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Have you got sound? Join and help debian comunity!

Postby miros84 » 2010-01-06 19:49

Hello everybody.
If you use debian and you have good sound and working microphone, you can help to create a list with all sound devices supported in Debian.
I will collect all information and create a table, so everybody will know if any sound chipset is supported. Alsa tells littel information about this.
You have to put here the output of these commans:

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grep -R "Vendor Id" /proc/asound/* && uname -a


If you got nothing, try:

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grep -R "Vendor" /proc/asound/* && uname -a


Why these commands? Because, this why, we will know that for example kernel 2.6.30 supports for example sound chipset Realtek ALC888

Thank you for helping debian comunity!

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Those of you want to help me, can put in parenthesis the vendor and device name.
How to get the vendor and device name?

Enter here: http://www.pcidatabase.com/
If you have this: Vendor Id: 0x11064397

You have to devide it in tow numbers.
1106
4397

Vendor is 1106
Device is 4397 or 0397

Then go to Enter here: http://www.pcidatabase.com/ and look for your vendor. 1106 is: VIA
and then you look for the device. 4397 or 0397.
In this case is 0397, and it is VT1708S
So, now I know it is VIA VT1708S
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Re: Have you got sound? Join this thread then.

Postby miros84 » 2010-01-06 19:49

Debian Lenny

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/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0888  ( Realtek ALC888)
/proc/asound/NVidia/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0888
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Re: Have you got sound? Join this thread then.

Postby miros84 » 2010-01-06 19:52

Debian Squeeze

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/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x11064397  ( VIA VT1708S)
/proc/asound/NVidia/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x11064397
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Postby Bulkley » 2010-01-06 21:11

I'm not sure what I should be doing here. I tried the grep -R "Vendor Id" /proc/asound/* && uname -a command and got nothing. That may be because I have on-board sound.
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Postby Bulkley » 2010-01-06 22:03

Miros sent me a different instruction set which works.
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grep -R "Vendor" /proc/asound/* && uname -a


The result:
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/proc/asound/card0/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x1043
/proc/asound/V8237/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x1043
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Postby refracta » 2010-01-06 22:07

miros84 wrote:Why these commands? Because, this why, we will know that kernel 2.6.30 supports .....


just for the 2.6.30 kernel?
is that with or without firmware?
is that only for the debian 2.6.30 kernel?
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Postby craigevil » 2010-01-07 11:34

I have ran Debian on 6 different desktops(Dell, Emachine, via mb, you name it), a old dell latitude laptop, 2 different Asus eee netbooks; not once have I had to do anything to get sound working.

The trick only use alsa, and not crap like pulseaudio, artsd, esd, jack.

Current desktop audio info:
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
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90% of the time you have to do nothing to get sound, unless your system is some shiny new thing.

http://wiki.debian.org/ALSA
For the rare times sound does work the alsa-checklist usually solves the problem:
1) add yourself to the 'audio' group (log out and log in again) 2) use alsamixer and unmute channels and raise levels (also try muting some
channels) 3) arts or esound stopped? 4) OSS modules unloaded? 5) speakers on? 6) modprobe snd-pcm-oss 7) does "aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav" work for root? Test your sound with aplay and a wav so codec issues don't confuse the situation.

One of the few things that cause issues is a Sound Blaster X-Fi, but with newer kernels even that shouldn't be an issues.
The Sound Blaster X-Fi is a sound card series from Creative Technology. GPL-licensed vendor driver for EMU20K1/EMU20K2 chipsets (PCI-IDs 1102:0005, 1102:000b) merged in <ALSA> as snd-ctxfi, released in ALSA 1.0.21 (merged in Linux 2.6.32-rc1). "Xtreme Audio" devices (CA0106/CA0110 chipsets) are supported by the snd-ca0106 (1102:0007) and snd-hda-intel (1102:0009) drivers in ALSA versions > 1.0.16. http://wiki.debian.org/X-Fi

ac 97 can be an issue:
There's no universal driver for every single motherboard that uses ac97 audio. ac97 is just the codec, you need a driver for your audio chip. For OSS, this is usually either i810_audio or via82cxxx_audio; for ALSA, it's usually one of snd-intel8x0, snd-au8810 or snd-via82xx. Use <lspci> to check.

if you are using <ALSA> and you get an error about /dev/dsp missing, you need to provide the OSS compatibility layer. Run "modprobe snd-pcm-oss" and add snd-pcm-oss to /etc/modules . A proposed release goal is for packaged applications to stop using /dev/dsp:
http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NoLinuxDevDsp
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Postby hailie » 2010-01-07 20:36

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/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x111d7675
/proc/asound/card0/codec#3:Vendor Id: 0x10de0007
/proc/asound/NVidia/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x111d7675
/proc/asound/NVidia/codec#3:Vendor Id: 0x10de0007
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Postby Roel63 » 2010-01-07 21:40

Squeeze:

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/proc/asound/card0/codec#3:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0888
/proc/asound/SB/codec#3:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0888
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Postby freek » 2010-01-07 22:19

Etch/Lenny:

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┌─ fvb @ dell [ ~ ]
└─ > grep -R "Vendor" /proc/asound/* && uname -a
/proc/asound/card0/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
/proc/asound/PCI/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
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Postby astiak » 2010-01-07 23:01

Squeeze:

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/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0268
/proc/asound/Intel/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x10ec0268
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Postby refracta » 2010-01-07 23:08

This is pointless......too many variables exist to create a useful hardware database.....but what the hell...

root@Refracta:/home/user# grep -R "Vendor" /proc/asound/* && uname -a
/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x14f15045
/proc/asound/card0/codec#0:Node 0x1b [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
/proc/asound/Intel/codec#0:Vendor Id: 0x14f15045
/proc/asound/Intel/codec#0:Node 0x1b [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
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Postby Steelaworkn » 2010-01-07 23:08

Running Lenny:

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jeff@debian:~$ grep -R "Vendor" /proc/asound/* && uname -a
/proc/asound/AudioPCI/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
/proc/asound/card0/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
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Postby MrFrood » 2010-01-08 00:56

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/proc/asound/card0/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
/proc/asound/SI7018/codec97#0/ac97#0-0:PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x0000
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Postby nadir » 2010-01-08 01:09

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