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10-10-2003, 09:44 AM
Ive beed running linux (Edulinux based on mandrake 9.1) for about a week but without sound, how do i disable and reinstall sound drivers, and how do i know what driver to put for a specific card, they are all alike (snd-XXXX)?
Man i dohnt like feeling dumb! :o
Im much better with Windows... but i hate M$ :mad:
THX for the help! :thumb:

10-10-2003, 05:34 PM
the sound card is...???
look into KMIX (in KDE) and see that the sounds are not muted. i had it happening to me for like 2-3 days.

10-11-2003, 06:17 AM
some onboard sound may not work on linux. like m onboard sound for my intel mobo. go to linux site and see if they can detect the tpe of sound card u have.

10-11-2003, 07:50 AM
Yeah the key to gettin ur sound workin is definitely findin out what sound card u got. Then try use google.com/linux to search for ur sound card. Also does edulinux use ALSA or OSS for its sound?:cheers:

10-30-2003, 09:10 PM
The command "lspci -vv" (as root) will tell you what sound chip you have, look for the entry about the 'Multimedia audio controller', here is mine as an example,
bern@beast bern$ su -c 'lspci -vv'
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce MultiMedia audio [Via VT82C686B] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 0c11
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 (250ns min, 3000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 4
Region 0: Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
The module for this chip is snd-intel8x0, you can check if it's loaded with the "lsmod" command (again as root), eg:
bern@beast bern$ su -c lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
appletalk 21540 1 (autoclean)
ipx 17348 1 (autoclean)
fglrx 172552 198
snd-pcm-oss 37252 1
snd-mixer-oss 11992 2 [snd-pcm-oss]
usb-storage 65536 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 18888 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16872 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [usb-storage usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
snd-intel8x0 17156 3
snd-pcm 55904 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 13252 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 37240 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12512 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 27460 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 4 [snd]
3c59x 26832 1
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 39576 23
smbus-arp 4820 0 (unused)
w83781d 23568 0 (unused)
eeprom 3568 0 (unused)
i2c-proc 6484 0 [smbus-arp w83781d eeprom]
i2c-nforce2 3432 0 (unused)
i2c-core 14660 0 [smbus-arp w83781d eeprom i2c-proc i2c-nforce2]
apm 9640 2