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Old 11-04-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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Alsa problem

I installed Debian testing (2.4.27-1-386) with all of its Alsa packages
(apt-get install...) so, afaik, I should get full support of my audio card
(Terratec EWX24/96 i.e. ice1712).
During boot the card gets well detected (Detecting Harware) but then, when "Starting Alsa" comes out, I can see an error message stating "no soundcard found".
If, as root, I use alsaconf I get the message "No supported PnP or PCI card found".
But using lspci I get (amongs the rest):

0000:02:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. ICE1712
[Envy24] PCI Multi-Channel I/O Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: TERRATEC Electronic GmbH: Unknown device 1130
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
I/O ports at df80 [size=32]
I/O ports at dfa0 [size=16]
I/O ports at df60 [size=16]
I/O ports at de80 [size=64]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 1

I found many posts with suggestions about OSS drivers preventing Alsa driver to load if loaded before it, but that does not seem to be my case, as lsmod prints out:

Module Size Used by Not tainted
soundcore 3268 0 (autoclean)
input 3040 0 (autoclean)
apm 8364 1 (autoclean)
parport_pc 19432 1 (autoclean)
lp 5540 0
parport 21608 1 [parport_pc lp]
printer 6912 1
hw_random 2456 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 14796 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 16488 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 19504 0 (unused)
usbcore 52268 1 [printer ehci-hcd usb-ohci usb-uhci]
e100 42868 1
agpgart 39108 0 (unused)
nls_cp437 4284 2 (autoclean)
vfat 8716 1 (autoclean)
fat 27576 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
sr_mod 11640 0 (unused)
cdrom 26212 0 [sr_mod]
rtc 5768 0 (autoclean)
ext3 65388 2 (autoclean)
jbd 34628 2 (autoclean) [ext3]
sd_mod 10764 8 (autoclean)
aic7xxx 121944 4 (autoclean)
scsi_mod 86020 3 (autoclean) [sr_mod sd_mod aic7xxx]
unix 12720 133 (autoclean)

so I don't see any sound driver loaded.

Any ideas?
Old 11-04-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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I can see soundcore which is good, but have you tried just modprobing the ice1712 module? Then fire up kde and open kmix and see whats there (or alsamixer if you like). Also, i get that same message when my computer boots...

error message stating "no soundcard found"

But, my card still works. So i don't think that's the issue.


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