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  1. #1

    7018 PCI Audio Trouble

    I'm having a little problem with sound on MDK9.1... I don't hear anything for some reason even though everything checks out. The drivers for my "7018 PCI Audio" onboard sound seem to work...Mandrake Control Center says they're all installed and stuff. My speakers work, I've verified that and they're connected to the proper place on the back of the comptuer. I just can't seem to get it to work. Alsa is loaded and I try to play my sounds with XMMS... I can't run aumix tells me this:

    aumix: error opening mixer

    That's disoppointing. Maybe that's my problem. I can listen to the sound from the CD-player jack in the front of the CDROM...and change the tracks with XMMS but I want to get my sound to work inside KDE.

  2. #2
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    7018 PCI Audio? What manufacturer is that? Can you check with /sbin/lspci more exactly what audio chipset you have?

  3. #3
    I don't have an /sbin/lspci I do have an lsmod but yea. This onboard sound worked just fine in the distro the computer came with...thizlinux or something like that. According to Mandrake control center the hardware has this information:

    Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]

    Alternative drivers: trident

    Bus: PCI

    Bus identification: 1039:7018

    Location on the bus: 0:1:4

    Description: 7018 PCI Audio

    Module: snd-trident

    Media class: MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO

    Dunno if that helps...

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  5. #4
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    Well, as far as I know, Mandrake control center does have some bug which makes it say the driver is installed and working even though it isn't. Check with lsmod.

    And are you sure that you don't have lspci? I'm pretty sure that it should come with mandrake.

  6. #5
    [root@localhost sbin]# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
    isofs                  27988   1  (autoclean)
    zlib_inflate           21156   0  (autoclean) [isofs]
    nls_iso8859-1           3516   1  (autoclean)
    udf                    90464   0  (autoclean)
    parport_pc             25096   1  (autoclean)
    lp                      8096   0  (autoclean)
    parport                34176   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
    sg                     34636   0  (autoclean) (unused)
    st                     29488   0  (autoclean) (unused)
    sr_mod                 16920   0  (autoclean) (unused)
    sd_mod                 13100   0  (autoclean) (unused)
    scsi_mod              103284   4  (autoclean) [sg st sr_mod sd_mod]
    ide-cd                 33856   2  (autoclean)
    cdrom                  31648   0  (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-cd]
    trident                31796   1
    soundcore               6276   0  [trident]
    ac97_codec             12488   0  [trident]
    pcigame                 2888   0  [trident]
    gameport                3316   0  [pcigame]
    nfsd                   74256   0  (autoclean)
    af_packet              14952   1  (autoclean)
    floppy                 55132   0
    sis900                 15564   1  (autoclean)
    supermount             15296   2  (autoclean)
    usb-ohci               20584   0  (unused)
    usbcore                72992   1  [usb-ohci]
    rtc                     8060   0  (autoclean)
    ext3                   59916   2
    jbd                    38972   2  [ext3]
    lspci - I guess it just wasn't at /sbin/lspci...I just ran the command.
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 630 Host (rev 21)
    00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 85C503/5513
    00:01.1 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 83)
    00:01.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07)
    00:01.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller (rev 07)
    00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 02)
    00:01.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Intel 537 [56k Winmodem] (rev a0)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS630 GUI Accelerator+3D (rev 21)

  7. #6
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    Try these commands, and see what they return:
    rmmod trident
    modprobe trident
    tail /var/log/messages
    cat /dev/dsp
    cat /dev/mixer
    The cat commands may hang. If they do, interrupt them with Ctrl+C. These commands need to be run as root.

  8. #7
    Respectively I get this:

    rmmod trident
    [root@localhost wine]# rmmod trident
    trident: Device or resource busy
    nothing from modprobe trident

    tail /varlog/messages

    [root@localhost wine]# tail /var/log/messages
    Jun  9 21:25:00 localhost CROND[13296]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:25:00 localhost CROND[13297]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
    Jun  9 21:26:00 localhost CROND[13299]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:27:00 localhost CROND[13301]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:28:00 localhost CROND[13303]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:29:01 localhost CROND[13305]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:29:59 localhost CROND[13355]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:29:59 localhost CROND[13356]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/gate_news)
    Jun  9 21:31:01 localhost CROND[13385]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    Jun  9 21:31:59 localhost CROND[13391]: (mail) CMD (/usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/qrunner)
    cat /dev/dsp - hung

    [root@localhost wine]# cat /dev/mixer
    cat: /dev/mixer: Invalid argument
    I don't know what any of this means, so me out.

  9. #8
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    Not that's strange. It all seems to be working. Can you try aumix again? If it doesn't work, run "strace -o strace aumix" (provided that you have strace installed; if you haven't, please install it). That will create a file called strace which lists all the system calls executed by aumix. If it is bearably short, post it here, otherwise mail it to me.

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