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Old 02-22-2003, 03:21 PM   #1
RaTBoX
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The sound of frustration, (at lack of sound)


The quest goes on. I have just fully installed RH8.0 again from scratch, to make sure I had everything. I have onboard sound disabled in the bios and PnP OS set to yes.

I have an onboard via VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller and a PCI SoundBlaster Audio 128/Ensoniq ES1371 card, the latter of which I want to use as my sound device (both devices work in windows, with the SB Card being used as my sound device)

Once I booted after the clean install, I was given the following error:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Resource temporarily unavailable)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.


redhat-config-soundcard displays two sound devices:
VIA Technologies
Vendor VIA Technologies
Model VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller
Module via82cxxx_audio

Ensoniq
Vendor Ensoniq
Model 5880 AudioPCI
Module es1371

Neither of them play test sounds.

Can you guys possible run me though some steps to try and get this sound working and to solver the error message....
 
Old 02-22-2003, 04:41 PM   #2
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I think this may be a permissions problem. Also, a lot of programs look for /dev/sound, so you may want to make a symlink.

try these commands:
ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/sound
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/sound

you will need to be root.

Another idea: make sure the module is loaded usind 'lsmod', if not use 'modprobe es1371'.

Hope this helps...
 
Old 02-22-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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Those commands haven't seemed to changed anything. I did however do a cat /dev/urandom > /dev/dsp1 and I got static. I think I now need to change my settings to use /dev/dsp1 for all sound.

Any ideas how?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 07:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by bulliver
I think this may be a permissions problem. Also, a lot of programs look for /dev/sound, so you may want to make a symlink.

try these commands:
ln -s /dev/dsp /dev/sound
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/sound

you will need to be root.

Another idea: make sure the module is loaded usind 'lsmod', if not use 'modprobe es1371'.

Hope this helps...
COULD YOU PLEAE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MODULE IS LOADED USISNG LSMOD. ALSO PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW TO LOAD THAT MODULE, WHERE COULD IT BE ?

MODPROBE WHAT IS IT WHERE IS IT PLEASE.

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE BUT AS I HAVE THE SAME SOUND PROBLEM AND ON TOP OF THAT A TOTAL NEWBIE JUST NEW TO LINUX.

ONE COMMENT I BOUGHT A REDHAR 8.0 IN ORDER TO FORGET MICROSOFT AND USE LINUX, UNFORTUNATELY AFTER 5 DAYS OF RESEARCH IAM STILL WITH NO SOUND.

I SINCERELY TRIED TO GO TO LINUX BUT I SINCERELY DOUBT THAT PEOPLE WILL FIND IT AS PRACTICAL AS MICROSOFT.

MY SOUND CARD IS A STANDARD SB 512 PCI NOTHING WEIRD OR SPECIAL.

TAHNKS FOR YOUR HELP YOUR ANSWERS ARE MY ONLY HOPE IN THIS JUNGLE.

DOMINIQUE
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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If you bought RedHat then surely you qualify for technical support from RedHat, look at the documentation you got with the stuff you bought.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 02:42 PM   #6
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Quote:
COULD YOU PLEAE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MODULE IS LOADED USISNG LSMOD
Just type "lsmod" at a command line, it will give you a list of all the currently loaded kernel modules.

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MODPROBE WHAT IS IT WHERE IS IT PLEASE
modprobe will load a kernel module, and any dependant modules. It is located in /sbin on my box, but may be elsewhere on yours. just type 'modprobe' followed by the module name.

I think for your soundcard you want emu10k, but I may be wrong. Some of the older soundblasters use the ensonic chip.

As Ratbox said, you payed for RH so take advantage of your service...
 
Old 02-23-2003, 06:29 PM   #7
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run sndconfig in a terminal, navigate to your card, and save, you will be asked if you could hear the sound, I could not and I have the same card as you. But save anyway and a new sndconfig module will be written. Re-boot and test sound again, make sure the volume is not set on zero, like mine was, lol
 
Old 02-24-2003, 01:23 AM   #8
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Just out of curiosity, can you get sndconfig to try and play dsp1 rather than dsp?
 
  


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