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RaiReg 01-13-2004 08:48 PM

Hellp! SoundCard went MUTE
 
Hi

I have a problem with my sound card (again), the problem started few days ago when suddenly my system just couldn't detect the sound card (I still use dual boot and the SC wasn't detected under MDK 9.1 nor W2K). Tried everything even unpluging and repluging the card to it's PCI slot but didn't work. I also checked the BIOS and I really don't understand how but it appeared that BIOS reset it self somehow because some of the settings were back to the original state, for example there is an onboard soundcard that I disabeled but now it was enabeled again, anyway I set everything back to my previous settings and try to reboot but still nothing happen the Creative SB Live! 5.1 was still not detected .... :(

Then the next day under W2K the card was working again as if nothing was wrong in the first place, however under MDK 9.1 it still doesn't work. Whenever I boot the KMix speaker icon in my systray appears Mute and even if I unmute it there is still no sound. I ran the MCC and everything appears normal is it was before minus the sound that is ... :(

Can anyone please help me in how I can reconfigure the soundcard and make it work again?

When I first installed it worked right away and I would prefer not to reinstall my system again, specialy because it took me some time to make everything I need to work properly and to update some packages like for example URPMI it takes hours over the dial up modem hikz ...

Many thanks in advance ...

RaiReg

Here is some info of the sound card

[root@localhost raireg]# lspcidrake -v | fgrep AUDIO
snd-emu10k1 : Creative Labs|SB Live! (audio)
[MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO] (vendor:1102 device:0002 subv:1102
subd:8061)
[root@localhost raireg]# grep sound-slot /etc/modules.conf
alias sound-slot-0 audigy
alias sound-slot-1 snd-via82xx
[root@localhost raireg]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
udf 90464 0 (autoclean)
sg 34636 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 16920 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ide-cd 33856 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 31648 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod
ide-cd]
parport_pc 25096 1 (autoclean)
lp 8096 0 (autoclean)
parport 34176 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc
lp]
agpgart 40896 3 (autoclean)
nvidia 1767264 11 (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss 43556 0
snd-mixer-oss 14488 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-emu10k1 69268 4
snd-rawmidi 17600 0 [snd-emu10k1]
snd-pcm 77536 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-emu10k1]
snd-timer 18376 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 7732 0 [snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm]
snd-util-mem 3008 0 [snd-emu10k1]
snd-ac97-codec 40160 0 [snd-emu10k1]
snd-seq-device 5832 0 [snd-emu10k1 snd-rawmidi]
snd-hwdep 6368 0 [snd-emu10k1]
snd 40868 4 [snd-pcm-oss
snd-mixer-oss snd-emu10k1 snd-rawmidi snd-pcm snd-timer
snd-util-mem snd-ac97-codec snd-seq-device snd-hwdep]
soundcore 6276 0 [snd]
nfsd 74256 0 (autoclean)
ppp_async 9216 0 (unused)
ppp_generic 24060 0 [ppp_async]
slhc 6564 0 [ppp_generic]
af_packet 14952 0 (autoclean)
floppy 55132 0
nls_cp437 5148 1 (autoclean)
vfat 11820 1 (autoclean)
fat 37944 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
nls_utf8 1312 2 (autoclean)
ntfs 76812 1 (autoclean)
supermount 15296 2 (autoclean)
sd_mod 13100 0
scsimon 9280 0 (unused)
usb-storage 72952 0
scsi_mod 103284 5 [sg sr_mod sd_mod scsimon
usb-storage]
ehci-hcd 18568 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 24652 0 (unused)
usbcore 72992 1 [usb-storage ehci-hcd
usb-uhci]
rtc 8060 0 (autoclean)
ext3 59916 1
jbd 38972 1 [ext3]
[root@localhost raireg]# /sbin/chkconfig --list sound
sound 0 : off 1 : off 2 : on 3 : on 4 : on 5 : on 6 : off
[root@localhost raireg]# /sbin/chkconfig --list alsa
alsa 0 : off 1 : off 2 : off 3 : off 4 : off 5 : off 6 : off
[root@localhost raireg]# aumix -q
vol 0, 0, P
bass 50, 50
treble 50, 50
pcm 70, 70
speaker 0, 0
line 0, 0, R
mic 0, 0, P
cd 0, 0, P
igain 0, 0
line1 0, 0, P
phin 0, 0, P
video 0, 0, P
[root@localhost raireg]#

scout435 01-13-2004 09:05 PM

Your sound card sounds like a computer I used to own( a Compaq Presario). I had sound integrated onto the motherboard and when my sound died the Sound area on my BIOS(according to WIN ME that ran solo on the computer). I thought that it was a BIOS prob, but I couldn't grab a replacement so I ignored it. But then the graphics card died. I never figured out the problem. Instead, I gutted it( along with an Emachine with 98 whose power source died but is 4 years old, the Compaq, 3) and built a new one. I just pitched the newer montherboard and tried to install Red Hat 9.0 (The newest news at my house is from a 5 year-old PSM magazine, so I didn't know about the abondonment). You could try replacing the sound card, but I'm only 50% sure that's correct.

RaiReg 01-16-2004 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by scout435
Your sound card sounds like a computer I used to own( a Compaq Presario). I had sound integrated onto the motherboard and when my sound died the Sound area on my BIOS(according to WIN ME that ran solo on the computer). I thought that it was a BIOS prob, but I couldn't grab a replacement so I ignored it. But then the graphics card died. I never figured out the problem. Instead, I gutted it( along with an Emachine with 98 whose power source died but is 4 years old, the Compaq, 3) and built a new one. I just pitched the newer montherboard and tried to install Red Hat 9.0 (The newest news at my house is from a 5 year-old PSM magazine, so I didn't know about the abondonment). You could try replacing the sound card, but I'm only 50% sure that's correct.
the sound card use to work fine before the BIOS somehow got reset and it still works fine under w2k now so I don't think the sound card is the problem ....

anyone else please ? :(

dbcad7 01-16-2004 10:21 PM

bios possibility
 
I am not sure abut how to fix your current config, heck I am having my own sound problems as well. Mine is an onboard sound problem, and I really just haven't spent the time yet to fix it ...

but enough about me.. Is it possible that the motherboard battery failed ? (did you recently have to reset your time ?) this could be a loose battery, or a really really really long time of inactivty with the machine unplugged or something. And I did years ago, have a battery just plain quit on me and require replacing.

also from what I read in other posts ... in the bios.., plug & play "off" is the way to go for both Windows and Linux .. (possibly only OS/2 needs it ?)

hope my little ramblings are of some use
regards,

dbcad7

dbcad7 01-16-2004 10:36 PM

one other thing...
 
I am not an expert .. i am a backslider who came back into the Linux fold afer a 2 year absence,, however the following from your post makes me ask a question (that I don't know the answer to, for certain myself) .....

[root@localhost raireg]# aumix -q
vol 0, 0, P
bass 50, 50
treble 50, 50
pcm 70, 70
speaker 0, 0
line 0, 0, R
mic 0, 0, P
cd 0, 0, P
igain 0, 0
line1 0, 0, P
phin 0, 0, P
video 0, 0, P
[root@localhost raireg]#


the Line above .. vol 0,0, P

does this mean the volume is set to 0 ?
perhaps the volume just needs to be turned up ?

I apologize in advance if you have already thought of that. and maybe I am off base anyway.

regards
dbcad7


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