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    Problem with sound card


    Hello
    I Have debian lenny
    I have sound, but it is not sounds very good. Meybe is a problem with the driver. How can I know which sound card I have and how can I install my sound driver?

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    As root, execute the command "lspci" and report the output here. Use the [ code][/code] block around the output so the forum software won't reformat it. Don't put the space in the [ code] part or it won't be processed correctly.
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    Code:
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
    00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
    00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
    00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
    00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
    00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
    00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Device 0774 (rev a1)
    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Device 0ad0 (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Ethernet (rev a2)
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 077a (rev a1)
    00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 077a (rev a1)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8200 (rev a2)
    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)

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    From the output if lspci I see you are using an nVidia motherboard and AMD Opteron processor. I have heard that there can be issues with sound if you have both Pulse Audio and ALSA drivers installed. Try removing pulse audio support, and (if necessary) reinstall the ALSA drivers and see what happens. I have an Intel motherboard w/ Intel hi-def audio and it works great for me. Not the same as an nVidia motherboard and audio, which is what you have, but I would think that if it works at all, then it should work reasonably well.
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    Hi. THank you for helping. Can you tell me how to remove pulse audio support?
    And how to reinstall alsa driver? I have never installed audio drivers and Linux, and I have not idea.

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    Do you know how to use the package manager on your system? I think Debian uses apt-get (command line) or synaptic (gui).
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    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Hi.
    I can work with synaptic
    I found a packet named alsa-base
    but no pulse packet
    Which packets I have to look for?

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    pulseaudio and then a bunch that say pulseaudio-(whatever). However, if you search for pulseaudio package and mark it for removal, the others should be removed with it.
    Last edited by Hal343; 08-24-2009 at 03:43 AM. Reason: spelling
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