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Old 01-31-2002, 08:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy Sound Problems


Hi,

I've got some sound problems. Firstly, I'm on a laptop where the soundcard is onboard. I am able to play CD's, the sound works fine and I get beeps when the wrong keys might be hit in a session. The main problem I have is when I try to play normal sounds that may react to window events for example (not necesarily though). The thing that happens is that a part of the sound will play, then it just repeats itself in a loop, so you don't get a normal sound, just a repeating bit of noise. The only way to kill this is by rebooting.
Another example of this happening is when a web page might have sound in it, like one of those silly greeting cards. It'll pick up the sound then just crap itself. (had my gf on the phone). This sucks because then I have to get her to logon to root to boot down and I don't like her knowing that.
I can run sndconfig and it picks things up ok, then I try the test and get the same problem.
Any ideas?
 
Old 01-31-2002, 09:38 AM   #2
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What kind of laptop r u running Mandrake on?
 
Old 01-31-2002, 10:38 AM   #3
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Not a branded one. Built of bits and pieces
Are you after more specific information?
 
Old 01-31-2002, 12:10 PM   #4
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yes... Need specifics to help narrow the problem
 
Old 01-31-2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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Not to doubt you - but that would be the first time in my 15 years of computing, that I have ever heard of a "laptop" being built in pieces, like a custom desktop.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 03:05 PM   #6
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LOL Ryanstar....
Well, I got this out of syslog..


Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: Via 686a audio driver 1.1.14b
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: PCI: Enabling device 00:07.5 (0000 -> 0001)
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 4 for device 00:07.5
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: IRQ routing conflict for 00:0c.1, have irq 10, want irq 4
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: via82cxxx: timeout while reading AC97 codec (0xAA0000)
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: via82cxxx: timeout while reading AC97 codec (0xAA0000)
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: via82cxxx: Codec rate locked at 4da8Khz
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: via82cxxx: timeout while reading AC97 codec (0x800000)
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: ac97_codec: AC97 codec, id: 0x4144:0x5361 (Unknown)
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: via82cxxx: board #1 at 0x1800, IRQ 4
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza sound: Loading sound module (via82cxxx_audio) succeeded
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: vol set to 67, 67
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: pcm set to 67, 67
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: speaker set to 67, 67
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: line set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: mic set to 0, 0, R
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: cd set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: pcm2 set to 67, 67
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: igain set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: line1 set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: phin set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: phout set to 67, 67
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza aumix: video set to 67, 67, P
Jan 31 19:35:47 panza sound: Loading mixer settings succeeded


When I run sndconfig via harddrake, harddrake dies and I have to kill it. There are other problems in the background also, I have to reboot to reset things to behave nicely.

Here are some details from hardrake.
pIII 1Gig
512meg ram
floppy, cdr/dvd
damn nuisance lucent winmodem which I can't get to work so I bought and external one.
apparently no video card.
VIA Technologies model: VT82C686 [Apollo Super AC97/Audio], Kernel Module: via82cxxx_audio, PCI
2 nice mice (glidepoint and usb optical wheel)
In the 'other devices' section, there are 4 things listed which it pretty must can't work out with comments like: 'This device hasn't been identified by HardDrake, please send /proc/bus/* files and this devide id '045e0029' to harddrake@mandrakesoft.com
2 VIA devices are listed, the lucent winmodem, an S3 device which would be the video card.

Some other things I've got.
firewire port, 2 usbs (one of them has the mouse), tvout which the external modem which wasn't listed.
Anymore info needed?
 
Old 01-31-2002, 03:49 PM   #7
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Probably has something to do with this line(its only a guess):

Jan 31 19:35:47 panza kernel: IRQ routing conflict for 00:0c.1, have irq 10, want irq 4

I think you may want to change the irq for the sound card maybe. (Im kind of new to linux so if this is worng plz correct me)
 
Old 01-31-2002, 05:12 PM   #8
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If this is the problem, (because I can play audio cd's), how to I change the IRQ?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 03:50 AM   #9
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Same problem, different distro and hardware

Well, here's my

I've been trying to get normal sound out of my box for quite a while now, with no success. The Via 8835 AC97 chip refused to produce sound, so I bought an Audigy1 (silly me) out of shere frustration. Fiddling around with it, I managed to get some sound out of it, but alas I found out the very same problem - the sound "sticks" just like in your laptop.
So I thought "maybe it's too new to be supported (silly me squared). So I pulled some strings and got my hands on two SB live: the 4.1 and the 5.1 player to testdrive. All three are recognised (although the 4.1 is seen as an "Ensoniq PCI audio" for some reason).
Xmms plays my mp3's fine. I even have volume control through software (which I didn't have with my audigy2). However, when I try to play a system sound (eg in KDE) and most important, when I try to play a movie in xine, the "sticking" problem reappears. Now what I found out by a simple cat /proc/interrupts was
CPU0
0: 410268 XT-PIC timer
1: 9281 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
4: 101372 XT-PIC serial
5: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
8: 2 XT-PIC rtc
9: 0 XT-PIC acpi
10: 0 XT-PIC ehci-hcd
11: 23457 XT-PIC usb-uhci, Ensoniq AudioPCI, radeon@PCI:1:0:0
12: 0 XT-PIC usb-uhci
14: 17681 XT-PIC ide0
15: 40 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 0
ERR: 0
MIS: 0
Notice how everything seems to be cranked up in irq 11? Well, a bit of fiddling around revealed the problem: It's not the graphics card that causes trouble, it's the usb ports. So, I can get my sound to play right in xine now (and so I can watch my favourite movies too!) but I need to constantly move my usb mouse otherwise it sticks! Plugging the mouse to a different usb jack brought me back to square one of constantly sticking sound. I'm pretty sure that both our problem is an irq conflict. Check your usb ports. Maybe that's where th problem is. And if you do find a solution, pleeease let me know!!!

 
  


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