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Old 10-03-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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suse 8.2 and sound card


Well here it is ... I am running SuSe 8.2 as of 2 weeks ago everything is going good but so far i have wasted every single waking minute of spare time tryin to configure the audio. I am running ia creative ensoniq audio pci card(i know it s ild but it is only for multi media). I have tried virtually everything, Yast says " the number of configured cards dosen't match the number of configured cards in the config file" however when asked twhether i would like yast to try and restart the sound system it fails, and it is not compatible with ALSA. I have tried running a script in file:/etc/init.d/boot.local still no lluck.

If it helps it is on IRQ 5 and i am running dual boot with windows XP.

Please if possible keep it simple i am proficient with windows but very new to linux.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:02 PM   #2
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i feel for you ive never been able to get a sound card to work for linux. What is your computer model ill run a search in google and see what i can find
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:08 PM   #3
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It's a custom job built 4 years ago,

Asus p2-99 mobo
Ati rage pro 128 AGP
Sound as described above
256 MB ram
P2 450mhz intel processor
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:15 PM   #4
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open a root term and type:lspci -v | less , page down to the audio controller and post the info here, thanks.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:20 PM   #5
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or you could open yast2, remove all sound cards,then exit, (suseconfig will re-write the soundconfig) then run yast2 again and let it have another try at finding your card. i run an ensonic 5880 with no problems.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:52 AM   #6
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rshaw

here's is the info from lspci -v | less

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03
)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
(prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: df000000-dfdfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: dff00000-e3ffffff

00:04.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:04.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80
[Master])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at b800 [size=16]

00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00
lines 1-20

I have tried to reset the sound card in yast 2 but SuSe keeps pulling it up as a sound blaster 16
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:14 AM   #7
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and here is a short blip from the start up log

<notice>'/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S09portmap start' exits with status 0
<notice>/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S09splash_early start
<notice>'/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S09splash_early start' exits with status 0
<notice>/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S13alsasound start
Starting sound driver: ens1371modprobe: Can't locate module snd-ens1371


failed
 
Old 10-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #8
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type sndconfig in terminal, do trial and error to try and find which drivers work and which don't :-)
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:12 PM   #9
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looks like you only posted the first page of lspci -v, need you to page down to the sound card section and post that. sndconfig is a distro specific thing(redhat,mandy), it won't work on suse.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:36 PM   #10
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sorry about that\

i have included the usb info as well i noticed that both the usb and sound system are on irq 5 , if this may be conflicting.

00:04.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
I/O ports at b400 [size=32]

00:04.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)
Subsystem: Ensoniq Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI64V, AudioPCI128
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
I/O ports at b000 [size=64]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:52 PM   #11
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probably is, make sure your plug and play is off in your bios, sometimes it confuses yast. lets have a look at your irq's, enter more /proc/interrupts .
 
Old 10-09-2003, 08:32 AM   #12
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sorry this is taking so long to get back to you my browser are being fussy with this page.

okay i have reset the usb supprt in my bios to disable irq for usb devices
however my usb keyboard and mouse still register up on IRQ 5

here is the info from more /proc/interupts:

linux:~ # more /proc/interrupts
CPU0
0: 119177 XT-PIC timer
1: 34 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
5: 2478 XT-PIC usb-uhci
8: 4 XT-PIC rtc
10: 100 XT-PIC eth0
14: 7768 XT-PIC ide0
15: 7799 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 0
ERR: 0
MIS: 0
linux:~ #
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:23 AM   #13
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does your bios let you assign the usb to a specific irq? if so put it on 11. does your motherboard have sound support? thats been known to cause problems with pci sound cards, disable it if you have it.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:33 AM   #14
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My bios dosen't allow me much functionality like you mention ( to change IRQ's) and no MoBo sound support. I s there a way under suse to change the assignment of IRQ's ? Also is IRQ 5 the default for pci sound cards? I have an old ISA sound card i think i am going to put in and hopefully put an end to this problem.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:53 AM   #15
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mine is on 5, whether thats standard or not i don't know, my usb shares 11 with my scsi card. is there a "update ecsd(escd?)" option in your bios? you'll want to set that to yes every time you add or remove a card from the pci bus, to give the bios a chance to re-assign irq's. you may want to try that.
 
  


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