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Old 06-20-2007, 03:07 PM   #46
hanahanr
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Stale thread - similar problem


OK, I know this is a laptop thread and that's it's way old, but it seems to be closest to describing my problem.

First, I'm a linux newbie, though I'm a DOS dinosaur, so I'm not afraid of a command prompt or ignorant of the fact that syntax must be precisely as specified.

I've got a Gateway Profile 6 - while this is a desktop PC, it's more "laptop-ish" in its hardware than a pure desktop.

I'm running Novell SLED 10 SP1 (just installed it yesterday), hoping that would fix my no audio problem, but it hasn't.

Also, I visually verified that I've got a Realtek ALC883 chip - the other numbers on it are as follows: 61355T2 G605A2

Per instructions, I'm including my lspci and uname output - no news there - the system "thinks" the audio is there, but still no sound! And, yes, I've gone into the GUI mixer as well as the alsamixer and pushed up the volume sliders to no avail.

And I'm dual booting, and the sound works fine on the Win-duhs side.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks - Ralph
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rhanahan@linux-69xg:/> /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
01:00.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Unknown device 108d (rev 03)
01:00.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Active Management Technology - SOL (rev 03)
01:00.4 Serial bus controller [Class 0c07]: Intel Corporation 82573E KCS (Active Management) (rev 03)
02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
********************************************************************
rhanahan@linux-69xg:/> uname -r
2.6.16.46-0.14-smp
********************************************************************
 
Old 06-20-2007, 03:23 PM   #47
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Well, this is only slightly helpful unfortunately. Since this thread started, a user on #alsa irc has been developing a script that will give me all the debugging info I need to help with. The script is located here. Just download and run it. It will create a web link with the info I need to help with.
 
Old 06-21-2007, 07:37 AM   #48
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Let me see. I think I got it.

RClinuxlaptop:/bin # cd /alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3
bash: cd: /alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3: No such file or directory
RClinuxlaptop:/bin # ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-debug=detect ; make ; make install
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
RClinuxlaptop:/bin # cd /alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3
bash: cd: /alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3: No such file or directory
RClinuxlaptop:/bin # cd ./alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3
RClinuxlaptop:/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3 # ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-debug=detect ; make ; make install
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
make all-deps
make[1]: Entering directory `/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all-deps'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3'

Please, run the configure script as first...

rm -f /snd*.*o /persist.o /isapnp.o
make[1]: Entering directory `/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3/acore'
Makefile:6: /bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3/Makefile.conf: No such file or directory
/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3/Rules.make:75: /Rules.make1: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/Rules.make1'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3/acore'
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1
RClinuxlaptop:/bin/alsa-driver-1.0.12rc3 #

Somehow, it doesn't look good. It can't even find anything.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 08:36 AM   #49
hanahanr
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Working on the latest alsa with GrueMaster

I'm in debt to the GrueMaster for his assistance! I'm going to modify various options to my sound to see if one of them will kick off and work like it's supposed to - will post results here for future reference.

There are lots and lots of Gateway Profiles ( 5.5 and 6 ) out there, and they share the same basic hardware, so this will be a very useful effort.

Thanks again - and stay posted for results!

Ralph
 
Old 06-22-2007, 09:00 AM   #50
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Alternate driver needed

I feel that another driver would probably solve the problem. Unfortunatly, I can't seem to force it to try and install something else. Without a functional driver to start with, even recompiling the kernel makes no sense. With a good driver, one just has to install it.

Its a shame too, it dual boots with Vista and seems to run all the other hardware perfectly for the Lenovo. Aside from not being to add more repositories to YaST and the lack of sound, I have no complaints. SuSE's site accurately described its behavior on my particular laptop. They have a good HCL.

A nice .rpm file that runs under YUM would fix the problem. Also, 10.3 is still in the alpha stages. I believe that they are updating the Alsa driver as well. Therefore, updating to SuSE 10.3 when it comes out should fix the issue. Burn ISO. Click Update.

Until then, I'll depend on Simply Mepis 6.5 on my old desktop to get things done with Linux. I have way more hard drive storage available anyway.
 
  


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