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Old 01-31-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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SB and onboard ALI sound


Hi folks, first time posting for me so .....be gentle :P

i cant seem to find any threads w/ this exact prob so here goes:

i am trying to figure out what happened to my sound. during install i was able to select the SB pci card and things seem to go smoothly. however, after installing nvidia driver (IA32) i have no sound because it now looks to the onboard sound chip (truly worthless at that).

i thought that since it detected the SB in the begining i should be able to run an autodetect to get it back but can't seem to find any such option. i'm running mdk 9.2 btw.

also, if i need to go and do this manually, where can i look to determine the SB type in order to go DL the appropriate drivers?

thanx in advance.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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i'm not sure, but, i believe mdk 9.2 comes w/alsa. there is probably a gui tool in mdk ,but, i'm not sure where to point you, so, try this, from a terminal try

alsaconfig

alsa should pick up both cards and allow you to configure either one. after alsaconfig, you'll need need to run

alsamixer

to set your volumes, and, then

alsactrl store

to save the configuration. hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:19 PM   #3
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there is no alsaconfig on the system. it is installed and i was able to adjust the volume w/ alsamixer but no dice with anything else.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:30 PM   #4
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i'm a little confused,

Quote:
there is no alsaconfig on the system. it is installed
did you install it? also alsactrl store will just return if it is successful..i.e.

~$ alsactrl store
~$

is what you'd see, it's a little confusing, it doesn't give you a command executed successfully or anything. did you get any errors when you tried alsaconfig?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:14 PM   #5
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no such file....

i had it working but no mic. i went back in to redo everything from scratch.... configure.....make.....now i'm stuck at make.... alsa's lovely website gives no definite approach so i'm stuck. the first time i installed it i had gone off of someone else's personal site since it was easier to read.... but i can't find it (actually a buddy over the phone found it and read it to me). in any case, this is where i am.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:31 PM   #6
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ok.. this is really odd....

the comms for everything so far were:

configure
make
make install

and that's were i am at the moment. after going through this i can then go into the kmix and choose a sb16 driver that works for my card. but i have crashed twice now after (although not directly after making the choice) and then i have to start all over again. i feel i am missing something here....
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:32 PM   #7
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on a side note... i did disable the onboard sound card so no more worries there. i simply took care of that in the bios.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 05:23 PM   #8
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so you installed alsa? if so use the alsamixer, and alsactrl store commands from the previous posts. that will save settings from one boot to the next.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:24 PM   #9
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sorry but my abilities are still rather limited right now... i just started using linux last friday. how would i do what u said to do (with regards to the alsamixer and the 'alsactrl' ?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:10 PM   #10
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ok, if you have installed alsa, it sounds like you did. then open a terminal and su to root. then you'll want to run

alsaconfig

it should ask you what card to configure, choose your card, and, go thru the steps. once you've finished run

alsamixer

here is where you'll set your levels, or volumes. once that is done run

alsactrl store

that will save your default volumes from one boot to the next.
hope this helps.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 08:10 AM   #11
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ok.. i must be doing something wrong because i can't seem to get alsamixer going. i seem to get caught up at the part that says i need to do a modprobe. i see it in the driver dir but it says no such command. i followed the how to exactly up to this part except for one thing.... configuring pnp for the sb card. the reason is that the page for the pnp is missing from their site at the moment. any thoughts folks?

and thank you for the help PD...and whoever else might chime in.

 
Old 02-03-2004, 05:59 PM   #12
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i seem to get caught up at the part that says i need to do a modprobe. i see it in the driver dir but it says no such command.
are you doing the modprobe as root?
 
Old 02-03-2004, 06:04 PM   #13
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i'm reading your other thread,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=141414

is it working or not? i'm unsure as you continue to post in this thread, yet, thje other thread says it's working. i don't mind sticking around to help, but, i'm not sure why you have conflicting posts.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 07:14 AM   #14
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i can understand the confusion. the sound does work as i mentioned in the other thread but it only works for one app at a time AFTER i play with the mixer for about 5 mins. the other thread was started due to the prob i was having with both the onboard and the sb card but i was able to fix that. although i am still trying suggestions given nonetheless. but since i only get sound for one app at a time and there is no precise method (no method i try works twice) to get the sound working, i will continue with this thread as the entire prob still exits. sorry for the confusion.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #15
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no problem, thx for clearing it up. so i'm assuming you've installed alsa, and all libs, utilities, etc. are you doing modprobe as root? which sb card exaxtly do you have so i can read over the alsa install procedure for it?
 
  


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