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Old 05-05-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Help: Sound on earphones but NO on Laptop Speaker


Hi Guys!!

What is wrong with my slackware? Please help me..

My first try for Slackware (before is Red Hat, Mandrake, Suse) on version 11.0. My first problem is no sound on my laptop's speaker but only when I am using earphones.

Code:
# cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.14rc3 (Wed Mar 14 07:25:50 2007 UTC).
Code:
lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:01.0 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
0a:01.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 01)
0a:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
0a:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0a:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0a:09.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
Code:
# lsmod | grep snd
snd_seq_oss            31104  0
snd_seq_device          9480  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_midi_event      9600  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                45648  4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            41024  0
snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hda_intel          20536  7
snd_hda_codec         202160  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                67468  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              21512  4 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    43364  20 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc         11272  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
Please help me guys...

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 05-05-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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have you run

alsaconf

as root user?

Have you checked alsamixer to see if anything is muted?
 
Old 05-05-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by simcox1
have you run

alsaconf

as root user?

Have you checked alsamixer to see if anything is muted?
Actually I already did alsaconf so many times before I finally found that actually my sound is working but only when using earphone. Still no sound on my laptop's speakers. And Yeah of course all in root, even when I using KDE in root, it is because I am still tuning up my Slackware, still got problems. I post another problem to another thread too.

As for alsamixer, I already set everything full 100%. Result is the same, no sound on speakers.

OH yeah, my kernel is Linux 2.6.21.1

Thank you

Last edited by Tje; 05-05-2007 at 01:16 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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Double-check that the alsamixer settings are not muted. They can be set at 100% but still be muted. Also check that your speakers are plugged into the right holes in your sound card.

Brian
 
Old 05-05-2007, 08:13 PM   #5
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Double-check that the alsamixer settings are not muted. They can be set at 100% but still be muted. Also check that your speakers are plugged into the right holes in your sound card.

Brian
It is laptop's speaker, so check the speakers jack plugged into the right holes or not is not the case.

Whether the PC Speaker is muted or not, no effect. But I put everything unmuted, the result is my speaker's sound is indicated by "Surround" on alsamixer. This is strange, it should be on "Pc Speaker" not "Surround". After I set the "Surround" unmuted, my speaker is working like a charm !!

I got fooled by alsamixer.

Thanks by the way.
 
Old 05-06-2007, 07:22 AM   #6
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Hi

I get this problem as well, my brother-in-law suggested that the internal switching mechanism is at fault, possibly because of a loose connection at the back of the headphones socket.

I don't know if this is the case, but in my case it is not Slackware. Let me explain:

Originally Windows XP installed, speakers working, then not working.
Slackware on external HD no speakers.
Windows re-installed, speakers working, Slackware not re-installed, speakers working.
Now, speakers not working in Windows or Slackware.

My conclusion some sort of hardware problem.

samac
 
Old 05-06-2007, 08:26 AM   #7
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That case is totally different with me.

My problem was only alsa problem. I have to include that driver in the kernel configuration. Then use alsaconf command to configure the alsa. Then use alsamixer to unmute everything. Note that you must unmute everything to test your sound. Don't be fooled by the label of alsamixer that "Surround" is refer to PC Speaker

Or Maybe I am a real fool? Well, I am a newbie anyway.

Tje
 
Old 05-06-2007, 10:11 AM   #8
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Try pressing the mute button on the laptop?

Brian
 
Old 05-07-2007, 08:51 AM   #9
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Try pressing the mute button on the laptop?

Brian
I dont know, I didn't tried that. I just put everything unmuted in alsamixer.

My Fn+"set touchpad off" (which is Fn + F7 on my Acer keyboard) didn't work.

So, I dont think Fn + F8(mute/unmute speaker) will worked too. Who knows? I got another serious problem rather than this audio stuff. I am re-installing my slackware right now.

thx.
 
  


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