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Old 06-07-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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slackware 10.1, SB live , Drivers are setup, no sound.


Hello.
Im new to this site and to linux at all
so basicly im a noobie at linux.
so please if you want me to do something explaine how

I have slackware 10.1
and I also have a SB Live! 5.1 value (only use 2.1 but doesnt matter)
it saies that i should paste output from /sbin/lspci

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (different version?) (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 1 (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 4 (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 3 (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 2 (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Memory Controller 5 (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 External PCI Bridge (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev c1)
01:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
01:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 0a)
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
02:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)

I have no sound when i try to play sound.

at the control center it is set for auto detect
and : emu10k1 mpu-401 (uart) emu10k1 mpu-401 (uart) - alsa device


before i got an error and arts crashed
i did what it saies at the alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/doc-php/template.php?company=Creative+Labs&card=Sound+Blaster+Live+Value.&chip=emu10k1&module=emu10k1 about the emu10k1
I use:
alsa-driver-1.0.9rc4a
alsa-lib-1.0.9rc4
alsa-utils-1.0.9rc4a

sound is not muted.

please remember im a noobie at linux and try to be patient

Last edited by masmddr; 06-07-2005 at 05:31 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 05:58 AM   #2
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Did you check wheter the modules are loaded?
as root at the command promt type:
Code:
lsmod
snd_emu10k1 should be listed in the output there.
If not you should follow the modprobe commands listed at the alsa website.

You might also want to check wheter you have the apropriate lines in /etc/modprobe.conf (if you are using the 2.6 kernel) or in /etc/modules.conf (if you are using the 2.4 kernel). These lines (again) can be found at the alsa website.

And last but not least you can check wheter /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa is executable, if this is executable mixer settings etc will be loaded on boot time.
you can check wheter it is executable by:
Code:
 ls -al /etc/rc.d|grep alsa
the output should read something like this:
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root root (and some other stuff)
the letters in front should contain 3 times a 'x'.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 06:31 AM   #3
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lsmod show that the modules are loaded and are in use.
the out put for
Code:
ls -al /etc/rc.d|grep alsa
is like you said


now to a noobie qustion...
how do i check what kernel i have?

and i have no idea what lines i am sepoused to look for and how ... ( remember im a noob at this )


after a restart to the pc i got this error again
Quote:
artsmessage
sound server informational message:
error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opend (no such device)

the sound server will continue using the null output device
and there is no midi device in sound system.

thank you for your reply.


Edit:
by doing
Code:
modprobe snd-emu10k1;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
at the terminal as root everything goes back as before (that all seems fine but there is no sound)

Last edited by masmddr; 06-07-2005 at 06:38 AM.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 06:44 AM   #4
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you can find what kernel you use with:

uname -r

I have to create the dsp device also:
I use these commands:

mknod /dev/dsp0 c 14 3
mknod /dev/mixer0 c 14 3
chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
chmod 777 /dev/mixer*
ln -s /dev/dsp0 /dev/dsp
ln -s /dev/mixer0 /dev/mixer

You could try that.. That'll create the devices at least.

(I have put that into /etc/rc.d/rc.local)

-Geir
 
Old 06-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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(Submitted a bit fast...)

could also be that your sound is muted...

what does it look like when you start:

alsamixer

-Geir
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:01 AM   #6
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I am using kernel 2.4.29
in alsamixer it show that master is at full and not off
and how exactly i add this to /etc/rc.d/rc.local ?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:16 AM   #7
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before you go and add this into rc.local, test the commands and see if that solves your problem..

first type:

ls /dev/ds* -al

if this shows:
/bin/ls: /dev/ds*: No such file or directory

you type:

mknod /dev/dsp0 c 14 3
mknod /dev/mixer0 c 14 3
chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
chmod 777 /dev/mixer*
ln -s /dev/dsp0 /dev/dsp
ln -s /dev/mixer0 /dev/mixer

test again and see if you have sound..
If you have sound, post here and I'll tell you how to put it into rc.local
(assuming you use Slackware....) only one I know.

-Geir
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:26 AM   #8
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output is
Quote:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2005-06-05 21:29 /dev/dsp -> dsp0
crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 3 2003-08-29 07:47 /dev/dsp0
crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 19 2003-08-29 07:47 /dev/dsp1
crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 35 2003-08-29 07:47 /dev/dsp2
crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 51 2003-08-29 07:47 /dev/dsp3

i found that by changing the midi device in the sound system to
emu10k1 wavetable emu10k1 port 0 - alsa device
i get sound
problem is i need to put
modprobe snd-emu10k1;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
at the terminal at startup
and to set the mixer again.

and yes i use slackware
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:32 AM   #9
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then you can try this:

edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local using a good editor.. (I use pico. Available when slackware package: PINE is installed)

pico /etc/rc.d/rc.local

add all commands you have to issue to get sound at startup, to the end of this file.
(one command pr. line)

Ctrl + X to save the file

reboot, and see if you get sound without having to do anything.

-Geir
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:54 AM   #10
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Thank you all for the help
finally have sound, and learnd a few things.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:57 AM   #11
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Glad I could help.
Nice to hear it all worked out.

-Geir
 
  


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