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Old 08-22-2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy ALSA sound problems, 2.6.7 kernel, sis7012 onboard


Any help with this would be appreciated.

I have done a search and have trawled this forum/alsa homepages etc and have yet to fix my problems.

I havent had sound working on my PC for quite a while and am trying to fix this since my CD player just packed in and i am stuck listening to the radio!!

I upgraded to 2.6.7 kernel (which fixed a couple of other issues ) but sound is still not working.
I recompiled tonight to add alsa stuff as modules opposed to compiled in but still no joy.

As most other post ask for this info ...

lsmod gives
Module Size Used by
snd_pcm_oss 49832 0
snd_mixer_oss 18048 1 snd_pcm_oss
sis_agp 6148 1
sis5513 13192 0 [permanent]
snd_intel8x0 29320 1
snd_ac97_codec 65540 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83208 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 21764 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9352 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 6400 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 20900 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 7048 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45284 11 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi, snd_seq_device
sis900 16900 0
ohci1394 31876 0
ieee1394 94260 1 ohci1394

lspci gives
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 740 Host (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961 [MuTIOL Media IO]
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
00:08.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 50)
00:08.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 50)
00:08.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

aplay -l gives

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: SI7012 [SiS SI7012], device 0: Intel ICH [SiS SI7012]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

I have run alsaconf, alsamixer, alsactl store etc.

I do get some sound so speakers work.

i did cat somefile > /dev/dsp and i get the static/computer noise as i should.

When i try to play mp3`s, ogg`s, or videos i get the first seconds worth of sound which is repeated 3 or 4 times before sound just stops, it doesnt matter what file format it is. This happens in XMMS, XINE, NOATUN.

Any help or ideas would be welcomed.

Thanks in advance

Phunkymunky
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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Which GUI do you use?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 02:25 PM   #3
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Im using KDE.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 04:31 AM   #4
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Try GNOME or just use old kernel- I have same problem with C-Media, so I don't want compile new kernel, because I can lost sound on Linux when.

Last edited by k-mart; 08-24-2004 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:05 PM   #5
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i didnt have sound with the old kernel either this is a long running problem. using the new kernel has fixed other problems i had so will just stick with it.

Question : why would using Gnome make a difference?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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hi there...

did you try www.alsa-project.org ?
I have the same boundary conditions: SIS 7012, kernel 2.6.7 (not the one from slackware, it is self compiled) and it works!
I took a look at ALSA doc and everything is ok!
You just need to compile soundcore as module

Code:
 
modinfo soundcore
nothing else ..

and after that you should download and install : alsa-driver , alsa-lib and alsa-utils

hope it helps

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:04 PM   #7
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I noticed you don't have snd and soundcore loaded. Try using alsaconf and see if that works. It should make the necessary comments in modules.conf and get snd and soundcore modules loaded upon rc.alsa running at start up.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 06:10 PM   #8
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Something else that might help would be to disable onboard nic and just focus on the sound till you get it working, then enable the nic in bios again. May also help to disabble pnp in bios as well and let linux probe and set on it's own without using bios settings (don't know about this one, but read it somewhere?).
 
  


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