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Old 04-29-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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SOLVED , with many many thanks No sound since i installed Mepis


Hi all . I installed Mepis yesterday , got rid of windows and now im wishing i hadnt .

I have a sound prob and cannot seem to rectify it .
Have downloaded Alsa modules and clicked to install but still no sound .

Someone asked to see the following info on another site so i will paste it on here to see if anyone can help .



00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 Sout
h]
00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 5337 (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/
C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
(rev a0)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
(rev a0)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
00:13.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTra nsport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Con troller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscella neous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Unknown device 3230 (r ev 11)
04:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139 C+ (rev 10)
80:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controlle r (rev 10)



I have a foxconn K8M890M2MB m/b .
AMD Opteron processor
500gb h/d
1gb ram

Can anyone please help me in solving my no sound prob please .
If you can , using idiot proof words would help with me as i am a complete novice with Mepis and am finding it hard to find my way around all the new jargon etc .

Thanks all

Mink

Last edited by minkynink; 04-30-2008 at 01:45 PM. Reason: solved
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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What sound driver do you have loaded? In a konsole run the command 'lsmod | grep snd' cut and paste the results. I can see you have VIA tech HD controller. To get sound working, the driver has to load. Once loaded, you may need to bring up a mixer, and unmute the audio, and turn up the volume.

As a test, in a konsole use 'aplay soundfile.wav' This gets around the possibility of no codecs installed. Just use a .wav file, any one.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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snd_hda_intel 312984 7
snd_pcm_oss 34976 0
snd_mixer_oss 14592 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 60420 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 18052 3 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8328 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 7556 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 41764 16 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore 6880 1 snd





is this what your looking for ?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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soundfile.wav: No such file or directory
 
Old 04-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
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Yes, you are using the snd_hda_intel driver, and soundcore is loaded. I'll try to verify that is the correct driver, I suspect it is.

The aplay command, you will have to look around your system, there are bound to be system sounds. Log as root, and run the command 'updatedb' ( without quotes ). It may take a few minutes. Then you can log out of root. Run the command 'locate *.wav' You should get a load of .wav files. Change to the directory that has some wave files. The try 'aplay whateverwavefileyoulike.wav'.

If you don't get sound, bring up the mixer, make sure you are not muted, and the volume is up.

Let me know...

I checked the ALSA site, this is the correct driver.

Last edited by camorri; 04-29-2008 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Add info.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #6
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Hi

I chose this one but can you tell me if this is right and how i get to there please .

/bin/sh: /user/share/amsn/skins/default/sounds/alarm.wav

I really appreciate your time and effort with this .
Thanks

Mink
 
Old 04-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #7
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Code:
$ aplay /usr/share/amsn/skins/default/sounds/alarm.wav
It's as simple as that.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 03:06 AM   #8
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Hi
is this meant to be put in run command ?
If so it says command not found .
Please excuse my ignorance , i am totally inexperienced with this and i feel like im drowning in my stupidity .Im getting super super cheesed off with this .
Thanks
Mink
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #9
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Oh - it's all good.
Usually, when you see a code section setup like this:
Code:
$ command some-file-or-other-options
It means that it is meant to be typed into a command shell (like Konsole, xterm, rxvt, Gnome-Terminal, etc.).

Have you made sure your sound card isn't muted, as camorri said? Try finding Kmix - or, better yet, open up Konsole, and run alsamixer.

Last edited by indienick; 04-30-2008 at 07:55 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:33 AM   #10
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Hi
Thanks for the tips .Have made sure all sound is turned up and still nothing .
Im getting serious sound withdrawals , Any other possible solutions ?
Thanks again

Mink
 
Old 04-30-2008, 11:20 AM   #11
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Whenever I've had sound fail me in the past, and I can't find a solution, it's usually because alsa is (for some reason) looking at the wrong driver.

What happens when you go into a terminal and run "sudo alsaconf" and go through the ALSA configurator? How many possible sound cards does it list?

After you select the proper soundcard, and the configurator finishes, type "sudo alsactl store".

See if it works then.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 11:20 AM   #12
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Minkynink,

I had the same problem, and I struggle for a whole day, finally the sound came alive by
editing this file: snd-hda-intel
Is located in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory, log in as a root and open it up with any
editor, You'll probably see two lines like this:
options snd-hda-intel position_fix=2
options snd-hda-intel model=auto

Just comment out the 1st line by adding (#), before options, leave the 2nd line alone. Reboot the computer.
If your kmix is not mute and your speakers are on, you should have sound. By the way this fix a problem I had when playing a video in youtube website, my screen was locking up when playing a video, I don't know if you are experiencing the same problem, but if you can try to play a video before you edit this line.

Good Luck!!!
estteban

Last edited by estteban; 04-30-2008 at 11:27 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by estteban View Post
Minkynink,

I had the same problem, and I struggle for a whole day, finally the sound came alive by
editing this file: snd-hda-intel
Is located in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory, log in as a root and open it up with any
editor, You'll probably see two lines like this:
options snd-hda-intel position_fix=2
options snd-hda-intel model=auto

Just comment out the 1st line by adding (#), before options, leave the 2nd line alone. Reboot the computer.

Good Luck!!!
estteban
Hi
I tried this one and it didnt work for me . Just retrying the above now .
Thanks both .

Mink
 
Old 04-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indienick View Post
Whenever I've had sound fail me in the past, and I can't find a solution, it's usually because alsa is (for some reason) looking at the wrong driver.

What happens when you go into a terminal and run "sudo alsaconf" and go through the ALSA configurator? How many possible sound cards does it list?

After you select the proper soundcard, and the configurator finishes, type "sudo alsactl store".

See if it works then.
For i could dance tippy tappy tip tip and i can sing LA LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAAAA .
For i have music .


YES .
THANKYOU SO MUCH ( sorry for shouting )

Yip Yip YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Now , How do i make it louder . just kidding .

Last edited by minkynink; 04-30-2008 at 01:51 PM.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 03:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by minkynin
Now , How do i make it louder
Turn it up to "11".
 
  


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