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Old 10-20-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 Sound ?


I just successfully installed 9.1 and it is wonderful. However, I have noticed this morning that my sound is not working and what's worse, a program called "aplay" keeps locking up the CPU becuase of it.

So here's the deal, I got an AC97 Audio Controller (VT8233) and all i know is that it worked under the previous 9.2 (rc2) installation.

Any lessons in the blatent obvious are greaty appreciated

Thanks again

- perry
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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there are several things you can try.

Go to KDE control center -> sound and disable arts soundserver from starting at login. You will still have sound, don't worry.

open a terminal window, become root and then
draksound
this open the soundcard configuration tool. See if using other drivers helps.

get rid of aplay (I think it's in the alsa-utils package or so). That way, it won't lock up your system at least.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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Go to Mandrake Control Center and click Hardware then Harddrake. You should see the sound card there and then click the Run Config Tool button on the lower right.

That may help sort out the problem.

Post back what you get.

 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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Do a search on these forums... you'll find a million other messages. I had the exact problem in 9.1 (fixed in 9.2) and many people resolved it by just plugging their microphones into the mic-out jack. Sounds weird, but it worked.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:44 AM   #5
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Go to Mandrake Control Center and click Hardware then Harddrake. You should see the sound card there and then click the Run Config Tool button on the lower right.

That may help sort out the problem.

Post back what you get.

Harddrake reports:

Here you can select an alternative driver (either OSS or ALSA) for your sound card (VIA Technologies|VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller]).

Your card currently use the ALSA "snd-via82xx" driver (default driver for your card is "snd-via82xx")

driver: via82cxxx_audio (DSP audio and mixer driver for Via 82Cxxx audio devices)


Don't know what to make if it. There's plenty of drivers listed under "Let me pick any"

- perry


 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:50 AM   #6
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the thing that appears under 'driver' is an alternative driver that should work with your card. Click OK (or was it accept?) and the system will be set to use the alternative driver. See if that one works.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:54 AM   #7
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the thing that appears under 'driver' is an alternative driver that should work with your card. Click OK (or was it accept?) and the system will be set to use the alternative driver. See if that one works.
IT WORKS IT WORKS IT WORKS!!!!!

Whewwww - I'm Sooooo Happy !!!!

(pist, quietly call 911)

- Perry

ps.
Thanks bro!

 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:58 AM   #8
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See if 'aplay' is listed here.

Mandrake Control Center then System then DrakXServices. There should be a list of services. Look for aplay then click for this: Click STOP then UNcheck 'on boot'. That will keep it from starting up to begin with.

I don't have aplay running on my system and my sound is fine. You may not need it. If you do, just go back and turn it on. Then we'll fix it. I couldn't find any info is the reason for this suggestion.

Post back if that helps.

 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:00 PM   #9
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Never mind. You got it will I was searching.


WHooooo Ooooooooo

I like that stuff!!!!

 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:04 PM   #10
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the thing that appears under 'driver' is an alternative driver that should work with your card. Click OK (or was it accept?) and the system will be set to use the alternative driver. See if that one works.
just out of curiosity, should i expect any trouble with GNOME->Sound ? it seems that while the sound does work, the Gnome->Sound seems to lock up on me. Maybe i just need to do a reboot but if it that continues to cause problems are there other things I should turn on or off ?

thanks again

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Old 10-20-2003, 12:06 PM   #11
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See if 'aplay' is listed here.

Mandrake Control Center then System then DrakXServices. There should be a list of services. Look for aplay then click for this: Click STOP then UNcheck 'on boot'. That will keep it from starting up to begin with.

I don't have aplay running on my system and my sound is fine. You may not need it. If you do, just go back and turn it on. Then we'll fix it. I couldn't find any info is the reason for this suggestion.

Post back if that helps.

Thanks, I think you just might have answered that last post for me, I'll go check...

- perry
 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:10 PM   #12
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Never mind. You got it will I was searching.


WHooooo Ooooooooo

I like that stuff!!!!

DrakXServices shows me: acpi, acpid, alsa, apmd, atd

But no aplay

I'm assuming everything is in alphabetical order!

- perry
 
Old 10-20-2003, 02:50 PM   #13
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Hmmmm? Try opening a console as root and then

Code:
ps -aux
That will list every process that is running. See if aplay is running there and what it is saying off to the right. If the list is to long for you try this

Code:
ps -aux | less
That will let you page through. That "| less" works on a lot of commands to BTW. Oh, the | is usually over the enter key. Looks like a dashed vertical line.

Post back if you find something.

 
  


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