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Old 08-26-2003, 07:07 AM   #16
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Well, I re-installed and it's still not working... This is driving me spare...
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:15 AM   #17
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Dude, stopping doing the window's R's... reboot, re-install, its going to install more or less the exact same stuff, its a linux box.

A couple reasons this is acting flaky:

The aRts mixer is a horking mess with non-KDE apps. Every sound event goes to it before it goes to the speakers, get rid of it and there's no idiot in the chain:

Little K (start-esque thingy) -> Settings -> Control Center -> Sound and Multimedia -> Sound System -> UNCHECK Start aRts Soundserver on KDE startup.

I haven't explained how to do something through a GUI menu in a while... a long while.

Cheers,

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Old 08-26-2003, 07:59 AM   #18
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tried that before I reinstalled, did bugger all.

now my scroll wheel has died again. Tried what I'd been told before and that doesn't work anymore either.

Alright, I know there's been lots of people with both these problems, but I'm really getting seriously stressed about this.

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Old 08-26-2003, 09:45 AM   #19
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Originally posted by finegan
Dude, stopping doing the window's R's... reboot, re-install, its going to install more or less the exact same stuff, its a linux box.

Cheers,

Finegan
Well, you know, dude, when you've tried everything that people have suggested and nothing has worked, you'll try re-installing as a last resort. (It's a Linux box? Really? I wish someone had told me earlier, here was me thinking it was a 3-seater sofa.)
 
Old 08-26-2003, 06:55 PM   #20
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Okay, the other thing that it might be, check the dmesg chunk where it registers the support for the sound card. The i810_audio modules that is the normal kernel module doesn't support this card too well... for instance:

Code:
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 11:57:23 Aug 13 2003
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.7
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:0d.0
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xd400 and 0xd800, MEM 0x0000 and 0x0000, IRQ 11
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 2 channels.
i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
i810_audio: Resetting connection 0
ac97_codec: AC97  codec, id: CMI65 (CMedia)
AC97 codec does not have proper volume support.
i810_audio: only 48Khz playback available.
i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0 Unable to map surround DAC's (or DAC's not present), t
otal channels = 2
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
The important part is it not handling the DACs and having only 1 playback type available, if an app can't handle 48khz, the driver fails. This is the most common sound setting on the planet, but some apps... games especially, are a little persnikity.

Now, what I don't know is whether the alsa module handle this better...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 08-27-2003, 07:30 AM   #21
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OK, here's the output from dmesg:

Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 15:29:58 Mar 14 2003
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:02.7
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xd800 and 0xdc00, MEM 0x0000 and 0x0000, IRQ 11
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 2 channels.
i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
i810_audio: Resetting connection 0
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALC38 (Unknown)
i810_audio: only 48Khz playback available.
i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0 supports AMAP, total channels = 2

Looks pretty much identical... I'm stumped...

Now my USB doesn't seem to work either. I've got an Epson Stylus C42UX printer and a HP 2100C scanner that are now just very expensive paperweights until I can figure out how to get everything working. (Grrrrrrrrrr.....)

OK, update... it seems that the USB modules aren't loaded on bootup...

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