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MDesigner 02-23-2005 10:04 PM

Wrestling with getting sound working
I really wish Linux weren't such a hassle to install. Yikes.

I have a Delta Audiophile 2496 (envy24 chipset). I have the snd-ice1712 module running. I ran alsaconf, it detected the envy24 card just fine, no problems. It said everything is good to go. It's NOT good to go. If I run mpg123 on an .mp3 file as a non-root user, it seg faults. As root, it plays...but there's no sound. I enabled all the channels via kmix. This is so damned frustrating.

What do I have to do to get the sound working?

MDesigner 03-02-2005 09:10 PM


foo_bar_foo 03-02-2005 11:55 PM

i have no idea what this is or how it works but there is a tool in alsa tools called

MDesigner 03-03-2005 12:22 AM

And where is alsa tools ?? Yes, envy24control is what I need I'm pretty sure.

AngryLlama 03-03-2005 01:02 AM


Originally posted by MDesigner
And where is alsa tools ?? Yes, envy24control is what I need I'm pretty sure.
I have an envy24 based card (Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96) and it works fine for me. envy24control is nice, but it is definately not needed. I use alsamixer to bring up all the DAC channels. alsa tools can be downloaded for free. In gentoo its just "emerge alsa-tools". Anyways, I didn't help you fix your problem at all.

MDesigner 03-03-2005 01:04 AM

Well, I wonder why I'm not getting any sound then... damn

AngryLlama 03-03-2005 02:28 PM

I assume your using alsa. Perhaps there is a problem with it. Maybe if you try using OSS temporarily just to isolate the problem.

MDesigner 03-03-2005 02:37 PM

How do I set up OSS?

AngryLlama 03-03-2005 03:01 PM

enter your /usr/src/linux directory (or wherever the linux sources are installed.)
execute: "make menuconfig"
do Device Drivers ---> Sound ---> OSS
However, I don't think I see any Modules for the envy chipset. So forget about that option.

Here is an idea:
remove Envy24 from the Alsa menu (in the kernel configurator.)

run: make (to build the kernel)

run: make menuconfig and add Envy24 back into the configuration

run: make (to rebuild the kernel)

then copy the kernel image to /boot and reboot.
(for me it is: cp arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.9-gentoo .. it will be different for you depending on your arch and distro)

BTW, what distro are you running and what version kernel/alsa?

MDesigner 03-03-2005 07:13 PM

I'm on Slackware 10.1, kernel 2.6.10.

AngryLlama 03-04-2005 01:08 AM

Cool. well, did you try my suggestions?

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