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Old 10-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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SUSE 9.3 no sound


I have a VT8233/8235/8237 AC97 which in YaST is reported as "Audio Controller", State: Running. The options listed are AC97_clock, AC97_quirk, DXS_support, joystick and mpu_port, which list blank value on the "Value" column of this options page. the first and last option s, list "not known" for possible values, but all other have ranges of values from -1 to 5 , etc. All other settings for volume (master, mono, etc) show some value over 50%, except, MIC, Phone, Line and Aux which are set to 0. Alsa daemon is running as well. When the computer was assembled I myself confirmed every connection to the the speaker and mic jacks as well as to the USB sockets, according to the motherboard manual. When I press Test Sound button, no sound is heard (speakers on and volume to 50%)

Output from lspci and lsusb

javier@linex:~> /sbin/lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0296
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1296
0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2296
0000:00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3296
0000:00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4296
0000:00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7296
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
0000:00:08.0 Modem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1080 (rev 04)
0000:00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800 South]
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)
javier@linex:~> /sbin/lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1019:0c55
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
javier@linex:~>

I'm null in troubleshooting sound on Linux. Could anyone give me a help? Thanks

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Old 10-08-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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Hardware Info

Hope this helps

http://energiash.com/download/hardwareinfo.txt

As given by YaST's hardware info command.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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Try the command: hwinfo --sound. The output should tell you what modules need to be loaded, and whether or not they are loaded.
 
Old 10-08-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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this is the output of hwinfo, what do you think?

linex:/home/javier # hwinfo --sound
26: PCI 11.5: 0401 Multimedia audio controller
[Created at pci.273]
Unique ID: Ssy1.LwueaR+gQe0
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.5
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:11.5
Hardware Class: sound
Model: "Elitegroup VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3059 "VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller"
SubVendor: pci 0x1019 "Elitegroup Computer Systems"
SubDevice: pci 0xaa01
Revision: 0x60
Driver: "VIA 82xx Audio"
I/O Ports: 0xc800-0xc8ff (rw)
IRQ: 185 (12671 events)
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: via82cxxx_audio is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe via82cxxx_audio"
Driver Info #1:
Driver Status: snd-via82xx is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd-via82xx"
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
linex:/home/javier #

After reading Driver Info #1:

linex:/home/javier # modprobe via82cxxx_audio
linex:/home/javier # hwinfo --sound
26: PCI 11.5: 0401 Multimedia audio controller
[Created at pci.273]
Unique ID: Ssy1.LwueaR+gQe0
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:11.5
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:11.5
Hardware Class: sound
Model: "Elitegroup VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller"
Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
Device: pci 0x3059 "VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller"
SubVendor: pci 0x1019 "Elitegroup Computer Systems"
SubDevice: pci 0xaa01
Revision: 0x60
Driver: "VIA 82xx Audio"
I/O Ports: 0xc800-0xc8ff (rw)
IRQ: 185 (14496 events)
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: via82cxxx_audio is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe via82cxxx_audio"
Driver Info #1:
Driver Status: snd-via82xx is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd-via82xx"
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
linex:/home/javier #

Then I went to the Control Center, restarted the sound system, hwinfo --sound again, both drivers active still, test sound in control center, but no sound yet. No recording either. What else could we do? thanks!!.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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Unhappy More info!!

Perhaps this helps:

If I run aplay (the alsa player) with an mp3, there are no frames running, as well with mpg123. It just sits there doing nothing, no errors, no prompt, nothing, until I ctrl-c the player. The option -l of aplay shows my sound hardware:

Quote:
javier@linex:~/mp3> aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: V8237 [VIA 8237], device 0: VIA 8237 [VIA 8237]
Subdevices: 3/4
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
card 0: V8237 [VIA 8237], device 1: VIA 8237 [VIA 8237]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
javier@linex:~/mp3>


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