No Sound - need help

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No Sound - need help

#1 Postby dcihon » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:53 pm

I am new to Linux and new to antix.
I have a Compaq Presario 1800T That has a ES1969 (solo -1) sound card.ff
I don't know how to do this kernel compile stuff if that is what I have to do.
I need some help to get the sound to work on this old laptop.
Thanks

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#2 Postby GoManutd » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:18 pm

first things first...

try playing with the different sound levels in kmix. i've done a number of mepis installs and the levels were turned down.

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#3 Postby lucky9 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:25 pm

What version of Mepis are you using? The output of lspci in a terminal might help also. You can highlight the whole thing or just part of it and paste it into a KWrite window. Hit save. Then include it in a reply.
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#4 Postby dcihon » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:25 pm

can't seem to install kmix. Remember this is an old laptop. Here is what you wanted me to copy
I actuall installed Antix. I don't know what version.
How do I capture the information from the terminal. Crtl-c doesn't work.

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#5 Postby anticapitalista » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:04 pm

For antiX, go to control centre -> Hardware -> Adjust mixer

If that doesn't work control centre -> Hardware -> Configure Sound system

Also what does inxi -F (in a terminal show)?

To copy/paste use the Edit option in terminal
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#6 Postby Davo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:03 pm

Anti, I have Presario 1830 with the exact same sound card as OP. It just worked out-of-the-box on latest Antix beta,
...with no configuration required The sound card uses the snd-es1938 driver.
Maybe he's using an older version of Antix though.
PS: Small thing inxi -F output doesn't display under xterm because it's white text (displays OK in rox-term with it's black background)

@ dcihon Works fine here - maybe download and try the latest beta version of Antix.
Otherwise, look at # modinfo snd-es1938 to check it's there or try opening up $alsamixer
and look at Master, PCM and Hardware volumes there .
Failing that try # rm /var/lib/alsa/asound.state && alsa force-reload

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#7 Postby dcihon » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:49 pm

Nevermind I found out what the problem was. Someone had shorted out the output jack on the side of the laptop. There was something broke off in it. I couldn't get it out but fussing around with it I got it unshorted and sound started working.
Thanks for everyones help. I have learned some things in the process.



For antiX, go to control centre -> Hardware -> Adjust mixer
I don't have anything that says control center. I am using Icewm as my window manager.


Disks: HDD Total Size: 20.0GB (6.4% used) 1: /dev/hda HITACHI_DK23BA-20 20.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 17G used: 1.2G (8%) ID:swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.04GB (2%)
Info: Processes 62 Uptime 21:46 Memory 127.9/185.3MB Client Shell inxi 1.0.17
SS ES1938 (Solo-1) at ports 1400 14c0 14b0 14dc 14d8
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.17
Network: Card Intel 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 driver e100 at port 1440
Disks: HDD Total Size: 20.0GB (6.4% used) 1: /dev/hda HITACHI_DK23BA-20 20.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 17G used: 1.2G (8%) ID:swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.04GB (2%)
Info: Processes 62 Uptime 21:46 Memory 127.9/185.3MB Client Shell inxi 1.0.17

I am wondering if there is a hardware failure with the soundcard in the laptop.
Is there anyway to force it to make any kind of sound?

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#8 Postby hal4511 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:57 pm

Run this command as root:

alsaconf
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