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Old 11-12-2003, 06:04 PM   #1
rab62184
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no sound...help me please


Hey guys,
i've gone through and found nothing that seemed to work in the forums for the problem that i have...when i start up kde i get the error message

informational - artsmessage
sound Server informational message:
Error while initializiing the sound driver:
device/dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
The sound Server will continue, using the null output device.

well, i know i've got a sound card, it worked before i tried installing ALSA stuff and some other things like ecacound-2.3.0, ecatools, libecasound, pyecasound...that's probably all one package...but i'm just shootin in the dark here...so..anyways, when i run the "lspci -v" command in Konsole...this long list of fun is what i get:

Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00f3
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [e4] #09 [c104]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0


00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02
)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00f3
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1880 [size=64]

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic
])
Subsystem: Conexant: Unknown device 5422
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 Go] (rev b2
) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00f3
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0


HELP!!! please! i wanna get back to hearing my music...which, being a college student , i live off of music......thanks guys! and your advice for the mplayer worked...
-Robert
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:57 PM   #2
pierced5
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I just went through the whole Dell sound issue and finally got the sound working yesterday. Here is what I ended up doing:

Go to Opensound and download the OSS drivers for your sysem. It's a trial with the option to buy a license for 10$. It seems that the SB Live! card Dell installs doesn't work with drivers made for "real" SB cards. Long story short, I now have sound, and it was worth the price.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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hi rab62184, i'd google around for the ac97 audio modem riser drivers

Quote:
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02
)
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 00f3
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1880 [size=64]

00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic
])
Subsystem: Conexant: Unknown device 5422
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
not trying to flame here at all, but, just a tip from 1 newb to another, double posting is a no no. it makes it harder to find the proper thread and answer the question.i'd suggest bumping your original thread after say 24hrs w/ no responses.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

i'll google around for the answer as well, and post back if i find an answer.
good luck.

Last edited by Peacedog; 11-12-2003 at 07:26 PM.
 
  


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