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Old 05-23-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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Question yet another sound problem.

Hi all

First of I would like to say what a great forum you guys/girls have going here, I am very impressed with the manor and help that is provided by members.

Anway i am a newbie (2days old) at slackware/linux been a MS person basically all the time but I am trying to break free.

Spent the last 2 days with the help of the posts in this forum to get my Slackware 8.1 up and running.(everything installed standard)
So far got my CD burner working
Got the nividia drivers installed (wow that was easy no problems there)
Even got my wheel mouse working right.

But my problem is now this dam sound card, no matter what I read or try I seem to be getting lost in my own lack of skills regarding Linux.

Here some information which i see is asked for most offen:

bash-2.05a# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
ppp_deflate 38912 0 (autoclean)
bsd_comp 3936 0 (autoclean)
ppp_async 6464 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 14664 3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate bsd_comp ppp_async]
slhc 4416 0 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
agpgart 29824 3 (autoclean)
nvidia 1540320 10 (autoclean)
pcmcia_core 40896 0
ide-scsi 7456 0
tulip 37184 0
snd-via82xx 10944 0 (unused)
snd-pcm 53984 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 13732 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 32776 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-page-alloc 4000 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 2752 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 11808 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3668 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 25636 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3236 0 [snd]

bash-2.05a# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266 AGP]
00:06.0 Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. Ethernet 100/10 MBit (rev 40)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 23)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 40)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti4200] (rev a2)

I have been trying to install alsa-driver-0.9.3c I have followed the instruction regarding configuring etc and make install and all seems to have gone ok, but were my problem seems to lie I can'r get the drivers to load or the mod (don't have a clue what I am talking about here)
I tried the modprobe snd-via82xx command and that seems to work (I don't get an errors)

So if some could please explain to me in lamans terms what I have missed or what I need to do that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Old 05-23-2003, 06:29 AM   #2
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Hi all,
I have a similar problem:

I've got on my box 2 Slackwares, one 8.1 for "testing stuff" purpose and one Slackware 9.0 that's actually my principal distribution.
I purchased a Trust Headphone with Microphone integrated.
In Slackware 8.1 I used to load the cmpci module at boot time, and the mic didn't work at all....
Then I found that a good hint was to try the ALSA drivers and I downloaded and installed them as installation docs on ALSA website explains.
I unloaded the cmpci module and loaded the ALSA one, launched alsamixer, activated mic and all was good, the mic worked and I tested it in TeamSpeak.
This was done for "testing" as I stated before.
Then I switched to Slackware 9.0 and did the same as written here up.
I couldn't unload the cmpci module 'cause of the hotplug stuff... but avoided it using the hotplug blacklist for "cmpci".
I Rebooted and the sound was not working as were my intentions.
I tried to load "snd-cmipci" and the other drivers/modules from ALSA (the same procedure I did few hours ago for Slackware 8.1) and nothing went wrong (apparently).
The problem is that since I used the hotplug blacklist seems that the sound card doesn't exists anymore for OS (but still appears in lspci, obviously)... the module loads but doesn't appear in /proc/modules.... neither the ALSA one, nor the old cmpci one.
Any ideas?

Thank in advance.
Old 05-23-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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Ok.... tha's very strange....
after three reboots I can load the ALSA modules.
I will investigate further.

Thanks to all


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