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Old 08-31-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Soundcard or sound system problem: no sound!

Hi, Im trying to get sound to work on my debian box running Linux 2.6.7-1-386. I have tried running as root - it doesnt work either. I dont know if Im not loading stuff, or loading too much or, what?! Any help would be great, as south park just isnt the same without sound... Heres as much relevant information I could muster:

Installed alsa with:
apt-get install alsa

This installed fine, and I ran:

which detected two sound cards:
intel8x0 Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0) <---motherboard soundcard
emu10k1 Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 05)

I finish the alsaconf and I see an error, which say to check by "alsactl restore". This gives:
alsactl: load_state:1134: No soundcards found...
My lsmod (edited) gives:
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq                46608  0
emu10k1_gp              3840  0
snd_emu10k1            80904  0
snd_util_mem            4608  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               9120  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_bt87x              13640  0
bt878                  11184  0
tuner                  17036  0
tda9887                 7172  0
bttv                  141100  1 bt878
video_buf              19588  1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit            8968  1 bttv
v4l2_common             6400  1 bttv
btcx_risc               4744  1 bttv
i2c_core               22292  4 tuner,tda9887,bttv,i2c_algo_bit
videodev                9856  1 bttv
ehci_hcd               27780  0
sd_mod                 20480  0
ohci_hcd               19460  0
usbcore               100704  5 ehci_hcd,usb_storage,ohci_hcd
snd_intel8x0           33068  0
snd_ac97_codec         59268  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm                85412  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_bt87x,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer              23172  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         11144  4 snd_emu10k1,snd_bt87x,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport                4736  2 emu10k1_gp,snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart         7296  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi            23232  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          7944  3 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd                    50148  12 snd_seq,snd_emu10k1,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep,snd_bt87x,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
shpchp                 87404  0
pciehp                 84332  0
pci_hotplug            30640  2 shpchp,pciehp
sis_agp                 8068  1
agpgart                31272  1 sis_agp
emu10k1                71684  0
sound                  75308  1 emu10k1
i810_audio             30356  0
ac97_codec             16908  2 emu10k1,i810_audio
soundcore               9824  5 bttv,snd,emu10k1,sound,i810_audio
sis900                 18308  0
crc32                   4608  1 sis900
ide_cd                 38916  0
cdrom                  35360  1 ide_cd
genrtc                  9352  0
sis5513                15240  1
ide_core              127448  5 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_disk,ide_generic,sis5513
cat /proc/asound/version gives:
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.4 (Mon May 17 14:31:44 2004 UTC).
Compiled on Jul 8 2004 for kernel 2.6.7-1-386.

alsamixer gives:
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device

amixer gives:
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device

If I select ALSA from the KDE sound system config I get:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

dmesg has this about audio:
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 1.01, 05:24:52 Jul 8 2004
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xec00 and 0xe800, MEM 0x0000 and 0x0000, IRQ 18
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
i810_audio: Resetting connection 0
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ADS112 (Unknown)
i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0 supports AMAP, total channels = 6
Creative EMU10K1 PCI Audio Driver, version 0.20a, 05:25:13 Jul 8 2004
emu10k1: EMU10K1 rev 5 model 0x8040 found, IO at 0xef40-0xef5f, IRQ 16
ac97_codec: AC97 codec, id: TRA35 (TriTech TR A5)

Thank you for your help!
Old 08-31-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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See if aplay works

 aplay -D default test.wav
if that doesn't work, and it most likely won't, try a different card/device

 aplay -D hw0,0 test.wav
               aplay -D hw0,1 test.wav
               aplay -D hw1,0 test.wav
               aplay -D hw1,1 test.wav
If one of those works, just change that deivce (the first number is the soundcard, the second number is the device on the soundcard), just change the default to it in .asoundrc
Old 08-31-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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No go... for each of them it says "Unknown PCM".
Old 08-31-2004, 10:06 PM   #4
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you might want to try a different module. when helping a firend I seem to remember that there are two modules for this

emu10k1 and snd-emu10k1.

Don't ask me what the difference is, but you might try modprobing both.

After that, I have no idea .. have fun on ALSA's site
Old 09-01-2004, 12:27 AM   #5
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Thats the weird thing - check the lsmod listing above - both emu10k1 ANd snd_emu10k1 are in there.

Yeah, Ive been living on the asla site for the last couple of days, but I think ive really done something wierd here!


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