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Old 10-12-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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No audio in Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505


BIOS reports that my onboard sound chip is a Sigmatel 9200. It appears as though it is recognized in Suse 10.1, although no sound comes from the speakers. When I try to play a CD with any of the audio players, the progress bar goes along as though it is playing, yet still no sound. The volume is turned up all the way. I am not concerned about getting the multimedia buttons on the front of the laptop to work, I never use them anyways. Any help getting sound from the speakers is appreciated.

Thanks !!!
 
Old 10-12-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Could you post the results of the command '/sbin/lsmod | grep snd' ( without the quotes. This will list the sound driver if it one is loaded. If not, we need figure out which one to load, and modprobe it.

It may also be useful for you to post the results of '/sbin/lspci' ( no quotes ). If the sound is part of the PCI bus, that will list the hardware information.

Have you opened a sound mixer, either Kmix of alsamixer and made sure the sound is not muted?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply camorri. (I have it fixed....read the bottom)

Here is the result of /sbin/lsmod


ip6table_mangle 6272 0
ip_conntrack 49880 3 xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink 10136 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
ip_tables 16196 3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 6656 0
ip6_tables 17604 2 ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 16132 10 xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tabl es
ipv6 243296 15 ip6t_REJECT
apparmor 54552 0
aamatch_pcre 17408 1 apparmor
nls_iso8859_1 8064 1
nls_cp437 9728 1
vfat 16000 1
fat 51100 1 vfat
loop 19464 0
usbhid 44640 0
dm_mod 57680 0
hw_random 9496 0
snd_hda_intel 21652 1
snd_hda_codec 139136 1 snd_hda_intel
intel_agp 24988 1
agpgart 33352 3 drm,intel_agp
snd_pcm 86532 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 25860 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 56708 10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 13024 1 snd
ehci_hcd 31880 0
snd_page_alloc 13576 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i8xx_tco 11032 0
uhci_hcd 32400 0
i2c_i801 12044 0
i2c_core 23680 1 i2c_i801
ohci1394 34224 0
b44 27276 0
mii 9088 1 b44
ieee1394 93368 1 ohci1394
ndiswrapper 162804 0
usbcore 115716 5 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd,ndiswrapper
reiserfs 216576 2
fan 8580 0
thermal 17416 0
sr_mod 18596 0
cdrom 36512 1 sr_mod
processor 31208 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
sg 35612 0
ata_piix 14212 4
libata 69776 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 20352 5
scsi_mod 127880 4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
daddyo@linuxlaptop:~>

This is the result of /sbin/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 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832
03:01.1 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 01)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4311 (rev 01)
daddyo@linuxlaptop:~>

When I go into the KDE Control Center /Sounds & Mutimedia/Sound System, and click on 'Test Sound' it tries to start the sound system, but just keeps looping. It gets to 100% then starts over and keeps starting over.

Unbelievable, as I type this, all of a sudden it finally started and I have sound. When I hit the test button now, it plays...LOL

Thanks a lot camorri for trying to help, I appreciate it.

I wish I knew what I did, but it must have been the Control Center that finally got it started.

Thanks again !!!
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #4
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Glad you got it going.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:22 AM   #5
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The craziest thing is happening with this laptop and SUSE 10.1.

I spent about an hour verifying this before posting, but this is what happens:

When I have 'Auto Login' enabled, I have sound when I boot the laptop.

When I disable auto login, so I have to type my password, the laptop boots with NO SOUND !!!

I cannot even get it started in the Control Center after bootup.

EDIT: OK forget all that, what is actually happening is that the sound works on every other boot. I booted and rebooted 8-10 times without touching a thing in between, and every other boot has sound.

Bizarre !!!!!................LOL

Last edited by cueman; 10-15-2006 at 12:50 AM.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 05:43 AM   #6
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cueman,
If you have done any kind of search here as I'm sure you did,:-) you'll notice a lot of hassle with the hda(mostly it's 'quietness' and inability at times to play with acpi). I have the same-ICH7, Intel HDA, 82801G etc., etc. And have had it working fine, tho quiet (headphones work fine), BUT...

Recently I'm getting the same "acting up". 50/50 chance of sound working. Most likely due to the recent update of ALSA. Thats my guess anyway, as both occured near the same time.

Tell me, in Yast look at miscellaneous->Veiw system log in the pull down look at messages. Do you get anything like this:

Oct 18 19:22:48 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:565: hda-intel: send_cmd timeout: IRS=0x1, val=0x1070650
Oct 18 19:22:48 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:565: hda-intel: send_cmd timeout: IRS=0x1, val=0x1020011
Oct 18 19:22:49 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:565: hda-intel: send_cmd timeout: IRS=0x1, val=0x1070600
Oct 18 19:22:49 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:565: hda-intel: send_cmd timeout: IRS=0x1, val=0x1020000
Oct 18 19:22:49 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:565: hda-intel: send_cmd timeout: IRS=0x1, val=0x1070650
that goes on for a long scroll?
or this from var/log/warn
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/core/pcm_native.c:1923: BUG? (err >= 0)
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<f9357e01>] snd_pcm_hw_constraints_complete+0xa2/0x244 [snd_pcm]
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<f93580e7>] snd_pcm_open+0x144/0x248 [snd_pcm]
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c011a067>] default_wake_function+0x0/0xc
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<f9308358>] snd_open+0xdd/0x180 [snd]
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c01632cd>] chrdev_open+0x124/0x161
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c01631a9>] chrdev_open+0x0/0x161
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c015a438>] __dentry_open+0xc7/0x1ab
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c015a580>] nameidata_to_filp+0x19/0x28
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c015a5bb>] do_filp_open+0x2c/0x32
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<f930b2f4>] snd_ctl_ioctl+0x0/0x9ea [snd]
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c015a5ff>] do_sys_open+0x3e/0xb0
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c015a69e>] sys_open+0x16/0x18
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: [<c0103bdb>] sysenter_past_esp+0x54/0x79
Oct 18 23:55:43 paranoid kernel: ALSA sound/core/pcm_native.c:1923: BUG? (err >= 0)
Oct 18 23:55:44 paranoid kernel: [<f9357e01>] snd_pcm_hw_constraints_complete+0xa2/0x244 [snd_pcm]
et., etc.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 12:02 AM   #7
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You know what, I do not have my laptop handy, but I have installed it for the second time now on my desktop. The first time went fine, I just upgraded my hard drives and ghosted Windows XP back on to the main drive. I installed 10.1 again, and it seemed to work fine, then all of a sudden no sound again. I looked at the log file on my desktop and I don't see anything like you have there, with that paranoid kernel or whatnot.
But, I did go into KMix, by clicking on the speaker icon in the task bar. I messed around with all of the output settings and all of a sudden I have sound again. Funny because I never adjusted any sound settings before I lost it. I think this distro is just plain 'ol buggy still, especially as far as sound goes. The laptop also seems to be booting with sound on a regular basis now too.

Thanks for the reply, hope you get yours figured out.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 12:10 AM   #8
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Haha, sorry about that should clairify things like that; Paranoid is the name of my box:-), dave@paranoid-> paranoid kernel

its all the other noise listed I'm interested in.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 11:21 AM   #9
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LOL........ haha sorry about that.
That shows my Linux experience..
 
  


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