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Old 07-24-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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Cool toshiba A205-s4557 No Sound


Hello, I am new to the Linux community. I am completly Linux Stupid. I have got my machine up and running with everything but sound. I would like to get it working ,but more so I would like a to have a greater understanding of how Linux works . How to change irq and dma settings would be cool. I look at this problem as learning experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated! My version is Debian 2.6.18-4 etch. Audio is :82801 Intel hd .
 
Old 07-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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A common problem is that sound is usually muted by default. So unmute any mixers you've got.

If you're using alsa go to 'alsamixer' and unmute and switch on (with M) everything in sight. Then save the settings with 'alsactl store', I think it's called.

Also, does it work for root?

If so add yourselt to the audio group, do this anyway. Something like 'addgroup myname audio', or directly edit /etc/group.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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I only have two things listed in alsa mixer mixer and pcm. They are both turned up.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 11:05 AM   #4
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Typo: main and pcm.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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Hello, With extensive digging . I found a fix for no sound Toshiba A205-s4557 per another forum.Version is Debian 2.6.18 etch.This fix was for Ubunto but the procedure works for Debian too.

)Download alsa-drivers, alsa-firware, alsa-lib, alsa-util version 1.0.14 from ALSA.org and extract it into a directory named ALSA in desktop or your home
2) Replace patch_realtek.c and hda_proc.c in the ~ALSA/alsa-driver-1.0.14/alsa-kernel/pci/hda with the new files (I am attaching both)
3) Then do sudo ./configure sudo make and sudo make install in the following folders according to the order specified (order is important) ALSA lib , ALSA utils ALSA firmware and lastly ALSA drivers.
hopefully you will see no errors.
4) restart
Unmute the mixers see the following link for how the mixer will look like
http://bayimg.com/caEJMAaBB
the headphones channel would control the external speakers and line in channel will (unfortunately/fortunately) control the inbuilt speakers.
I am extremely happy thanks to Chris Cheney and Brian Mount once again.
I think I am going to freeze all updates till this gets patched in repository.
Good night and enjoy.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 07:35 AM   #6
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Here is the link for the files. Sorry, I was so excited I forgot to save the link. Here it is.

http://launchpadlibrarian.net/855257...arch_files.zip
 
  


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