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Old 07-03-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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SIS 7018 sound card not working on mandrake 10


HI, My sis 7018 sound card isnt working, im running mandrake 10 and using gnome 2.4. ive run alsaconf and sndconfig and it still doesnt work. when i click on the auido controll it says 'no audio device' and 'couldnt open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer'

Ive heard enabling ACPI for the card might help but i havent got a clue how to do this.

Any helpwould be appreciated as the sound problem and a few other niggles is starting to drive me back towards windows (arrrrrrgggggg) so i need help before i rejoin the dark side.

Cheers
 
Old 07-03-2004, 03:19 PM   #2
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big_rees; check put http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html
compatibility section 14 sound cards.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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i had a look on that site and the card didnt appear on the supported or unsupported list. I know that it does work on the debian distro if thats any hel. ive also read somewhere that using a vanilla kernel can help, will it? if it would where would i get it from and what would i need to do with it after i downloaded it

cheers, andy
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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big_rees; generic driver sounds good. at least it will get u going and not stuck where u r at. give it a try. even if SIS does not have specific for u r device just the generic , if it works it works. right! go for it straight from the
horse`s mouth most time brings a winner. and am not a track hound either.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 11:06 PM   #5
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are you shure the 7018 is your card? I have a sis motherboard and it lists my card as that even tought it is not. I get audio but it comes throught the mic port. does xmms play but you cant hear anything?
 
Old 07-04-2004, 04:43 AM   #6
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I'm 99% sure its the right card, but what is the one that you actually have and it might be worth configuring it for that. Its on a laptop, i had a delve inside and i couldnt find anything on the mobo which indicated the sound card.

when i try to do anything which uses sound ie alter the mute level or play an mp3 an error message comes up saying it failed to initalise the sound so im sure its not picking anything up. Ive also tried disableing the sound in the bios, rebooting enabling the sound again and that didnt work.

short of throwing it out the window and seeing if gravity can fix it, im out of ideas !!!

cheers, andy
 
Old 07-05-2004, 03:05 PM   #7
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big_rees; acknowledge that laptops have limited space. ? where is card located. bear in mind since they operate in frequency that maybe problem,
could u relocate in diff slot. (as u read ) i,m thinking tower.sorry.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 05:42 AM   #8
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I cant move the soundcard its truly onboard, I'm thinking of changing the Distro, I know it works out of the box in debian. does anyone know how easy it is to use? I'm on mandrake 10 at the moment.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 06:11 AM   #9
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Does your Card appear in /proc/asound ?

So ls -l /proc/asound ?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:22 AM   #10
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ive had a look in my proc folder and there isnt a sound folder in there. I'm guessing this could be a good part of the problem. Any ideas what to do next??

Cheers Andy
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:35 AM   #11
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Well the folder is not called sound but asound.
So cd /proc/asound fails ?

What shows lspci ?
and what pnpdump ?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:10 AM   #12
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the lspci comes up

00:00.0 Host bridges: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] 630 Host (rev 31)
00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] 85C503/5513
00:01.2 USB controller: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] USB 1.0 controller
00:01.4 Mulitmedia audio controller: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] SIS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] SIS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:08.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:08.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] SIS900 10/100 Ehternet (rev02)
01:00.0 VGA compatable controller: Silicon Intergrated Systems [SIS] SIS630 GUI Accelerator+3D (rev 31)

when i did the pnpdump it went through loads of ports and at the end 'no boards found came up'

cheers Andy
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:52 AM   #13
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OK. The card is recognized. Does dmesg schom any errors during boot ?
What is th eoutput of lsmod ?

By the way: Please confirm that there isn't a /proc/asound directory (asound stands for AlsaSOUND)
 
Old 07-08-2004, 08:58 AM   #14
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BY the way:

can you please load the trident module:

modprobe snd-card-trident and test the sound using XMMS.
Set up XMMS to use ALSA.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 07-08-2004 at 09:06 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 09:26 AM   #15
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i have got the /proc/asound folder, i miss read ur first post.

i cant copy and paste frrom a terminal, i tired Ctrl C and it didnt work..

i ran dmesg and pages of stuff came up the first 3rd of the stuff was along the lines of

FAT : Directory bread (block 512) failed
end_request: I/O error, dev hde, sector 545

the number change from (block 497) to (block 528) and go through about 5 cycles and the other 'sector' number range from 529 to 560 and go through a similar number of cycles

i'll paste the lsmod here when i can

when i used modprobe snd-card-trident the follwoing came up
FATAL: Module snd-card-trident not found

Cheers Andy
 
  


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