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ricardo_ok 08-20-2006 03:31 PM

Sound issues with slack 10.2 and onboard sound chip
 
I just moved my Linux system from being a secont hard drive on my main computer to a seperat PC I got from a friend. It is now part of an old eMachines eTower 366i2. lspci finds recognizes the chip, and I've compiled the kernel using the correct modules, alsaconf find the chip and configures it. I've made sure no sound channels are muted and I still have no sound.

Here is the readout from lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440LX/EX - 82443LX/EX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)


and here is lsmod:
Module Size Used by
snd_seq_midi 6944 0
snd_seq_midi_event 5760 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 48144 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 48288 0
snd_mixer_oss 17280 1 snd_pcm_oss
intel_agp 20508 1
snd_cs46xx 82376 4
snd_rawmidi 19872 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_cs46xx
snd_seq_device 7180 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 93820 1 snd_cs46xx
snd_ac97_bus 2048 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80520 6 snd_pcm_oss,snd_cs46xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 20740 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 46692 13 snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_cs46xx,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_t imer
snd_page_alloc 8712 2 snd_cs46xx,snd_pcm


Any help is greatly appreciated.

Daga 08-20-2006 04:21 PM

Some of this may sound silly, but I'm just trying to hit the basics :)

* Are you sure the sound works? (Maybe try in a live-cd?)
* Are the speakers plugged in?
* You said the sound channels were unmuted. Does that include the Main, PCM, and headphone channels? (headphone is normally big for laptops, but is worth checking)
* Are the speakers on?
* What audio program are you using?
* What driver is used by the program? Alsa or OSS? Have you tried to coax it into using the other one?

hitest 08-20-2006 04:33 PM

Also check your volume control settings in what ever DE you're running, even if you've made sure the volume is not muted with alsaconf the volume will be muted on start-up. Go into sound volume settings and unmute sound.

ricardo_ok 08-20-2006 06:39 PM

Daga
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* Are you sure the sound works? (Maybe try in a live-cd?)
What do you mean, that is the problem, the sound DOES NOT work...

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* Are the speakers plugged in?
* Are the speakers on?
Yes and yes...

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* You said the sound channels were unmuted. Does that include the Main, PCM, and headphone channels? (headphone is normally big for laptops, but is worth checking)
yes, obviously you read enough to see that I unmuted them, so the only other option is that you must think me a moron to not check them all...

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* What audio program are you using?
* What driver is used by the program? Alsa or OSS? Have you tried to coax it into using the other one?
No program will work (xine, gxine, xmms). KDE's arts doesn't even work, in fact it hangs when I try to get it to do anything (ie. check/adjust volume, change drivers, etc, etc...)
and I'm using ALSA.



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Hitest
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I tried that Hitest, but KDE's arts system hangs when I try to get it to change anything, almost like it is having issues with alsa.

hitest 08-20-2006 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ricardo_ok
Hitest
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I tried that Hitest, but KDE's arts system hangs when I try to get it to change anything, almost like it is having issues with alsa.

This might sound really stupid, but, I've found when using the volume control in KDE (the one in sound and video) that after I've unmuted the settings, unclicked the red Xs the sound is still muted. But if I move the sliders up and down a bit suddenly the sound comes back. I'm not talking about any of the media players ,but, the volume controller that interfaces with alsa. It sounds stupid, but, this has worked for me.

ricardo_ok 08-20-2006 09:10 PM

After having several other problems today in which programs or KDE apps locked up on me; I have decided to do a complete reformat and reinstall.

Daga 08-21-2006 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ricardo_ok
What do you mean, that is the problem, the sound DOES NOT work...

Whoops, sorry. I meant to ask if you were sure the chip worked. You said it was a fairly new system to you. Hope that reload helps...

hitest 08-21-2006 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ricardo_ok
After having several other problems today in which programs or KDE apps locked up on me; I have decided to do a complete reformat and reinstall.

I would do the same thing. Did these issues suddenly start or were they always present from the time you first did the install? I'm just wondering what the cause could be. Good luck, man!
Interesting problem.:D

ricardo_ok 08-21-2006 11:22 AM

the sound worked fine on the compaq system, the problems started when I moved the linux drive to a different tower. it doesn't matter anyway since I'm going to reinstall.

ricardo_ok 08-21-2006 11:23 AM

Oh, and Daga, yes the chip works because I have sound in windows from the 4 gb hd in the tower.

hitest 08-21-2006 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ricardo_ok
the sound worked fine on the compaq system, the problems started when I moved the linux drive to a different tower. it doesn't matter anyway since I'm going to reinstall.

Sounds good! I'd be curious to hear how it goes:-)


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