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Old 02-17-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
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SoundCard


I got a inbuilt soundcard
Realtek Ac97 Audio

Wich is "modprobe ac97" (or?)
I can modprobe without any problem
But the sound still dosent work
when i get into KDE it says "couldnt open /dev/dsp" or something similar and the sound get inactivate

Whats wrong?
Anyone can helpme ? Im running Slackware 8.1 (2.4.18) KDE
a clean install

Another thing ..... Should I come to some sort of menu when typing "setup" ?
I am logged on as root ...
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:32 PM   #2
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I don't know if slack has that tool or not.

Perhaps you have sndconfig?
 
Old 02-17-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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Negative, it's an RH tool, sometimes ported to other distros but not slack (luckily too).

Please post up what you get from:
lspci -vv (LSPCI -VV lowercase)

You may also find some excellent use out of ALSA... But for now, let's see that lspci

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Old 02-18-2003, 12:47 AM   #4
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This must be what system i got right?
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bash-2.05a# lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266]
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0000
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 8
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=31 SBA+ 64bit- FW- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=0 SBA- AGP- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266 AGP] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: dde00000-dfefffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: cdc00000-ddcfffff
BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 30)
Subsystem: 3Com Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (2500ns min, 2500ns max), cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at dfffff80 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
Expansion ROM at dffc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 4: I/O ports at e400 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 5
Region 4: I/O ports at e800 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin D routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: Memory at dffffe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0000
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 14
Region 4: I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Subsystem: Micro-star International Co Ltd: Unknown device 4720
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 5
Region 0: I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (1250ns min, 250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Expansion ROM at dfef0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=31 SBA- 64bit- FW- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=0 SBA- AGP- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>
 
Old 02-18-2003, 01:15 AM   #5
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Cool, here's the line that we want:
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)

A shot in the dark but...
Try this:
modprobe via82xx

If you don't get anything I strongly suggest looking into ALSA, here's the page for your card:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=via82xx

Cool
 
Old 02-18-2003, 05:04 AM   #6
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With my VIA AC'97 sound card, I had to use Alsa drivers because I couldn't get it to work with the native drivers that came with Slackware, Debian, and RootLinux.

But the alsa drivers worked without problems!
 
Old 02-18-2003, 06:29 AM   #7
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Have you checked the permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer There are a million posts about this issue.

I also had some trouble getting my sound working. I had to actually remove some modules and do autoclean to clear dependencies before doing modprobe on my opl3sa2. After that the sound was still very quiet and I had to give user rw permissions to /dev/mixer just to use kmix to pump up volume.
 
Old 02-18-2003, 03:56 PM   #8
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im always root..

I cant make ALSA work...
When i do:

modprobe snd-via82xx;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss

It says there is no snd-via82xx , I went over the install over and over again and i tried JUST modprobe snd-via82xx and it still didnt find anything!!
 
Old 02-18-2003, 04:20 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by muppski
im always root..
That's a bad idea. You are almost as insecure as a Windows box.

Be careful you don't get rooted...
 
Old 02-18-2003, 05:08 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by muppski
im always root..

I cant make ALSA work...
When i do:

modprobe snd-via82xx;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss

It says there is no snd-via82xx , I went over the install over and over again and i tried JUST modprobe snd-via82xx and it still didnt find anything!!
Not to be rude, but it sounds like you didn't follow the directions correctly then There is the possiblity it didn't work, however if you were root ( not all the time! ) it's not likely. I suggest using && instead of ; so the command would be:
modprobe snd-via82xx &&
modprobe snd-pcm-oss && (and so on)

What this will do is stop after the first error so you can view where the error is and fix it.

1 thing you really need to make sure is that you have "soundcore" module instead of built into the kernel for alsa. If you don't, rebuild the kernel and start over. First things first, read the page I linked up there, and very important, read the README/INSTALL files in the tarballs you download from ALSA for your card.

Cool
 
Old 02-19-2003, 01:16 AM   #11
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I dont have everything setup on linux
thats why im still ROOT
then i will create another User ofcourse!
I did follow intructions..

modinfo soundcore
Gave me some text wich mean i DONT have to recompile right?

The only diffrent thing i have dóne is that i dont have my files in /USR/SRC/ALSA
 
Old 02-19-2003, 01:27 AM   #12
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hmm

Should i get a new kernel?

linux-2.5.62.tar.gz

or?
The guide dosent tell me what kernel
 
Old 02-19-2003, 01:33 AM   #13
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You need ot recompile your kernel. Under "Sound" with "make xconfig" there is an option for your soundcard (right before OSS drivers). I have the same soundcard (viablahblahblah) as you. You can either compile it straight in or compile it as a module. Doesn't matter.

You don't need new source.
 
Old 02-19-2003, 02:16 AM   #14
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Hmmm, he got the beta kernel version...you should actually be using the stable version, 2.4.20.

But heyyyy, it's your puter!
 
Old 02-19-2003, 08:35 AM   #15
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http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=via82xx

dosent tell me how to recompile the sound thingy
. I only see how to compile but not how to Recompile?!?
Im so confused =(
 
  


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