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Old 08-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Mute laptop


Hallo all,
since yesterday I have been induldging myself into debian which was newly installed on my toshiba tecra 8000. Unfortunately it still has some problems. One of them is NO SOUND. According to previous posts in this forum, I
apt-get install alsa-modules-2.4.27-2-386
, then
alsaconf
The message indicated that there is no PnP or PCI card is found, and probed legacy ISA sound card. Finally i got
Loading driver...
/lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/updates/alsa/snd-op3sa2.0: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
...

after issuing lspci
there are: Host bridge, vga compatible controller, bridge, ide interface, usb controller bridge, bridge and conmmunication controller, but no sound card or snd.
after running dmesg | snd
there is nothing.

It seems that the kernel fails find my sound card. How could I cope with this tragedy?
 
Old 08-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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What's the output of the following command?
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v | grep audio
This should return at least 1 line that probably says something about an unknown audio device. Then run
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
and post the 3-5 lines that follow the above line.

I think it should be an Opl3-SA2/3/x, which uses the OPL3-SA1 alsa module.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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Win2suse:/sbin# lspci -v | grep audio
Win2suse:/sbin# lspci -v
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (A
GP disabled) (rev 02)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]

0000:00:04.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph
256AV] (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at df000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at ff800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at ff700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

0000:00:05.0 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

0000:00:05.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
I/O ports at 1000 [size=16]

0000:00:05.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at ffe0 [size=32]

0000:00:05.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

0000:00:09.0 Communication controller: Toshiba America Info Systems FIR Port (rev 23)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]
 
Old 08-18-2006, 01:33 AM   #4
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Is it safe to assume that sound was working on this unit prior to installing Debian? If so, then I would recommend trying live-cds for a few distributions and see if any of them can detect your audio chipset. Knoppix, for example.

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=5
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:35 AM   #5
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you assumption is correct for everything goes well on win2k.
The newer the kernel is, does it require more memory? My notebook is rather old with 333MHz and 128Mbyte.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:55 AM   #6
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I think with 128MB you'll be fine with a newer kernel, I had one of the early 2.6 kernels running quite well on a K62 450MHz with only 64MB. It was noticeably faster than the latest 2.4 kernel I had used.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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Which command I could issue to change my kernel to 2.6.xxx? Should i first download it and then install it, sth. like:
apt-get instll kernel-2.6.XXX?
where could I find the available kernels starting with 2.6.xxx, and pick one from them?
thanks, win2s
 
Old 08-18-2006, 10:07 PM   #8
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I'm not sure, really. Someone with more Debian experience would be able to help more...
 
Old 08-21-2006, 12:11 AM   #9
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Try synaptic. If you don't have it (highly unlikely) use

apt-get install synaptic

The newer kernel should be under the "Base System" category. Choose the kernel, mark it for install and hit apply changes.

Last edited by robingazi; 08-21-2006 at 09:58 AM.
 
  


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