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#1 2005-12-19 09:27:05

arnuld
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From: INDIA
Registered: 2005-12-19
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newbie: "no sound" on debian

hello,

      i posted this question 2 times on Debian-Users mailing list but nobody helped me. On google i found this "forum". i am  posting it here so that my problem can be solved. it is easy i know but being a newbie i am not able to solve it. i also tried "Debian FAQ", "Debian refrence & Debian user'guide -progency - (from debian.org) but did not find any solution. i have 4 days of experience in using a debian system. i am posting it with wealth of information.

      this is my Hardware:

            Processor:           AMD64 athlon 2800+
            Motherboard:       ASUS K8V-MX
            Chipset:              VIA K8M800, VIA VT8237R
            Audio:                 ADI AD1888 SoundMAX 6-channel audio
                                       CODEC S/PDIF out interface

            Debian sarge (3.1r0a) x86 14 CDs pack
     
I had Fedora Core 3 (FC-3) (before Debian ) & audio worked excellent on FC-3 but video was not so good (as xine does not have Xv driver for my hardware). Now here on <Debian "sarge" x86> things are exactly opposite. video quality is good but no sound,  yes i watch videos without any sound. I am using GNOME, it has all the volume controls, it plays songs, videos but no sound. i enabled 'sound-server-startup' from GNOME control center.then all volume controls disappear from my system but still after reboot no sound. also audios start to hang as soon as i enable 'sound-server-startup' but after disabling it i get back all volume controls and no hangs in audio playing. it is strange for me. may you help me out on this "sound problem"?

I only want sound on my system, that is the only problem i have.
Here is some information i collected by using FC-3:

1. <anaconda> probes my video card and says:    VESA driver (generic)
2. after installation, it says following about my sound-card:   

     Vendor: VIA technologies Inc.
     Driver: snd-via82xx
     Model: VT8233/A/8235/8237 - AC 97 audio controller

& finally these are the outputs of <dmesg> & <lspci> from my debian system (as root) : 

i ordered "debian" from Cheep-Linux, UK (i myself live in INDIA) as a way to raise funding for Debian Organisation. i strongly support GPL & Open-Source. after using debian i found it far superior to FC.

thank you

"arnuld"
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# lspci -v

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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0204
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1204
0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2204
0000:00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3204
0000:00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4204
0000:00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7204
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 South]
0000:00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 NorthBridge
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3108 (rev 01)

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# dmesg

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ress[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
IOAPIC[0]: Assigned apic_id 1
IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 1, version 3, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda1 ro
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 4096 (order 12: 32768 bytes)
Detected 1801.421 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 901756k/917504k available (1336k kernel code, 15000k reserved, 732k data, 204k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3530.75 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps:  078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After all inits, caps:        078bfbff e1d3fbff 00000000 00000010
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+ stepping 0a
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Checking for popad bug... OK.
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
init IO_APIC IRQs
IO-APIC (apicid-pin) 1-0, 1-16, 1-17, 1-18, 1-19, 1-20, 1-21, 1-22, 1-23 not connected.
..TIMER: vector=0x31 pin1=2 pin2=-1
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1799.0782 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 199.0975 MHz.
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 4416k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
EISA bus registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf0031, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [_SB_.PCI0.P0P1._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 *11 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 *10 11 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 *5 7 10 11 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 7 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Scanning system for PnP BIOS support...
PnPBIOS: Found PnP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f5a20
PnPBIOS: PnP BIOS version 1.0, entry 0xf0000:0x664a, dseg 0xf0000
PNPBIOS fault.. attempting recovery.
PnPBIOS: Warning! Your PnP BIOS caused a fatal error. Attempting to continue
PnPBIOS: You may need to reboot with the "nobiospnp" option to operate stably
PnPBIOS: Check with your vendor for an updated BIOS
PnPBIOS: get_dev_node: unexpected status 0x28
PnPBIOS: 6 nodes reported by PnP BIOS; 6 recorded by driver
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0f.1[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.1[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.2[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.3[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.4[C] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 201
number of MP IRQ sources: 15.
number of IO-APIC #1 registers: 24.
testing the IO APIC.......................
IO APIC #1......
.... register #00: 01000000
.......    : physical APIC id: 01
.......    : Delivery Type: 0
.......    : LTS          : 0
.... register #01: 00178003
.......     : max redirection entries: 0017
.......     : PRQ implemented: 1
.......     : IO APIC version: 0003
.... IRQ redirection table:
NR Log Phy Mask Trig IRR Pol Stat Dest Deli Vect:   
00 000 00  1    0    0   0   0    0    0    00
01 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    39
02 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    31
03 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    41
04 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    49
05 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    51
06 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    59
07 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    61
08 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    69
09 001 01  0    1    0   1   0    1    1    71
0a 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    79
0b 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    81
0c 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    89
0d 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    91
0e 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    99
0f 001 01  0    0    0   0   0    1    1    A1
10 001 01  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    C9
11 000 00  1    0    0   0   0    0    0    00
12 064 04  1    0    0   0   0    1    2    63
13 0B1 01  1    0    0   0   0    1    2    25
14 001 01  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    A9
15 001 01  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    B1
16 001 01  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    B9
17 001 01  1    1    0   1   0    1    1    C1
Using vector-based indexing
IRQ to pin mappings:
IRQ0 -> 0:2
IRQ1 -> 0:1
IRQ3 -> 0:3
IRQ4 -> 0:4
IRQ5 -> 0:5
IRQ6 -> 0:6
IRQ7 -> 0:7
IRQ8 -> 0:8
IRQ9 -> 0:9
IRQ10 -> 0:10
IRQ11 -> 0:11
IRQ12 -> 0:12
IRQ13 -> 0:13
IRQ14 -> 0:14
IRQ15 -> 0:15
IRQ201 -> 0:16
IRQ169 -> 0:20
IRQ177 -> 0:21
IRQ185 -> 0:22
IRQ193 -> 0:23
.................................... done.
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Initializing Cryptographic API
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:10.3, from 10 to 1
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:10.2, from 10 to 1
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:10.1, from 11 to 1
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:10.0, from 11 to 1
PCI: Via IRQ fixup for 0000:00:11.5, from 5 to 9
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 54 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192K size 1024 blocksize
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa0
EISA: Detected 0 cards.
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 8
NET: Registered protocol family 20
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S5)
RAMDISK: cramfs filesystem found at block 0
RAMDISK: Loading 4416 blocks [1 disk] into ram disk... done.
VFS: Mounted root (cramfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 204k freed
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
NET: Registered protocol family 1
SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 1.02 loaded.
sata_via version 0.20
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
sata_via(0000:00:0f.0): routed to hard irq line 10
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xE800 ctl 0xE402 bmdma 0xD400 irq 169
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xE000 ctl 0xD802 bmdma 0xD408 irq 169
ata1: dev 0 cfg 49:2f00 82:346b 83:7d01 84:4003 85:3469 86:3c01 87:4003 88:407f
ata1: dev 0 ATA, max UDMA/133, 156301488 sectors: lba48
ata1: dev 0 configured for UDMA/133
scsi0 : sata_via
ata2: no device found (phy stat 00000000)
scsi1 : sata_via
Using anticipatory io scheduler
  Vendor: ATA       Model: ST380817AS        Rev: 3.42
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 05
ACPI: Processor [CPU1] (supports C1)
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: irq 177, io base 0000b800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.1[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#2)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: irq 177, io base 0000c000
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.2[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#3)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: irq 177, io base 0000c400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.3[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (#4)
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: irq 177, io base 0000c800
uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:10.4[C] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: irq 177, pci mem f8822000
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2004-May-10
hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 5-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
usbcore: registered new driver usbkbd
drivers/usb/input/usbkbd.c: :USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
usbcore: registered new driver usbserial_generic
usbcore: registered new driver usbserial
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core v2.0
vga16fb: initializing
vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
fb0: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8-2-386
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0f.1[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8237 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:0f.1
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hdc: LG CD-RW CED-8080B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: SONY CD-RW CRX320EE, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: ATAPI 32X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 52X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 1536kB Cache, UDMA(33)
SCSI device sda: 156301488 512-byte hdwr sectors (80026 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 >
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Linux Kernel Card Services
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.1.20-2.6 May-23-2004 Written by Donald Becker
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
eth0: VIA Rhine II at 0xb000, 00:13:d4:c4:ba:f3, IRQ 193.
eth0: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x7849 advertising 01e1 Link 0000.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Adding 2650684k swap on /dev/sda5.  Priority:-1 extents:1
EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
Capability LSM initialized
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
Via 686a/8233/8235 audio driver 1.9.1-ac4-2.5
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
via82cxxx: Six channel audio available
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
via82cxxx: timeout while reading AC97 codec (0xAA0000)
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ADS104 (Unknown)
via82cxxx: board #1 at 0xB400, IRQ 185
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected AGP bridge 0
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 816M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf0000000
cpci_hotplug: CompactPCI Hot Plug Core version: 0.2
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.4
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c02cc960(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
scsi: unknown opcode 0x01
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11
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#2 2005-12-19 10:07:10

dtw
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Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

Errr.....we have nothing to do with Debian but someone might be able to help you anyway smile

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#3 2005-12-19 11:19:18

Kern
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Registered: 2005-02-09
Posts: 464

Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

someone might be able to help you anyway

yes, throw debian away, install Arch, and then proceed to the WIKI page on archlinux http://archlinux.org/ smile

Seriously tho, what utilities have you tried in Debian for setting up sound?

You may have more success looking for info regarding the sound package you want to use, ie Alsa, and get generic Linux help, rather than tying it to Debian.

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#4 2005-12-19 11:33:52

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
Posts: 4,863

Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

Might have to do with the 2.4 kernel that Sarge uses. Have you installed ALSA?

(I would recommend switching to Etch (Testing), as Sarge will be very outdated very soon and Debian Testing is usually quite stable, but what the heck.)

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#5 2005-12-19 11:38:47

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
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Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

debian should have alsaconf. Have you tried that?
Maybe try putting this in your /etc/modprobe.conf:

alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
alias sound-slot-0 snd-via82xx

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#6 2005-12-19 12:30:12

kth5
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Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

telling him to install arch will probably not fix the problem right away, eh? wink

snd-via82xx still has a hard time with many variants of the supported chipsets. especially regarding the mixer and chosing the appropriate input. you may try to fiddle with specific module parameters like i did on my old VIA board:

modprobe snd-via82xx dxs_support=1

i hear dxs_support can be set from 1 up to 4 chosing different methods of controlling the mixer. hope this helps.
also it might be worth a shot to probe snd-pcm-oss and snd-mixer-oss and see if it works using OSS.

btw, does debain still have alsaconf?


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#7 2005-12-19 18:24:03

Kern
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Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

telling him to install arch will probably not fix the problem right away, eh? wink

/me quietly passes kth5 a note under the desk ...
[  it was a joke  ]
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#8 2005-12-20 18:00:08

gunnix
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Re: newbie: "no sound" on debian

Be sure to install the alsa-modules package for your kernel, and alsa-base.

Then after you installed it (with apt-get install) run alsaconf to configure sound


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