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Old 07-23-2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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Sound Card Issue


I am having an issue with my sound card. It thinks I have an onboard sound card and there for I have been running without sounds which is very annoying to me not to mention the fact that I cant listen to my music.

Anyways. I think I have a sound blaster. I have been to lazy to this point to take it out and check but if someone will be willing to help a noob install their sound I would be very much obliged and certainly would check the sound card.

JS
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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run


lspci


in a terminal and it should tell you about your soundcard

What Linux Distribution are you using?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 01:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt Reply

Distribution is Fedora Core 2.

The sound card listed there is not the sound card that I know I have. I dont know which model I have. I guess I need to remove the sound card and check it out and see if I can look it up. I can read the Serial Number with out taking it out I will try that before I take it out.

Thanks I like that function in terminal. I am trying to learn as much about linux as I can.

JS
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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Anyone have any other ideas on sound card issues? I need some help here.

JS
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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Did you run the detection from your start manu ? I did that with my RH9.Also open vlume control and make sure lines are not in mute mode as i had it.Put the volume up and see what happens.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:43 PM   #6
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I do get some sound through the speakers but it is repetative and just keeps going. I have tried testing the sound card and it does the same thing and I have to have my speakers turned all the way up to even hear it but it just keeps making a repetative sound.

JS
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:46 PM   #7
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Open Volume control where all media are listed - like spekers,line,line1,cd and etc.This is likely your problem.Line1 i guess will be your speakers.

Last edited by robertnysi; 07-24-2004 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 03:50 PM   #8
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lspci lists a soundcard (chip) but not the right one? lspci in effect reads the data from the card rom chips and mb bios (via /proc) so you _must_ have that sound chip in your system. Maybe you do have sound builtin to your mb in addition to the add in card. They might be in conflict. Try enterring the bios setup and disabling the onboard sound.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 05:15 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by kevinalm
lspci lists a soundcard (chip) but not the right one? lspci in effect reads the data from the card rom chips and mb bios (via /proc) so you _must_ have that sound chip in your system. Maybe you do have sound builtin to your mb in addition to the add in card. They might be in conflict. Try enterring the bios setup and disabling the onboard sound.
That is what is confusing me the most. I dont have on board sound and the module that was installed for my sound card is an on board sound device that I have installed in windows many many times.

It is as follows...
Vendor: Ensoniq
Model: ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]
Module: snd-ens1371

This time when I clicked Play test sound it didnt make any noise at all.

JS
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:07 PM   #10
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Now that's weird.

Theoretically, this shouldn't happen. Like I said, essentially lspci is just reading the pnp info on the soundcard bios chip. Albeit through a slightly indirect mechanism that translates binary id codes into human friendly form. I think it's time you pulled the card and have a look see.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 01:17 PM   #11
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Okay I just read the serial number and the model number. It is reading the card correctly. It is a Sound Blaster live using the same chipset that a normal onboard motherboard uses. So I really dont understand now what is going on. Maybe there is an updated module?

Creative Labs
Model: CT4810

I looked that up on www.creativelabs.com and it told me that I had that chipset that I said below.

I really dont know what to do now maybe someone has some ideas.

Thanks for everyones help I hope we can get this figured out.
JS
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:22 PM   #12
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Couple of ideas.

Enter your bios setup and make certain that "no pnp os installed" is selected.

Try running alsaconf from the command line.

Also try modprobe snd-ens1371


Post back with any errors from the last two.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:13 PM   #13
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This is what happened when I tried the modprobe...
Code:
bash: modprobe: command not found
This is what happened when I tried the alsaconf...
Code:
bash: alsaconf: command not found
I dont know if I missed something or was supposed to do that in a certain spot...

I will check the bios next. Although I dont know that it will help because the card isnt on board but I am up for anything.

Thanks again,
JS
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:41 PM   #14
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Sorry, my fault. You need to be root to do those.

su
yourrootpassword
modprobe snd-ens1371
alsaconf

Also, depending on how your system is setup you may need the full path.

/sbin/modprobe

Can't rember offhand where alsaconf is usually installed but

locate alsaconf

should show you where it is.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:52 PM   #15
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This is what happened...
Code:
[pokie@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]$ su
Password:
[root@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]# modprobe snd-ens1371
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]# /sbin/modprobe snd-ens1371
[root@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]# alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found
[root@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]# locate alsaconf
[root@namechangedtoprotecttheinnocent]#
Thanks,
JS
 
  


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