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Old 04-26-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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alsactl: No soundcards found...

Like a few others here. I have no sound and am new to Linux :) I'll get to the point...

I have the ASUS A7V8X mobo w/ onboard audio. Audio is ‎VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller]

Mandrake Control Center reports this as my sound card configuration:

Vendor: ‎VIA Technologies
Alternative drivers: ‎via82cxxx_audio
Bus: ‎PCI
Bus identification: ‎1106:3059:1043:8095
Location on the bus: ‎0:11:5
Description: ‎VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller]
Module: ‎snd-via82xx

This is what I have done so far as per troubleshooting guidelines:

lspcidrake -v | fgrep AUDIO
snd-via82xx : VIA Technologies|VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller] [MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO] (vendor:1106 device:3059 subv:1043 subd:8095)

grep sound-slot /etc/modules.conf
alias sound-slot-0 snd-via82xx

/sbin/lsmod (I guess things are ok)
Module Size Used by
snd-seq-oss 31232 0
snd-seq-midi-event 7552 1 snd-seq-oss
snd-seq 51024 4 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-pcm-oss 51812 0
snd-mixer-oss 17952 1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-via82xx 24128 0
snd-pcm 93156 2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-via82xx
snd-timer 24484 2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-ac97-codec 58148 1 snd-via82xx
gameport 4480 1 snd-via82xx
snd-page-alloc 11972 2 snd-via82xx,snd-pcm
snd-mpu401-uart 7072 1 snd-via82xx
snd-rawmidi 23616 1 snd-mpu401-uart
snd-seq-device 8008 3 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-rawmidi
snd 52484 12 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-via82xx,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-ac97-codec,snd-mpu401-uart,snd-rawmidi,snd-seq-device
soundcore 9248 1 snd

/sbin/chkconfig --list sound (How do you read this?)
sound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

/sbin/chkconfig --list alsa (How do you read this?)
alsa 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

/sbin/fuser -v /dev/dsp

I have attempted to use the alternate drive to no avail. All I get is hissing on speakers.

Thanks in advance :)
Old 04-26-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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I saw in another post where someone tried using alsaconf

I ran it. It detects my onboard sound. Here's a snippet of the results:

Loading driver...
Starting ALSA version 1.0.2c: via82xx via82xx. [ OK ]
Doing alsactl to restore mixer settings... [ OK ]
Setting default volumes...

Now ALSA is ready to use.
For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.

Have a lot of fun!

Still nothing

I don't know if this matters but I am using Gnome 2.4.1 that came with the Mandrake 10 distro. It is using "Volume Control 2.4.2". When clicking on volume control I get, "Couldn't open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer".

Maybe this added info will help.

FYI: I can boot to windows and sound works.

Again, thanks in advance.


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