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Old 09-09-2003, 06:43 AM   #1
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not another sound problem


Hi I'm very new to Linux so if anyone is kind and does reply please make the answer simple for me.

Anyway heres my problem I get no sound from my CD rom. I have a Soundblaster Live 5.1 card and an onboard card AC'97 both of which are recognised by Mandrake 9.2 rc1.

On Board


Alternative drivers: ‎ali5455:i810_audio:nvaudio

Bus: ‎PCI

Bus identification: ‎8086:24c5:1043:80b0

Location on the bus: ‎0:1f:5

Description: ‎ICH4 845G/GL Chipset AC'97 Audio Controller

Module: ‎snd-intel8x0

Media class: ‎MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO

PCI

Alternative drivers: ‎audigy:emu10k1

Bus: ‎PCI

Bus identification: ‎1102:2:1102:8065

Location on the bus: ‎2:a:0

Description: ‎SB Live! (audio)

Module: ‎snd-emu10k1

Media class: ‎MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO

Both worked fine when Iwas with the !dark side! but nip nada zip with my brand spanking new OS of choice.

Now heres the funny thing I have just rebooted and I got sound, some sort of shutting down jingle, very short lived but it told me some things...

1. My speakers are working and are plugged into the right jack.
2. Sound must be enabled.
3. thats about it but maybe this problem isnt as bad as I thought however I was expecting some sort of jingle on start up, which I did not get.

Please Please Please Help
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:01 AM   #2
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Here's a first crack for you. Go into multimedia --> sound --> aumix, and play with the mute and volume settings and see if you can get sound that way.

Often by default the sound is configured muted, and with very low volume levels.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:44 AM   #3
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Hi thanks for the reply, but as I said, when I was shutting down I did get the jingle.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:50 AM   #4
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When I give the draksound command I get this....
[root@localhost robert]# draksound
Doing alsactl to store mixer settings... [ OK ]
Shutting down ALSA sound driver (version 0.9.6): [ OK ]
rmmod: module snd-intel8x0 is not loaded
Starting ALSA version 0.9.6: emu10k1 intel8x0. [ OK ]
Doing alsactl to restore mixer settings... [ OK ]
Doing alsactl to store mixer settings... [ OK ]
Shutting down ALSA sound driver (version 0.9.6): [ OK ]
rmmod: module snd-emu10k1 is not loaded
Starting ALSA version 0.9.6: emu10k1 intel8x0. [ OK ]
Doing alsactl to restore mixer settings... [ OK ]

Does this mean anything?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:36 AM   #5
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Hmmm I have fought with the exact same problem (AC97 vs SoundBlaster Live). It seems that mandrake wants to use the onboard sound by default (at least for me). If I plug the speakers to the onboard sound (and turn up both volume and pcm) it works out of the box.

However if I want to use my soundblaster... Telling mandrake to use the soundblaster has been a bit tricky for me (but I succeeded). --I can't get my sb-live to work at all now but this has to do with that I'm using the 9.2rc1 (test version).

Try to 'su' and 'lsmod' you'll probably see something like "snd-intel8x0" and "snd-emu10k1"some where. Try to remove these modules with 'rmmod snd-intel8x0' and likevise for snd-emu10k1. I bet you have "snd-ac97-codec" installed to. rmmod this one also. Now try 'modprobe snd-emu10k1'. Maybe it'll work.

It's a bit annoying that you can't tell sounddrake to unload a driver (or uninstall the onboard sound if you like)

good luck, kamstrup

PS: I have and almost identical setup (that's why I'm not sure it'll work). I have snd-via82xx instead of your snd-intelSUMTIN .
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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OK this is what I get when I lsmod

lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
udf 89952 0 (autoclean)
snd-emu10k1-synth 5084 0 (autoclean) (unused)
snd-emux-synth 31292 0 (autoclean) [snd-emu10k1-synth]
snd-seq-midi-emul 6828 0 (autoclean) [snd-emux-synth]
snd-seq-virmidi 4492 0 (autoclean) [snd-emux-synth]
snd-seq-oss 31808 0 (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event 6016 0 [snd-seq-virmidi snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq 42320 2 [snd-emux-synth snd-seq-midi-emul snd-seq-virm
idi snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-intel8x0 21124 2
snd-mpu401-uart 4608 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm-oss 43428 0
snd-mixer-oss 14232 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-emu10k1 69956 2 [snd-emu10k1-synth]
snd-pcm 78692 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm-oss snd-emu10k1]
snd-timer 18276 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 8948 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi 17664 0 [snd-seq-virmidi snd-mpu401-uart snd-emu10k1]
snd-util-mem 2976 0 [snd-emux-synth snd-emu10k1]
snd-seq-device 5672 0 [snd-emu10k1-synth snd-emux-synth snd-seq-oss
snd-seq snd-emu10k1 snd-rawmidi]
snd-hwdep 6240 0 [snd-emu10k1]
snd-ac97-codec 44824 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-emu10k1]
snd 40836 4 [snd-emux-synth snd-seq-virmidi snd-seq-oss sn
d-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-intel8x0 snd-mpu401-uart snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss
snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-util-mem snd-seq-device snd-hwdep
snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore 6308 0 [snd]
nfsd 74544 0 (autoclean)
af_packet 14824 1 (autoclean)
sr_mod 19384 0 (autoclean)
floppy 55516 0
bcm4400 31724 1 (autoclean)
supermount 83040 3 (autoclean)
ide-cd 33732 0
cdrom 32768 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ide-scsi 11152 0
scsi_mod 105632 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ehci-hcd 18828 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 25040 0 (unused)
usbcore 73804 1 [ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
rtc 8940 0 (autoclean)
ext3 59920 2
jbd 38624 2 [ext3]

Now the strangest thing happend, I downloaded the only mpegs that I am sure have sound...uhm...and guess what I have sound...but nothing from the cdrom...uhm
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:13 AM   #7
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Your lsmod look as i expected with snd-ac97-codec 44824 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-emu10k1]. But if you sound works it might be that your cd-drive is not directly wired to your sound card. Does this work on other os's?

gongratulations (or what?), kamstrup
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:23 AM   #8
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Yeah I hate to say it but I didn't have to wire my cdrom to my soundcard when I was using u know what, but I guess I could give that a try, and I will let you know..thanks for the help, maybe if you dont mind ou could also try and help me with my xawtv issue in my other post as well as I'm feeling confident that I will have sound by the end of the day.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:50 AM   #9
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well I cant find the connecting wire between my cdrom and sound card, maybe I never had one but I'm sure sound from the cdrom should be taken from the IDE cable as well.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:18 PM   #10
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I have read another post which says that you need to have the connecting wire between the cd rom and the sound card.

But their is a sollution which is a xmms-cdread-0.14a.tar.gz which allows you to
read the cd and get sound without the cable I think...

I did try to download this file which you can get by doing a search on this site for, but I dont know how to install it, I get as far as
tar -zxvf xmms-cdread-0.14a.tar.gz
but when I do
./configure

it all goes to pot.

Maybe someone can shed some light on this.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:45 PM   #11
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the wires between the cdrom and the soundcard is the correct way to set it up. that's why the connectors are there. It is a cheap cable find yours or buy one.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:26 AM   #12
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Back to the original problem... Do your sound work when you play mp3's or other sounds (not directly from cd)?
 
  


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