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PatrickAmf
04-19-2003, 08:29 PM
Installed Knoppix 3.2 (version april 15th 2003) on the laptop. When I run SNDCONFIG it probe's the soundcard but does not find anything. I'll get a list with available soundcards and when I select Soundblaster or ESS1868 the program quit with an Segmentation fault. Does anybody has an idea? :?: I ran RedHat 7.2 on this laptop and I also used SNDCONFIG to get the soundcard to work without a problem.

juln
04-20-2003, 12:26 PM
I have a soundcard on my desktop system that used to be detected fine by the old sndconfig, in the 2.2 kernel era - after 2.4, and sndconfig >.6, it doesn't detect it properly for some reason, and takes a long time. But now that i know what the card is, it can be configured other ways. These days, i compile my own kernel, simply checking to include the cs4232 driver and my sound works with no problem at boot time.
Do you know what kind of card you have? If not, try lspci and see what looks like sound hardware, and try to determine which kernel module is the driver for that card. Then, try modprobe <driver>. I would use modprobe cs4232, for instance. My laptop has a weird card and I have to use the generic sb driver.

PatrickAmf
04-20-2003, 09:41 PM
I fixed the problem. From the Debian site I downloaded sndconfig 0.67 and installed it. After that I could run it and the soundcard works. But only when I login as root, not when I use the Knoppix login. It's an ESS soundcard. Thanks so far.

Stephen
04-20-2003, 09:54 PM
Try adding the Knoppix user to the audio group. ie adduser knoppix audio as root in a console window then logout and log back in.

Tovi
04-21-2003, 09:17 PM
I fixed the problem. From the Debian site I downloaded sndconfig 0.67 and installed it. After that I could run it and the soundcard works. But only when I login as root, not when I use the Knoppix login. It's an ESS soundcard. Thanks so far.

Could you post the procedure or the steps you followed to install sndconfig? I have a Presario 1681 and I installed Knoppix to the harddrive. I run sndconfig and get the same problems you were having.
The laptop has the same sound card....

Thanks
Tovi

Stephen
04-21-2003, 10:05 PM
Could you post the procedure or the steps you followed to install sndconfig? I have a Presario 1681 and I installed Knoppix to the harddrive. I run sndconfig and get the same problems you were having.
The laptop has the same sound card....

Thanks
Tovi

Go to Debian packages (http://packages.debian.org) search on sndconfig download the package. Then in root console dpkg -i /path_to_/sndconfig_?_?.deb to install. Then run the program, add yourself to the audio group as well.

04-21-2003, 11:56 PM
Is this correct? The sndconfig on the Debias site is an older version than the one provided by Knoppix?

I installed it anyway and it still cant detect my sound card !!!

I ran lspci and there is no sound card present anywhere. This is the output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:01.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:14.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2160 [MagicGraph 128XD]

Anyone else have any ideas?

Tovi
04-22-2003, 12:03 AM
Is this correct? The sndconfig on the Debias site is an older version than the one provided by Knoppix?

I installed it anyway and it still cant detect my sound card !!!

I ran lspci and there is no sound card present anywhere. This is the output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:01.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:01.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 01)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1131 (rev 01)
00:14.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2160 [MagicGraph 128XD]

Anyone else have any ideas?

I wrote this... sorry, forgot to log in.

Tovi
04-22-2003, 12:05 AM
Well, with the sndconfig on the Debian site I tried out a few drivers randomly and got my sound working. I used the Sound Blaster driver and I can finally listen to sound and music.

Thank you everyone !!!!!!!!

Tovi

Stephen
04-22-2003, 01:05 AM
That's good to hear :wink: , post back if you have any more problems.

Tovi
04-22-2003, 02:16 AM
well, the sound works, but not perfectly. When I play some games it goes nuts. But hey.... it's better than nothing !!!!

Tovi

Tovi
04-23-2003, 04:15 AM
Well, Im getting aRTs soundserver errors !! I can listen to CDs and simple sound but if I try to listen to MP3 or some games with better sounds I get errors or the computer goes nuts.

It's weird, my soundcard is also and ESS 1868/9.

Tovi

mschievano
04-28-2003, 04:15 PM
I fixed the problem. From the Debian site I downloaded sndconfig 0.67 and installed it. After that I could run it and the soundcard works. But only when I login as root, not when I use the Knoppix login. It's an ESS soundcard. Thanks so far.

In knoppix 3.2 there's sndconfig 0.70 installed.
How you have a previous version works??

I have an Armada 1750 with a 1869ESS Soundcard that make's me cry :cry:

mschievano
04-28-2003, 04:21 PM
I fixed the problem. From the Debian site I downloaded sndconfig 0.67 and installed it. After that I could run it and the soundcard works. But only when I login as root, not when I use the Knoppix login. It's an ESS soundcard. Thanks so far.

In knoppix 3.2 there's sndconfig 0.70 installed.
How you have a previous version works??

I have an Armada 1750 with a 1869ESS Soundcard that make's me cry :cry:

ITMan
07-18-2003, 08:35 PM
This is from http://magiex.netfirms.com/

1. Sound
There are 2 types of sound drivers you can install, either the default kernel drivers or the ALSA sound drivers. ALSA drivers are more customizable and work well with programs which have specific sound requirements otherwise default drivers are better just for music and default drivers have better sound quality for mp3.

Default Drivers
To install the sound card using the default drivers that come with the kernel modules; add the following lines to your /etc/modules.conf file:

alias sound-slot-0 sb
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 mpu_io=0x330

If that didn't work for you, you can try the one below:

alias sound-slot-0 sb
options sound dmabuf=1
alias synth0 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 mpu_io=0x330

The above lines were automatically entered using the sndconfig utility, although it doesn't detect your actual sound card, you can tune compatible sound card settings to match your settings. Also for the above to work, you must have the required modules, when you look carefully it is using the sound blaster's module.