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    At my wits end with sound card issue....


    New to linux.

    Newer to Slackware. Loving it though because its got me thinking...that I enjoy and why I have gotten into Linux.

    Have a HP ZV5260US laptop with SW 10.1 installed.

    Ive managed to get the Nvidia driver installed, the xorg.conf file tweeked up to run at 1280x800 res, while using the Nvidia driver.

    Managed to tweek the same file to enable the wheel on my mouse...that took some searching.

    Now Im trying to tackle my soundcard issue. Guys I dont know what to do. I ran the alsaconf app and discovered I have an intel8x0 sound card. ?

    So I started snooping around the net (this and other forums) and got lead to believe that I should install the alsa driver/utils/lib files from the alsa website (which I did)....ran some modprobes of this and that (as per the alsa installation instructions page)....still nothing.

    So I am at my wits end. I do not know what file to turn to to tweek...or what application to run in order to get this sound card up and running.

    ANy advice?
    Im running Gnome desktop (if that matters)

    Thanks for the read...hopefully someone out there can help me out.

    ~W~

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    have you tried running a mixer such as alsamixer to unmute all of your sound levels, which are muted by default and have to be unmuted in the command line, then alsactl store will save your settings upon reboot.
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    I dont know if I did this right but here is what it said...

    Code:
    bash-3.00# alsamixer
    No mixer elems found

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    hmm, try other mixers, kmix, gmix, or kmixer, gmixer, and if you get the same outputs you may have to recompile your kernel with alsa support, but since you ran alsaconf without a hitch then you should not have a problem.

    Back when I used slack I had a hell of a time getting my sound to work; I never did figure out how to fix it in slackware; however I did get a fix. Try booting with the slax cd, which is based off of slackware and has phenomenal hardware detection and support, use alsamixer to unmute all of your sounds and then use alsactl store to save them. It saves them to a config file in /etc somewhere. Search and find alsaconf.store I think, it may have a slightly different name, but you will recognize it, then copy it over to the same folder in your slackware install as you found it in the slax live environment, you can email it to yourself and dl it in slackware then reboot, or you can mount your slackware partition and either copy it there and move it when you reboot, or you can chroot and copy it while in slax. EIther way it should work, but I know that its alot of trouble...worth it though to use xmms or games with sound.

    For some reason sound is always my biggest issue in any *nix distribution
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    Do you have a soundmodem ? See if the snd-intel8x0m module is listed using lsmod. If so, it will probably be your first sound card and your real sound card configured as your second one. Just add the module to the hotplug blacklist to solve it and if you want/need the soundmodem functionality try loading it from rc.modules or even rc.local, which is executed at the end of booting/init.
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    this is what

    lsmod yields

    Code:
    bash-3.00$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
    snd-seq-oss            23552   0 (unused)
    snd-seq-midi-event      3264   0 [snd-seq-oss]
    snd-seq                35024   2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
    snd-seq-device          3812   0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
    snd-pcm-oss            36704   0 (unused)
    snd-mixer-oss          12152   0 [snd-pcm-oss]
    keybdev                 1892   0 (unused)
    mousedev                4020   1
    hid                    20804   0 (unused)
    usbmouse                1880   0 (unused)
    input                   3200   0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
    usb-ohci               19368   0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd               17516   0 (unused)
    usbcore                58860   1 [hid usbmouse usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
    snd-intel8x0           18080   0
    snd-intel8x0m           8708   0
    snd-ac97-codec         52472   0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m]
    snd-pcm                54504   0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codec]
    snd-timer              13412   0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
    snd                    31268   0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
    snd-page-alloc          4712   0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
    soundcore               3396   9 [snd]
    ohci1394               23888   0 (unused)
    ieee1394               41636   0 [ohci1394]
    8139too                13928   1
    mii                     2272   0 [8139too]
    crc32                   2880   0 [8139too]
    nvidia               4585644   7
    ds                      6548   2
    yenta_socket           10436   2
    pcmcia_core            39172   0 [ds yenta_socket]
    ntfs                   51232   1 (autoclean)
    ide-scsi                9392   0
    agpgart                45092   3
    bash-3.00$ su

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    new to slackware

    Hello all,
    I am new to slackware.
    what do you recomend to me ?
    Thanks
    Bayrouni

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~W~
    this is what

    lsmod yields

    Code:
    bash-3.00$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
    snd-intel8x0           18080   0
    snd-intel8x0m           8708   0
    Looks like this voice/soundmodem driver is in the way. Since you were able to find out and solve your other problems I guess you can figure out how to add the snd-intel8x0m to the hotplug blacklist.
    After that, a reboot will solve the problems I guess
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    So are you saying to simply open the /etc/hotplug/blacklist file and add to it the
    lines----->

    snd-intel8x0
    (and)
    snd-intel8x0m

    and that will fix the problem?

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    I don't know if this will help you at all. But I have to use aumix or rexima to unmute and set the volumes. I save the settings and have to reload them after every reboot. Also, to check for errors I will start xmms from command line and see what errors it gives, if any, when I try to play something.

    This is my first post. Hope I don't sound like an idiot.

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