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Old 08-16-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
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I have VIA8237 built in sound card chipest. I am having a difficult time to run it.


Can anyone who has the same sound chipest as I have help me out.
Step - by - Step please. Thank you very much
I have done alsaconf, I maximize all the volumn under alsamixer, without any luck. The sound card still not working.
The following is my lspci result
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:0269
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 8
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [80] AGP version 3.5
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:1269
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:2269
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3269
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:4269
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7269
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:7269
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: fca00000-feafffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bfe00000-cfefffff
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2

00:0a.0 Network controller: RaLink: Unknown device 0201 (rev 01)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 6834
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
Memory at febfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3149 (rev 80)
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3149
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]
I/O ports at e800 [size=4]
I/O ports at e400 [size=8]
I/O ports at e000 [size=4]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=16]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:0571
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3038
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at c000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3038
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at c400 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3038
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at c800 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3038
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
I/O ports at cc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3104
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
Memory at febff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3227
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:9761
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
Subsystem: Unknown device 1849:3065
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at cfe80000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at feae0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:30 AM   #2
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Are you sure channels are not muted ? (press m for master and pcm to check)
Also how do you test sound ? You attempt to play a wav file ? If yes, with
which software ?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:50 AM   #3
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I also have a via chipset and it works no problem. I believe via82XX chipset is not enabled in the stock kernel configuration. Check your kernel configuration and enable it if you have to.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by keefaz
Are you sure channels are not muted ? (press m for master and pcm to check)
Also how do you test sound ? You attempt to play a wav file ? If yes, with
which software ?
When you are saying press m for master and pcm to check, how exactly I have to do?
Under console, or under kde?

I test the sound by using mp3 songs. I use Noatun under kde to play the mp3 file
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I also have a via chipset and it works no problem. I believe via82XX chipset is not enabled in the stock kernel configuration. Check your kernel configuration and enable it if you have to.
In order to enable the stock kernel configuration, what are the steps I have to take?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:25 PM   #6
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Just run lsmod in a terminal (say konsole in KDE)
Do you see via82XX listed ?

For unmute channels, run alsamixer in a terminal, then select the
chanel with the left and right keys and press the m key, see if that
change something, also to check alsa sound, the better is play a
wav file with aplay /path/to/file.wav from a terminal (konsole in KDE)
 
Old 08-16-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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after I ran lsmod
root@localhost:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
snd-seq 35024 0 (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12152 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
usbkbd 2936 0 (unused)
keybdev 1892 0 (unused)
mousedev 4020 1
hid 20804 0 (unused)
usbmouse 1880 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [usbkbd keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
usb-storage 62336 0 (unused)
rt2500 157572 2
uhci 24284 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
usbcore 58860 1 [usbkbd hid usbmouse usb-storage uhci ehci-hcd]
snd-via82xx 12928 1
gameport 1420 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-ac97-codec 52472 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-pcm 54504 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12320 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3812 0 [snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd 31268 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
snd-page-alloc 4712 0 [snd-seq snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
via-rhine 12368 0
mii 2272 0 [via-rhine]
crc32 2880 0 [via-rhine]
nvidia 3421740 6
ide-scsi 9392 0


snd-via82xx
I guess I have my via8237 module loaded. However, I still can not hear a sound
I played /opt/kde/share/apps/ktuberling/sounds/da/slips.wav file that comes with linux
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:01 PM   #8
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Ok, and did you try alsamixer in a terminal (konsole) ?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:26 PM   #9
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yes~~ I did that, and unmuted everything
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:36 PM   #10
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Sorry for asking but, is the audio cable well connected ?
The levels are up ? (especially master and pcm)
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:30 PM   #11
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have you run
alsamixer
and then
alsactl store
both as root from the command-line or a xterminal?

If you don't run
alsactl store
it will forget the settings

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 08-16-2005 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:38 PM   #12
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You don't want EVERYTHING unmuted though.

Umute Master, Master M, Headphone and PCM. Mute everything else.(don't forget you can keep going right past Line) Make sure specifically that IEC958 and Aux are muted(an mm will be in bar)

Also, make sure you have all of the volumes at around 80.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 06:23 PM   #13
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i think you need to reboot or reload the snd_via82xx module
after you run alsaconfig.
did you do a reboot since then ?

egag
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:12 PM   #14
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Visit the following website and try recompiling ALSA.

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=via82xx
 
Old 08-17-2005, 04:50 AM   #15
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Alternative, since you're using KDE - have you tried messing with the aRts daemon sound levels? KDE "steals" the lovely alsa modules to pipe everything through it's own sound deamon.

I'm afraid I don't use KDE, so I can't give you a walkthrough on checking the aRts deamon, but I'm sure some kind soul will =)

Or, to check that alsa is functioning:

* Get into run level 3 (non-graphical; default Slackware): ~$ su -c 'init 3'
* Attempt aplay from the command line without KDE: ~$ aplay /path/to/file.wav

Let us know how it turns out.

- Piete.
 
  


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