MandrivaThis Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
First of all, I know for a fact both input and output work for my card. I've tested the latest Mepis, where I had sound and could use a mike.
WIth mandrake (and this mandriva), I've always had sound (thought I had to change the volume within the first app that made use of it after reboot), but I've never been able to have a mike work. My card is an onboard intel i810 ac'97 (in a toshiba notebook).
A couple of days ago, I tried many things to have a mike work, but was unsuccessful. Worse, now, I have no more sound on top of that.
For the life of me I can't figure out what went wrong. None of the advices given in the control center is any help. A few things of note, though :
- sound and alsa service start-up at run-level 2 to 5. They are stopped on 0, 1 and 6. I've no idea if this behavior is normal or not.
- although the modules are loaded, they do not appear in modules.conf (where ther is nothing at the moment):
lsmod gives :
snd-seq-dummy 2596 0
snd-seq-oss 31584 0
snd-seq-midi-event 6208 1 snd-seq-oss
snd-seq 47472 5 snd-seq-dummy,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-seq-device 6796 3 snd-seq-dummy,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq
snd-pcm-oss 49056 0
snd-mixer-oss 17248 1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-intel8x0 29216 0
snd-ac97-codec 75256 1 snd-intel8x0
snd-pcm 80776 3 snd-pcm-oss,snd-intel8x0,snd-ac97-codec
snd-timer 20324 2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-page-alloc 7588 2 snd-intel8x0,snd-pcm
snd 46980 9 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-seq-device,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-intel8x0,snd-ac97-codec,snd-pcm,snd-timer
soundcore 7104 1 snd
- from fuser, there is apparently no program hogging the card, but both /dev/dsp and /dev/sound have rw permission for root and his group only. Again, I don't know if it's standard, but in any case, adding rw for everybody else didn't change a thing.
- I think I pretty much ran alsaconf in any way I could, but it doesn't change anything, though when the service starts, I can hear something happening (the faint initial "snap - for lack of a better word - that indicates the card is activated).
If anybody has any idea of what I should look for, activate or shut down in order to get my sound back, I'd be grateful.