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Hi everyone. I have a little problem. I installed debian lenny on a compaq computer with 383Mb Ram, a P3 processor, on a 996Mb Partition. Then I ran Code: #apt-get ...
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    Question [SOLVED] Sound Not Working In Lenny


    Hi everyone. I have a little problem.
    I installed debian lenny on a compaq computer with 383Mb Ram, a P3 processor, on a 996Mb Partition.
    Then I ran
    Code:
    #apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg alsa-base alsa-utils hal udev xfce4 xfce4-goodies xfce4-mixer xfce4-mixer-alsa thunar-archive-plugin sudo slim
    Everything installed OK so I ran
    Code:
    $sudo alsaconf
    Everything worked OK until the end, then I get the error,

    Code:
    Loading driver...
    Setting default volumes...
    amixer: Muxer attach default error: No such file or directory
    
    
    ==========================================================
    
    Now ALSA is ready to use.
    For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.
    
    Have a lot of fun!
    and when I run
    Code:
    $aplay /usr/share/sounds/Front_Center.wav
    I get
    Code:
    ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
    ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
    ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
    ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
    ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
    ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
    ALSA lib conf.c:3985:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2144:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
    aplay: main:564: audio open error: No such file or directory
    and get no sound, and I added myself to the audio group and get the same result.

    (by the way this is a dual boot with windows 98SE and sound works fine in windows)

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    The output of "lspci -v" would be helpful, because it would provide some information regarding the sound card.

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    the output of
    Code:
    lspci -v
    is as follows.


    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (GMCH) Graphics Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
            Kernel modules: intel-agp
    
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Device b165
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
            Memory at 44000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
            Memory at 40100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
            Kernel modules: i2c-i810
    
    
    hope this helps
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
            I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
            Memory behind bridge: 40000000-400fffff
            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 20000000-200fffff
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 80 [Master])
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
            [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
            [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
            [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=1]
            I/O ports at 2020 [size=16]
            Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE
            Kernel modules: piix
    
    00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
            I/O ports at eec0 [size=32]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller
            Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
            I/O ports at eee0 [size=16]
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    
    01:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Device b19d
            Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
            I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
            Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
            Kernel modules: snd-maestro3
    
    01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 30)
            Subsystem: 3Com Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
            I/O ports at 1400 [size=128]
            Memory at 40000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at 20000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
            Kernel driver in use: 3c59x
            Kernel modules: 3c59x

    hope this helps

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    your user has to be member of the audio group in order to use sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    your user has to be member of the audio group in order to use sound
    As said above I already am member

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    seems your sound card needs proprietary firmware in order to work

    check out this thread Debian User Forums • View topic - [SOLVED] No Sound with Testing

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    The audio card "ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1" seems to need the Maestro3 Kernel Module:

    Hardware for Linux - Compaq Computer (by ESS Technology) / ES1988 Allegro-1

    snd-maestro3 - Debian Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtromm View Post
    snd-maestro3 - Debian Wiki
    This was just what I was looking for.
    Thank You So Much

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