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Old 03-23-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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trouble with sound play back


My problem is music playback it seems to act as if it is buffering every few seconds ,at some point playback just stops and seems to freeze up the rythmplayer, I had the same problem with ubuntu, linux mint now I'm trying fedora 14 wich i seem to be having the best luck, with my msi 7142 M.B.

I did find one forum here with that sounded much the same but was unsolved.
1: how do I get back in to the terminal as root ?
2: how do I check DMA on my cd/dvd -cd rom ? if thats the problem
3: could it be my sound card? turtle beach santa cruz
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(right now the pc i was using to check out the the diff distro's is using debian so far it is playing a cd just fine, the problems seem to just be on my main pc)

I really really could use the help I've been working on this for over a month,searching, reading threads, all I can to even just learn in hopes of escaping windows during this doing a duel boot caused windows to crash (kinda funny, but a pain, good thing I backed up my music.

I really like to listen to music.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hi bluemoonshine, welcome to LQ.

1. Open a terminal and su

Code:
$ su -
Password:
Enter the root password and you should be root in the terminal with root's environment.

2. Use hdparm while you're root

Code:
# hdparm -iI /dev/hdx
Substitute the x for your device.

3. Please post the output of the following.

Code:
# lspci -v | grep -i audio
# lsmod | grep snd
# cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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[root@localhost ~]# lspci -v | grep -i audio
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 (rev 02)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Audio
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod | grep snd
snd_au8820 22346 2
snd_via82xx 17756 2
gameport 7804 3 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 89730 2 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_seq 43435 0
snd_pcm 61769 3 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 15435 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ac97_bus 922 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc 6180 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 5004 2 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 16580 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 5056 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 47365 17 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_ device
soundcore 5088 1 snd
[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec#*: No such file or directory.

this is what I got not sure if I got it all?
 
Old 03-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #4
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So you have two sound cards. You can try configuring them both, or eliminating one. Is one of the cards an onboard? Do you plan to use them both?

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:14 PM   #5
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[root@localhost ~]# lspci -v | grep -i audio
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 (rev 02)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Audio
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod | grep snd
snd_au8820 22346 2
snd_via82xx 17756 2
gameport 7804 3 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 89730 2 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_seq 43435 0
snd_pcm 61769 3 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 15435 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ac97_bus 922 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc 6180 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 5004 2 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 16580 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 5056 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 47365 17 snd_au8820,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_ device
soundcore 5088 1 snd
[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec#*: No such file or directory.

this is what I got not sure if I got it all?
Do to funds I will not have internet for long, my main use of my pc is to listen to my music files that are still in xp and backed up on a e-book external I also use it to watch dvd's I finally got them to play ,but, seem to have the same play back problem my best explanation is it also acts as if its buffering stops goes I really want this to work...
I really appreciate the help.. Thank You
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:25 PM   #6
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About the two sound cards , No I dont plan on using both, the on board sound card refuses to work no matter what i tried . I'm not sure if that causes a conflict or not, having both , from what i see above it looks as if it knows both are there. I have pulled the santa cruz out but the onboard still wouldnt give me sound.

From what I have read through numerous searches seems both sound cards might have trouble working properly I do wonder if thats the problem and if I should get a sound card that is more likely to be supported by linux,

I'm not sure if that would cure the dvd playback? could the sound effect the video playback? I think it is. .
I did convert a cd I know was good to ogg, that didnt help for playback.


I really would like this to work not just for me but others I know, i know there mother boards and such will be different. My pc has been good to me while I've tried to re create some windows problems so I could help others with their pc's sometimes I get lucky mostly lucky I'm not that good , sometimes there is no cure for a pc that only fell over?

Last edited by bluemoonshine; 03-25-2011 at 12:27 PM. Reason: missing info words
 
Old 03-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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We should be able to get either card working. I'm certain the Aureal card should work, I own a couple of them. Setting up dual sound cards can be tedious, you have get them both working properly then proceed assigning them by priority and program.

If you don't intend to use both, either remove the Aureal card and we'll try to get the onboard card working properly or enter your bios and disable the onboard card and we can work on the Aureal card.

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Talking

I really dont know which sound card would be the best choice. (ever since I started using the aureal card the on board card never did work again even with windows xp even with it out and changed the bios but i didnt put a lot into to figuring it out) anyway I'll start with the bios again and go with the aureal card 'cos at the moment it is the one with sound so I think its a good place to start.
So the plan is figure out how to disable the onboard in the bios I'll let you know how that goes and work from there.

Thanks so much for the help. at the moment i dont remember any thing other than than bios having somthing about the codec 97 choice but the older i get the less i remember ..
 
Old 03-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #9
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There should be an option in the bios to disable the onboard. The modules for the Aureal are already loading, it shouldn't be too hard to get this sorted.

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:06 AM   #10
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I figured it out it was the ac97 i disabled that , so in the preferences, sound it shows one device and it has sound.
# hdparm -iI /dev/hdx I believe I'm having trouble with in the terminal where x is my device to get the info I had before.
I've looked at my notes but of course the info I need to repeat it is not there.
So using the above info you gave except for getting in as root is getting me nothing,
,Any idea why?
if this info is needed again where can I find x? am I thinking correct that this would be the hard drive? I'm so confused right now.I would swear x was either a 0 or a 1 before

I'm loosing my mind working on this every chance I have.
Thanks for putting up with my inability to remember you have gotten me farther than I was on my own, I did get some good info on some good reading to also help me along just can't get to that yet.

Last edited by bluemoonshine; 03-27-2011 at 12:38 AM. Reason: more info
 
Old 03-27-2011, 03:07 AM   #11
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ok lots of trial and error.
this is what I have now.
[root@localhost ~]# # hdparm -i /dev/sda1
[root@localhost ~]# # lspci -v | grep -i audio
[root@localhost ~]# lspci -v | grep -i audio
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 (rev 02)
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod | grep snd
snd_au8820 22346 2
gameport 7804 2 snd_au8820
snd_ac97_codec 89730 1 snd_au8820
snd_seq 43435 0
snd_pcm 61769 2 snd_au8820,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 15435 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 6180 1 snd_pcm
ac97_bus 922 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_mpu401_uart 5004 1 snd_au8820
snd_rawmidi 16580 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 5056 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 47365 12 snd_au8820,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 5088 1 snd
[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec#*: No such file or dir
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #12
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Now that you've got the one card up and the modules loaded, try a mixer to adjust settings and see if there are any further problems.

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #13
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I think I figured it out, originally I had install fedora 14 ver. i686 so I did a fresh install with x86_64 and the sound so far is much better ,there is a noticeable change in other things ,for instance just scrolling this page.

I was even able to take a break and let my five year old granddaughter play some of the games.

I have not yet checked to see if my cd/dvd/rw will still cause the rhythmbox to still crash,I have not tried a dvd yet, maybe later.
Adobe flash in full screen is not so good, maybe another day .

So far as the sound goes and the mixer , alsa mixer I'm sure has something to unmute.

Thank you so much for your help, your help, helped me learn, and not give up on this and kept me thinking . I will mark this resolved and say Thanks again.
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #14
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You're Welcome, but in the end you sorted this one yourself Mate! Good for you! Don't hesitate to start a new thread with any additional problems.

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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