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blackacidevil 11-01-2007 05:40 PM

intel on board sound - not working

my laptop recently died so I'm setting up an old pc to use 'till I get another

everything works great except for the sound which won't work at all

I've done just about everything there is to do and none of it wants to work, so I'm gonna need some help if you don't mind


okay, here's all the info

kernel/distro = 2.6.14 kanotix 9

root@apokalips:/# lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
0000:01:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
0000:01:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)

some other stuff:

root@apokalips:/# lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0 28188 0
snd_ac97_codec 86048 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 1920 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 47264 0
snd_mixer_oss 15488 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 76808 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 20740 1 snd_pcm
snd 45156 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7392 2 i810_audio,snd
snd_page_alloc 8072 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

root@apokalips:/# lspci |grep Multimedia
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
root@apokalips:/# lsmod | grep i810_audio
i810_audio 33556 0
ac97_codec 16524 1 i810_audio
soundcore 7392 2 i810_audio,snd

If you don't have any suggestions other than 'go buy a new card' don't bother replying - you will not be helpful, this machine will be replaced come tax time anyway....

Peacedog 11-01-2007 07:02 PM

Hi blackacidevil, Welcome to lq. From your output it looks as if you have both the old oss and the newer alsa modules loaded. You should be using one or the other but not both.
Good luck. ;-)

blackacidevil 11-02-2007 09:43 AM

well thank you,

how would I remove the one I shouldn't be using then?

(I'm sort of a newbie)


Peacedog 11-02-2007 10:58 AM

You'll want to Blacklist the oss modules. You could also try alsaconf.
Good luck. ;-)

blackacidevil 11-04-2007 09:45 AM

okay, I spent 3 days trying to figure this out

nothing worked, NOTHING

so, I thought I'd look at the motherboard to see if maybe I was missing a jumper or something and...

well you know how speaker ports are usually green right?

well I'd plugged the speakers in to what looked like a green port using just my lighter to see back there...

but when I looked with a real light I realized that my speaker port was actually orange :D

so, yea everything works just fine now

thank you for you assistance anyway


Peacedog 11-04-2007 07:50 PM

Glad it's sorted, although it's strange that the oss modules are loaded. :scratch: As long as everything is working I suppose there is no need to fiddle with it or break it. :D
Good luck. ;-)

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