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Old 01-26-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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No sound from Mandrake 9.2


I'm running Mandrake 9.2. I recently installed a Sound Blaster Live card that came with my Dell XPS-T700r (I put a new card in that one). I'm using GRIP to play my Cds. Well, at least Grip says it's getting a signal. Nothing out of the speakers, tho. I have a cable running between the CD-ROm and the CD In on the card. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!!

Dell XPS-R400 w/P3/700
256 RAM
12.9 GB HD
STB video (trying to replace with ATI Rage 128 Pro from other Dell)
Mandrake 9.2
KDE 3.1.3
Newbie of two months
 
Old 01-26-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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same happened to me. It was a mixer setting. Check that first. Probably set to mute. Be prepared for a big mixer. It has a zillion devices
 
Old 01-26-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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No SOund from Mandrake 9.2

I tried opening kmix but all i get is a blank window. Any other mixers under Mandrake 9.2? I tried looking thru the RPMDrake but couldn't find anything.
Thanks!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 08:06 PM   #4
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Need more info:

As root type "lspci -v". Be sure the card is recognized.
Also, type "lsmod". That should output the module for your sound card. Sounds to me that you may not actually have the module loaded. For the SB Live! , you should see the module "emu10k1". If its not there, you haven't got the right module loaded and that's your problem. You can install it with Mandrake Control Center if you want (unless you prefer the CLI).

Other mixers can be had. I usually install aumix. urpmi aumix. It'll open either in the console or in X

Good luck
 
Old 01-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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I ran lspci - v both as local user and as root.
As local user, it returned:

00:0f.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
Subsystem: Creative Labs CT4780 SBLive! Value
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 10a0 [size=32]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:0f.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
Subsystem: Creative Labs Gameport Joystick
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
I/O ports at 10d0 [size=8]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

As root, it returned:

00:0f.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:0f.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)

lsmod returned:

Module Size Used by Not tainted
parport_pc 25544 1 (autoclean)
lp 8160 0 (autoclean)
parport 34472 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
sg 35068 0 (autoclean) (unused)
st 30680 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod 19384 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sd_mod 13804 0 (autoclean) (unused)
scsi_mod 106176 4 (autoclean) [sg st sr_mod sd_mod]
ipt_TOS 1592 12 (autoclean)
ipt_REJECT 3960 4 (autoclean)
ipt_LOG 4184 6 (autoclean)
ipt_state 1080 15 (autoclean)
ip_nat_irc 3024 0 (unused)
ip_nat_tftp 2832 0 (unused)
ip_nat_ftp 3696 0 (unused)
ip_conntrack_irc 4400 1
ip_conntrack_tftp 2672 1
ip_conntrack_ftp 5168 1
ipt_multiport 1176 1 (autoclean)
ipt_conntrack 1560 0 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2316 1 (autoclean)
iptable_mangle 2712 1 (autoclean)
iptable_nat 20814 3 (autoclean) [ip_nat_irc ip_nat_tftp ip_nat_ftp]
ip_conntrack 26468 6 (autoclean) [ipt_state ip_nat_irc ip_nat_tftp ip_nat_ftp ip_conntrack_irc ip_conntrack_tftp ip_conntrack_ftp ipt_conntrack iptable_nat]
ip_tables 15072 11 [ipt_TOS ipt_REJECT ipt_LOG ipt_state ipt_multiport ipt_conntrack iptable_filter iptable_mangle iptable_nat]
nfsd 75280 0 (autoclean)
af_packet 14856 1 (autoclean)
ide-floppy 16128 0 (autoclean)
ide-tape 48816 0 (autoclean)
ide-cd 33956 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 32608 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-cd]
floppy 55932 0
3c59x 29680 1 (autoclean)
supermount 84032 2 (autoclean)
printer 8576 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 25136 0 (unused)
usbcore 74988 1 [printer usb-uhci]
rtc 9004 0 (autoclean)
ext3 60048 2
jbd 39264 2 [ext3]

Does any of this help? Still no sound. I'm going to pull the case and double check the connectors. When I run Grip, it appears to be receiving the signal all right and it's reading the audio CD.

THANKS!!

 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:28 PM   #6
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I don't see the module for the sound card on that list. lspci says that the card is definitely there but the module is not there. If you open up Mandrake Control Center, there is a section where you can add/remove/edit hardware. You'll find that you can add the module the easiest with that tool (no configs to edit).

It may give you a choice of the emu10k1 driver (which is the one you choose) and the audigy driver. I think if you reconfigure like that, on your next boot you should have the module autoload. (and maybe the sb module as well)
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:04 PM   #7
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Addendum - No sound from Mandrake 9.2

I ran the Mandrake Control Center - System to see what drivers and daemons were running. Per that, the ALSA drivers were stopped and clicking on START returned a message that the drivers weren't running. How does one get them to start running? On Boot was checked.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:13 PM   #8
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Haven't had the pleasure of a recent ALSA problem. Perhaps there is a how-to. I'll dig too.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 08:15 PM   #9
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Talking Success! Sound is alive!!

On a lark I reinstalled Mandrake 9.2. Guess which process option was unchecked? You guessed it. ALSA! I checked ALSA to run at boot and made sure I had the right driver. Rebooted and I'm listening to Neil Young After the Gold Rush. Now if I can just get some decent Bass response from these Michael Gravers speakers. Hey, they were Christmas presents from my daughter.
THANKS EVERYONE!!!!!!
 
Old 01-29-2004, 08:19 PM   #10
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Re: Success! Sound is alive!!

Quote:
Originally posted by RealGomer
On a lark I reinstalled Mandrake 9.2.
Did you choose to "Upgrade a current installation?"
That's what I like about Mandrake. You can get a fresh (or perhaps more complete) install with the disks. Can't do that with every distro yet for sure. Good job.
 
  


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