Sound Issue

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Re: Sound Issue

Post#31 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 09:14

I've already tested the 3.0 with KDE from live CD and 3.1 XFCE but I don't have sound. I've copy asound.conf file to /etc/ and nothing happend again. I run the slackware live CD and don't have sound too. It's very strange
maybe your hardware is damaged? or speakers not plugged correctly (different socket)? please run Ubuntu live CD and check if you have a sound in it. if not then must be hardware problem.
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Re: Sound Issue

Post#32 by ricfer » 12 Apr 2015, 11:16

fanthom wrote:I've already tested the 3.0 with KDE from live CD and 3.1 XFCE but I don't have sound. I've copy asound.conf file to /etc/ and nothing happend again. I run the slackware live CD and don't have sound too. It's very strange
maybe your hardware is damaged? or speakers not plugged correctly (different socket)? please run Ubuntu live CD and check if you have a sound in it. if not then must be hardware problem.
I had Win xp before, the sound worked, not well because the OS was heavy to this laptop. Ubuntu don't run on this old laptop. :o

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Re: Sound Issue

Post#33 by ricfer » 12 Apr 2015, 11:19

francois wrote:@ricfer:

There is no dummie on this forum, only persons wanting to learn. Keep trying we will follow you thru resolution of your problem. 8)
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Re: Sound Issue

Post#34 by fanthom » 12 Apr 2015, 16:20

Ubuntu don't run on this old laptop.
please try Puppy linux - it should boot as is designed for older machines.
if sound works under Puppy then there is a hope :)
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Re: Sound Issue

Post#35 by ricfer » 16 Apr 2015, 19:20

fanthom wrote:Ubuntu don't run on this old laptop.
please try Puppy linux - it should boot as is designed for older machines.
if sound works under Puppy then there is a hope :)
no hope soo :wall:

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Re: Sound Issue

Post#36 by aus9 » 23 Oct 2015, 00:16

HI I am aware OP may not be active.

2 suggestions in case others have similar hardware and sound issues.

First with really old hardware they may be better off on 32 bit and use OSS instead of Alsa.

Secondly if they still prefer Alsa then read this link
https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentatio ... ration.txt

but I will paste the relevant section
Module snd-intel8x0
-------------------

Module for AC'97 motherboards from Intel and compatibles.
* Intel i810/810E, i815, i820, i830, i84x, MX440
ICH5, ICH6, ICH7, 6300ESB, ESB2
* SiS 7012 (SiS 735)
* NVidia NForce, NForce2, NForce3, MCP04, CK804
CK8, CK8S, MCP501
* AMD AMD768, AMD8111
* ALi m5455

ac97_clock - AC'97 codec clock base (0 = auto-detect)
ac97_quirk - AC'97 workaround for strange hardware
See "AC97 Quirk Option" section below.
buggy_irq - Enable workaround for buggy interrupts on some
motherboards (default yes on nForce chips,
otherwise off)
buggy_semaphore - Enable workaround for hardware with buggy
semaphores (e.g. on some ASUS laptops)
(default off)
spdif_aclink - Use S/PDIF over AC-link instead of direct connection
from the controller chip
(0 = off, 1 = on, -1 = default)

This module supports one chip and autoprobe.

Note: the latest driver supports auto-detection of chip clock.
if you still encounter too fast playback, specify the clock
explicitly via the module option "ac97_clock=41194".

Joystick/MIDI ports are not supported by this driver. If your
motherboard has these devices, use the ns558 or snd-mpu401
modules, respectively.

The power-management is supported.
If OP comes back, I suggest since no-one has helped to resolve it so far, and I might not either, if they pursue alsa then do it my way....heh heh
1) try OSS first
2) if want alsa, remove all alsa configs suggested by members above and any other sound-config modules or /etc configs set up by the OP
3) full reboot
4) We need to discover if OP needs either or both the ac97_quirk or buggy_semaphore option.
----this can be achieved by removing the module, reloading the module with option1 or option2 or both option1 and 2
using root powers
and testing sound with a speaker-test.

I shall do nothing more until OP replies

good luck

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