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Old 02-27-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Configuring sound


My soundcard doesn't work after I installed kernel2.6.10.
My soundcard is
"Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller" (this is is what i get when i "lspci"
I chose everything under "Sound," but it still doesn't work.
What do I need to do?
One more question. what is the difference between "built-in" and "module"?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:31 AM   #2
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have you tried running alsaconf under su on the knosole???
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:36 AM   #3
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Well for starters you are always suggested to build these as Modules. I have this same setup, and I got it working actually tonight. Here is how I did it:

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

Go to Device Drivers >> Sound >> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (assuming you are using ALSA) >> PCI devices

and then select the:
Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD/ALi AC97 Controller *as a Module*
VIA 82c686A/B 8233/8235 AC97 Controller *as a Module*

These are the only two that I have built as modules, and my sound works.

Also, make sure that when you are in Device Drivers >> Sound that the Sound Card Support is also built, you just might need that .

Maybe just a little bit more on what exactly isn't working would help.

And I am not sure if choosing OSS and ALSA is wise or not, but for the reasoning that I have only selected alsa and it works, I would try and deselect everything under the Open Sound System and just try to go with ALSA, or vica versa.

Last edited by onelung02; 02-27-2005 at 01:37 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help..
I'm gonna try it right now.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:51 AM   #5
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Still doesn't work... I just go kde control center and select sound system under sound&media and click test sound and I don't get anything..
i tried alsaconf too but no luck.. and when i start kmix i get a speaker icon with "x"
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:55 AM   #6
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Well just to make sure, did you run

make modules
make modules_install

after you save the.config?

also you might want to try modprobe

#modprobe snd-intel8x0

#modprobe snd-via82xx

see if either of those gets the card going, as long as this is not a hardware issue, all it's gonna take is a little patience.

One more thing, if you want to post lspci outcome that might be helpful as well. I saw that you posted part of it up top, but maybe if you post it unedited something might be helpful in it.

-onelung

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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My soundcard worked under the kernel 2.4.29 (one that comes w/ 10.1).
And Yes, I did make modules and make modules_install...
I just tried #modprobe snd-intel8x0 and #modprobe snd-via82xx, but it still doesn't work.
and this is what i get if i do "lspci"

root@kp2:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Memory I/O Control Registers (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Configuration Process Registers (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801BD PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 83)
01:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 33)

Thank you for helping me
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:36 PM   #8
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Hmmm, if modprobe returned no errors then everything should be loaded correctly. Are you using OSS of ALSA?

-onelung
 
Old 02-27-2005, 02:53 PM   #9
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Alsa. do you think i should try oss?
 
Old 02-27-2005, 03:13 PM   #10
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I had a very similer problem. My sound card has this feature of making the input/output things output/input or vice versa, and other stuff. For example the regular output to speakers, It took me a while to find out I had to change a switch to make it be output to speakers, but I can change which one is which with the switches with some limits

Open up kmix, aumix, or other mixing programs and goto "advanced" or something like "extended", "switches" etc.. and check the switches. Play around, the names are not that obvious. Maybe it is but I'm not an expert or know what those numbers mean.

And also, on windows I poped in my CD to install my sound card, and you know how it automaticly starts. I never new that it came with a script to set it up on Linux. Check the CD or manufacturer website.

Last edited by Starch; 02-27-2005 at 03:14 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #11
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tell you what guys...
it works!!!
I just recompiled it, and it works..
But i don't know why it works. I used the same setting as before. any idea?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 02:45 AM   #12
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Quote:
But i don't know why it works. I used the same setting as before. any idea?
Now I don't consider myself an expert on the subject, but I have one guess. Maybe you did it right. LOL. J/K. I don't know why that would happen, but hey, it works, that is the best part. Maybe just an error compiling, or something of the sorts. The funny part is when I booted this morning MY sound was not working, somehow the modules all together seemed to unload, very confusing. Anyway, it works, and I am pleased that you got it.

-onelung
 
  


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