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Old 03-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04 no sound ess 1938 (noob)

Gave up on audigy 2 ls and bought a ESS 1938. Still no sound. (just moved from XP to Ubuntu and sound did work before the move)

raddad@Lenny:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_es1938 22820 3
gameport 14472 2 snd_es1938
snd_pcm_oss 40736 0
snd_mixer_oss 16896 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75400 2 snd_es1938,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 10504 1 snd_pcm
snd_opl3_lib 12160 1 snd_es1938
snd_hwdep 9476 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401_uart 8832 1 snd_es1938
snd_seq_oss 34048 0
snd_seq_midi 8480 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7552 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51152 5 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 23556 3 snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq
snd_rawmidi 24608 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 8588 5 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 54692 18 snd_es1938,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7520 1 snd


raddad@Lenny:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
01:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 01)
01:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4211 iLine10 HomePNA 2.0 + V.90 56k modem
01:0d.1 Computer telephony device: Broadcom Corporation BCM4212 v.90 56k modem
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

So to my eye it appears to be a recognized device.
Any ideas?? My son and I have been banging our heads on the wall for days now.
Old 03-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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paste the output of aplay -l
Old 03-23-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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raddad@Lenny:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Solo1 [ESS ES1938 (Solo-1)], device 0: es-1938-1946 [ESS Solo-1]
Subdevices: 2/2
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
Old 03-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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Sometimes sound is muted by default, so before we blame anything else in the system - open up the sound mixer (double-click on the volume applet in the corner of the screen) and unmute and raise the volume on everything. If that doesn't help - open the preferences in the sound mixer and display all the additional channels and unmute them as well. If that also doesn't help, make sure the mixer is controlling the correct audio device by choosing "change device" from the menus.

Other than that it looks to me like your card is detected and the driver is ok. Check also with a set of headphones if you get sound from the front jack on the computer.

Sorry if I can't help more.
Old 03-24-2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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nothing is muted, have to find some headphones to try out. It just doesn't make any sense at all why it's not working.


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