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Old 10-31-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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Toshiba Sound


Hello it's been a while since i have posted anything but i have a new problem. I have a new Toshiba A105-S4134 and Ubuntu 7.10, my sound works it is just really low and i cant get it any higher. I have looked all in the volume control and everything is up ive tried looking it up but i cant find anything so i am hoping someone here does. Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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please someone help
 
Old 11-03-2007, 09:54 PM   #3
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Hi,

Could you post the output for lspci?
 
Old 11-03-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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HI this is the output.

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emmanuel@emmanuel-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
07:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
07:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
07:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
07:06.3 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
emmanuel@emmanuel-laptop:~$
 
Old 11-04-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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Code:
Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
I see, it's that sound card again. You're not alone with that problem. Many have solved their problem through different means.

The first and easy solution is by inserting a line in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base such as:
Code:
options snd-hda-intel model=3tack
or
Code:
options snd-hda-intel model=auto
or
Code:
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba
and then reboot.

(Could you also post the output for cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec )


And if that doesn't work, then another solution would be to upgrade your ALSA packages to the latest version. You can do that manually with source packages or go to this link that shows how to do it very easily:
http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/200...work-in-gutsy/

Good luck.

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Old 11-04-2007, 11:21 AM   #6
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Hello, I have already tried all of that =/. Still doing the same. The output for that command is
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emmanuel@emmanuel-laptop:~$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC861
Codec: Generic 11c1 Si3054
 
Old 11-04-2007, 07:58 PM   #7
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Even the ALSA upgrade didn't do?

And while you tried increasing the volume, as you mentioned in your first post, I suppose you also tried with alsamixer? Did you also run alsaconf?

If you've done all that and still haven't got any results, then I really don't know what else can be done. The only thing that I can suggest is that you file a bug report at the alsa project web site (www.alsa-project.org).

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Edit : You sould have somewhere a file named ALSA-Configuration.txt (for example in Debian Etch it's located in /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver; I don't know if it's in the same place for Ubuntu) in this text, you'll find a part that talks about the Module snd-hda-intel and the possible model names you can try depending on the codec (in your case ALC861) you can still try those, we never know.

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Old 11-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #8
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hey already went through this
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Edit : You sould have somewhere a file named ALSA-Configuration.txt (for example in Debian Etch it's located in /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver; I don't know if it's in the same place for Ubuntu) in this text, you'll find a part that talks about the Module snd-hda-intel and the possible model names you can try depending on the codec (in your case ALC861) you can still try those, we never know.
did nothing sound is still about 1/2 voulume


with alsamixer the pcm is 100% volume but i could never get master to go up it stays at 00 and when i run alsaconf it dosent change anything. =/ thanks for the help man. I think im gonna try out fedora 8 when it comes out see if the problem goes away. hopefully so. I appreciate the help.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:52 AM   #9
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Well, to tell you the truth, I too am waiting for Fedora 8 to come out. I have an Acer TravelMate 6291 laptop with the same sound card as you, but the difference is that I don't have any sound at all.

I've once managed to get the sound working with Fedora 7 by installing alsa-driver from source and applying some patches that were suggested in one of the alsa project bug reports, but one day, there's been a kernel update. I lost the sound and I've never been able to get it working again. So I decided to give another OS a try and chose Debian Etch, but who was I kidding? The packages are much older. I tried every solution I knew and nothing worked. I even tried several times to install the latest kernel from source but it never booted.

I haven't tried Ubuntu though and I don't plan to either (don't know why but I don't like Ubuntu). So far, I've tried the live CDs for F8 tests 2 and 3 and the sound wasn't working on either one of them. We'll see what happens with the final release.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 03:48 PM   #10
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sounds like its time to buy a usb soundcard lol. You should really try ubuntu or atleast give it a chance its pretty cool. its amazing how advance linux has come in like 3 yrs i remember it used to be a pain to mount ntfs drives now when i install ubuntu i can even read/wirte to ntfs drives without doing anything.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 07:49 PM   #11
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Believe me, you don't need to try to convince me; I know that Ubuntu is one great OS. It didn't become the most popular Linux distro just because people thought its name was cute. I tried it a couple of times in the past and I have absolutely nothing to say against it. It worked like a charm and post-install configuration was done in no time. It's just a matter of personal taste. Since I started using Linux 4 years ago, I've done all my learning with Fedora so I got used to it; I've also used Mandrake/Mandriva quite often. When I tried Ubuntu, it changed from what I was used to and I didn't like it. In the end, it doesn't really matter which distro we use, they all end up doing practically the same thing.

One thing for sure though, if I fail to solve my sound problem with Fedora 8, I will give Ubuntu a try.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:23 PM   #12
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Yeah i get where you are coming from. I started using linux 4 years ago also. started out with the old school mandrake 7 or 8 lol. once i started using gnome i loved it and i got hooked on distros like fedora and ubuntu i just wished my sound card would work. lol
 
Old 11-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #13
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Hi Mannyakatheman,

Just in case you'd like to know, today I installed Fedora 8 X86_64 on my laptop. After the install, the first thing that I found out was that the sound wasn't working. I went in the /etc/modprobe.conf file which was like this:
Code:
alias eth0 tg3
alias scsi_hostadapter libata
alias scsi_hostadapter1 ata_piix
alias scsi_hostadapter2 ahci
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=0
So what I did was simply adding the following:
Quote:
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=acer
and rebooted.

The result is that sound is now working!!

I just hope that this time, it's fixed for good.

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:18 PM   #14
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haha that is awesome. i am downloading fedora 8 now on a torrent only 20 minutes left . oh how i love waiting 5 1/2 hours to downloading linux.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 09:13 AM   #15
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oh how i love waiting 5 1/2 hours to downloading linux.
Yeah, but I guess it's either that or buying windows.

Have you noticed how time and money are two great opposites? If we want to save money we have to invest more time. And if we want thing to go more quickly, we'd have to shell out more money for a faster internet connection.

I though I had a fast connection at home, but I used my computer at work and I got both Fedora X86_64 and i386 iso's in just 1/2 hour! I just couldn't believe it when I saw the downloads going at 10000 MB/sec; and I wasn't even downloading from torrent.

But then I had to wait 45 minutes for the first update to be completed, because of the busy servers.
 
  


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