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Old 04-29-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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more slack10.1 sound issues


Hello all,
I've had similar problems in the past with this. I get no sound with KDE.
the details:

HP Pavilion ze1210 laptop
Slackware 10.1 - 2.4.29

lsmod output:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd-seq                35024   0  (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss            36704   1
snd-mixer-oss          12152   1  [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci                   24284   0  (unused)
usbcore                58860   1  [uhci]
snd-via82xx            12928   0
gameport                1420   0  [snd-via82xx]
snd-mpu401-uart         3200   0  [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi            12320   0  [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device          3812   0  [snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd-via82xx-modem       6212   2
snd-ac97-codec         52472   0  [snd-via82xx snd-via82xx-modem]
snd-pcm                54504   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx snd-via82xx-modem snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer              13412   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd                    31268   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-via82xx-modem snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore               3396   6  [snd]
snd-page-alloc          4712   0  [snd-seq snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-via82xx-modem snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
via-rhine              12368   0  (unused)
mii                     2272   0  [via-rhine]
crc32                   2880   0  [via-rhine]
orinoco_cs              4244   1
orinoco                32372   0  [orinoco_cs]
hermes                  5668   0  [orinoco_cs orinoco]
ds                      6548   2  [orinoco_cs]
yenta_socket           10436   1
pcmcia_core            39172   0  [orinoco_cs ds yenta_socket]
ide-scsi                9392   0
agpgart                45092   0  (unused)
root@zer0:/proc# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd-seq                35024   0  (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss            36704   1
snd-mixer-oss          12152   1  [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci                   24284   0  (unused)
usbcore                58860   1  [uhci]
snd-via82xx            12928   0
gameport                1420   0  [snd-via82xx]
snd-mpu401-uart         3200   0  [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi            12320   0  [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device          3812   0  [snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd-via82xx-modem       6212   2
snd-ac97-codec         52472   0  [snd-via82xx snd-via82xx-modem]
snd-pcm                54504   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx snd-via82xx-modem snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer              13412   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd                    31268   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-via82xx-modem snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore               3396   6  [snd]
snd-page-alloc          4712   0  [snd-seq snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-via82xx-modem snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
via-rhine              12368   0  (unused)
mii                     2272   0  [via-rhine]
crc32                   2880   0  [via-rhine]
orinoco_cs              4244   1
orinoco                32372   0  [orinoco_cs]
hermes                  5668   0  [orinoco_cs orinoco]
ds                      6548   2  [orinoco_cs]
yenta_socket           10436   1
pcmcia_core            39172   0  [orinoco_cs ds yenta_socket]
ide-scsi                9392   0
agpgart                45092   0  (unused)
lspci output:

Code:
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 40)
I've tried to run alsaconf, and it seems to pick up the card with no problem. when I try to run alsamixer to see if its a volume problem, I get "No mixer elems found"

Very stuck, any help is apperciated!
 
Old 04-29-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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I've noticed (using KDE 3.4 on Fedora Core 3) that the volume control applet often initializes to "mute" on startup, and needs to be reset before any sound will play.

Recently, I found the umuting didn't work (after running a GNOME session -- the KDE volume control is, actually, a GNOME applet), so I tried the "detect soundcard" system tool. When I tried to play the test sound in that tool, sound magically started working -- for the "Real Player" stream I'd started with no sound output. The "test sound" was never played . . .

I, of course, have no idea if this will help you, but "magic" is always interesting, eh?

Oh, I'm using ALSA with "fullduplex" ckecked.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 04-29-2005 at 09:09 AM.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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Is your user name in the audio group?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by masonm
Is your user name in the audio group?
I'm trying these as root.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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You might have tried this already, but let's give it a shot: Slack by default has all the system volumes muted. open up the console and type

alsamixer

The volume you're gonna worry about is the CD volume. make sure it's turned up and not muted (muted == MM at the top of the column, press 'm' to unmute). After you're done, run

sudo alsactl store

Or, since you're running as root, you probably won't need the sudo. This'll just store your current volumes as the default. Remember though, don't take the name of root in vain, try to be a normal user whenever possible. (normal user == much less likely to cause system failure )
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #6
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I'm still getting:

No mixer elems found.

when trying to do alsamixer.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 02:06 PM   #7
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sorry, my fault, i didn't read the tail end of your post.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 07:47 PM   #8
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ok, did a little more research and here is how I fixed it:

first things first, artsd crashed on startup.
to fix that I added a line to the /etc/hotplug/blacklist file:
i
snd-via82xx-modem

Now, artsd didn't crash, and alsamixer was available.
I was able to unmute, and addjust the volumes

all fixed.
 
  


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