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Old 08-06-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question No Sound - Debian Sarge


I just installed Sarge on a desktop with a celeron 633. It is
installed with the 2.4.x kernel. I have no sound. I am considering
moving to a 2.6 kernel and using ALSA. Any recommendations? Should I
stick with the current kernel and try to get the sound working? Or
move to ALSA, then get the sound working (assuming that sound is still
an issue after an update)?

Thanks for any help....
 
Old 08-07-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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More info

Here is what lspci says about the sound card: 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)

Anybody got ideas?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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Stable is a good idea for production machines where your business depends on it. But if this just a personal desktop, you should be fine moving to 2.6. I moved to 2.6 and some sound issues were taken care of. move to alsa . and run alsaconf.
Install aumix as well, it's very basic way to check your volume and pcm.
p.s. for running old hardware try fluxbox.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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I really am a newbie. I do think that I checked all volume settings and the mixer, but I am not sure. This one is frustrating me. Does anybody have any ideas/suggestions? If you need further info that I have not provided, let me know; I don't know what I am doing....
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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I'm assuming your sound is onboard, since you neglected to mention it

Find out *exactly* which sound chip is on your motherboard, then use the ALSA soundcard matrix to identify which kernel module provides support for it. Then try adding the name of the kernel module to /etc/modules. (If this don't work, you may have to build a new kernel with support for your sound chip included.)
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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OK. How do I find out *exactly* which soundchip is on my board? lspci is all I know for finding what is there....
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:21 PM   #7
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The manual? Google?
 
Old 08-27-2005, 12:30 PM   #8
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Have You tried using console?
Run alsaconf as SU.
It's pretty straight forward from there.
If lspci finds Your soundchip/card/whatever then alsaconf can configurate it.

.:Tomi:.
 
  


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