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Old 06-19-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
Kambrian
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I810 soundcard problem


I've been having a lot of trouble lately with my intel_i810 soundcard. I had it running off of alsa-0.9.4 for a while and then one day it just stops working. Well, it wasn't really working, I just had the sounds from Gaim working. Everything else resulted in a crackling noise which I think was due to a Pcm problem. I tried to reinstall everything and when i try to insert the modules into the kernel this is what I get:

#modprobe snd-intel8x0;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod snd-intel8x0 failed

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Nik
 
Old 06-20-2003, 05:49 PM   #2
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welcome to the club... i couldn't get my i810 working. I compiled alsa and got a similar error message...

modprobe snd-intel8x0;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.o: insmod snd-intel8x0 failed
 
Old 06-20-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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what distro are you using?

mine works wonderfully in mdk 9.1. i'll give you a somewhat quick rundown on how to maybe get it going.

modprobe i810_audio

that should load it for you. it won't have all of the whistles and bells, but it will work. we can also do it manually if you need to. drop a line back if that is the case.

cheers.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:45 AM   #4
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my soundcard works fine with suse and mandrake.. i know, but i need help with slackware 9.0.... my current distro...

i already have that i810_audio in my modlist

lsmod:

root@linux:/home/pashol# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
agpgart 35776 5 (autoclean)
i810_rng 2624 0 (unused)
uhci 24560 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [uhci]
i810_audio 21160 0
ac97_codec 9512 0 [i810_audio]
tuner 9696 1 (autoclean)
tvaudio 12188 0 (autoclean) (unused)
bttv 67936 0 (unused)
i2c-algo-bit 6984 1 [bttv]
i2c-core 12708 0 [tuner tvaudio bttv i2c-algo-bit]
videodev 5632 3 [bttv]
btaudio 10508 0
soundcore 3332 5 [i810_audio bttv btaudio]
pcmcia_core 38112 0
ide-scsi 8048 0
8139too 15272 1
mii 2240 0 [8139too]
apm 9608 2
 
Old 06-21-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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what do you have in the /etc/modules.conf for the

alias sound-slot-0

that would be it. in my debian it was off by just a little bit and wouldnt' work. what you would want to have there is

alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio

if it says intel8x0 the put a # before the line to omit it and put the line that's just above here in there and then log out and restart x. you might have to go all the way to reboot but hopefully not. drop a line back with the results.

cheers.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:07 PM   #6
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in my sound section in my rc.modules is nothing with i810_audio at all.. .

should i add id somewhere??

can i probe that before i insert that line in my rc.modules?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 09:36 PM   #7
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what you can do is to open up the rc.modules and put a # before the line with your sound card on it. that will make it not see that line and then drop in the line that i told you about. if it isn't working then, just get rid of the line that i told you about and then remove the # from the old line.

cheers.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 11:54 PM   #8
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As a friendly advice, use aRts instead of ALSA. I am using it (and ess) on INtel i810 Soundcard without ANY problems. ALSA is still ages away from being a stable Sound system for Linux.

Hope that helps...
 
Old 06-27-2003, 12:52 PM   #9
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Well, I reinstalled mandrake 9.1 and I am back to having the Gaim sounds and music CDs working but everything else is the crackling noise. Right now I am using the snd-intel8x0 sound driver and those are the only two things I can get out of my speakers. Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 11:00 PM   #10
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YOu can take a look at this:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0
and then the link below:
http://opensrc.org/alsa/index.php?page=intel8x0
(note the comments about the .asoundrc file and the alsa mixer settings)
 
Old 06-28-2003, 01:47 AM   #11
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I installed the latest ALSA drivers, lib and utils but I am still having the same problem. CD and Gaim sounds work fine, but if I try to start a game up or watch a video, I get crackling. The crackling will continue even if i stop the video or game until I play one of the Gaim sounds. Could this be a problem with the PCM settings? If the crackling is happening and I mute PCM, it goes away.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 03:07 AM   #12
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Hi Kambrian ,


Ref: http://opensrc.org/alsa/index.php?page=intel8x0

- for the best sound quality (at least on my dell smartstep) make sure master and pcm are about two bars below their maximum, and correct volume with the wheel on the side of your computer. otherwise you will notice some frequency range problems.

Others on that page say using the OSS drivers may be the way to go, instead of ALSA. It seems to depend on what you want to do, and your hardware. Read some of it, and see if it makes any sense to ya. I'm personally not familiar with the 810 sound stuff.
Anyone else got some suggestions.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 03:10 AM   #13
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one other thing, mute all your recording sources when not in use, see your alsa mixer for that onel.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 01:43 PM   #14
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Well, seems alsamixer has decided to just vanish from the hard drive. Well not really, its still there but when I try to run it, it cant be found. This is what Im getting:

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

If you cant tell already, Im a complete newbie to Linux but Im learning . Umm, how would I go about trying the OSS drivers? Also, to uninstall, all I do is "make clean" then remove the directory, right?
 
Old 06-28-2003, 11:49 PM   #15
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Tried to uninstall the alsa 0.9.4 stuff and it totally screwed everything up so I have reinstalled mandrake 9.1 once again and I'm going to leave everything alone until someone makes some suggestions. Anyone have th i810 soundchip working correctly and want to walk me through whatever it is they did?
 
  


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