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Old 04-22-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Help - ALSA (No sound)


Is ALSA one of the installed packages in MDK10? I have an on-board sound chip and I have NO sound. When looking at devices in Handdrake there is no sound device listed.

I understand that ALSA can recognize on-board sound chips and get them to work. Do I have to download and install ALSA or is it already there?

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Old 04-22-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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It is already there. Try running "alsaconf", also list the output of "lsmod pci".
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Old 04-22-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2004, 11:05 PM   #4
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Tried to run alsaconf and ismod pci from termina in root and user both - comes up no such command. Tried sudo alsaconf and sudo ismod pci and also comes up no such command.

????
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:17 AM   #5
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Alsa is several packages in Mandrake. Try "urpmi alsa-utils" to install alsamixer and alsaconf if they aren't there.

Also, I think that's lsmod with an 'el' and not an 'eye' if I read your last post correctly.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:00 AM   #6
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Try running alsamixergui

When I first installed mdk10 my left channel was muted... I have no idea why this would be the case, but a lot of the time I have to turn up the volume on the left channel when I reboot.

The one I have to turn up is called DAC, whatever that is. Maybe a channel is muted for you?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:16 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Try running alsamixergui

When I first installed mdk10 my left channel was muted... I have no idea why this would be the case, but a lot of the time I have to turn up the volume on the left channel when I reboot.

The one I have to turn up is called DAC, whatever that is. Maybe a channel is muted for you?
It sounds like you need to run "alsactl store"
Noah
 
Old 04-24-2004, 01:17 AM   #8
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Try to install ALSA with mandrake rpm !!

What on-board chip are you using ? ( Alsa can work for you, it did not worked for me !! but OSS solved the problem anyway )

Send output of dmesg please !
 
Old 04-28-2004, 10:26 PM   #9
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Tried to run Alsamixer - which is installed. Result is no such device message.
Alsa config picked CS4236 as the sound driver.
The computer has an onboard sound chip from ESS
STILL NO SOUND

Here is the result of dmesg
Linux version 2.6.3-4mdk (nplanel@n3.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0 3.3.2-6mdk)) #1 Tue Mar 2 07:26:13 CET 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000008000000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
128MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 32768
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 28672 pages, LIFO batch:7
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.1 present.
ACPI disabled because your bios is from 99 and too old
You can enable it with acpi=force
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=1641 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdd5 splash=silent
bootsplash: silent mode.
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order 10: 8192 bytes)
Detected 399.121 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Memory: 125784k/131072k available (1815k kernel code, 4720k reserved, 846k data, 272k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 788.48 BogoMIPS
Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 133k freed
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000040
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel Pentium II (Deschutes) stepping 01
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 398.0976 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 99.0743 MHz.
NET: Registered protocol family 16
EISA bus registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfa104, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040211
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 0000:00:14.0
vesafb: framebuffer at 0x40000000, mapped to 0xc8800000, size 4096k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=3
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:4902
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
ikconfig 0.7 with /proc/config*
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
Initializing Cryptographic API
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... silentjpeg size 14856 bytes, found (800x600, 14808 bytes, v3).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 92x32
pty: 1024 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x2020-0x2027, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x2028-0x202f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: QUANTUM Bigfoot TX12.0AT, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdc: COMPAQ DVD-ROM GD-2000, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: Maxtor 92049U6, ATA DISK drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 23547888 sectors (12056 MB) w/69KiB Cache, CHS=23361/16/63, UDMA(33)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
hdd: max request size: 128KiB
hdd: 39882528 sectors (20419 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39566/16/63, UDMA(33)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 >
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 92x32
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 1024 buckets, 8Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 16384)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.12 2004-Jan-26, 6 devices found
Please report your BIOS at http://linux.dell.com/edd/results.html
Resume Machine: resuming from /dev/hdd5
Resuming from device hdd5
Resume Machine: This is normal swap space
PM: Reading pmdisk image.
PM: Resume from disk failed.
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 272k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbfs
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hub
drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.1
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:14.2
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: irq 11, io base 00002000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:14.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hdd1, internal journal
Adding 511520k swap on /dev/hdd5. Priority:-1 extents:1
SCSI subsystem initialized
imm: Version 2.05 (for Linux 2.4.0)
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 96M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0x50000000
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdd6, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Supermount version 2.0.4 for kernel 2.6
Linux Tulip driver version 1.1.13 (May 11, 2002)
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:04.0
eth0: Macronix 98715 PMAC rev 32 at 0x2400, 00:80:C6:F8:AE:75, IRQ 11.
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.3-4mdk
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
hdc: ATAPI 20X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
NET: Registered protocol family 17
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x7a on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: This is an XFree86 bug. It shouldn't access hardware directly.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x7a on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: This is an XFree86 bug. It shouldn't access hardware directly.
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 1 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 2 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 3 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 4 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 11943 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 5 changed to on
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c035fa20(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
smb_add_request: request [c593de80, mid=607] timed out!
smb_lookup: find //.directory failed, error=-5
SMB connection re-established (-5)
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
CS4236+ soundcard not found or device busy
 
Old 05-01-2004, 08:05 AM   #10
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Hi all

This is how i solved my no sound problem, hope it helps.

Run Kmix. Menu-Multimedia-sound. Install it from cd's if its not there.
Your sound processor is shown at bottom right. Mine is C-Media PCI CM18738.
Select Advanced... bottom left.
Set the advanced options to your needs. Mine were a mess so i deselected all of these options.
Sound is now working fine.

Dont forget to check that sound is not muted.
The defaults for my card were all on/selected, very silly as it dont work like that.

good luck.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 10:52 AM   #11
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Your sound card is not detected cs 4236 !

Please send output of /etc/modules.conf

module for your sound card is snd-cs4236

Try to edit your modules : ( your modules should look like that )

alias char-major-116 snd
alias sound-slot-0 snd-cs4236
 
Old 05-01-2004, 11:50 PM   #12
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the output of etc/modules.conf is =

probeall scsi_hostadapter imm ppa
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
alias eth0 tulip
alias net-pf-4 ipx


Kmix starts and docks in the system tray with a big red X - unable to see any configure screen that would allow me to configure other than how the program starts.

This is not a sound card but an on-motherboard chip - ESS 1869.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 03:14 AM   #13
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ok,

The point is to add some lines here to get your sound card detected by Linux ( doesn't matter if is a sound chip... Linux will only see a new file anyway... all is a file in the Linux word ).

Go to the ALSA web site and find the right modules for your sound chip, snd-cs4236, then copy and paste information in /etc/modules.conf ( as root only, and save )

Let me know!!
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:13 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Hi all

This is how i solved my no sound problem, hope it helps.

Run Kmix. Menu-Multimedia-sound. Install it from cd's if its not there.
Your sound processor is shown at bottom right. Mine is C-Media PCI CM18738.
Select Advanced... bottom left.
Set the advanced options to your needs. Mine were a mess so i deselected all of these options.
Sound is now working fine.

Dont forget to check that sound is not muted.
The defaults for my card were all on/selected, very silly as it dont work like that.

good luck.
I've got an Audigy, and this worked for me too...
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:27 PM   #15
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Went to ALSA website - tried editing modules.conf for the correct chip which is ESS 1869 and same result - no such device.

At this point I am going to pull the soundcard out of another computer and install it in the linux computer - an old creative labs card - hopefully MDK will just recognize this as new hardware and autoinstall it.

With this much frustration, Linux will never replace MS for the average user.
 
  


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