! Yes, I've used that on other systems

christopher@linux-rsuo:~> su
Password:
linux-rsuo:/home/christopher # lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 5a31 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d4000000-d7ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge

00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: I/O ports at 8440 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 8430 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at 8420 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 8410 [size=4]
Region 4: I/O ports at 8400 [size=16]
Region 5: Memory at d0004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 24000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: sata_sil

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at d0005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at d0006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: Memory at d0007000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Bridge: PM- B3+
Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Region 0: I/O ports at 8040 [size=16]
Region 1: Memory at d0004400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 88 [Master SecP])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
Region 2: I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
Region 3: I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
Region 4: I/O ports at 8460 [size=16]
Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=09, subordinate=0e, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
Memory behind bridge: d0200000-d02fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-23ffffff
Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 80)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
Latency: 64 (500ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: Memory at d0004800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP AC97 controller

00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (500ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: Memory at d0004c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP MC97 controller

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
Latency: 66 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 1: I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Address: 00000000 Data: 0000
Kernel driver in use: radeon

09:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 168, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
Region 0: Memory at d0211000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=09, secondary=0a, subordinate=0d, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 28000000-2bfff000
I/O window 0: 0000a400-0000a4ff
I/O window 1: 0000a800-0000a8ff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- ISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset+ 16bInt+ PostWrite+
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

09:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff31
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
Region 0: I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at d0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Kernel driver in use: 8139too

09:04.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7094
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 168 (2500ns min, 7000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
Region 0: Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
Kernel driver in use: ath5k

2. No, it's not there, is it. I wonder if the other Toshiba Satellite L100s are just same..?

3. I bought this computer in the UK. "does that country have a specifications page " I don't know what this means. But, there's this, if it's of any help.

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...L=1&service=UK

4. Is there a 'My Computer' style thing which can tell me which motherboard set it is etc. ?

5. There's no distortion, just the looping. I've tried turning all the channels right down, just above zero. But the looping continues.

speaker-test -c 2 -t wav

Yields the same result. I need time to read through the "troubleshooting alsa" page to see if I understand any of it.

6. Here is a list of sound drivers for this device, but they're only for Windows Operating System. http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...jsp?service=UK


Many thanks

Chris
 
Old 09-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #9
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ok

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-...0205112658.zip
is your motherboard manual and its crap...does not name the device....sheesh!

2) Lets review

Your lspci output shows

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 80)
Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP MC97 controller
Interrupt (IRQ) = 17.....the same as your modem.....hmmmm

Your main kernel modules appear to be

snd_atiixp, snd_ac97_codec for snd

snd_atiixp_modem for modem

3) I would now like to see the output of

Code:
cat /proc/interrupts
Now its ok to have some interrupts shared...but I am not too keen that both aplay -l devices are on the same interrupt.

4) Do you use this modem?

Actually...I am kind of thinking...you do use it....and while its being used....as its on the same interrupt....things happen to your sound

leaping ahead ....try at own risk etc

Try adding a cheatcode to your bootloader ...grub / grub2 like

pci=biosirq (but thats a knoppix cheatcode or boot parameter and you may need to ask opensuse forum how to change your IRQ for your modem or sound)

5) If not ....leaping ahead as we appear to be in diff timezones....try a blacklist of that module ....snd_atiixp_modem

use root powers to add that module your blacklist file...I am hoping it might be called

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.....and line to be added with root powers is

blacklist snd_atiixp_modem


and full reboot to test lsmod and sound

6) EDIT

and I looking at your original alsamixer image....you have some things unmuted which may be interfering....so try this first....but keep the first 3 unmuted and raised and keep your cd.

run alsamixer

use right arrow to go to each control/slider....press M to mute

Press TAB key to get to capture devices or input devices and mute the lot

then try sound?

good luck

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:02 PM   #10
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1. Yes, the screen broke just out of warranty. It turns out a lot of Toshiba owners have had this problem.

2. Yes, I'd noticed the modem thing. If I go to "Select Sound Card" in Alsamixer, I get to choose:

- (default)
0 ATI IXP
1 ATI IXP Modem

3. cat /proc/interrupts
CPU0
0: 24755944 IO-APIC-edge timer
1: 8166 IO-APIC-edge i8042
8: 1 IO-APIC-edge rtc0
9: 25654 IO-APIC-fasteoi acpi
12: 1300773 IO-APIC-edge i8042
15: 437730 IO-APIC-edge pata_atiixp
17: 103 IO-APIC-fasteoi radeon, ATI IXP, ATI IXP Modem
19: 160 IO-APIC-fasteoi ehci_hcd:usb1, ohci_hcd:usb2, ohci_hcd:usb3
20: 1 IO-APIC-fasteoi yenta
21: 138994 IO-APIC-fasteoi eth0
22: 481975 IO-APIC-fasteoi sata_sil, ath
NMI: 0 Non-maskable interrupts
LOC: 27681803 Local timer interrupts
SPU: 0 Spurious interrupts
PMI: 0 Performance monitoring interrupts
PND: 0 Performance pending work
RES: 0 Rescheduling interrupts
CAL: 0 Function call interrupts
TLB: 0 TLB shootdowns
TRM: 0 Thermal event interrupts
THR: 0 Threshold APIC interrupts
MCE: 0 Machine check exceptions
MCP: 96 Machine check polls
ERR: 0
MIS: 0

4. I don't use a dial-up connection, so I don't use the modem in that respect. I'm currently directly connected to a broadband modem with ethernet. I want to go to wireless, but there's a little problem there, as well...

6. Done all the muting etc. Guess what... It still has a stutter.

5. I'm not worried about taking risks and making it break- all my work is backed up and I've still got the installation DVD if things go bananas.

I remember reading about boot loaders in my days of programming 8 bit and 16 bit computers, but I'm afraid you'll need to give me some guidance on how to:

"Try adding a cheatcode to your bootloader ...grub / grub2 like

pci=biosirq (but thats a knoppix cheatcode or boot parameter and you may need to ask opensuse forum how to change your IRQ for your modem or sound)"

AND

"try a blacklist of that module ....snd_atiixp_modem

use root powers to add that module your blacklist file...I am hoping it might be called

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.....and line to be added with root powers is

blacklist snd_atiixp_modem

and full reboot to test lsmod and sound"



Except for the reboot.


Sorry to be a pain


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Old 09-13-2010, 05:52 AM   #11
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hi

ok lets stay with IRQ=17...you have modem...sound device and your video...eek

1) use root powers to edit a file called /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist according to this google result
http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/...blacklist.html

The entry is as previously suggested
blacklist snd_atiixp_modem

reboot and re-run
lsmod | grep snd

and hopefully your modem no longer appears.

2) cheat codes also known as boot codes also known as kernel paramters

I suspect you have grub2

use root powers to look at

/boot/grub/grub.cfg ....if found you have grub2

/boot/grub/menu.lst.....if found and if you have no grub.cfg you have grub legacy

Open that file with root powers....not sure what text editor you use....open a terminal and try these commands until a text editor opens

sudo kwrite
sudo mousepad
sudo leafpad
sudo gedit

or click on your "menu" button and go to office stuff or text stuff and see what the name of your editor is.

2b) ....for grub2....you will be opening a file called....../etc/default/grub and edit this line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="pci=biosirq"

then open a terminal with root powers and run the command

update-grub

you can then read the change in your grub.cfg before rebooting and testing

However you really should visit your distro's site and read their docs and see what bootcodes you can use please.

2c) ...grub-legacy...use root powers to edit your kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst so it reads

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-blah blah....root=blah blah or UUID is mentioned blah blah......(add to end of line) pci=biosirq

good luck

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:18 PM   #12
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1. I've found the blacklist file and tried editing it, but...

2. Kwrite won't save it and OpenOffice said it's read only. I've gone from Terminal to edit blacklist using root access with the list of editors you gave:

sudo kwrite /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
kwrite: cannot connect to X server
christopher@linux-rsuo:~>

sudo mousepad
sudo: mousepad: command not found

sudo leafpad
sudo: leafpad: command not found

sudo gedit
sudo: gedit: command not found


Menu>Utilities>Editor> Kwrite or Kompare. I have OpenOffice.

There's no /boot/grub/grub.cfg but there is /boot/grub/menu.lst, which is a blank file, so it's grub legacy

So, I can't (yet) edit the blacklist and the kernel files (I can certainly view them). I've gone to advanced properties on the blacklist file and its parent directory, to see the permissions flags. I ticket all the write ones, but it doesn't keep them after I press ok!

What should I do?

CH
 
Old 09-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #13
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hmm

just try

sudo kwrite

if that fails try

su
(enter password for root)
kwrite

and navigate to your blacklist file

2) Can you show the contents of that blacklist file

3) I don't think you are using grub if its a blank file....maybe lilo?

if su works for you post the output of this command....pls copy and paste and we can't afford a typo and I
will show you mine so you know what a grub looks like

Code:
su
Password: 
root@sid:/home/gordy# dd if=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
�c�GRUB|�����������E����F� ��x�N�@�V��V��R��1� ����€u���Y|1�����€u���t|1�� ��d|<�t��R��}��|�€tH�A��U�ZRr=��U�u7��t21��D@�D��D�f�\|f�f�`|f�\
                                                                                                                                                               �Dp�B��€����}��f�ƈd�@f�D��������@�����f�f�`|f	�uNf�\|f1�f�4��1�f�t;}7����0������Z�ƻp1۸�r��`�1������a�&Z|��}���}�4��}�.���GRUB GeomHard DiskRead Error
����<u��������?�&��������&��&���������M���Y���������A	�U�1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 4.6051e-05 s, 11.1 MB/s
CHANGE sda to hda or something else depending on what you see when you view your /etc/fstab please

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Old 09-14-2010, 03:02 PM   #14
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1. Forgot to mention, I'd tried the full path with kwrite because I got this without it:

su
Password:
linux-rsuo:/home/christopher # kwrite
kwrite(5126): Session bus not found

KCrash: Application 'kwrite' crashing...
sock_file=/root/.kde4/socket-linux-rsuo.site/kdeinit4__0
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
KCrash cannot reach kdeinit, launching directly.
drkonqi(5127): Session bus not found

linux-rsuo:/home/christopher #


2. Kwrite and other applications will view the file:
#
# $Id$
#
# Listing a module here prevents modprobe from loading it via modalias (only
# aliases from /lib/modules/*/modules.alias). You may still load it explicitely.
# We blacklist some modules becaus they may harm on certain devices or they
# prevent other modules from grabbing the device.
#
# Syntax: blacklist <driver name>
# See 'man modprobe'.
#

# uhci ... usb-uhci handles the same pci class
blacklist uhci
# usbcore ... module is loaded implicitly, ignore it otherwise
blacklist usbcore

# tulip ... de4x5, xircom_tulip_cb, dmfe (...) handle same devices
blacklist de4x5
# At least 2.4.3 and later xircom_tulip doesn't have that conflict
# xircom_tulip_cb
blacklist dmfe

# list all framebuffer drivers, some of them tend to crash during boot
# they are either compiled into the kernel, or vesafb is active
# X works fine without them, rcfbset can load them if really required
# sed -e '/\/drivers\/video\/.*\.\(o\|ko\)$/{s@^.*/@@;s@\..*$@@;p};d'
blacklist aty128fb
blacklist atyfb
blacklist clgenfb
blacklist cyber2000fb
# cyblafb, bug 466280
blacklist cyblafb
blacklist encode-big5
blacklist encode-gb
blacklist encode-gbk
blacklist encode-jis
blacklist encode-kscm
blacklist fbcon-afb
blacklist fbcon-cfb2
blacklist fbcon-cfb4
blacklist fbcon-hga
blacklist fbcon-ilbm
blacklist fbcon-iplan2p2
blacklist fbcon-iplan2p4
blacklist fbcon-iplan2p8
blacklist fbcon-mac
blacklist fbcon-mfb
blacklist fbcon-vga
blacklist fbcon-vga-planes
blacklist fbgen
blacklist g450_pll
blacklist hgafb
blacklist i2c-matroxfb
blacklist i810fb
blacklist intelfbdrv
blacklist intelfbhw
blacklist matroxfb_accel
blacklist matroxfb_base
blacklist matroxfb_crtc2
blacklist matroxfb_DAC1064
blacklist matroxfb_g450
blacklist matroxfb_maven
blacklist matroxfb_misc
blacklist matroxfb_proc
blacklist matroxfb_Ti3026
blacklist mdacon
blacklist neofb
blacklist pm2fb
blacklist pm3fb
blacklist radeonfb
blacklist rivafb
blacklist sisfb
blacklist sstfb
blacklist tdfxfb
blacklist tridentfb
blacklist unikey
blacklist vga16fb
blacklist vgastate
blacklist vmware
# for kyrofb see Bug 35810
blacklist kyrofb
# list was not complete (bug 106715)
blacklist arcfb
blacklist backlight
blacklist lcd
blacklist cirrusfb
blacklist gx1fb
blacklist intelfb
blacklist macmodes
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist s1d13xxxfb
blacklist savagefb
# additional modules since SLE11, bug 468964
blacklist arkfb
blacklist carminefb
blacklist gxfb
blacklist hecubafb
blacklist lxfb
blacklist s3fb
blacklist sm501fb
blacklist viafb
blacklist vmlfb
blacklist vt8623fb


# ISDN modules are load from /lib/udev/isdn.sh
blacklist fcusb
blacklist fcusb2
blacklist fxusb
blacklist fxusb_CZ
blacklist fcdslusb
blacklist fcdslusb2
blacklist fcdslusba
blacklist fcdslslusb
blacklist fcdslslusb2
blacklist e2220pc
blacklist e5520pc
blacklist bfusb
blacklist b1isa
blacklist b1pci
blacklist b1pcmcia
blacklist c4
blacklist t1isa
blacklist t1pci
blacklist divas
blacklist act2000
blacklist hfc_usb
blacklist hisax
blacklist hisax_fcpcipnp
blacklist hisax_st5481
blacklist hysdn
blacklist icn
blacklist pcbit
blacklist sc
blacklist tpam
blacklist fcpci
blacklist fcclassic
blacklist fcdsl
blacklist fcdsl2
# mISDN modules
blacklist hfcsusb
blacklist hfcpci
blacklist hfcmulti
blacklist l1oip
blacklist mISDN_dsp
blacklist mISDN_core

# OSS PCI sound modules
blacklist ad1889
blacklist ali5455
blacklist btaudio
blacklist cmpci
blacklist cs4281
blacklist emu10k1
blacklist es1370
blacklist es1371
blacklist esssolo1
blacklist forte
blacklist i810_audio
blacklist maestro
blacklist maestro3
blacklist nm256_audio
blacklist opl3sa2 # Bug 219758
blacklist rme96xx
blacklist sonicvibes
blacklist trident
blacklist via82cxxx_audio
blacklist ymfpci

# If you really need firewire direct networking, then remove this entry
blacklist eth1394

# this is a debugging module which should only be loaded manually
blacklist evbug

# These mtd drivers should be loaded manually.
blacklist scb2_flash
blacklist ich2rom
blacklist pci
blacklist l440gx
blacklist amd76xrom

# job of rcdvb
blacklist snd_bt87x
blacklist snd-bt87x

# HP Touch Screen usb input driver. breaks all other mouse input devices
blacklist tsdev

# https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=115132
blacklist slamr
blacklist slusb

# This module seems to be good for nothing. See bug 129301.
blacklist dpt_i2o

# This driver is obsolete and should never be loaded as default.
# See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=146728
blacklist eepro100

# This driver is obsolete and should never be loaded as default.
# See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=146930
blacklist sk98lin

# This driver is rarely needed and causes trouble when scanning devices.
# See: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=144623
blacklist stradis

# These devices have bt878 chip without PCI Subsystem ID. Without that info bttv
# does not know how to treat them properly. Therefore we disable autoloading of
# modules for these devices.
# See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=149588
# To enable your device create a hardware configuration file for your device.
# See man hwup for details.
# You will probably have to specify an option to identify your card. Have a
# look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/CARDLIST.bttv.
alias pci:v0000109Ed0000036Esv00000000sd00000000bc04sc00i00 bttv_skip_it
alias pci:v0000109Ed00000878sv00000000sd00000000bc04sc80i00 bttv_skip_it
install bttv_skip_it /bin/echo "module alias skipped (bt878 chip without PCI Subsystem ID)"

# For some bridges both intel-agp and i82875p_edac are loaded. If i82875p_edac
# is loaded first it will grab the device. Then intel-agp doesn't work.
# Therefore we disable automatic loading of 82875p_edac. (Bug 213840)
blacklist i82875p_edac
#
# Blacklist the IBM s390 module for I/O dynamic configuration support
# Bug bnc#478601
blacklist chsc_sch



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2��V���a��Invalid partition tableError loading operating systemMissing operating system,Dc�Bu !��'Z����(��������8�▒�U�1+0 records in
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512 bytes (512 B) copied, 5.2242e-05 s, 9.8 MB/s


0. As far as I can remember, the sound on the Live CD version of OpenSUSE worked. Would you like me to check this. There might be something useful in that...


Thanks


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...just

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kwrite: cannot connect to X server
 
  


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