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Old 07-19-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs down sound problem with suse 9.1....


hi

i use suse 9.1 with kernel 2.65-7.95

i have a ecs k7vmm motherboard
http://www.ecsusa.com/products/k7vmm.html

this motherboard use VT8233 via chipset (AC97 Audio Codec)

suse 9.1 detect and install my motherboard... but there no sound....

i checked in yast, put the sound to 100... but no sound go out of the speaker...


rm /etc/asound.state and run alsamixer
run alsaconf and after alsamixer... but get the same problem

when i start xmms, i play a mp3, it play.... but no sound


/sbin/lspci -v give:

0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 30)
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4161
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at e400
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2


i have another sound card... but i would like to be able to get this one work...
any idea?

thanks
 
Old 07-20-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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you got the same hardware as me (I'm revision 40 thought with slightly higher number)... just different distro
heres how:
make sure your on ALSA
make sure you have sound (try with kmix or alsamixer)
in xmms preferencences:
enable oss output (important)
with alsa as driver and oss as output in xmms, it will work

it did with me.

FOR mandrake users: to be on ALSA
use drakconf: then in harddrake: click the sound device and click "choose driver". then, go on with the steps.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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Do you get any error messages? If so, you may need to change your permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer
Code:
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/mixer
Also, don't forget to check the Obvious Dept: speaker cable is connected to sound card, speakers are plugged in, speakers are turned on, volume is turned up, etc. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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don't work mimithebrain


Quote:
Originally posted by J.W.
Do you get any error messages? If so, you may need to change your permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer
Code:
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/mixer
Also, don't forget to check the Obvious Dept: speaker cable is connected to sound card, speakers are plugged in, speakers are turned on, volume is turned up, etc. -- J.W.
linux:/home/collinm # ls -l /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2004-07-14 22:30 /dev/dsp -> dsp0

linux:/home/collinm # ls -l /dev/mixer
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2004-07-14 22:30 /dev/mixer -> mixer0

that seem ok

when i do a: demsg i get:

....
....
ALSA sound/pci/via82xx.c:728: invalid via82xx_cur_ptr, using last valid pointer
 
Old 07-21-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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other solution?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:54 AM   #6
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/sbin/fuser -k /dev/dsp
alsamixer (check you stuff)
xmms /home/mimithebrain/mp3/elvis/03_Blue_suede_shoes.mp3

fuser kill the one process bothering you.
e.g. a startup welcome that hang and crashing your card.
Make sure in kcontrol that ALL sound system notification is OFF is you sound is buggy.
Do this by clicking "more option", "apply to all aplication", "Turn off all--", "sound".

Try also (at boot)

linux acpi=off apm=off pciacpi=off
and stuff related to power management...

Last edited by mimithebrain; 07-22-2004 at 10:57 AM.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 07:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by mimithebrain
/sbin/fuser -k /dev/dsp
alsamixer (check you stuff)
xmms /home/mimithebrain/mp3/elvis/03_Blue_suede_shoes.mp3

fuser kill the one process bothering you.
e.g. a startup welcome that hang and crashing your card.
Make sure in kcontrol that ALL sound system notification is OFF is you sound is buggy.
Do this by clicking "more option", "apply to all aplication", "Turn off all--", "sound".

Try also (at boot)



xmms start, the song seem to play... but no sound

Quote:
Originally posted by mimithebrain
linux acpi=off apm=off pciacpi=off
and stuff related to power management...
don't change nothing
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:33 AM   #8
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your doing great!

so what was the process which was getting you in trouble hey?

oh, by the way, disable ArtS, you must must must disable that buggy thing.
It's worth nothing, not with a soundcard like you and me.
it Jams it, but after reboot
Java applet and xmms where working for me.

(then, optionnaly try to redirect xmms sound to OSS as explained above. Mine is stuck there when I switch to OSS and back to ASLA.)
There is not alsa options for me under xmms in preferences. But HEY, it works!

This is not a question and i'm not complaining, I don't fiddle around with acpi and sound since I did that 'something' that repair it all but I don't know how to repeat! Everything from sound to power works like a charm, somehow...

Every sound case is proper to his own computer and arrangement, possibilities are infinite, so EACH must be taken with TLC.

aplay /home/mimithebrain/mp3/shania/up!/nah.mp3
[submit error]
echo #?
[submit error]
 
Old 07-26-2004, 01:47 PM   #9
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I made sound and acpi work when I disabled apm and hacked my X servers config. Even arts work.

It's so beautiful!
 
Old 07-26-2004, 01:53 PM   #10
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i installed a old sound blaster 128 and that work fine....

with suse 8x... i had no problem to run my onboard sound card
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:58 PM   #11
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what about the ol' card?
 
  


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