Sound card RC2 solved

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Sound card RC2 solved

Post#1 by newbport » 10 Feb 2014, 20:41

I'm using porteus v2.1 and had no trouble with the sound card. I did have to select the default sound card and do a sound card xzm module, but I can't get 3.0rc1 or 3.0rc2 to work. I select my card, then I hit apply, it crashes and says there was a error. A couple of other things, it did work on 3.0rc2 with no config on the first boot, and on my old v2.1 the card I select is"ATI _ATI IXP" , on rc2 it is "IXP: ATIIXP" . I tried to seach for answers but couldn't find anything. Can anyone help me with this. I would like to use the new version.
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#2 by brokenman » 11 Feb 2014, 00:14

It would help a lot if you could generate a full system report using: xpsinfo (from root terminal)

Upload it to pastebin and link to it here.
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Re: Sound card RC2

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#4 by brokenman » 11 Feb 2014, 15:02

Do you have the file /etc/asound.conf?
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#5 by newbport » 11 Feb 2014, 20:03

No only /ect/asound.state

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#6 by brokenman » 12 Feb 2014, 02:04

Looks like you need to set card 1 as your default.

Here is what I run to get sound working:

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cat >> /etc/asound.conf << EOF
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.ctl.card 1
EOF
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#7 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 02:35

That gave me a volume control in the panel but still no sound. In settings centre it now lists the default card as IXP: ATIXP -ATI IXP . On my v2.1 the sound works and is listed as ATIXP-ATI IXP in the setting centre. Are these the same?

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#8 by brokenman » 12 Feb 2014, 12:49

Good, thats progress. Now open a terminal and enter: alsamixer

Check through the settings and make sure nothing you need is muted. How are you checking that your audio works/doesn't work? Please use a media player to check and not your browser.
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#9 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 13:09

I did that and nothing was muted and volume was up. Since then I have tried multiple reboots and a couple of times the sound has worked again, very random. The /ect/asound.conf is still there. I could just go back to my old version. I don't want to take too much of your time.

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#10 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 13:24

I just looking around to see if i could find anything and noticed in system info," kernel modules loaded" that when the sound works there is a snd ac97 codec listed. When it does not work, it's not there.

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#11 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 14:10

http://pastebin.ca/2638950 In the hope of learning something I was comparing the two system infos v3.0 and v2.1. Thought it might help since the sound card works in this one.

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#12 by brokenman » 12 Feb 2014, 14:38

The two pastebin outputs look the same. Which lines do you see that are different?

If it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't then I would look at faulty drivers/kernel modules.
You can try blacklisting the atiixp kernel module (snd_atiixp)

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echo "blacklist snd_atiixp" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-atiixp.conf
Put this file in your rootcopy and reboot.
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#13 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 15:08

I did that, no sound on the next reboot. I appreciate all the help. I am just going to use my old version. It works perfectly, I just like the using the latest greatest. I will continue to watch the forum for a possible solution and wait for the next version. It is fun trying to get things working but enough is enough. I will try to learn more about Linux in general in the meantime. Thanks again

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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#14 by fanthom » 12 Feb 2014, 15:18

to me it looks like ATIXP-ATI IXP is the main sound card so i would try to blacklist the other one.
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Re: Sound card RC2

Post#15 by newbport » 12 Feb 2014, 16:59

I looked at using "rootcopy" but I'm not sure if I'm doing right. Open rootcopy, put in your code by right clicking, blank file,copy it or write my in my other card, save it, name it? How do I know the correct name to enter for the other card "HDA-intel - HD-audio generic"?

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