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Old 01-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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No audio ubuntu please help!


I have been looking around for the answer to this with no success. I was getting help on another forum but haven't heard anything in a while. Here is the link so hopefully someone can pick up with me where I left off. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1028012

I am running ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) gnome 2.24.1. I do have another sound card to use for testing if needed. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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Try running

alsaconfig

as root. Then run

alsamixer

again.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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This is what I got...

jdimaio@box:~$ alsaconfig
bash: alsaconfig: command not found
jdimaio@box:~$ sudo alsaconfig
[sudo] password for jdimaio:
sudo: alsaconfig: command not found
jdimaio@box:~$ alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
jdimaio@box:~$


Thanks for the suggestion.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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Is this like a very new laptop or desktop??Have you checked what soundcard you have in there?try lspci in console..see what it says for sound device..
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:43 AM   #5
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Its a frakenstein computer that I made a while back. This is what I got for lspci...

jdimaio@box:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8375 [KM266/KL266] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology Device 1990
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
jdimaio@box:~$
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:51 AM   #6
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Oops! Should've been
alsaconf
not alsaconfig. Try again?
 
Old 01-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #7
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i see 2 sound devices a ESS card..and the motherboard sound..both should work ...are the modules loaded?? do you see modules for the sound cards when you do lsmod in command line??From reading other post..i dont see the reason for trying to compile alsa when its should already be installed with ubuntu..
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/SND.html
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #8
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Here is what I got for alsa conf and lsmod...

jdimaio@box:~$ alsa conf
Usage: /sbin/alsa {unload|reload|force-unload|force-reload|suspend|resume}
jdimaio@box:~$
jdimaio@box:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 263972 8
binfmt_misc 16904 1
af_packet 25728 2
radeon 147616 2
drm 86056 3 radeon
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
rfcomm 44432 0
bnep 20480 2
sco 18308 2
l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
bluetooth 61924 6 rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 0
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
container 11520 0
wmi 14504 0
pci_slot 12552 0
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
battery 18436 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
ac 12292 0
lp 17156 0
evdev 17696 6
pcspkr 10624 0
serio_raw 13444 0
psmouse 45200 0
usblp 20480 0
parport_pc 39204 1
parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
via_ircc 32020 0
irda 199612 1 via_ircc
crc_ccitt 10112 1 irda
button 14224 0
i2c_viapro 15764 0
i2c_core 31892 1 i2c_viapro
via_agp 16256 1
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
agpgart 42184 2 drm,via_agp
ext3 133384 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
ata_generic 12932 0
pata_via 16132 2
pata_acpi 12160 0
libata 177312 3 ata_generic,pata_via,pata_acpi
uhci_hcd 30736 0
ehci_hcd 43276 0
scsi_mod 155212 4 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
usbcore 148848 4 usblp,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
8139too 31616 0
8139cp 27520 0
mii 13440 2 8139too,8139cp
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 2 thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3
jdimaio@box:~$


Thanks guys!

Last edited by thefirstman1; 01-11-2009 at 07:41 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:50 PM   #9
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jdimaio@box:~$ alsa conf
Usage: /sbin/alsa {unload|reload|force-unload|force-reload|suspend|resume}
One word. alsaconf. Try typing "alsa" then hitting the "tab" key. Post the commands you see. > alsaconf or > sudo alsaconf
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #10
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Here is what I got.

jdimaio@box:~$ alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found
jdimaio@box:~$ alsa
alsa alsactl alsamixer
jdimaio@box:~$ sudo alsaconf
[sudo] password for jdimaio:
sudo: alsaconf: command not found
jdimaio@box:~$
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:08 PM   #11
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well..from output of lsmod ..the modules for your sound cards are not loaded...But the sound devices are supported .If you open synaptic and search for alsa..does it show it installed?if so..try to reinstall it..and i dont believe Ubuntu has alsaconf..so thats why its saying no command..
https://launchpad.net/alsa-utils/+bug/29597
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=52941

Last edited by stratotak; 01-11-2009 at 08:16 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:17 PM   #12
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I have..
alsa-base (installed 1.0.17.dfsg2ubuntu1)
alsa-firmware-loaders
alsamixergui
alsa-oss (installed 1.0.15-1
alsaplayer-alsa
alsaplayer-common
alsaplayer-daemon
alsaplayer-esd
alsaplayer-gtk
alsaplayer-jack
alsaplayer-nas
alsaplayer-oss
alsaplayer-text
alsaplayer-xosd
alsa-source (installed 1.0.17.dfsg-2ubuntu1)
alsa-tools
alsa-tools-gui
alsa-utils (installed 1.0.17-0ubuntu3)


Not sure if that helps?!

Last edited by thefirstman1; 01-11-2009 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:22 PM   #13
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sudo: alsaconf: command not found
jdimaio@box:~$
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50) There is a driver for this, if it is not included in your kernel. Try to run alsamixer and up the volumes almost all the way for the front and for the master. Then try a sound application to play a sound. Just to be sure, also run:

> su
# alsaconf

And, # find / -name alsaconf
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:27 PM   #14
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root@box:/home/jdimaio# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
root@box:/home/jdimaio#
 
Old 01-11-2009, 08:50 PM   #15
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theres no reason to try alsaconf..as it has been removed from Ubuntu..alsa is installed..the sound devices are supported..it should work....Do you have motherboard sound disabled in bios??I have a desktop with a Epox board with a via chipset running Debian lenny ..with same onboard sound and it works..so I know for a fact yours should work too.

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