I'm having trouble getting sound out of my system. I have the above motherboard, which has a VIA Apollo KT600 chipset with a VIA VT8235 sound chip. I have installed the snd-via82xx module in /etc/rc.conf
I'm playing around in KDE right now, and it shows the sound card. I'm not sure where I go from here, and appreciate any suggestions.
Did you install Alsa? Check out the following link:
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Install alsa-utils if you haven't already. You don't have to use Alsamixer, KDE stores your preferences for KMix...
I hadn't installed alsa, but now have; while Noatun acts like it's playing the test .wav file, there's no sound. I plugged in a pair of headphones to make sure my speakers hadn't gone bad or something; no sound there either. aplay at the command line also acts like it's playing, but no sound.
my lsmod output looks like this, and everything seems to show up(I'm not sure how to format this so it comes up in nice columns)
Module Size Used by
ohci_hcd 23560 0
analog 12704 0
ns558 6016 0
parport_pc 28996 0
parport 38600 1 parport_pc
pcspkr 4044 0
rtc 13128 0
via_ircc 26900 0
irda 144188 1 via_ircc
crc_ccitt 2432 1 irda
ehci_hcd 35332 0
uhci_hcd 34576 0
usbcore 125560 4 ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
tsdev 8128 0
evdev 9984 0
st 41884 0
8139too 27904 0
mii 5760 1 8139too
snd_via82xx 29216 0
snd_ac97_codec 78176 1 snd_via82xx
snd_pcm_oss 56612 0
snd_mixer_oss 21120 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 101252 3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 27140 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 10244 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
gameport 5120 3 analog,ns558,snd_via82xx
snd_mpu401_uart 8704 1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 26144 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8972 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 59108 9 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 10848 1 snd
Tried unmuting the soundcard? Sometimes it's muted for some strange reason (check with amixer).
There's an option, "IEC985 Output", that has to be unmuted. You might also have to mute "IEC985 Capture Monitor", but I'm not certain about that.
I went through and confirmed the card was unmuted; played with the EIC985 both ways, nothing has changed. I've dug up some suggestions from other sources I'll be trying out; from the research it appears that this sound system has been problematic in other distros. I'll post here (success or failure) for posterity ;-)
If I do have to give up on this, any suggestions for a decent sound card?
I dug around in the dmesg output and found this:
via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
Please try dxs_support=1 or dxs_support=4 option
and report if it works on your machine.
Can anyone tell me what this means? Where would I put these items?