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Old 02-10-2002, 01:46 PM   #1
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Sound Trouble in Debian


Well, I thought I installed the drivers right, and it seemed to work fine. Now when I enter KDE, the sound is crakely or just stops in the middle of the wav file. Also, midi files don't work at all. I can't try CD music as a troubleshooter since there isn't a 'CD_IN' on the motherboard. Is their a way in KDE or Debian to where it reads from the IDE cable, instead of the audio output?



Also, the audio driver was built in the kernel, and is added.
 
Old 02-10-2002, 06:47 PM   #2
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The most important things we need to know are what sound card, and what kernel. I think Deb Potato is running with 2.2.19 these days, but its been a while so correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old 02-10-2002, 08:13 PM   #3
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No potato here. Just a woody. How do I verify my kernel version? I'm alomst sure it's 2.4.x, but have some doubt.


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uname -a shows the linux kernal version
 
Old 02-11-2002, 08:18 AM   #5
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don't forget your sound card info. kinda hard to troubleshoot sound problems when we have no clue what you're running under the hood. :-)
 
Old 02-11-2002, 09:47 AM   #6
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don't forget your sound card info. kinda hard to troubleshoot sound problems when we have no clue what you're running under the hood. :-)
Oops... Intel i810 Audio Chipset. AC_97 comp.

ARgh....only 2.2.20 . Time to go to the 2.4.17 .

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Old 02-11-2002, 11:54 AM   #7
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Here's what I found in my 2.2.19 box's modules collection under /lib/modules/2.2.19/misc/

i810.o.gz
i810_audio.o.gz
i810_rng.o.gz

I have no idea which one it is... try insmod'ing them all would probably work. I also don't remember if Deb made Soundcore part of the kernel or left it as a module, so you may need to insmod that first. I'm pretty sure the kernel is new enough for this codec.

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Old 02-11-2002, 05:31 PM   #8
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Ok, I have all those installed already. I'm trying to troubleshoot my sound. The i810_audio is the built-in sound, and installs AC97_codecs with it. The i810 is the video driver, and the i810_rng is the random number generator. Could the OSS system be causnig this problem? I think it is installed. It's a choice in KDE at least. Do I need the OSS or ALSA at all? Or can it run off the kernel without them? I'm going to switch to the 2.4.17 kernel. I think that will help some of my problems.
 
Old 02-11-2002, 05:41 PM   #9
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Aside from conflicting mixer settings... if all of the modules are load right, then yeah probably a kernel upgrade would make sense.

Alsa is a different entire set of kernel modules you could use instead of the regular kernel modules. It would require a recompile of the kernel with only soundcore, and then compiling alsa against the new kernel.


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