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Old 08-24-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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%^&*$ SiS audio!


Okay guys, I've just had my sound bugger up on me twice now this week. The first time was when the official nVidia drivers botched their install and took the sound with them. Result: I had to re-install linux.

This time, I installed the linux version of Uplink, started the game, then the sound cuts out halfway through playing it, turns out it's buggered up my sound too.

Any help you guys could give me on how to get my sound up and running without another reinstall would be welcome.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 01:03 PM   #2
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What distro?

What driver set? ALSA or OSS? If its default for the distro, just give us the distro.

What SIS card? 7012 or 7018? Check /sbin/lspci and post the multimedia controller.

Cheers,

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Old 08-24-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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it's a 7012 chipset, runs with the intel8x0 drivers. (for some bizarre and unfathomable reason, lol.) running under ALSA on mandrake 9.1.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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S'okay, couple of reboots sorted it out...
 
Old 08-24-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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Mandrake... alsa, KDE? Might want to kill the KDE aRts sound server, the little KDE bells and whistles go away, but I've never had that sound server behave with anything other then other chunks of KDE.

Oh, also the sis 7012 basically is just another Intel i810 chipset, something odd and licensed, the sis7018 is covered under the Trident chipset driver, same deal...

Cheers,

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Old 08-25-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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Well, I spoke too soon, the sound has buggered up yet again. I'm seriously considering buying an SB Live at this rate...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 02:47 PM   #7
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Okay, I'm gonna throw my system out of the window in a minute if I can't get the sound working, it's getting me that p*ssed off. Will someone please tell me how to get it working again?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:29 PM   #8
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You card should work with the i810 module which should come precompiled or come patched with any kernel after 2.4.18.

First, kill off any other sound modules you have loaded. Before trying OSS or Alsa, try the i810 default module that is in your kernel already and not any others.

What is your output of:

lsmod

And also do as fin stated, get rid of the KDE arts sound crap.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:30 PM   #9
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sound section of lsmod listing is:

snd-pcm-oss 43556 1
snd-mixer-oss 14488 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-intel8x0 21988 5
snd-ac97-codec 40160 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 77536 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 18376 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 4396 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 17600 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 5832 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 40868 4 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 6276 0 [snd]
snd-page-alloc 7732 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
ac97 4
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:41 PM   #10
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Try to remove all of those sound modules, especially the ac97 which is not needed. Then try to do a:

modprobe i810_audio

If it can't find that module, I would suggest to recompile the kernel to add the support. But I think you have way too many modules listed for sound, especially the ac97 codec which most likely isn't needed.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:48 PM   #11
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OK, you'll have to give me step by step instructions on how to recompile the kernel.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 04:58 PM   #12
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but first, you'll need to tell me how to remove those modules...

result of modprobe:

/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o.gz failed
modprobe: insmod i810_audio failed

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:11 PM   #13
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You can remove modules with the rmmod command.

Just do a:

rmmod <name of module running>

And recompiling the kernel, well, I'd want you to read that with the kernel HowTo which will give you more information and understanding of the kernel.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...nel-HOWTO.html
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:16 PM   #14
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result of attempt to remove ac97 codec:

rmmod snd-ac97-codec
snd-ac97-codec: Device or resource busy

ditto with snd-pcm

Oh, bugger it, I'm going to re-install in the morning... yet again...

Last edited by flapjackboy; 08-25-2003 at 05:19 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:35 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by flapjackboy
result of attempt to remove ac97 codec:

rmmod snd-ac97-codec
snd-ac97-codec: Device or resource busy

ditto with snd-pcm

Oh, bugger it, I'm going to re-install in the morning... yet again...
In some cases one module loaded in the result of another.
 
  


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