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Old 04-04-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
ravisunny2
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No sound in ubuntu 9.10 : DS-XG YMY470 Yamaha sound card


Hi,

I just loaded ubuntu 9.10 on an old PIII in dual boot mode with win98SE.

The pc has a DS-XG YMY470 Yamaha sound card, and the sound is available in Win98SE.

In ubuntu, there is no sound at all.

I tried some diagnostics with the following results:


aplay l
aplay: device_list:223: no soundcard found...

lspci v
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller : Yamaha Corporation DS1L Audio
Flags : medium devsel, IRQ 12
Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [Size=32k]
Capabilities : <access denied>.
Kernel modules : snd-ymfpci

Is there any way to get the sound started, or do I need to change this card ?

Thank you.
 
Old 04-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Have you tried using the Hardware Drivers utility under the Administration section?
 
Old 04-05-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
ravisunny2
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I have not tried that.

I've forgotten unix almost completely, because I had to use dos and ms mindows for the last 20 years.

I will have to sit down and do some serious reading.

I hope you can help me get the sound problem sorted out, step by step.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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I am removing ubuntu 9.10 from that pc.
 
Old 04-12-2010, 11:11 PM   #5
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I realize this is from a while back, but..

You can try upgrading the ALSA drivers to the latest versions to see if they have better support for your computer's sound.

To upgrade the ALSA drivers, you can add the driver repository for my distro to your sources. Although this repository is meant my distro, all the packages on it will work perfectly on Ubuntu 9.10.

You can check and see what packages my repository includes by going to https://launchpad.net/~infinityos/+a...esting-drivers

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To upgrade the drivers and add my repo to your sources, enter the following commands into your terminal:

Code:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:infinityos/testing-drivers
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
You will need to restart your computer after those commands are completed.

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If that fails, trying removing PulseAudio. PulseAudio seems to break everything related to sound on Ubuntu. Remove it by following the instructions here:
http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/sh...73&postcount=4

Note: I realize I copied this stuff from another answer of mine, but the instructions are basically the same.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 02:12 AM   #6
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Thanks.

I haven't uninstalled ubuntu9.10 from that pc yet.

I hate loose ends.

I have downloaded material from various sites.

I will do some reading first, and revert back later.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that ubuntu 9.10 seems to be running fine on my C2D.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 08:59 AM   #7
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Stll trying to get sound in the PIII. I have checked the Alsa site.

I have also done some googling on how to make a .deb file. It seems that instead of make install, I should use checkinstall.

I have two PCs. One is my work PC, the other for the kids.

I want to create the .deb files on my PC, burn to cd, copy the .deb to the PIII, and install the .deb files using

sudo dpkg ‐i package.deb

Is this feasible ? How should how I modify the Alsa instructions ?

I got this from the Alsa site:

Make a directory to store the alsa source code in:
cd /usr/src
mkdir alsa
cd alsa
cp /downloads/alsa-* .

Now unzip and install the alsa-driver package:

bunzip2 alsa-driver-xxx
tar -xf alsa-driver-xxx
cd alsa-driver-xxx
./configure --with-cards=ymfpci --with-sequencer=yes ; make ; make install

chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi

Now unzip and install the alsa-lib package:

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-lib-xxx
tar -xf alsa-lib-xxx
cd alsa-lib-xxx
./configure ; make ; make install

Now unzip and install the alsa-utils package:

cd ..
bunzip2 alsa-utils-xxx
tar -xf alsa-utils-xxx
cd alsa-utils-xxx
./configure ; make ; make install

Now insert the modules into the kernel:

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


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