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Old 08-11-2003, 07:17 AM   #16
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Not really, that's fine (remember root is not a normal user though, just for system maintenence).

Ok, let's see what's up with the module for sound. lspci isn't working (that should get fixed too sometime...) so let's check dmesg.

It'll be very 'large' but post up the result of typing:
dmesg
into a terminal. You should pipe it to less to read it:
dmesg | less

Then you can post it up. We could shorten it up a bit but I wanna see what else is going on here as well.

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Old 08-11-2003, 01:14 PM   #17
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Linux version 2.4.18 (root@midas) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)) #4 Fri
May 31 01:25:31 PDT 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0800 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 00000000040e5800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000040e5800 - 00000000040efc00 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000040efc00 - 00000000040ffc00 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000040ffc00 - 0000000008000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0800 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
On node 0 totalpages: 32768
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 28672 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 330.876 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 660.27 BogoMIPS
Memory: 126024k/131072k available (1536k kernel code, 4552k reserved, 426k data,
228k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium II stepping 0a
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9db, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Unknown bridge resource 0: assuming transparent
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:04.0
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 01:00.1
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfd000000, mapped to 0xc880d000, size 2432k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8, linelength=1024, pages=2
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:abd0
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_I
RQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
block: 128 slots per queue, batch=32
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfcf0-0xfcf7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfcf8-0xfcff, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: TOSHIBA MK6409MAV, ATA DISK drive
hdc: TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-1902B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 12685680 sectors (6495 MB), CHS=839/240/63, UDMA(33)
hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
request_module[scsi_hostadapter]: Root fs not mounted
request_module[scsi_hostadapter]: Root fs not mounted
request_module[scsi_hostadapter]: Root fs not mounted
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
8regs : 576.000 MB/sec
32regs : 377.600 MB/sec
pII_mmx : 749.600 MB/sec
p5_mmx : 779.600 MB/sec
raid5: using function: p5_mmx (779.600 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.1-rc4(ish)(03/10/2001)
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 228k freed
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,2), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.33
kernel build: 2.4.18 #1 Wed May 8 13:51:37 PDT 2002
options: [pci] [cardbus]
Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:04.0
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 01:00.1
TI 1220 rev 02 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:04, mem 0x10000000
host opts [0]: [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 64/32] [bus 2/5]
host opts [1]: [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 64/32] [bus 6/9]
ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,11 PCI status changes
cs: cb_alloc(bus 6): vendor 0x1317, device 0x1985
cs: cb_config(bus 6)
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x120-0x127 0x220-0x22f 0x378-0x37f 0
x388-0x38f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0128-0x021f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0230-0x0377: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0380-0x0387: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0390-0x04cf: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x04d8-0x04ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
fn 0 bar 1: io 0x800-0x8ff
fn 0 bar 2: mem 0x60060000-0x600603ff
fn 0 rom: mem 0x60040000-0x6005ffff
irq 10
cs: cb_enable(bus 6)
bridge io map 0 (flags 0x21): 0x800-0x8ff
bridge mem map 0 (flags 0x1): 0x60040000-0x60060fff
tulip_attach(device 06:00.0)
tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@scyld.com (modified by danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg .de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
eth0: ADMtek Centaur-C rev 17 at 0x800, 00:09:5B:1C:5F:A8, IRQ 10.
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
mtrr: no more MTRRs available
 
Old 08-11-2003, 07:28 PM   #18
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Can you:
cat /proc/pci
As root at all?

Your dmesg doesn't appear to mention anything about a multimedia device.

Cool
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:18 AM   #19
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bash-2.05a# cat /proc/pci
PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX Host bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x0 [0x3ffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX AGP bridge (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=128. Min Gnt=140.
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=192.Max Lat=7.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x10000000 [0x10000fff].
Bus 0, device 4, function 1:
CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (#2) (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Max Lat=6.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x10001000 [0x10001fff].
Bus 0, device 7, function 0:
Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 2).
Bus 0, device 7, function 1:
IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 1).
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0xfcf0 [0xfcff].
Bus 0, device 7, function 2:
USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 1).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0xfcc0 [0xfcdf].
Bus 0, device 7, function 3:
Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation [MagicMedia 256AV] (rev 32).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=128. Min Gnt=16.Max Lat=255.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfd000000 [0xfdffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe800000 [0xfebfffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfec00000 [0xfecfffff].
Bus 1, device 0, function 1:
Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation [MagicMedia 256AV Audio] (rev 32).
IRQ 10.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe000000 [0xfe3fffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe700000 [0xfe7fffff].
Bus 6, device 0, function 0:
Ethernet controller: (rev 17).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=255.Max Lat=255.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 12:41 AM   #20
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Ok, it looks like you've got a few options:
Alsa, here's the page for that card:
http://alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/doc...0&module=nm256

And possibly a native kernel module:
nm256_audio

So in modules.conf add this:
alias sound-card-0 nm256_audio force_load=1

You may or may not need that 'force_load=1' so try with and without. After you make changes to that file run:
depmod -ae

All this should be done as root.

Restart X, then as root type:
lsmod

And see if nm256_audio is loaded. Post it up if you aren't sure.

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Old 08-14-2003, 09:35 PM   #21
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alright masterc... a couple days and a few compiles later.... i tried both the methods and neither have ceased the message from appearing when i start x... i am beginning to think it is impossible... any further suggestions?

thank you for you continued help,
ryan
 
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or maybe i did something wrong when loading the alsa module maybe? i am not sure....
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:05 PM   #23
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I had the exact same problem a while ago... i partially solved it by installing alsa. There were 3 packages, and after following all the instructions, i finally got it working. I usually have these modules loaded, so you might look for these:

Module Size Used by Tainted: P
snd-pcm-oss 37860 1 (autoclean)
snd-mixer-oss 11992 1 (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-via82xx 11680 2
snd-pcm 55968 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 13316 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 36104 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-page-alloc 4732 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12480 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3904 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 27364 4 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 4 [snd]

The instructions on the Alsa website were very detailed, and they made installing this stuff pretty easy. My sound still isn't perfect, though... i can't get sound if something else is already using it (and if anybody knows of a solution for this, i'd be glad to hear it), but it's still good enough, for the time being.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:52 AM   #24
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that is the same idea that masterc gave me to solve the problem but after following all of the instructions on alsa's site my problem still remains...
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:06 AM   #25
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If you followed all the instructions on the ALSA site, that is quite odd. There are a few instructions sometimes that look like they are just ramblings, you wanna make sure you read the page thoroughly and also read the README accompanying the packages. Each configure should be preceded by:
./configure --help
to see all the options. 9 times out of 10, defaults work, but occasionally you have to go that extra mile.

When you create the devices with:
./snddevice (or similar) did you then chown/chmod them as instructed above?

Finally, should all else fail, can you get a new card? I know you can find a generic SoundBlaster on Ebay for like 5 bucks, heck, you can probably get one for free from a yard sale/pawn shop. SB Live's right now are selling for ~30 bux, which isn't bad compared to the 119 price tag I bought mine out a couple years ago. These cards are well documented, well supported.

Some alternate ideas if nothing pans out for you.

Also, I've seen a bit of luck from people using OSS drivers:
http://www.4front-tech.com/linux.html

It's only free for 30 days IIRC, but if you don't wanna buy it, you can use until you find an alternative, or get yourself a well supported card.

Cool
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:15 AM   #26
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I had the same problem in Slack9, using KDE 3.1. I just checked "Do not show this message again" and then I had sound! Heh, probably wasn't a fix, I don't think it was broken to begin with.

But then why would it say it wasn't found if I could hear sound?

 
Old 08-31-2003, 06:38 PM   #27
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heh... tried to tell it not to show the message again, just out of curiousity... did not change the fact that i do not have sound...
 
  


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