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Old 10-28-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help! No sound using AD1980 Mandrake 9.1 / KDE


I just installed linux for the first time two days ago with no experience or prior knowledge of unix based operating systems. Within these two days I got everything figured out for the most part except a sound problem I have not been able to fix!

Everything seemed to be detected and installed correctly on the fresh install of Mandrake 9.1 including my sound card but I can't get any sound output. The board I'm using is a A7V8X-X. Onboard sound is AD1980 SoundMax audio driver. According to Draksound the card is using ALSA "snd-via82xx" driver which is the default. As far as I know that is the correct and what it should be... If I try to play an mp3 for example, XMMS plays the file fine according to the visual equalizer but there is never any sound output and I don't get any kind of errors.

Prior to installing mandrake 9.1 I had winXP installed and everything worked fine. I know it is not any kind of hardware problem.

Please if anyone can help me out here I'd really appreciate it. This is only my third day ever dealing with a linux/unix based operating system.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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it's more likely that the sound levels are set to zero
if there's a problem with audio drivers xmms tends not to play or throw up error boxes

look for aumix in the Multimedia-->Sound menu

or
open a terminal
su to root
and type

urpmi aumix

this will install it if it isnt there
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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Aumix was installed and all sound was set to zero but when I changed it and turned off the "MUTEALL" on the mute tab it didn't fix anything. Still no sound. But there is something else everytime I close Aumix and reopen it, it does not save my changes even though I selected "save" from the file menu...

Any ideas?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:16 PM   #4
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Well I give up. Something is screwy with Aumix. If I turn muteall on, the level goes to 100% on everything. If I turn muteall off everything goes to 0%. Even if I turn muteall off and turn the levels up manually I still cannot hear any sound. Just doesn't make sense.

Argh why can't linux just work
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:19 PM   #5
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are you in kde
look in config-> kde->sound->sound system menu
and see if arts is enabled/disabled
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:22 PM   #6
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Arts was not enabled. Should it be?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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Ok this is really WEIRD. I enabled Arts and rebooted my system. I still did not get any sound at first but then I went back into Aumix when I saw that the red record was highlighted on the Mic and it wasn't giving me any option to put it on the Vol, Pcm, or Spkr levels.... Suddenly I got the idea to put my speaker cable into the mic connector and vualah I have sound now.

Hopefully what I just stated makes sense but now my question is why the hell is it acting like this? How do I fix it to make it how it is supposed to work?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:40 PM   #8
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Ok this is really WEIRD. I enabled Arts and rebooted my system. I still did not get any sound at first but then I went back into Aumix I saw that the red record button was highlighted on the Mic and it wasn't giving me any option to put it on the Vol, Pcm, or Spkr levels.... Suddenly I got the idea to put my speaker cable into the mic connector and vualah I have sound now.

Hopefully what I just stated makes sense but now my question is why the hell is it acting like this? How do I fix it to make it how it is supposed to work?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:08 PM   #9
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I have the same problem with the AD1980 and Redhat 9. But I the mic input, no sound either
 
Old 10-28-2003, 10:46 PM   #10
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If anyone knows a solution to this problem please let me know. I've been doing google searches all day long finding people with the same problem and they aren't noobs either like I am. It would seem that this is a linux problem and there is no fix perhaps?

Windows 1 - Linux 0
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:28 AM   #11
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you don't need to reboot after changing sound drivers
this is not windows, "click on start to begin you clicked on start, reboot to make changes take effect"

you have sound?
yes
thru the mike channel?
and you say windows 1 linux 0?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 02:18 AM   #12
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aumix acts the same way for me, i set volume levels and save, and it only saves settings for my current session, if i shut down all saved settings are gone and i boot with no sound.how can i fix this?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:59 AM   #13
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It's weird. Only the microphone input at the back (pink) gives audible sound. No other input is audible.
My system:
- Redhat 9, kernel 2.4.20-8
- Desktop: KDE
- mainboard ASUS P4S533-X
- BIOS: PNP OS disabled
- onboard sound chip ADI AD1980 with SoundMax, recognized as SiS7012 PCI, used with i810_audio driver
Question: how do I play midi files? Do I need a midi mapper?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:15 AM   #14
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The next thing is I think we should read the source of i810_audio, the source of SB5.1 driver and compare and perhaps we may improve the sound, because this AD198# sound chip is the latest advanced onboard sound chip, better than CMedia, ALI or Via.

I need your comment Mister salparadise
 
Old 01-27-2005, 08:03 AM   #15
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Wink mikorist

I have Mandrake 9.1 and Asus A7V8X-MX board with onboard sound
(ADI AD1980)

KeyLabs' www.Linux-Tested.com compatibility testing of this system showed the following:
Audio chipset (ADI AD1980)
not supported in Linux (Mandrake 9.1) and no drivers available ?!




Here's a few tips for (ADI AD1980)sound problem:


1.Tells if sound is muted you might not have Surround [On]

2. In [KDE] in the Multimedia-->Sound menu--> kmix (sound mixer)
Item: Surround is [Off]



[ KMIX ]
The kernel module snd-via82xx
Chip: Analog Devices AD1980
Item: Surround [Off]

3D Must be On!


This is all what you can do and sound work!!!
 
  


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