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Old 09-22-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
eaglestrike7339
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How to update a sound driver, using intel mobo


I had an old Emachine T2893, which broke, i rebuilt and fixed and installed ubuntu on it. The motherboard is Intel D845GVSR.

Once ubuntu is installed, i get no sound fron the sound card, only the beeps from the internal speaker.

On the intel site, they have drivers for other linuxes, but not for ubuntu. Is there anyway I can update the sound drivers to work for linux? I read about a I180 driver somewhere, but i cannot find it again.

what can i use to update this? if you can help, please assume i know how to do nothing, as I have a bit of experience with the terminal though have not memorized any commands for it.

thanks guys, you are great

matt
 
Old 09-22-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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Hi eaglestrike7339, or Matt, Could you please post the output from the following commands?
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
/sbin/lsmod
cat /proc/asound/cards
cat /proc/asound/oss/sndstat
This info will help us determine the card chipset, if the modules are loaded, if ALSA has recognized your card, and if Alsa is driving the card, in that order.

IIRC, Ubuntu has some things in different places, so if the lspci and lsmod commands don't work or return nill, try
Code:
sudo lscpi -v
or
lspci -v
and the same for lsmod.
Good luck. ;-)

Last edited by Peacedog; 09-22-2007 at 09:47 PM. Reason: Missed a code tag, caused a small bit of chaos, corrected in next post. ;-)
 
Old 09-22-2007, 09:39 PM   #3
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the first (/sbin/lspci -v) says no directory
the second is really long, and at bottom of post.
3rd one i get: 0 [I82801DBICH4 ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at 0xffa7f800, irq 21
and last one i get:
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.14rc1 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux server 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Fri Aug 31 00:55:27 UTC 2007 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at 0xffa7f800, irq 21

Audio devices:
0: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (DUPLEX)

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
31: system timer

Mixers:
0: Analog Devices AD1981B




:#2's answer:
Module Size Used by
snd_rtctimer 4384 0
nls_cp437 6784 0
isofs 36284 0
udf 85252 0
binfmt_misc 12680 1
rfcomm 40856 0
l2cap 25856 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 55908 4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 10116 0
i915 25472 6
drm 81044 7 i915
speedstep_lib 6148 0
cpufreq_stats 7360 0
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_conservative 8200 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9228 0
freq_table 5792 2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
sony_acpi 6284 0
pcc_acpi 13184 0
tc1100_wmi 8068 0
dock 10268 0
ac 6020 0
video 16388 0
container 5248 0
asus_acpi 17308 0
button 8720 0
battery 10756 0
sbs 15652 0
i2c_ec 6016 1 sbs
backlight 7040 1 asus_acpi
ipv6 268960 18
tun 12032 0
lp 12452 0
fuse 46612 0
snd_intel8x0 34332 3
snd_ac97_codec 98464 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 3200 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 44544 0
snd_mixer_oss 17408 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 79876 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 4740 0
snd_seq_oss 32896 0
snd_seq_midi 9600 0
snd_rawmidi 25472 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 52592 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 23684 4 snd_rtctimer,snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9100 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 54020 14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8672 1 snd
parport_pc 36388 1
parport 36936 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
snd_page_alloc 10888 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
serio_raw 7940 0
psmouse 38920 0
intel_agp 26140 1
pcspkr 4224 0
iTCO_wdt 11812 0
iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
agpgart 35400 3 drm,intel_agp
shpchp 34324 0
pci_hotplug 32576 1 shpchp
i2c_i810 6276 0
i2c_algo_bit 8712 1 i2c_i810
i2c_core 22656 3 i2c_ec,i2c_i810,i2c_algo_bit
af_packet 23816 2
tsdev 8768 0
evdev 11008 3
ext3 133128 1
jbd 59816 1 ext3
mbcache 9604 1 ext3
sg 36252 0
sr_mod 17060 0
cdrom 37664 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 23428 3
generic 5124 0 [permanent]
usbhid 26592 0
hid 27392 1 usbhid
ata_piix 15492 2
floppy 59524 0
ata_generic 9092 0
libata 125720 2 ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod 142348 4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
e100 36232 0
mii 6528 1 e100
ehci_hcd 34188 0
uhci_hcd 25360 0
usbcore 134280 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 14856 0
processor 31048 1 thermal
fan 5636 0
fbcon 42656 0
tileblit 3584 1 fbcon
font 9216 1 fbcon
bitblit 6912 1 fbcon
softcursor 3200 1 bitblit
vesafb 9220 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8192 1 capability


"IIRC, Ubuntu has some things in different places, so if the lspci and lsmod commands don't work or return nill, try[code]sudo lscpi -v
or
lspci -v[/code and the same for lsmod."

not exactly sure what you meant by this, but i took it literally, and niether [code]sudo lscpi -v or lspci -v[/code worked

i am sure you meant somthing else, but what i am not sure. srry.

Last edited by eaglestrike7339; 09-22-2007 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 09:56 PM   #4
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Quote:
[code]sudo lscpi -v or lspci -v[/code worked
Sorry about that, I missed a code tag. Please forgive me, it's late, and I'm here trying not to watch the ppv. ;-) The post has been corrected but, not really needed at this point. It appears the card has indeed been detected. Try running a mixer and unmuting your sound from there. I'd try alsamixer first from a terminal. Press the m key on your keyboard to unmute a channel and then raise the volume of the channel. If that works, you'll want to run alsactl store to save the settings across a reboot. You may have to run alsactl store as root or su. Sorry for the confusion, hope this gets you going.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #5
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no problem with the code tag, but i still get no audio. speakers work fine, tested on another computer, but when i modify the volume still nothing comes out. its really wierd, like you said, it should work but it doesn't.

any other ideas?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 05:08 PM   #6
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Do you have any sound as root? Are you getting any errors? Could be a permissions problem, is your user in the audio group?
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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