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Old 05-12-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
mrmcd
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ALSA question: no soundcard detected


If anyone has some fluency with ALSA stuff, you'd be my hero if you can help out with this...

I'm running Fedora Core 3 and the audio card I'm trying to use is a Gina20 made by Echo Corporation.
here are some links about that card in particular:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...le=gina20#Inst

http://xoomer.virgilio.it/g_pochini/ea.html

As far as I know, this drive is included in the current ALSA drivers packages. Additionally, ALSA is included in the Fedora Core 3 install, but it did not 'see' any soundcards.

I reinstalled the ALSA packages in /src/asla-*
for drivers, lib, and util. I got through page 6 of the ALSA HOWTO : http://www.alsa-project.org/~valenty...i-HOWTO-6.html
and I'm stuck.

[root@localhost zyn]# cat /proc/asound/cards
--- no soundcards ---

The OS apparently sees the card when I boot since lspci turns up the device (MOTOROLA DSP *chipset number* ) and the ALSA module for this card is loaded. I don't really have any idea what to try or what is wrong.

Additional info:

Distro : Fedora Core 3
Kernel: 2.6.9-1.667


/sbin/lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C693A/694x [Apollo PRO133x] (rev c4)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C598/694x [Apollo MVP3/Pro133x AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
00:0f.0 Multimedia controller: Motorola DSP56301 Digital Signal Processor (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x] (rev c1)



Any feedback or trouble shooting will be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Last edited by mrmcd; 05-30-2005 at 05:54 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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I know I'm newbie and I do dislike replying to my own thread, but does NO ONE have ANY idea what to do about this? I've had this problem for well over a month (or two?) and I've searched multiple boards/howtos for help. At this point I'd even appreciate pointers to an audio or ALSA specific mailing list or board that I'm not finding on google. Special thanks to ANY responders.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 07:38 AM   #3
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I have the same issue.

Were you able to resolve this yet?

Thanks

AR
 
Old 05-31-2005, 08:50 AM   #4
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The ALSA Soundcard Matrix has some cards using that chipset marked as "Possible to support, but no driver has been written yet", and the gina20 listed there uses a different chipset.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 11:02 AM   #5
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There are echo drivers ( ://xoomer.virgilio.it/g_pochini/ea.html ) but you raise a pretty interesting point. Other cards listed on ://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/index.php?vendor=All have the same Motorola DSP chip but do not feature supported drivers (such as the cards made by "AudioScience"). Perhaps this a part of the problem?

I am turning toward Fedora Core 3's "out-of-the-box" ALSA install as a possible source of the problem. Its folder arrangement or total files do not resemble anything like a fresh, current, ALSA install.

loonix_ar, what distro are you using? I am setting this up on FC3 now, but will make a full switch to Gentoo if I can't resolve this.
 
Old 01-08-2006, 09:54 AM   #6
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I have a Korg OASYS PCI card, that is also listed as

00:0d.0 Multimedia controller: Motorola DSP56301 Digital Signal Processor (rev 02)

I've never got it to work in any distribution. Only in Windows
As Harmaa Kettu posted: "Possible to support, but no driver has been written yet"
 
  


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