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Old 06-08-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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No soundcard detected on my onboard Riptide PCI Audio Controller chip

I was running Mandrake Linux 2006 distrbution(free) consisting of 3 disks
>> without great problem except without
>> sound. Dual-boot option with Window Xp Prof smoothly. But after
>> installed it gives no sound in Linux. But there
>> is no sound problem in Window Xp Prof.
>> I need your advice.
>> I am giving you the following info:
>> My desktop specs:
>> HP Pavilion Celeron 466Mhz 128MB DIMM
>> sound hardware on board
>> video graphic onbaord
>> Hdd 40GB
>> $lsmod
>> indicated no snd-x drivers installed
>> $cat /proc/asound/version
>> showed Alsa version installed
>> Advanced Linux found Architecture Driver Version 1.0.9b
>> $ cat / proc/asound/cards
>> ---showed no sound card----
>> When Linux bootup, building processes showed 2 errors in [FATAL] flags
>> 1. Starting ALSA version 1.0.9b: (riptide) start servicce sound
>> (Y)/(N)/(C) ? (Y)
>> Loading sound module(snd-riptide) FATAL: Module snd-riptide not found
>> Fatal: Error running install command for snd-riptide [Fatal]
>> Alsactl: save-state:1163:No soundcards found...
>> Can't open /root/tmp/asound.state-tmp: No such file or directory [Fatal]
>> Tried using Mandrake Control Center auto-hardware detection showed sound
>> information as:
>> Name: Riptide Audio Device
>> showed driver used: snd-riptide
>> However, Linux returned with error while initialising the sound driver:
>> Device /dev/dsp can't be opened( no such file or directory)
>> When inspecting /dev there sn't any dsp file existed.
>> $lspci |grep -i audio
>> showed audio controller Rockwell International Riptide PCI Audio
>> Controller
>> I have also tried to download; alsa-driver-0.4.1e.tar.gz
>> alsa-lib-0.4.1d.tar.gz and alsa-utils-0.4.1.tar.gz and followed
>> instruction to install.
>> But met error while installing alsa-lib-0.4.1d ./configure :
>> configure:error:install alsa-driver-v0.30pre5+package first...
>> However i tried to look for v0.30 on your ftp site not found this
>> version.
>> Furthermore, i could not locate the exact manufcaturer of soundcard in
>> your Alsa sound card driver pages so cannot really load the right
>> driver. What should I do?
>>More info:

#lspcidrake -v/fgrep AUDIO
returned: Rockwell SemiconductorsSystem/Master Riptide PCI Audio
Controller(Multimedia Audio)

#grep sound-slot/etc/modprobe.conf
returned: alias sound-slot-0 snd-riptide

returned: snd-riptide not loaded but only snd-0

#chkconfig --list sound
returned: sound service is configured to be run in init-level 3 sound 3:ON

#chkconfig --list alsa
returned: alsa 3:ON

#find /lib/modules/ -name snd-riptide\*
it returned nothing. I saw there is only 2.6.12-12mdk in that directory.

In addition, I used #modprobe snd-riptide
returned : Module snd-riptide not found

>> Lastly the bottom line is the system could not detect a soundcard.--- it
>> always showed no soundcard found.
>> Pls suggest ways of fixing this problem and thanks in advance.


Last edited by XavierP; 06-11-2006 at 02:07 PM.
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