My core 3 install's sound stopped working!

Jeremy Brown jeremy at brownjava.org
Tue Jan 11 22:08:56 UTC 2005


I'm having exactly the same problem.  The latest kernel upgrade seems to 
have broken sound for me completely.  It doesn't matter whether I use 
oss or alsa, the application thinks it's shuttling data to the card, but 
I can't hear a thing.

I have an intel_8x0 onboard card, like yourself.

I believe this is probably a driver problem.  Might be this one in bugzilla:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=138504

but I'm not sure...that one looks a tad too old to have been caused by 
the latest kernel alone.

Jeremy

blank wrote:

> HaJo Schatz wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 8 Jan 2005, blank wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> New guy to the list here and finally have Linux only on my 
>>> workstation. I know my hardware is supported as well, it worked 
>>> perfectly after install and for a week or so afterwards.
>>>
>>> Anyway, I have no sound now and dmesg only gives "application 
>>> mplayer uses obsolete OSS audio interface" when I try mplayer and 
>>> dmesg shows nothing about say, xmms even though it appears to play, 
>>> but no sound. I've used up2date and yum to upgrade most things. xmms 
>>> is from source as is mplayer, but I think that is all I've installed 
>>> from source dealing with sound.
>>>
>>> I've removed my sound card, let kudzu remove the configuration for 
>>> it, added the sound card again, let kudzu add it, and still no 
>>> sound. As I've said, sound used to work and I've checked things like 
>>> mute and wires and connections.
>>
>>
>>
>> While recommending an "mplayer -ao alsa" to go through alsa rather 
>> than oss, I could only think of:
>> - The sound card having died (any chance to check it in another PC/OS?)
>> - The mixer. Today (after upgrading my kernel) sonehow all my mixer 
>> controls were down to 0 and muted. Just double-check with alsamixer 
>> on a console, as root (this is important, don't do it as a normal 
>> user, it didn't help for me either! Dunno yet why not, however) that 
>> your controls are up and not muted.
>>
>>
>> HaJo
>>
> Thank you both for the replies. I've logged in as root and made sure 
> the visible settings are set correctly. I also gave the "mplayer -ao 
> alsa" as shot, but no dice for me.  I do have some more info though.
>
> Here is "lspci -vvvv" output (for the hardware):
> http://www.liquidconfusion.com/lspci_vvvv.txt
>
> Here is "lsmod" output:
> http://www.liquidconfusion.com/lsmod.txt
>
> Here is some output from xmms:
> http://www.liquidconfusion.com/xmms_oss_error_dsp.txt
>
> It appears as though something, somewhere, somehow (possibly me, no 
> idea how though) has changed the overall system-preference for sound 
> to OSS when that's not what I was using, nor want to use. And having 
> decided this will be the install that I finally keep and upgrade, I 
> wanted to ask before mucking around in settings I shouldn't.
>
> Oh, here is the mobo I am using with an althon xp:
> http://www.ecsusa.com/products/l7s7a2.html
>
> Thanks again for any help :)
>
> jb
>




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