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Old 11-23-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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no sound with Slackware 10.2.Where should i check?

I have installed slackware 10.2 for the first time so i am niewbe.My problem is that i dont have sound. I went to sound system and i dont think that it recognize my sound card(which is on board).Suse would recognize it and i had sound.
Where should i go and check? Will i have to install any drivers by myself?
What could be wrong?Any ideas?
Thanx in advance
Old 11-23-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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The first thing you should always check is that your sound is not muted.
Open a terminal, and run alsamixer. Make sure that none of the volumes are muted.

If that doesn't work, try running alsaconf and see if that fixes you up.
You may have to run alsamixer again afterwards.

If you get errors doing these, then likely there is a problem with your alsa drivers, or you haven't properly configured the kernel for you onboard sound card.
Old 11-23-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Rep: Reputation: 15 its working.I fix the problem through alsamixer
Old 11-23-2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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and dont forget to do a alsactl -store to store your working settings....
Old 12-04-2005, 11:24 AM   #5
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I've been having similar troubles, myself. I recently installed slack 10.2, which shipped with the 2.4.31 kernel. My sound worked out of the box there, with no trouble. I recently compiled, and I'm pretty sure that it is configured correctly for my sound card and ALSA. I can't seem to get my sound to work, though. (Sorry for the long post) alsaconf returns the following:

No supported PnP or PCI card found. Would you like to probe legacy ISA sound cards/chips?

(I hit yes)

Probing legacy ISA card might make your system unstable. Are you sure to proceed?

(I hit yes)

No legacy drivers are availible.

I can't figure out that the problem is, since I've seen this before, but i corrected it with compiling the kernel correctly. I suppose i could have messed up, so heres what lspci returns:

bash-3.00# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset Host Bridge (MCH) (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev a1)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 09)
02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
02:0d.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)

and what i have enabled for sound cards in kernel:

x x <M> (Creative) Ensoniq AudioPCI 1370 x x
x x <M> (Creative) Ensoniq AudioPCI 1371/1373

I had initially compiled them both in, but my kernel didnt like that, so i made them modules.

If anyone has any idea as to what is going on here, since i'm stumped, help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Old 12-04-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Never mind, i had to compile the OSS emulation right into the kernel instead of as modules. Now it works, even though alsaconf still doesn't see the card.
Old 12-04-2005, 03:55 PM   #7
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When you upgraded your kernel did you recompile alsa for the new kernel. Or you can upgrade alsa from 2.6.13 directory on your second disk.
Old 12-04-2005, 05:20 PM   #8
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I had alsa built right in to the kernel. I hope that answers your question.
Old 12-04-2005, 09:56 PM   #9
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I had problems getting the sound working in 10.2 with the 2.6.13 kernel as well. This is how I got it working.

From root issue the command:

Then change the following permissions:
chmod 666 /dev/dsp*
chmod 666 /dev/mixer*

Finally run alsaconf & alsactl then check for muting in alasmixer:

Hope this helps.
Old 12-04-2005, 10:05 PM   #10
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bigtpumped if you compile ALSA built-in (with a *) into the kernel, alsaconf won't detect the card since it tries to load modules to find out which one you've. But it will work fine.

dannyl: he would have to use the same kernel version of the alsa package in testing/ since they're kernel specific.


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