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Old 10-16-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
ArisBoch
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Sound disabled in Slackware 13.1


Up until about 12 hours ago my sound was working perfectly. Then I played a game with my daughter called Potato guy and I got a message saying that there was some conflict with the sound card.

This is the message I got:

"KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed.
Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices?
This is the list of devices KDE thinks can be removed:
Output: HDA Intel, ALC889 Digital (IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output)
Output: HDA Intel, NVIDIA HDMI (HDMI Audio Output)"

I selected "no", however, in the sound configuration menu, the above devices are grayed out.

Since playing that game I cannot seem to get the sound working again.

Here are some outputs:

lsmod

snd_seq_dummy 1487 0
snd_seq_oss 29884 0
snd_seq_midi_event 5620 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 52643 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 5459 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 39907 0
snd_mixer_oss 15975 1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 273462 20
pcmcia 30280 0
pcmcia_core 29487 1 pcmcia
cpufreq_ondemand 8453 2
acpi_cpufreq 6433 0
freq_table 2475 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
lp 10049 0
ppdev 6315 0
parport_pc 21015 0
parport 29923 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
fuse 59927 1
snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi 4317 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 257813 1
iwlagn 115772 0
iwlcore 100791 1 iwlagn
joydev 10293 0
snd_hda_intel 21832 0
nvidia 10883441 32
snd_hda_codec 65015 3 snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
mac80211 171226 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
uvcvideo 60908 0
snd_hwdep 6420 1 snd_hda_codec
videodev 37815 1 uvcvideo
cfg80211 128711 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
v4l1_compat 15120 2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_pcm 71871 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 19466 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
rtc_cmos 9278 0
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 11488 1 videodev
snd 57142 11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd _hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
video 18965 0
intel_agp 27459 0
processor 29915 3 acpi_cpufreq
fan 3490 0
thermal 12550 0
rfkill 15860 1 cfg80211
rtc_core 14766 1 rtc_cmos
i2c_i801 8598 0
soundcore 5839 1 snd
sg 25890 0
agpgart 29705 2 nvidia,intel_agp
i2c_core 18679 3 nvidia,videodev,i2c_i801
snd_page_alloc 7145 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
output 1964 1 video
psmouse 47158 0
thermal_sys 14118 4 video,processor,fan,thermal
evdev 9114 15
atl1e 30503 0
serio_raw 4654 0
button 4922 0
hwmon 1449 1 thermal_sys
rtc_lib 1922 1 rtc_core
battery 9884 0
ac 3171 0
wmi 6275 0

lspci

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

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Linux slack 2.6.33.4 #3 SMP Wed May 12 23:13:09 CDT 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

I have reconfigured alsa but it does not make any difference. It seems that KDE is interfering here, but I am not sure. My wm is XFCE4. I would appreciate any help.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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lsmod |grep snd usually gives the sound modules.
Have you runlevel 3? You can set it in /etc/inittab

initdefault: 3 (instead of whatever)

That gives you console level. kde, & X are not started, although you can do so with 'startx'
Try sound there, and tell us what happens. We'll know what to suggest next.

alsamixer - to set volumes
aplay some_stupid.wav to hear stuff
 
Old 10-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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This is not something that would solve your issue but it certainly is hackish. Try lsmod /dev/snd/* or whatever the sound card you have and grep or less for anything for kde or X and then kill the pid of the application. You can look the pid up as a non root user.
You might need to run alsaconf again.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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Thanks guys but I already tried most of those suggestions. I am booting into XFCE4 through runlevel 4. The sound has disappeared since I have been in this configuration, but only when I played that game!!
Perhaps KDE is controlling things here!
 
Old 10-17-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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hi there,
in that case try looking into post #2 and boot into runlevel 2. If you have mplayer or some cli music player and then see.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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hi there,
in that case try looking into post #2 and boot into runlevel 2. If you have mplayer or some cli music player and then see.
Hope this helps.
Yes, the other runlevels work fine. I just wanted to boot directly into XFCE4, which is why I chose rl 4 and edited the rc.4 file. It seems though that there can be complications if you do that.

As it turns out, I have set the default rl back to 3 and everything is fine again.

Thanks to everyone for there help and advice.
 
  


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