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chemdawg 01-26-2005 01:55 PM

no sound in linux
 
I am currently running Debian with a 2.4 kernel. My computer is a 3.0GHz P4 with an asus p5p800 motherboard with integrated sound.

I did exactly as it said to do in this article under the 'configuring
sound' heading.

linuxtimes.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=457&page=2

From this, I was able to get my soundcard type:

debian:/mnt# lspci | grep audio
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB/ER
(ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
debian:/mnt#

i did everything else exactly as it said to do, but my soundcard wasnt
listed when i went to run modconf, so i tried a few of them but nothing
worked.

Anybody have any thoughts as to what I might try next?

Tinkster 01-26-2005 01:57 PM

Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Do you find any referneces to the audio device
in the output of dmesg?
What do you see when you do
lsmod
?


Cheers,
Tink


chemdawg 01-26-2005 04:01 PM

I didn't see anything in the output of dmesg related to audio or sound.

here's what i see when i did lsmod:

Module Size Used by Not tainted
input 3040 0 (autoclean)
apm 8364 1 (autoclean)
parport_pc 19432 1 (autoclean)
lp 5540 0
parport 21608 1 [parport_pc lp]
af_packet 11048 1 (autoclean)
hw_random 2456 0 (unused)
i810_rng 2368 0 (unused)
printer 6912 0
ehci-hcd 14796 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 19504 0 (unused)
usbcore 52268 1 [printer ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
ide-scsi 8272 0
scsi_mod 86020 1 [ide-scsi]
sk98lin 123880 1
soundcore 3268 0
ide-cd 27040 1
cdrom 26212 0 [ide-cd]
rtc 5768 0 (autoclean)
ext3 65388 2 (autoclean)
jbd 34628 2 (autoclean) [ext3]
ide-detect 288 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ide-disk 12416 3 (autoclean)
piix 7784 2 (autoclean)
ide-core 91800 4 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd ide-detect ide-disk piix]
unix 12720 173 (autoclean)

Tinkster 01-26-2005 04:11 PM

Try a manual
modprobe i810_audio
modprobe ac97_codec
and see what happens ...

Cheers,
Tink

chemdawg 01-26-2005 04:41 PM

not sure what you mean, tinkster. i typed those commands in and nothing happened

Tinkster 01-26-2005 06:51 PM

Tried a lsmod afterwards?

If they are listed now then they're loaded ... a little fiddle
with the mixer may well prove that sound is working.


Cheers,
Tink

chemdawg 01-27-2005 09:29 PM

Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_cp437 4284 1 (autoclean)
ntfs 45024 1 (autoclean)
input 3040 0 (autoclean)
apm 8364 1 (autoclean)
parport_pc 19432 1 (autoclean)
lp 5540 0
parport 21608 1 [parport_pc lp]
af_packet 11048 1 (autoclean)
hw_random 2456 0 (unused)
i810_rng 2368 0 (unused)
printer 6912 0
ehci-hcd 14796 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 19504 0 (unused)
usbcore 52268 1 [printer ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
ide-scsi 8272 0
scsi_mod 86020 1 [ide-scsi]
sk98lin 123880 1
soundcore 3268 0
ide-cd 27040 1
cdrom 26212 0 [ide-cd]
rtc 5768 0 (autoclean)
ext3 65388 2 (autoclean)
jbd 34628 2 (autoclean) [ext3]
ide-detect 288 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ide-disk 12416 4 (autoclean)
piix 7784 2 (autoclean)
ide-core 91800 5 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd ide-detect ide-di sk piix]
unix 12720 201 (autoclean)


this is my lsmod after typing those commands you mentioned. i dont' think they're listed and probably still not loaded. Any ideas?

lomnhom 01-27-2005 09:50 PM

please check the volume level to make sure that it's not zero (by default). Use Kmix or something else ...

chemdawg 01-30-2005 12:02 AM

how do you "fiddle with the mixer"? I typed in the commands again and then lsmod, but i don't think it's loaded. very confused ...

chemdawg 01-30-2005 12:04 AM

tried kmix, but all there is is a blank screen. what does that mean?

Forezt 02-02-2005 06:50 PM

I am having the exact same problem with the exact same sound card.

I can't load the modules either, and I think they are installed since when I did modprobe on them, there wasn't any output.

I had the sound working for a little while when I first installed my system, but now there isn't any sound and I can't open any mixers.

lomnhom 02-02-2005 07:42 PM

go to http://www.alsa-project.org/ and check if your sound card is supported. If that use alsa-1.0.8.

best regards

dragon_fire04 02-02-2005 07:48 PM

asus had tried there best to not support linux. They even had a lawsute put agenest them here not to long ago. If i was you i would go and buy and Sound Blaster Live. They don't take a-lot of money out of your wallet, and it fixed the problems on the asus motherbord i had. Hope that gives you a idea of what probley wrong.

lomnhom 02-02-2005 10:01 PM

exactly, what sound card are you using ???

Forezt 02-04-2005 09:23 PM

I am using an intergrated sound card, namely the Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02).

I have used several distros and this has worked in every single one of them, including Fedora Core 2 and 3, Ubuntu (which is debian based), Gentoo, and Knoppix.

I have been using it with ALSA on all of those systems, running through the eSound Daemon (although with debian, now I'm using KDE so it would be aRts). From what I used, it seems like ALSA's drivers for this card are already pretty sophisticated - the sound quality is indistinguishable from the Windows drivers written by Intel themselves.

Anyway, I'm sure it's a pretty simple problem - but it's also a problem I've never run into before and I have no idea how to fix it. Help!


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