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Old 08-02-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
TinGod
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Mint Sound Card Help


Hi all,

I just installed Mint 7 today and am unable to get it to play any sounds. When running XP (on a separate hard drive), the sound card(s) work fine and I've made sure that none of the channels are muted in ALSAMIXER.

I'v tried "modprobe snd_ca0106" and it returned the dollar sign so I assume that the Sound Blaster driver is present.

Also, I'm not sure if this is related but, just in case, Rhythmbox looks for and is unable to find a plugin every time I try to run it but Alsaplayer and GNOME MPlayer recognize my music and seem to play it but no sound.

I have read numerous similar questions but some don't seem to apply to my situation and in some cases, I'm not sure what I'm looking at since I'm very new to this.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Here are the results of several commands(?) that I've seen requested in others posts.

lspci -v
Quote:
03:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 1007
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at d8a0 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: CA0106
Kernel modules: snd-ca0106

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

Subsystem: Dell Device 0181

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23

I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]

I/O ports at e8c0 [size=64]

Memory at dfebfe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]

Memory at dfebfd00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]

Capabilities: <access denied>

Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH

Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
aplay -l
Quote:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 - IEC958]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CA0106 [CA0106], device 0: ca0106 [CA0106]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CA0106 [CA0106], device 1: ca0106 [CA0106]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CA0106 [CA0106], device 2: ca0106 [CA0106]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: CA0106 [CA0106], device 3: ca0106 [CA0106]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lsmod | grep snd
Quote:
snd_ca0106 39968 1
snd_intel8x0 37532 3
snd_ac97_codec 112292 2 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82948 4 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 2 snd_ca0106,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 62628 19 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd _seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
soundcore 15200 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16904 3 snd_ca0106,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
lshw
Quote:
*-multimedia

description: Multimedia audio controller

product: CA0106 Soundblaster

vendor: Creative Labs

physical id: 0

bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0

version: 00

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=CA0106 latency=64 maxlatency=20 mingnt=2 module=snd_ca0106

*-multimedia

description: Multimedia audio controller

product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1e.2

bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2

version: 03

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0

Last edited by TinGod; 08-02-2009 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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Just a thought - are you (or the user in question) a member of the audio group?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
Just a thought - are you (or the user in question) a member of the audio group?
cheers,
jdk
I am not a member of the audio group. I'll look into it.
Thanks.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
Just a thought - are you (or the user in question) a member of the audio group?
cheers,
jdk
I added myself to the audio group by typing
Quote:
sudo adduser me audio
and I disabled the onboard soundchip in BIOS and now
Quote:
cat /proc/asound/cards
only lists Sound Blaster Live 7.1.

What should I try next?

Thanks.

Last edited by TinGod; 08-02-2009 at 11:31 PM.
 
  


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