Discussion:
problem with sound card from a newbie
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Sandip P Deshmukh
2002-10-01 04:45:24 UTC
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i have been using windows for quite some time now and am contemplating
to shift to linux. so i am a 'newbie' to linux - in short. i recently
installed debian 3.0 on my compaq making it a dual boot machine. it is a
piii 766mhz machine with on board sound card.

while installing, in the section of device driver modules, i have
included i810. it also selected some yamaha ac97 and reported it to be a
success.

now, my system boots up and as a user i can log into it. however, none
of the sound files can play. kde's control panel shows that there is no
sound card.

i do not know what to do now. stuck - in a way. looking forward to some
help. something that will be step by step and simple for even a layman
like me.

thanx in advance

sandip
m***@h9.dion.ne.jp
2002-10-01 04:52:00 UTC
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Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
i have been using windows for quite some time now and am
contemplating to shift to linux. so i am a 'newbie' to linux -
in short. i recently installed debian 3.0 on my compaq making it
a dual boot machine. it is a piii 766mhz machine with on board
sound card.
while installing, in the section of device driver modules, i
have included i810. it also selected some yamaha ac97 and
reported it to be a success.
now, my system boots up and as a user i can log into
it. however, none of the sound files can play. kde's control
panel shows that there is no sound card.
You probably have to add yourself to the "audio" group.

as root:

# adduser <regular user name> audio

Then log out and then log back in.

See if that helps. If not, come back for more.

Good luck.

Marshal
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
i do not know what to do now. stuck - in a way. looking forward
to some help. something that will be step by step and simple for
even a layman like me.
thanx in advance
sandip
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Sandip P Deshmukh
2002-10-01 06:14:48 UTC
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Post by m***@h9.dion.ne.jp
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
i have been using windows for quite some time now and am
contemplating to shift to linux. so i am a 'newbie' to linux -
in short. i recently installed debian 3.0 on my compaq making it
a dual boot machine. it is a piii 766mhz machine with on board
sound card.
while installing, in the section of device driver modules, i
have included i810. it also selected some yamaha ac97 and
reported it to be a success.
now, my system boots up and as a user i can log into
it. however, none of the sound files can play. kde's control
panel shows that there is no sound card.
You probably have to add yourself to the "audio" group.
# adduser <regular user name> audio
Then log out and then log back in.
See if that helps. If not, come back for more.
Good luck.
Marshal
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
i do not know what to do now. stuck - in a way. looking forward
to some help. something that will be step by step and simple for
even a layman like me.
thanx in advance
sandip
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oh well - tried this also. in fact, logged in as root and tried to play
music - still it wont.

any suggestions on this?

thanx again

- sandip


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Claudio Bley
2002-10-01 06:20:01 UTC
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Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
Post by m***@h9.dion.ne.jp
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
while installing, in the section of device driver modules, i
have included i810. it also selected some yamaha ac97 and
reported it to be a success.
now, my system boots up and as a user i can log into
it. however, none of the sound files can play. kde's control
panel shows that there is no sound card.
You probably have to add yourself to the "audio" group.
# adduser <regular user name> audio
Then log out and then log back in.
oh well - tried this also. in fact, logged in as root and tried to play
music - still it wont.
What's the error message? What does 'dmesg | tail' say?

In case there's no error message most likely the channels of your sound
device are just tuned to a low volume or are muted.

Run a mixer application (aumix is good) and turn up the volume and
unmute the appropriate channels.

HTH
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Kent West
2002-10-01 05:00:30 UTC
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Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
i have been using windows for quite some time now and am contemplating
to shift to linux. so i am a 'newbie' to linux - in short. i recently
installed debian 3.0 on my compaq making it a dual boot machine. it is
a piii 766mhz machine with on board sound card.
while installing, in the section of device driver modules, i have
included i810. it also selected some yamaha ac97 and reported it to be
a success.
now, my system boots up and as a user i can log into it. however, none
of the sound files can play. kde's control panel shows that there is
no sound card.
i do not know what to do now. stuck - in a way. looking forward to
some help. something that will be step by step and simple for even a
layman like me.
thanx in advance
sandip
I would suggest reducing your system to a simpler configuration by
killing X for testing purposes, because KDE and Gnome have sound daemons
which can "get in the way". Just logging out of X should be sufficient,
although you could also kill your session-manager if you have one
running (something like "/etc/init.d/kdm stop").

Then make sure you have a console-mode sound player (apt-get install splay).

Now try playing an ogg (or if you must, .mp3) file like so: splay
myrockingtune.ogg

What are the results?

You might need to run a mixer (like alsamixer or amixer) to unmute the
audio or to up the volume.

Also, you'll need to be in the audio group (just type "groups" to see
what groups you're in; to add yourself to audio, as root type "addgroup
your_user_name audio").

You can also check out the results of "lspci" to make sure Linux agrees
with you as to what sound card you have.

Also "lsmod" will show you the loaded modules.

Hopefully these tidbits will help get you a little further along.

Kent
Andy
2002-10-01 06:46:03 UTC
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I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
On bootup I get the following message:
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp can't be
opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to audio
group. Here is my lsmod and lspci:

debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio
Controller
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
(rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)

debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1

Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Post by Kent West
I would suggest reducing your system to a simpler configuration by
killing X for testing purposes, because KDE and Gnome have sound daemons
which can "get in the way". Just logging out of X should be sufficient,
although you could also kill your session-manager if you have one
running (something like "/etc/init.d/kdm stop").
Then make sure you have a console-mode sound player (apt-get install splay).
Now try playing an ogg (or if you must, .mp3) file like so: splay
myrockingtune.ogg
What are the results?
You might need to run a mixer (like alsamixer or amixer) to unmute the
audio or to up the volume.
Also, you'll need to be in the audio group (just type "groups" to see
what groups you're in; to add yourself to audio, as root type "addgroup
your_user_name audio").
You can also check out the results of "lspci" to make sure Linux agrees
with you as to what sound card you have.
Also "lsmod" will show you the loaded modules.
Hopefully these tidbits will help get you a little further along.
Kent
Kent West
2002-10-01 07:13:46 UTC
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Post by Andy
I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp can't be
opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to audio
debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio
Controller
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
(rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1
Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the ethernet
nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset compiled
directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the case if
you've compiled your own kernel and included that support, which you
seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources or modules
don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside" driver, such as
the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233).

Kent
Rebecca Dridan
2002-10-01 08:47:47 UTC
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On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 02:13:46AM -0500, Kent West wrote:
<SNIP>
Post by Kent West
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the ethernet
nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset compiled
directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the case if
you've compiled your own kernel and included that support, which you
seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources or modules
don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside" driver, such as
the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233).
Kent
Kent (or anyone else who knows),

How did you get your onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233) working? I've just
bought a Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard with this chip and can't get sound
working. I'm running woody, with kernel 2.4.19 (from
kernel-source-2.4.19-1) and I tries installing the alsa packages, but
every time I got the via8233 module (and it's dependancies) loaded, my
whole system froze - network, keyboard - hard reset necessary. I can't
find any relevant messages in the logs.

If it is of any relevance, I'm running the NVIDIA kernel and GLX modules
for my GeForce 4MX.

If you've got step-by-step instructions, or some hints for where to
look, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,

Bec
Kent West
2002-10-01 16:09:42 UTC
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Post by Rebecca Dridan
<SNIP>
Kent (or anyone else who knows),
How did you get your onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233) working? I've just
bought a Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard with this chip and can't get sound
working. I'm running woody, with kernel 2.4.19 (from
kernel-source-2.4.19-1) and I tries installing the alsa packages, but
every time I got the via8233 module (and it's dependancies) loaded, my
whole system froze - network, keyboard - hard reset necessary. I can't
find any relevant messages in the logs.
If it is of any relevance, I'm running the NVIDIA kernel and GLX modules
for my GeForce 4MX.
If you've got step-by-step instructions, or some hints for where to
look, I'd appreciate it.
It's been forever since I had to get it working, and I don't have any
step-by-steps, but the general idea was to compile a 2.4.18 kernel,
including module support for the via8233, then apt-get the alsa stuff
(seems like there were three relevant packages -- I'm not at that
machine currently to see what I've got installed; IIRC alsa-modules was
one of them). I think I wound up manually compiling the alsa-modules
(./configure, make, make install), and then modprobing the resulting
via82xxx-snd module.

I wish I could give you a step-by-step, but I just don't remember. Sorry.

About the only general suggestion I could make would be to recompile the
kernel and strip it down to a more minimal setup (don't worry about
NVIDIA or accelerated X, or USB support (unless needed for
keyboard/mouse), etc), just for testing purposes. Once you get sound
working, assuming you do, then you can go back and add all the bells and
whistles.

Also, don't load the sound modules from within X, again, to keep things
simple for testing purposes.

Kent
Kent West
2002-10-02 12:59:18 UTC
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Post by Kent West
Post by Rebecca Dridan
<SNIP>
Kent (or anyone else who knows),
How did you get your onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233) working? I've just
bought a Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard with this chip and can't get sound
working. I'm running woody, with kernel 2.4.19 (from
kernel-source-2.4.19-1) and I tries installing the alsa packages, but
every time I got the via8233 module (and it's dependancies) loaded, my
whole system froze - network, keyboard - hard reset necessary. I can't
find any relevant messages in the logs.
If it is of any relevance, I'm running the NVIDIA kernel and GLX modules
for my GeForce 4MX.
If you've got step-by-step instructions, or some hints for where to
look, I'd appreciate it.
It's been forever since I had to get it working, and I don't have any
step-by-steps, but the general idea was to compile a 2.4.18 kernel,
including module support for the via8233, then apt-get the alsa stuff
(seems like there were three relevant packages -- I'm not at that
machine currently to see what I've got installed; IIRC alsa-modules
was one of them). I think I wound up manually compiling the
alsa-modules (./configure, make, make install), and then modprobing
the resulting via82xxx-snd module.
I wish I could give you a step-by-step, but I just don't remember. Sorry.
<snip>
Here's some info that I hope will be helpful.

Kent


westk03[westk]:/home/westk> dpkg --get-selections |grep alsa
alsa-base install
alsa-source install
alsa-utils install
alsaconf install

westk03[westk]:/home/westk> uname -a
Linux westk03 2.4.18 #15 Thu Sep 26 00:36:58 CDT 2002 i686 unknown
unknown GNU/Linux

Sound section of /usr/src/linux/.config:
#
# Sound
#
CONFIG_SOUND=m
# CONFIG_SOUND_BT878 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_CMPCI is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_EMU10K1 is not set
# CONFIG_MIDI_EMU10K1 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_FUSION is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_CS4281 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ES1370 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ES1371 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ESSSOLO1 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MAESTRO is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MAESTRO3 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ICH is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_RME96XX is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_SONICVIBES is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MSNDCLAS is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MSNDPIN is not set
CONFIG_SOUND_VIA82CXXX=m
# CONFIG_MIDI_VIA82CXXX is not set
CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=m
# CONFIG_SOUND_TRACEINIT is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_DMAP is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_AD1816 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_SGALAXY is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ADLIB is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_ACI_MIXER is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_CS4232 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_SSCAPE is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_GUS is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_VMIDI is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_TRIX is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MSS is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MPU401 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_NM256 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MAD16 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_PAS is not set
# CONFIG_PAS_JOYSTICK is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_PSS is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_SB is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_AWE32_SYNTH is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_WAVEFRONT is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_MAUI is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_OPL3SA1 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_OPL3SA2 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_YMFPCI is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_YMFPCI_LEGACY is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_UART6850 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_AEDSP16 is not set
# CONFIG_SOUND_TVMIXER is not set


I'm pulling from the Testing (Sarge) branch.
westk03[westk]:/usr/src> ls -l
total 10960
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7987200 May 13 10:53 alsa-driver.tar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1811893 Sep 8 14:16 alsa-driver.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root src 163560 Sep 26 00:40
alsa-modules-2.4.18_0.9.0rc1+2+p0+10.00.Custom_i386.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root src 1100138 Sep 26 00:39
kernel-image-2.4.18_10.00.Custom_i386.deb
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Sep 26 00:39 kernel-source-2.4.18
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root src 20 Apr 1 2002 linux ->
kernel-source-2.4.18
-rw-r--r-- 1 root src 116400 Sep 26 00:39
lm-sensors-2.4.18_2.6.3-1+10.00.Custom_i386.deb
drwxrwxr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 26 00:26 modules


westk03[westk]:/usr/src> ls modules/
alsa-driver lm-sensors


westk03[westk]:/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/sound> ls
acore drivers i2c isa pci synth


westk03[westk]:/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/sound> ls drivers/
mpu401 snd-dummy.o snd-serial-u16550.o snd-virmidi.o
opl3 snd-mtpav.o snd-serialmidi.o


westk03[westk]:/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/sound> ls pci/
ac97 pdplus snd-ens1371.o snd-maestro3.o trident
ali5451 rme9652 snd-es1938.o snd-rme32.o ymfpci
cs46xx snd-als4000.o snd-es1968.o snd-rme96.o
emu10k1 snd-cmipci.o snd-fm801.o snd-sonicvibes.o
korg1212 snd-cs4281.o snd-ice1712.o snd-via686.o
nm256 snd-ens1370.o snd-intel8x0.o snd-via8233.o

westk03[westk]:/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel> ls drivers/sound/
ac97_codec.o sound.o soundcore.o via82cxxx_audio.o


westk03[westk]:/home/westk> lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266 AGP]
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 20)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to 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 1b)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1b)
00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1b)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97
Audio Controller (rev 30)


westk03[westk]:/home/westk> sudo lsmod
Password:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-seq-oss 23008 0 (autoclean)
snd-seq-midi-event 3112 0 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq 37424 2 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss
snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-seq-device 3904 0 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-mixer-oss 9052 0 (autoclean)
snd-pcm-oss 35972 0 (autoclean)
snd-via8233 4812 0
snd-pcm 49440 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via8233]
snd-timer 10376 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 23236 0 [snd-via8233]
snd 25132 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event
snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm-oss snd-via8233 snd-pcm
snd-timer snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore 3556 5 [snd]
vfat 9500 1 (autoclean)
fat 29688 0 (autoclean) [vfat]


westk03[westk]:/home/westk> less /etc/modules
auto
#vfat
#smbfs
#nfs
#lp
#serial
#ppp
#sb
#via82cxxx_audio


westk03[westk]:/etc/modutils> ls
0keep aliases alsa-path autofs ppp
actions aliases.dpkg-dist arch paths setserial


westk03[westk]:/etc/modutils> less aliases
alias char-major-14 soundcore
. . .
# ALSA Aliases
alias snd-card-0 snd-via8233
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# OSS/Free portion - card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
Sandip P Deshmukh
2002-10-01 10:26:39 UTC
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Post by Kent West
Post by Andy
I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp
can't be opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to
debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio
Controller
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1
Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the ethernet
nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset compiled
directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the case if
you've compiled your own kernel and included that support, which you
seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources or modules
don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside" driver, such as
the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233).
Kent
i did as you suggested. here is the output of my lspci and lsmod. i
logged in as root and did lsmod > lsmod.txt and lspci > lspci.txt.

lsmod:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_cp437 4384 2 (autoclean)
agpgart 29824 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4668 0 (unused)
i810_audio 21248 0 (unused)
ac97_codec 9568 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3236 2 [i810_audio]
keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
input 3072 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci 20708 0 (unused)
usbcore 48032 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci]

lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 GMCH [Graphics Memory
Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio
(rev 02)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)

as suggested by one of the group, i also installed libmikmod. i could
not install splayer - it requires some other .deb package and i am not
too sure how to install packages that do not reside on my cd!

anyway, is there a clue about what is wrong from my lsmod and lspci?

thanx - yet again

sandip

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Kent West
2002-10-01 16:26:04 UTC
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Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
Post by Kent West
Post by Andy
I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp
can't be opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to
debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio
Controller
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1
Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the ethernet
nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset compiled
directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the case if
you've compiled your own kernel and included that support, which you
seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources or modules
don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside" driver, such as
the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard AC'97 chipset (via8233).
Kent
i did as you suggested. here is the output of my lspci and lsmod. i
logged in as root and did lsmod > lsmod.txt and lspci > lspci.txt.
Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_cp437 4384 2 (autoclean)
agpgart 29824 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4668 0 (unused)
i810_audio 21248 0 (unused)
ac97_codec 9568 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3236 2 [i810_audio]
keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
input 3072 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci 20708 0 (unused)
usbcore 48032 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci]
It looks like everything is in place, but if I remember correctly, the
same could be said for my setup when it still didn't work, at which
point I believe I installed the alsa drivers, which solved my problem.
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 GMCH [Graphics Memory
Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio
(rev 02)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
as suggested by one of the group, i also installed libmikmod. i could
not install splayer - it requires some other .deb package and i am not
too sure how to install packages that do not reside on my cd!
If you have broadband (or a decent dialup connection) you can modify
/etc/apt/sources.list to point to an ftp or http site rather than to the
local CDs. Then "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get install splay".

If you want, you can use XMMS from within X, but do it without KDE/Gnome
(for the present time, for testing purposes); use something simple like
ICEWM. Kill any session managers ("/etc/init.d/wdm stop" where "wdm"
might also be "kdm" or "xdm" or "gdm". Then create (or if they exist
already, rename and then create) .xsession and .xinitrc in your home
directory with the single line "icewm", and then start X manually with
"startx".
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
anyway, is there a clue about what is wrong from my lsmod and lspci?
See:
http://lists.insecure.org/linux-kernel/2002/Aug/1046.html and the
following posts in that thread.


Kent
Sandip P Deshmukh
2002-10-03 06:38:10 UTC
Permalink
Post by Kent West
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
Post by Kent West
Post by Andy
I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp
can't be opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to
debian:/home/andy# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97
Audio Controller
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 0c)
debian:/home/andy# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1
Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the
ethernet nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset
compiled directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the
case if you've compiled your own kernel and included that support,
which you seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources
or modules don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside"
driver, such as the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard
AC'97 chipset (via8233).
Kent
i did as you suggested. here is the output of my lspci and lsmod. i
logged in as root and did lsmod > lsmod.txt and lspci > lspci.txt.
Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_cp437 4384 2 (autoclean)
agpgart 29824 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4668 0 (unused)
i810_audio 21248 0 (unused)
ac97_codec 9568 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3236 2 [i810_audio]
keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
input 3072 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci 20708 0 (unused)
usbcore 48032 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci]
It looks like everything is in place, but if I remember correctly, the
same could be said for my setup when it still didn't work, at which
point I believe I installed the alsa drivers, which solved my problem.
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 GMCH [Graphics Memory
Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 CGC
[Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio
(rev 02)
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
as suggested by one of the group, i also installed libmikmod. i could
not install splayer - it requires some other .deb package and i am
not too sure how to install packages that do not reside on my cd!
If you have broadband (or a decent dialup connection) you can modify
/etc/apt/sources.list to point to an ftp or http site rather than to
the local CDs. Then "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get install splay".
If you want, you can use XMMS from within X, but do it without
KDE/Gnome (for the present time, for testing purposes); use something
simple like ICEWM. Kill any session managers ("/etc/init.d/wdm stop"
where "wdm" might also be "kdm" or "xdm" or "gdm". Then create (or if
they exist already, rename and then create) .xsession and .xinitrc in
your home directory with the single line "icewm", and then start X
manually with "startx".
Post by Sandip P Deshmukh
anyway, is there a clue about what is wrong from my lsmod and lspci?
http://lists.insecure.org/linux-kernel/2002/Aug/1046.html and the
following posts in that thread.
Kent
i dont know what worked. but here is what i did after my problem.

downloaded and installed libmikmod, splay and aumix packages

got out of kde and ran splay from console

used aumix to up the volume and it rocked.

as kent had identified, it seems to be problem of kde than of debian.
because the moment i have k running, i cant hear anything. get into
gnome and all is well!

any solutions for kde problem? it shows device /dev/dsp not found or
some such thing.

thanx in advance,

sandip

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