Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: 25
[via vt82c686] sound makes clicking noises

I did have problems getting it going, but now that I can get audio, it's making clicking noises. first off the background...

root@sonica:~# uname -a
Linux sonica 2.6.7 #2 Tue Jun 22 16:51:05 EDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
root@sonica:~# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 9.1.0
root@sonica:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia] (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia AGP]
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8231 [PCI-to-ISA Bridge] (rev 10)
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1e)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1e)
00:11.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ACPI (rev 10)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 40)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 51)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i1 (rev 6a)
root@sonica:~# cat /etc/modprobe.conf

alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
alias sound-slot-0 snd-via82xx
options snd-via82xx dxs_support=3

alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
root@sonica:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_via82xx            26692  0
snd_ac97_codec         64900  1 snd_via82xx
snd_mpu401_uart         7168  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            22272  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          7524  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm_oss            52776  0
snd_mixer_oss          18496  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                82912  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              22176  1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         10536  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd                    48292  9 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               6496  1 snd
I tried looking at ALSA Documentation and that's where I got the dxs_support stuff. It's also mentioned at this EPIA HOWTO as well. I have tried using numbers from 2 - 4 and none of them seem to work. here's how I actually do the change in case I'm not doing it right

modprobe -r snd-via82xx
vi /etc/modprobe.conf (make the changes)
modprove snd-via82xx
/etc/rc.d/./rc.alsa (to load the volumes back)
mpg321 some_sond.mp3
All the volume levels are around 68% or so, which is about the same volume that the tuner is when playing radio stations or cd's. I also tried running mpg321 in 48k mode and that didn't fix it either. It seemed like everyone had luck with that dxs_support stuff, too. any ideas?
Old 06-23-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS
Posts: 99

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 25
I may have a temporary fix. I went through all the instructions on this site restarted, and it still clicked. so I then remembered someone trying mpg321 -o oss songname.mp3 and that seems to work. although shouldn't this work with the alsa output though?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound card makes no sound Dankles Linux - Hardware 2 09-09-2005 04:10 PM
nforce 2 onboard sound clicking and popping? atrivis42 Slackware 1 05-01-2005 01:06 AM
Sound Issues with XMMS/ mpg123 strange (strange noises) thegreatbob Linux - Software 0 06-25-2004 03:18 PM
Sound driver for a VT82C686 AC97 Audio fof3 Linux - Software 1 01-26-2004 08:44 AM
Sound driver for a VT82C686 AC97 Audio fof3 Linux - General 5 01-26-2004 08:35 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration