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Old 02-11-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
chrisidaho
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TS proprietary sound card: snd-via82xx module, low sound; Installing HP DJ3845


Recently installed Slack 10.

I have an HP 3845 and need to download the hijps driver, has anyone that has completed this like to tell me their stories, suggestions?

I have a giga-byte motherboard with onboard sound, Slack does tell me that it can find it (unlike RH8) but when I play music as root I hear the music (and KDE system sounds, etc) very quietly. I've checked alsamixer and everything is at max, I've checked the speekers to make sure they work properly, that leads me to believe its the sound module. How exactly do I make changes to the module setting?

I have tried:
modprobe snd-via82xx dxs_option=x

but do I need to unload the module and then reload it with the new options? Do I need to modify rc.modules (besides when I figure out the correct settings).

Thanks in advance,
Chris

BTW: For some reason, while typing in this window, the arrow keys haven't worked, any word on this?

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Old 02-11-2005, 04:22 AM   #2
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in /etc/X11/xorg.conf add
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
to the input device section

installpkg path/to/slackware/ap/hpijs-$VER-i486-1.tgz (I think)

alsamixer, alsactl store - maybe alsaconf - maybe your sound is weird.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:22 AM   #3
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yes on the scroll ball,

no on the sound card, everything you told me to do works, but I still have no change in the sound, I double checked the connections, even made sure the speakers worked, turned the volume way up, but still XMMS and all the others don't make a sound.

On the HP: what are hpiod and hpssd? They don't start when the hplip script tells them too.

BTW: If you are following along at home, for some reason my cursor keys now work (perhaps its a cookie thing).

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:34 AM   #4
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Sorry, I don't know about the printer details - I don't have one.

As far as the sound, what exactly is the 'card', chipset, etc. What's lspci and lsmod say? You did unmute master and pcm with alsamixer? What'd alsaconf actually do? Have you checked the xmms plugin configuration? May be set to the wrong output. Does the sound work at all - any desktop you may have that may make noises? mpg321 or ogg123 are silent, too?

I don't really know but the more relevant information you give, the more people can help.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:47 AM   #5
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Here is the card data:

From PCI data:

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC 97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology: Unknown device a004
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at e400[size=256]

From KDE info:
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.5a emulation code)
Config options: 0

Intalled drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card Config:
VIA 8235 at 0xe400, irq 10

Audio devices:
0: VIA 8235 (DUPLEX)

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
7:system timer

Mixers:
0: VIA Technologies id 70

lspci printout:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (WorldW SmartDAA) (rev 01)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11DDR [GeForce2 MX 100 DDR/200 DDR] (rev b2)

No, no sounds, not even with the test option in KDE system sounds. But the PC speaker beeps at me.

Everything seems to check out. Alsaconfig finds the card and doesn't output any errors.

Thanks for your help anyway.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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Not familiar with that (I have SI7012 and i810 and ESS1868) but a quick google shows you need to have 'snd-via82xx', so you might try 'modprobe snd-via82xx'. Dunno, because we're still missing lsmod. Also not very familiar with KDE - may be an artsd and 'emulation' problem. But it's probably not an xmms output configuration problem, at least, if there's no sound in general. Maybe a KDE/Via person will help out.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
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Side note question as well as continuous TS

I'm assuming the Slack /etc/modprobe.conf is /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, correct?


Sorry Missed this:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 37736 0
snd-mixer-oss 12504 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
printer 7744 0
uhci 24444 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17580 0 (unused)
usbcore 59308 1 [printer uhci ehci-hcd]
snd-via82xx 13124 1
gameport 1420 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-pcm 56072 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 13604 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 49500 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-page-alloc 6328 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12740 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3888 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 30852 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
via-rhine 12464 1
mii 2272 0 [via-rhine]
crc32 2880 0 [via-rhine]
pcmcia_core 39972 0
ide-scsi 9328 0

I see that snd-via82xx is already loaded, but I don't know what the '1' after it means. Reading from other sites makes me nervious that I'm going to be struggling with this for quite some time.

Through research I found:
" options snd-via82xx ac97_quirk=0
Yeah, after that I could hear the music once again Note that this
option applies to the snd-via82xx and snd-intel8x0 modules."

I tired "modprobe snd-via82xx ac97_quirk=0" but no such luck.

After I messed around with the attributes to snd-via82xx the digit afterward turned into a '2'

Okay, tried 'modprobe snd-seq-oss'


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Old 02-18-2005, 10:45 PM   #8
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Okay, so the story is:
While as root I can hear the music, but vaguely. As any other user I can't, but that's just because the flags for /dev/dsp0 are crw-rw--w-- Which is kind of a wierd combo, but probably because of some config thing I might have botched. I know how to fix those flags, I can take care of that later, right now I need to know how to manipulate the snd-via82xx module. I tried the ALSA website (specifically the snd-via82xx webpate) but it wasn't much help, little if any breakdown to specific models, and user posts are random at best. And playing around on my own, even looking at the output of modinfo only gave me value ranges, not anything more pertenant, like, how do I figure out what is considered 'strange hardware.'

Thanks,
Chris
 
  


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