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Old 07-31-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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[SOLVED] No Sound Mandriva 2009


Hi all,

I am having a lot of fun with my Mandriva distrib installed on a THinkpad T40 Laptop.
I recently lost the sound (not sure how).

I followed the Mandrake suggestions for debugging and here are the results :

Code:
- "lspcidrake -v | fgrep -i AUDIO" will tell you which driver your card uses by default
snd_intel8x0    : Intel Corporation|82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO] (vendor:8086 device:24c5 subv:1014 subd:0537)

- "grep sound-slot /etc/modprobe.conf" will tell you what driver it currently uses
alias sound-slot-0 snd_intel8x0

- "/sbin/lsmod" will enable you to check if its module (driver) is loaded or not
Module                  Size  Used by
...                                         
snd_intel8x0           29112  0                                                                                
pcmcia                 35468  0                                                                                
snd_intel8x0m          13480  0                                                                                
snd_ac97_codec        102592  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m                                                     
ac97_bus                1532  1 snd_ac97_codec                                                                 
snd_seq_dummy           2464  0                                                                                
snd_seq_oss            29504  0                                                                                
snd_seq_midi_event      6812  1 snd_seq_oss                                                                    
snd_seq                48912  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event                                   
snd_seq_device          6728  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq                                              
thinkpad_acpi          59968  0                                                                                
snd_pcm_oss            37504  0                                                                                
ipw2100                70352  0                                                                                
rfkill                 10448  1 thinkpad_acpi                                                                  
snd_pcm                74496  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss                          
snd_timer              20932  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm                                                                
libipw                 27872  1 ipw2100                                                                        
yenta_socket           41704  2                                                                                
video                  16620  0                                                                                
led_class               3872  1 thinkpad_acpi                                                                  
e1000                 118368  0                                                                                
snd_mixer_oss          14428  1 snd_pcm_oss                                                                    
rsrc_nonstatic         10812  1 yenta_socket                                                                   
snd                    56516  10 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss                                                                     
nsc_ircc               16304  0                                                                                
rng_core                4064  0                                                                                
soundcore               6976  1 snd                                                                            
...

- "/sbin/chkconfig --list sound" and "/sbin/chkconfig --list alsa" will tell you if sound and alsa services are configured to be run on initlevel 3
sound           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off   7:off
alsa            0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off   7:off

- "aumix -q" will tell you if the sound volume is muted or not
--> command not found

- "/sbin/fuser -v /dev/dsp" will tell which program uses the sound card.
But as a newbie I have a hard time interpreting it and even more to correct anything wrong...

Has anyone time to explain how to read this and maybe get my sound back?

(I tried volume settings with alsamixer of course, but didn't change anything).

Thank you.

Last edited by linea; 08-08-2009 at 01:46 AM.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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Hi, Looks like alsa is not set to start when sound does.

try as root, service alsa start

Quote:
- "/sbin/chkconfig --list sound" and "/sbin/chkconfig --list alsa" will tell you if sound and alsa services are configured to be run on initlevel 3
sound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off 7:off
alsa 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off 7:off
you need to have these two lines the same.

you'll need root access to configure the settings....
this should do it for every boot with sound....type
Code:
sudo /sbin/chkconfig alsa --level 2345 on
edited, GW

sudo /sbin/chkconfig --help


This link may help.
http://spiralbound.net/2006/11/15/co...with-chkconfig

regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 08-01-2009 at 09:23 PM. Reason: /sbin/chkconfig alsa on (as root)
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #3
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Thank you GlennsPerf for the help.

I have one good news and one bad news.
Here is the good news :
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --list alsa
alsa            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off   7:off
[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --list sound
sound           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off   7:off
Even after reboot.

The bad news is that I still don't have any sound.
The two last lines give me aumix doesn't exist and no program using sound card.

What should I check next ?
 
Old 08-04-2009, 01:16 AM   #4
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Hi, you will need to be more specific about your distribution version, kernel and desktop manager

commands for knowing which linux is running
distribution version....
type....any of these that gives a coherent response.
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
kernel....
Code:
uname -a
or
cat /etc/issue
Desktop....
Just check the help tab on any window.

Presumably it will be one of, icewm xfce/4 kde3/4 and gnome

Check in the Configure Your Computer, go to hardware,

wait while it gathers the data....

Then select your audio device.

At the bottom there may be a button you can click to change driver module options.

Select the one that allows selection of pulse. Un-tick (clear) the box.

you may need to restart x to hear any changes....

if you have kde4.2.x "Configure Your Desktop"(the spanner and screwdriver icon)

then try to change the sound settings for Multimedia,

you can test sounds easily with knotify,

but also on a tab there you can set the backend of the kde soundserver (Phonon)

as xine or gstreamer, click gstreamer and move it to the top,

or which-ever one works for you

try each, if they are not listed install them with

urpmi phonon-gstreamer phonon-xine,

go back and try the last step again....

to configure gstreamer, at a command line type in...

gstreamer-properties

and to test your equipment.

Make sure your hardware and alsa are selected.

restart x to see (to hear, I hope) the results

a good reference page....
http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/start
and the alsa wiki has a test script too.

see how you go.

Regards, Glenn

ps. sorry for all the edits.

Last edited by GlennsPref; 08-04-2009 at 01:33 AM. Reason: clarity
 
Old 08-04-2009, 01:41 AM   #5
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Install aumix with the urpmi command above if you need it.

/sbin/fuser -v /dev/dsp, Gives no responce on my system either. Even with a movie clip running.

cheers Glenn
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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My configuration si a Mandriva 2009 :

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/mandriva-release
Mandriva Linux release 2009.1 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.29 :
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.29.6-desktop-1mnb #1 SMP Sun Jul 5 19:57:54 EDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz GNU/Linux
The Graphic server is KDE3.5, but the sound disapeared when I was using enlightment. I switched back to KDE3.5 to try to undo what I did wrong during enlightment install.

I will need more time to "play around" with the advices you gave. I did a few of them already but should check all your advices.

Will post the result a bit later.

Thanks again for the help.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #7
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OK.

Thanks for the info.

kde3.x uses arts instead of phonon,

Make sure you have arts installed.

urpmi arts

arts may also need starting, in the kde3 system,

try...
service arts start

I'm using kde4, so it is hard to compare, but most of the advice above is applied to kde4.

something else you can try, to see if all the required packages are installed....
Code:
rpm -Va | grep miss
to find missing packages in your system database.

You may need to re-do your question with "kde3 sound" in the heading. You'll get a better response,

also don't forget to search LQ, it has over 3 million posts to search from.

regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 08-05-2009 at 08:13 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:46 AM   #8
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Hello Again.

Arts is installed correctly and no sound.

When I try the "service arts restart" I am told : "Cannot find arts service". IS it a problem ? should I modify that and if yes how ?

As you suggested a little above, i tried the ALSA script to check what could be wrong. Here it is :

Code:
[root@localhost Programming]# ./aadebug 
ALSA Audio Debug v0.1.0 - Fri Aug  7 21:35:19 PDT 2009
http://alsa.opensrc.org/aadebug                       
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt                   

Kernel ----------------------------------------------------
Linux localhost 2.6.29.6-desktop-1mnb #1 SMP Sun Jul 5 19:57:54 EDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz GNU/Linux                                                                                               

Loaded Modules --------------------------------------------
snd_intel8x0           29112  0                            
snd_intel8x0m          13480  0                            
snd_ac97_codec        102592  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m 
snd_seq_dummy           2464  0                            
snd_seq_oss            29504  0                            
snd_seq_midi_event      6812  1 snd_seq_oss                
snd_seq                48912  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          6728  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq           
snd_pcm_oss            37504  0                                             
snd_pcm                74496  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              20932  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm                                      
snd_mixer_oss          14428  1 snd_pcm_oss                                          
snd                    56516  10 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss                                                                     
snd_page_alloc          8708  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm                                             

Proc Config -----------------------------------------------
CONFIG_SOUND=m                                             
CONFIG_SOUND_OSS_CORE=y                                    
CONFIG_SND=m                                               
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_PCM=m                                           
CONFIG_SND_HWDEP=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_JACK=y                                          
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_SEQ_DUMMY=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y                                       
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS=y                               
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y                                 
CONFIG_SND_HRTIMER=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SEQ_HRTIMER_DEFAULT=y                           
# CONFIG_SND_DYNAMIC_MINORS is not set                     
CONFIG_SND_SUPPORT_OLD_API=y                               
CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PROCFS=y                                
# CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PRINTK is not set                     
# CONFIG_SND_DEBUG is not set                              
CONFIG_SND_VMASTER=y                                       
CONFIG_SND_MPU401_UART=m                                   
CONFIG_SND_OPL3_LIB=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_OPL4_LIB=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_VX_LIB=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_DRIVERS=y                                       
CONFIG_SND_DUMMY=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_VIRMIDI=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_MTPAV=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_MTS64=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_BT_SCO=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_SERIAL_U16550=m                                 
CONFIG_SND_MPU401=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_PORTMAN2X4=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE=y                               
CONFIG_SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT=0                       
CONFIG_SND_WSS_LIB=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SB_COMMON=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_SB8_DSP=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SB16_DSP=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_ISA=y                                           
CONFIG_SND_ADLIB=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_AD1816A=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_AD1848=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ALS100=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_AZT2320=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_CMI8330=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_CS4231=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS4232=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS4236=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_DT019X=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ES968=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_ES1688=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ES18XX=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_SC6000=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_GUSCLASSIC=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_GUSEXTREME=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_GUSMAX=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_INTERWAVE_STB=m                                 
CONFIG_SND_OPL3SA2=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_AD1848=m                                
CONFIG_SND_OPTI92X_CS4231=m                                
CONFIG_SND_OPTI93X=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_MIRO=m                                          
CONFIG_SND_SB8=m                                           
CONFIG_SND_SB16=m                                          
CONFIG_SND_SBAWE=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_SB16_CSP=y                                      
CONFIG_SND_SGALAXY=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SSCAPE=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_WAVEFRONT=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_WAVEFRONT_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y                  
CONFIG_SND_PCI=y                                           
CONFIG_SND_AD1889=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ALS300=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ALS4000=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_ALI5451=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP_MODEM=m                                  
CONFIG_SND_AU8810=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_AU8820=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_AU8830=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_AW2=m                                           
CONFIG_SND_AZT3328=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_BT87X=m                                         
# CONFIG_SND_BT87X_OVERCLOCK is not set                    
CONFIG_SND_CA0106=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CMIPCI=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_OXYGEN_LIB=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_OXYGEN=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS4281=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS46XX=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS46XX_NEW_DSP=y                                
CONFIG_SND_CS5530=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_CS5535AUDIO=m                                   
CONFIG_SND_DARLA20=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_GINA20=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_LAYLA20=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_DARLA24=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_GINA24=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_LAYLA24=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_MONA=m                                          
CONFIG_SND_MIA=m                                           
CONFIG_SND_ECHO3G=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_INDIGO=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_INDIGOIO=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_INDIGODJ=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_EMU10K1=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_EMU10K1X=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_ENS1370=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_ENS1371=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_ES1938=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ES1968=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_FM801=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_FM801_TEA575X_BOOL=y                            
CONFIG_SND_FM801_TEA575X=m                                 
CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_HDA_HWDEP=y                                     
CONFIG_SND_HDA_RECONFIG=y                                  
CONFIG_SND_HDA_INPUT_BEEP=y                                
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_REALTEK=y                             
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_ANALOG=y                              
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_SIGMATEL=y                            
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_VIA=y                                 
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_ATIHDMI=y                             
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_NVHDMI=y                              
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_INTELHDMI=y                           
CONFIG_SND_HDA_ELD=y                                       
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_CONEXANT=y                            
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_CMEDIA=y                              
CONFIG_SND_HDA_CODEC_SI3054=y                              
CONFIG_SND_HDA_GENERIC=y                                   
CONFIG_SND_HDA_POWER_SAVE=y                                
CONFIG_SND_HDA_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT=0                        
CONFIG_SND_HDSP=m                                          
CONFIG_SND_HDSPM=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_HIFIER=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_ICE1712=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_ICE1724=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_KORG1212=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_MAESTRO3=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_MIXART=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_NM256=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_PCXHR=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_RIPTIDE=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_RME32=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_RME96=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_RME9652=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SIS7019=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_SONICVIBES=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_TRIDENT=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX=m                                       
CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX_MODEM=m                                 
CONFIG_SND_VIRTUOSO=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_VX222=m                                         
CONFIG_SND_YMFPCI=m                                        
CONFIG_SND_USB=y                                           
CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_USB_USX2Y=m                                     
CONFIG_SND_USB_CAIAQ=m                                     
# CONFIG_SND_USB_CAIAQ_INPUT is not set                    
CONFIG_SND_USB_US122L=m                                    
CONFIG_SND_PCMCIA=y                                        
CONFIG_SND_VXPOCKET=m                                      
CONFIG_SND_PDAUDIOCF=m                                     
# CONFIG_SND_SOC is not set                                
CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME=m                                       
CONFIG_SOUND_MSNDCLAS=m                                    
CONFIG_SOUND_MSNDPIN=m                                     
CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=m                                         
# CONFIG_SOUND_TRACEINIT is not set                        
# CONFIG_SOUND_DMAP is not set                             
CONFIG_SOUND_SSCAPE=m                                      
CONFIG_SOUND_VMIDI=m                                       
CONFIG_SOUND_TRIX=m                                        
CONFIG_SOUND_MSS=m                                         
CONFIG_SOUND_MPU401=m                                      
CONFIG_SOUND_PAS=m                                         
CONFIG_SOUND_PSS=m                                         
CONFIG_SOUND_SB=m                                          
# CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812 is not set                           
CONFIG_SOUND_UART6850=m                                    
CONFIG_SOUND_AEDSP16=m                                     
CONFIG_SOUND_KAHLUA=m                                      

Modprobe Conf ---------------------------------------------
options snd-ac97-codec power_save=1                        
alias sound-slot-0 snd_intel8x0                            
remove snd_intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove snd_intel8x0
install snd_intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install snd_intel8x0 

Proc Asound -----------------------------------------------
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.18a.  
 0 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4            
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 11
 1 [Modem          ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem     
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem at irq 11       
  0: [ 0]   : control                                          
  1:        : sequencer                                        
 16: [ 0- 0]: digital audio playback                           
 20: [ 0- 4]: digital audio playback                           
 24: [ 0- 0]: digital audio capture                            
 25: [ 0- 1]: digital audio capture                            
 26: [ 0- 2]: digital audio capture                            
 27: [ 0- 3]: digital audio capture                            
 32: [ 1]   : control                                          
 33:        : timer                                            
 48: [ 1- 0]: digital audio playback                           
 56: [ 1- 0]: digital audio capture                            
cat: /proc/asound/hwdep: No such file or directory             
00-00: Intel ICH : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 : playback 1 : capture 1 
00-01: Intel ICH - MIC ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC ADC : capture 1
00-02: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC2 ADC : capture 1
00-03: Intel ICH - ADC2 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - ADC2 : capture 1        
00-04: Intel ICH - IEC958 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958 : playback 1   
01-00: Intel ICH - Modem : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem - Modem : playback 1 : capture 1
Client info                                                                         
  cur  clients : 3                                                                  
  peak clients : 3                                                                  
  max  clients : 192                                                                

Client   0 : "System" [Kernel]
  Port   0 : "Timer" (Rwe-)   
  Port   1 : "Announce" (R-e-)
    Connecting To: 15:0       
Client  14 : "Midi Through" [Kernel]
  Port   0 : "Midi Through Port-0" (RWe-)
Client  15 : "OSS sequencer" [Kernel]    
  Port   0 : "Receiver" (-we-)           
    Connected From: 0:1                  

Dev Snd ---------------------------------------------------
controlC0  pcmC0D0c  pcmC0D1c  pcmC0D3c  pcmC1D0c  seq     
controlC1  pcmC0D0p  pcmC0D2c  pcmC0D4p  pcmC1D0p  timer   

CPU -------------------------------------------------------
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz
cpu MHz         : 1500.000

RAM -------------------------------------------------------
MemTotal:         513644 kB
SwapTotal:       4089920 kB

Hardware --------------------------------------------------
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
Well still don't really know how to read it.

I also need to mention I have this message at the start of KDE3.5 :
Click image for larger version

Name:	arts_message.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	22.1 KB
ID:	1173

I believe solving it would be the key to my problem.

Is there an easy way to know it is kernel, alsa or other software problem ?

I know the hardware works because it beeps when I select in the wrong field or press unappropriate keys.

Last edited by linea; 08-07-2009 at 12:50 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 03:10 AM   #9
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Well miracle :

3 steps :
1- install alsaconf
2- run it
3- restart with enlightment instead of KDE3.5

It works !

Still don't know the problem though...

Thank you for the help all along GlennsPref.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 04:04 AM   #10
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well, good for you!

I think, that is what you needed to do, but not what I was thinking of.

KDE3.5 probably has sound too with the alsa mixer (and any dependants) installed.

Did the output of "rpm -Va | grep miss" give you any tips? It takes a while to start printing to screen,

if there is nothing, it takes longer, it feels. (no news is good news)

Definitely a software problem, your kernel mods and hardware look fine (I'm no expert)

Any how, good luck, hope you enjoy GNU/Linux.

cheers Glenn

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Old 08-08-2009, 01:44 AM   #11
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GlennPref,

"rpm -Va | grep miss" gave me this :
“missing /var/run/ppp/resolv.conf”
but I don't know what ppp is.

I think it's "rpm -Va |grep alsa" which led me to the idea of installing everything that could help on ALSA and led me to find alsaconfig

Plenty of thanks for you help !
 
Old 08-08-2009, 06:37 PM   #12
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Hi, let me explain what I know of piping output and sorting with grep.

rpm -Va looks at the rpm install database

which would normally give you a list of all packages installed, a very long list.

Try it, it won't hurt.

the Pipe "|" is a redirector for the output.

You can direct it to a file or another program, like grep

Grep will search through the database looking for "miss" (short for missing,) and

display only those lines containing miss.

resolv.conf is a dns list and lookup service that runs when you connect to the network.

mine looks like this.... /etc/resolv.conf
Code:
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
#     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 203.2.193.67
nameserver 202.135.30.4
search vfinternet.au
If your system is working with no problems connecting to the internet, then resolv.conf

and resolv is ok the way it is.

My system also sees it as missing although it is not.

Hope that helps a bit more.

Cheers Glenn

<edit>the only obvious error I see in your alsa audio debug script is this line.
cat /proc/asound/hwdep

what does it give if you test it now, just that command.
Code:
glenn@GamesBox:~$ cat /proc/asound/hwdep
01-00: HDA Codec 0
cheers.

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