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Postby grandad » 2010-02-11 14:18

Hi Guy's. I have been so happy using Debian Lenny. But just lately my sound has dissapeared. I have checked the system and apparently it is SoundMax Integrated Digital Sound that I have on board. I have tried lots of things to get it going but to no avail. I have the Debian CD's. Is there a chance that it might be on these and I could re-install it? Hope one of you guy's can help me out on this. Regards Grandad
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Re: SoundMax

Postby Japser » 2010-02-11 15:46

HI, some time ago I wrote this:
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Shooting sound troubles in ( Debian ) - Linux

A systematic approach from bottom to top:

( 'do:' means open a terminal and give command )
( '| grep' is just a filter for the output )

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-- Onboard soundchip enabled in BIOS ?

-- do: lspci
or, ( as root ): lsusb

your card(s) should show up.

-- do: cat /boot/config-$( uname -r ) | grep SND | grep =y
-- do: cat /boot/config-$( uname -r ) | grep SND | grep =m

the driver for your card should show up
with '=y' ( compiled as part of the kernel )
or '=m' ( compiled as a loadable module )

-- do: lsmod | grep snd

this shows kernel-modules loaded.
( note: everything that is compiled in
the kernel does not show up here )
( minimum ? )

-- do: dpkg -l | grep alsa

this shows installed alsa-software
( minimum ? )

-- do: ls -l /proc/asound
-- do: cat /proc/asound/cards

information about cards that alsa has found

-- do: ls -l /dev/snd
-- do: ls -l /dev/dsp*

this shows the devices alsa has created
( if there is no /dev/dsp, there is no
OSS-compatibility )

-- do: lsof | grep snd

If your soundcard -is- basically working, but 'busy'
then you can see here what keeps it busy.

-- do: killall -bugger-

where -bugger- is one of...
esd, jackd, artsd (?), ...

OR, tell your application to use this -bugger-,
that is what these 'sound-servers' are meant for.


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Jasper, dec 2007.
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HTH, --Jasper feb 2010.
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Re: SoundMax

Postby grandad » 2010-02-12 17:44

Japser, I have said this before, you are one very knowledgeable guy and I have to hand it to you. Many, many thanks Japser, my problem is now solved and I have beautiful sound once again. This forum is so blessed in having lovely folks like you and so willing to help us old fogey's out when we get stuck. Again, my heartfelt thanks. Regards Grandad
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