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Old 08-31-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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Dell Dimension 2400 AC'97 Chipset Driver for Fedora Core 2


My sound hasn't worked since I installed Fedora Core 2. I have tracked it down to being a chipset (82801DB ICH4 AC'97) problem. I searched intel's website with no result. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

PS: I am running a Dell Dimension 2400 with the integrated "Extreme" multimedia package.

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Old 08-31-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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hi locolodo, welcome to lq. have you tried running a mixer and unmuting sound?
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome and your response.

I looked through my mixer and saw that some outputs and inputs were muted. I unmuted all that was possible and still am having problems. The autodetect seemed to have found my integrated sound device but I hear nothing when I play the test sound. I think my problem may be with the proper device drivers... Is there something else I can try?

LOCO
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:41 AM   #4
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post the output of the following commands

/sbin/lspci -v

lsmod

good luck.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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Here are the outputs

This the the first: (

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [1105]

00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled]
Memory at feb80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 1

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I/O ports at ff60 [size=32]

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
I/O ports at ff40 [size=32]

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5
Memory at ffa80800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] #0a [2080]

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB/ER Hub interface to PCI Bridge (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fd000000-feafffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f0000000-f7ffffff

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) LPC Bridge (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) Ultra ATA 100 Storage Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at <ignored>
I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
Memory at feb7fc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 3
I/O ports at eda0 [size=32]

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
I/O ports at ee00
I/O ports at edc0 [size=64]
Memory at feb7fa00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Memory at feb7f900 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:05.0 Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 2f20
Subsystem: Conexant: Unknown device 200f
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3
Memory at fe9f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at dff8 [size=8]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

01:06.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 9
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=fea00000]
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Expansion ROM at 00010000 [disabled]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 8127
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 3
Memory at fe9ee000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=fea00000]
Expansion ROM at 00004000 [disabled]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

And here is the second output

Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 14017 2
snd_intel8x0 30829 3
snd_ac97_codec 58821 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83529 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25413 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8393 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4033 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7361 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21733 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6473 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45477 10 snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devi ce
soundcore 7713 3 snd
nvidia 4823380 12
md5 3905 1
ipv6 217349 12
parport_pc 21249 1
lp 9133 0
parport 35977 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20677 0
sunrpc 141861 1
b44 19781 0
mii 3777 1 b44
ipt_REJECT 5057 1
ipt_state 1857 7
ip_conntrack 25569 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2369 1
ip_tables 13889 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy 54001 0
sg 28513 0
scsi_mod 105360 1 sg
microcode 5601 0
dm_mod 47317 0
joydev 7169 0
uhci_hcd 28505 0
ehci_hcd 27973 0
button 4825 0
battery 7117 0
asus_acpi 9177 0
ac 3533 0
ext3 96937 1
jbd 66521 1 ext3


If you don't mind me asking, what are you looking for? I have noticed the first command has listed my hardware components. Not to sure about the second command though.

Loco
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:20 PM   #6
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i was looking for hardware specs, as you guessed, and any loaded modules, ls = list, mod = modules. in linux "drivers" are actually modules, so i was looking for your "drivers" w/the lsmod command. here is you sound card

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0160
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
I/O ports at ee00
I/O ports at edc0 [size=64]
Memory at feb7fa00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
Memory at feb7f900 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

judging from this, your drivers are all loaded fine

snd_mixer_oss 14017 2
snd_intel8x0 30829 3
snd_ac97_codec 58821 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83529 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25413 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8393 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4033 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7361 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21733 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6473 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45477 10 snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devi
ce
soundcore 7713 3 snd

so i guess it'sback to the mixers, do you have kmix, or aumix? try one of those. check all your cables, be sure the speakers are plugged in properly.
good luck.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:56 PM   #7
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I know you are right about my drivers loading up ok. Would it be a possibility that Fedora Core 2 might not be able to support the sound card I have. I think when the OS detects my sound device it matches it as closely as possible and the "AC'97" device matches the criteria. The mixers I have on this are labeled "Analog Devices AD1981B [OSS Mixer]" and "Intel 82801db-ICH4 [Alsa Mixer]". My cables and plug are fine because I run Windows XP for my Business classes and the sound works on that OS. I messed around on those mixers I have previously listed, and still haven't been able to hear anything.

Am I right in assuming that this OS cannot support my card?

LOCO
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:40 AM   #8
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can you run alsamixer, from a terminal?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:25 PM   #9
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I have ran alsamixer and executed alsactl store, on the command line, no sound, I have checked both reg volume and task bar, also my volume control from my sound and video menu. Still no sound.

Is there anyway you can step by step my noobie brain... :-)
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:19 PM   #10
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you might be having an irq conflict, it looks like your modem, nic, and sound card are all trying to use irq3. did you disable the pnp option in the bios before installing?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 02:16 AM   #11
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No I didn't, but I am also scared to mess around with the bios without some sort of step by step procedure... is there documentation on doing that, or can you help me out with that?

LOCO
 
Old 09-03-2004, 07:33 AM   #12
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if your not comfortable going into the bios then don't. i'm not sure it would help w/out a reinstall anyway. if you feel like you can, you may find some documentation associated w/your motherboard. you should be able to go to the dell site enter your service tag number and get some info there.
good luck.

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Old 09-03-2004, 09:15 AM   #13
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Your sound should work,are you trying to listen to a cd?If so you need a cable from your cd player to the sound plug on your motherboard,just shutdown and ground yourself and look inside the case.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:11 PM   #14
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Well, I am trying to get sound out of this OS in any form possible. There is just no sound at all, in any application. If I were to reinstall, would I still have to mess with the BIOS? From the sounds of it I guess I would... It just doesn't make sense to me that Windows XP has sound in every application and Fedora Core 2 doesn't at all... Oh well I guess I will need to study up on my motherboard and see what I can find out.... If anyone else has some suggestions, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for you help

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Old 09-03-2004, 05:27 PM   #15
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been doing some reading at redhats bugzilla, open a mixer, look for a pcm-2, if it;s there check that it's not set to zero. i'm still reading and will be back w/more info.
good luck.
 
  


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