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Old 09-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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After a week I still have no sound...UGHHH


I have SuSE 8.2, an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe motherboard with onboard sound. I have installed the nforce drivers from Nvidia, I have unmuted the sound in alsamixer. It seems I have read over 1000 posts regarding this and they all say try this or try that or do this or do that and it works for them. Well, it hasn't worked for me. I must be missing something easy because believe me, I've tried everything that sounded as difficult as difficult can be. I don't want to live as a deaf person while in Linux.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:49 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and type this ( as root)

lsmod

tell me what it spits out. Also, if you are using SuSE, the YaST control center has a pretty nic GUI tool for setting up your audio. Check that out as well.

PB and let me know what happens.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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i have a a7n8x with sound working

I am using the alsa driver iit works great. Type lsmod as root and post it.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:08 PM   #4
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Here we go:
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rberry88@linuxxp:~> su
Password:
linuxxp:/home/rberry88 # lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
snd-seq 44496 0 (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss 50144 1 (autoclean)
snd-mixer-oss 15704 0 (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
videodev 6176 0 (autoclean)
nvidia 1628576 11 (autoclean)
isa-pnp 31560 0 (unused)
ipv6 145108 -1 (autoclean)
snd-intel8x0 22244 1
snd-pcm 71168 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 13376 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 35696 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-mpu401-uart 3840 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 15584 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 4512 0 [snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd 40900 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3748 0 [snd]
st 29716 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod 13720 0 (autoclean)
sg 27804 0 (autoclean)
mousedev 4372 0 (unused)
joydev 5792 0 (unused)
evdev 4192 0 (unused)
input 3264 0 [mousedev joydev evdev]
usb-ohci 19720 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17612 0 (unused)
usbcore 63116 1 [usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
raw1394 15828 0 (unused)
ohci1394 17716 0 (unused)
ieee1394 36496 0 [raw1394 ohci1394]
af_packet 13224 1 (autoclean)
natsemi 17024 1
ide-scsi 10384 0
ide-cd 31964 0
cdrom 30304 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
nls_iso8859-1 2844 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4348 1 (autoclean)
vfat 10476 1 (autoclean)
fat 31640 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
lvm-mod 67812 0 (autoclean)
reiserfs 217364 1
ataraid 6564 0 (unused)
linuxxp:/home/rberry88 #
-----------------------------------------------

rberry88
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:13 PM   #5
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Go to the YaST control center, and I think it's under Hardware->Soundcard (or somethng like that). Anyway, the YaST config tool lets you play a test sound to see if the card is configured right.

The problem is most likely with ALSA and the program your trying to play sound with. I prefer OSS as it is easier to configure and less of a headache to use.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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I have tried a test sound, a cd, and other things but nothing plays any sounds.

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Old 09-07-2003, 10:58 PM   #7
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see if root has sound

u may need chmod =ugoa /dev/dsp
 
Old 09-07-2003, 11:57 PM   #8
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/dev/dsp shouldn't have any affect on CD-Audio.

Are you sure the speakers are hooked up right?

What is the actual sound chip that is on the motherboard?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:33 AM   #9
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Yast auto detects the Nvidia AC 97 audio intel8x0

speakers work fine in Windows XP.

rberry88
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:37 AM   #10
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want to try adding user to the group "audio"?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:50 AM   #11
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How do I do that??
 
Old 09-08-2003, 12:53 AM   #12
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i dont know how much it would help, but i used to keep getting erros in my terminal, which stopped after i added myself to the "audio" group.

as root, do:
gpasswd -a username audio

good luck.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 01:10 AM   #13
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I did that and it added the user to audio but still no sound. I'm clueless at this point.

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Old 09-08-2003, 01:18 AM   #14
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I DID IT!!! YA F'N HOO!!!!

I went into Windows XP and went into the nforce audio configuration tool that lets you change which plugins on the back of the cpu control what. I changed it so the mic was the main speaker output and left the other two alone. I went back into Linux and it magically worked. Go figure. I feel like I actually accomplished something, even if it took a week to do.

Thanks for all the help.

rberry88
 
Old 09-08-2003, 09:57 AM   #15
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cool!
 
  


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