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Old 05-17-2007, 01:47 AM   #1
rkrishna
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alsa sound problem on acer laptop- need help from slackers


dear friends,
this is not a slack issue, but i need help from slackers, some of you might have come across this problem

sound is not working on acer laptop, aspire 5052

i installed gentoo 1 week back. and still struggling with alsa. since i used different kernels, and diff configurations, i think some old config files will be causing problem.
i tried alsa as module as discribed in gentoo wiki

since i had problems with modules, and conf files i thouht of copiling it into the kernel.

still sound is not working

what all are the old alsa files created while configuring alsa?
what all conf file i have to remove?
 
Old 05-17-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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these may help

Quote:
tux ~ # uname -ar
Linux tux 2.6.21-suspend2 #10 SMP Thu May 17 10:13:59 IST 2007 i686 AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
Code:
tux ~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a37
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport 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 Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
08:01.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
part of dmesg, this persits evenif compile it in kernel
Code:
hda_codec: invalid dep_range_val 0:7fff
hda_codec: invalid dep_range_val 0:7fff
hda_codec: invalid dep_range_val 0:7fff
hda_codec: invalid dep_range_val 0:7fff
hda_codec: num_steps = 0 for NID=0xd
hda_codec: num_steps = 0 for NID=0xd
hda_codec: num_steps = 0 for NID=0xd
hda_codec: num_steps = 0 for NID=0xd
is it a acpci problem, shall i disable acpi?

--------------
these were the last few line of alsaconf
Code:
Running modules-update...
Loading driver...
 * Loading ALSA modules ...
 *   Loading: snd-card-0 ...                                                                                         [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-pcm-oss ...                                                                                        [ ok ]
 *   Loading: snd-seq ...                                                                                            [ ok ]
 * Restoring Mixer Levels ...
alsactl: set_control:970: failed to obtain info for control #3 (Invalid argument)
 * Errors while restoring defaults, ignoring                                                                         [ ok ]
Setting default volumes...
amixer: Mixer default load error: Invalid argument
Code:
tux ~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq                41136  0
snd_pcm_oss            35488  0
snd_mixer_oss          13952  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hda_intel          16024  0
snd_hda_codec         196096  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                60548  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              17028  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    39268  7 snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc          8072  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
8139too                20608  0
8139cp                 17792  0
soundcore               6496  1 snd
atiixp                  5648  0 [permanent]
ati_agp                 7564  0
agpgart                26056  1 ati_agp
 
Old 05-17-2007, 10:46 AM   #3
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You say, you have compiled alsa as built-in kernel, but there are some still as modules (snd_hda_intel and snd_hda_codec).

Check for loaded modules at /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, as well as .asoundrc in home and asound.conf in etc.

Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 05-18-2007 at 09:42 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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The problem arises, I believe, from needing to give the module some parameters. I was getting the same series of errors a while back and I found some information on an Ubuntu wiki about the parameters for the module. I'm not sure if you have the same sound chipset as I do, but it looks like it from what I can remember off the top of my head.

Make a modprobe script in /etc/modprobe.d with this line inside of it:

options snd-hda-intel model=test enable-msi=1 probe-mask=1

That should help a little bit.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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i have an acer aspire 3023wlmi, and sound aint working with alsa-lib > 1.0.13

see my bug report here:
link
 
Old 05-18-2007, 02:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
You say, you have compiled alsa as built-in kernel, but thera some still as modules (snd_hda_intel and snd_hda_codec).
that was when i compiled alsa as modules.


recently i found this interesting article
http://www.burghardt.pl/wiki/article...spire_5102wlmi\

thank Fosforo tht would be a nice option
i already have
Code:
options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=3 position_fix=3
in the /etc/modules.d/alsa file. shall i add one more line like this?

berVi the link is not working

Last edited by rkrishna; 05-18-2007 at 02:55 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 05:20 AM   #7
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the link is still working for me, so i donno whats the problem.

but whatever, the point is to downgrade alsa-lib to 1.0.13 if you have 1.0.14* (rc1, rc2, ...) version. if not, then i have no idea
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:33 AM   #8
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these are the packages
[CODE] Sun May 13 05:35:33 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14_rc2-r3
Sun May 13 05:55:05 2007 >>> media-libs/alsa-oss-1.0.12
Sun May 13 07:12:07 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-headers-1.0.14_rc2
Sun May 13 07:14:12 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-driver-1.0.14_rc2-r1
Sun May 13 10:17:22 2007 >>>
now i am happy that ati drivers are working nicely, downgrading may be an option left,i wil try that after this week. till that time will work without any sound.
thank u for ur help
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:41 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rkrishna
these are the packages
[CODE] Sun May 13 05:35:33 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14_rc2-r3
Sun May 13 05:55:05 2007 >>> media-libs/alsa-oss-1.0.12
Sun May 13 07:12:07 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-headers-1.0.14_rc2
Sun May 13 07:14:12 2007 >>> media-sound/alsa-driver-1.0.14_rc2-r1
Sun May 13 10:17:22 2007 >>>
now i am happy that ati drivers are working nicely, downgrading may be an option left,i wil try that after this week. till that time will work without any sound.
thank u for ur help
hmm, i cant find alsa-lib in your post

however, good luck

hint: i use alsa-driver from the kernel, thus no separate package is needed
 
Old 05-20-2007, 12:05 AM   #10
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i had already installed alsa-lib, i just pasted few part from genlop -l, jsut to show the version
it was interesting that, i didnt unmerged the alsa-driver package, thank you
thank you i dint saw that,

may be tht will help
 
  


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