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Old 10-18-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
Seajays
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Unhappy No sound on Mandrake 9.1, Acer Laptop


I am completely new to Linux and have installed Mandrake 9.1 - everything is working (even got the wireless network with WEP to work!), except for the sound card.

I've been looking on the forums to try to find a solution but can't find anything. From other posts the following seems important to you out there, in order to help, so here goes:

Code:
# modprobe trident
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz: init_module: 
No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module
 parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz
 failed
modprobe: insmod trident failed
and

Code:
# modinfo trident
filename:    /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz
description: "Trident 4DWave/SiS 7018/ALi 5451 and Tvia/IGST CyberPro5050
 PCI Audio Driver"
author:      "Alan Cox, Aaron Holtzman, Ollie Lho, Ching Ling Lee"
license:     "GPL"
and

Code:
snd-seq-oss            31104   0  (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      5640   0  [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                42608   2  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-seq-device          5832   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-pcm-oss            43556   0  (unused)
snd-mixer-oss          14488   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-ali5451            14412   0
snd-pcm                77536   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-ali5451]
snd-timer              18376   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc          7732   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec         40160   0  [snd-ali5451]
snd                    40868   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event
 snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss
 snd-ali5451 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore               6276   0  [snd]
and

Code:
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1621 (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI
 AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c3)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
00:13.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus
 Controller (rev 01)
00:13.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus
 Controller (rev 01)
00:14.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage
 Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)
As I mentioned, this is all completely new to me, so any instruction would be useful! Cheers.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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the trident module doesn't work in mandrake 9.1. You have to use the alsa version. Open a terminal window (konsole) and then become root by using the command su. Then type
draksound
This will start the soundcard configuration tool from mandrake. It will tell you which driver you're currently using and give a dropdown list of alternatives. Choose the one that's there (there is only one alternative). After this, you should be fine - you might have to reboot and also make sure to run aumix and unmute everything.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 08:03 AM   #3
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I'm using an ALI5451 sound chip as you, under MDK9.1, and I got it working at first time.

I have to say despite what XX says, I can't get it working under ALSA although ALSA recognizes it.

In case you don't know what ALSA is:

OSS was/is the old way for sound cards to interact with the system.
ALSA is the "new way".

MDK9.1 uses OSS by default, I guess.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 08:04 AM   #4
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I'm using an ALI5451 sound chip as you, under MDK9.1, and I got it working at first time.

I have to say, despite what Quatsch says (excuse me), I can't get it working under ALSA although ALSA recognizes it.

In case you don't know what ALSA is:

OSS was/is the old way for sound cards to interact with the system.
ALSA is the "new way".

MDK9.1 uses OSS by default, I guess.
 
  


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