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Old 08-30-2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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Sound in Debian

I have just installed SID from Woody, but in both cases I was unable to configure the sound.

My motherboard is an Aopen AK77-8XN, using the integrated VIA8233 AC97 codec and it works well under Red Hat 9.0.

During the Woody installation I selected the VIA82cxxx as an external module and later, during the dist-upgrade to SID I insisted on the VIA driver. But I am unable to hear anything.

I have tried the whole installation process several times but I can not see where my problem is.

żAny ideas?

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Are you a member of the group AUDIO ? Check the permissions in /dev/ for more details on that ...
Old 08-30-2003, 12:37 PM   #3
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Hi thanks,

I already did that but the permissions were correct. These are the modules I have loaded. I see no alsa. Could this be the problem? I have run alsaconf a few times but it does not detect any PCI sound card...

Output of lsmod


.Module Size Used by Tainted: P
nvidia 1628768 11 (autoclean)
apm 9116 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4384 2 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2880 1 (autoclean)
via82cxxx_audio 18144 1
ac97_codec 9568 0 [via82cxxx_audio]
soundcore 3204 2 [via82cxxx_audio]
keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
input 3040 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci 20676 0 (unused)
usbcore 48000 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci]

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You have remembered to unmute all the mixer channels haven't you?
Old 08-30-2003, 02:13 PM   #5
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I've been playing with the mixer quite a bit and I have discovered that ... I can play CD's. But whenever I make a sound test (KDE Control center) it does not produce any sound. I have also tried to reproduce some .avi files and I can see the image but no sound at all.

At least it seems that something works (CD player) but still do not know what the problem is. I think I have tried all the possible mixer combinations but only the CD and the master volume controls have some effect (playing with them I can hear/eliminate the background noise that every loudspeaker produces at high volumes)

Thanks anyway because it might be the right path to follow
Old 08-30-2003, 02:33 PM   #6
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I have the same problem.
I also tried using sndconfig, i can hear the sound, but in all other ways no!!
I have an integrated sound chip, it is recognized "ens1371" by my suse 8.1.
During the installation of Woody i installed also the kernel modules for ens1371...
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With my VIA AC'97 sound card I had to use alsa drivers to get sound to work correctly.


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