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Old 04-29-2006, 05:09 AM   #1
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Red face sound card driver problem in intel 915 chip set


I have installed debian 3.1 r1 in my pc..which has intel P4 915 chipset.
After install i have noticed that no sound..I gave #alsaconf which fails to detect the card..#alsamixer gives an error.

I thing that intel 915 have RealTech semicondutor Inc.Sound chipset.

Which one i prefer either ALSA OR OSS Like Open Sound Syetm.Pls help out.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem. For some reason alsaconf like everything to be compiled as a module in the kernel. Reconfigure your kernel and configure everything related to sound, alsa, and your sound card, into a module. This includes the core "sound support". After that's done, try running alsaconf again and then alsamixer to set the sound levels.

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Old 05-01-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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oh can u please put it in a simple way.I mean By example.looks hard to me.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:11 AM   #4
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I would start by figuring out what sound card you actually have.. a lot of the Intel chipsets have sound built in and would not be using the RealTech as you listed above..

use lspci to list your devices to find out what sound card you actually have..

Code:
itg-debian:/proc# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
0000:01:07.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 64)
A quick Google search shows me that the 82801BA is the Intel ICH2.

Just out of curiosity are you running the 2.6 Kernel ? I had difficultes with my onboard intel audio with the older kernel.. check to see if you are at least running the 2.6 kernel.

uname -a
Code:
itg-debian:/proc# uname -a
Linux itg-debian 2.6.8-2-386 #1 Tue Aug 16 12:46:35 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux


Now lets check if the sound modules are loaded or not.. use lsmod..

Code:
itg-debian:/proc# lsmod  | grep snd
snd_intel8x0           33068  1
snd_ac97_codec         59268  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss            48168  0
snd_mixer_oss          16640  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                85384  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              23300  1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         11144  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport                4736  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart         7296  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi            23204  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          7944  1 snd_rawmidi
snd                    50660  9 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               9824  2 snd
the important module here is probably snd_intel8x0
if you didn't get a lsting similar to the one above you can try to load the module manually
modprobe snd_intel8x0
if you have a soundchip other than the intel you can look up the proper module here: http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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yes.I thing the sound chip buildin in board.And im using the same kernel as u.(2.6.8-4)
The thing is, i ve tryied loading intel8x0.ko before staring this thread.
the modules loads well.But still the sound is not working.
The sound is ok in windows Xp box.the system details from the windows shows that i m using Realtek semicondunctor Inc. Enlightenment sound system.

i ran alsaconfig it fails after i loaded a intel8x0 module.
where goes wrong.Or upgrading kernel is my solution?

thank you.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:00 AM   #6
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lspci would confirm the sound card.. could you post the output please ?
Won't make any progress inf we are trying to load the wrong module...
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:08 AM   #7
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also, please copy and paste the results of 'lsmod'. We will be able to help you better with this information.

regards,
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:01 AM   #8
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Hi, I've been following this thread because I have the same problem as Bruse. In my case, it is a Dell Dimension Desktop with an inboard Intel soundcard which works under Win XP Pro, but not under Debian 2.6 (stable installation by Synaptic). The various mixer programs acknowledge that I have an Intel sound card, and nothing is shown as muted. However, I don't hear any sound through my headphones (no speakers connected). And yes, the same headphones do work on the same machine under Windows. The last thing you asked Bruse were for his lspci and lsmod. If I append mine here, would anybody care to give me pointers where I might look next?
Thanks

delldimension:~# uname -a
Linux delldimension 2.6.8-2-386 #1 Tue Aug 16 12:46:35 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

delldimension:~# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCIController (rev 01)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) UltraATA-100 IDE Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)

delldimension:~# lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0 33068 10
snd_ac97_codec 59268 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 48168 0
snd_mixer_oss 16640 10 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 85384 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 23300 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11144 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4736 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7296 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 23204 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 7944 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 50660 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi, snd_seq_device
soundcore 9824 10 snd
 
Old 10-08-2006, 03:26 AM   #9
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Hi my probles are solved long time b4 using latest kernels..like 2.6.12 or 2.6.15...

My Intel HDA(High Definition Audio) is supported by *snd-hda-intel* sound module.

all the best.
 
  


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