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No Sound, Screen Resolution - Felicia

Postby lduplant on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:27 pm

Hello,

I have been using Ubuntu on a PC for several years, but still consider myself as a new comer to Linux. I recently came about this distro and tried it. I prefer Mint over Ubuntu for the interface and it seems to be a little faster. But unfortunately I could not get the sound (other than login and logout) to work.

I tried changing the sound server in the sound applet. Ubuntu worked with Pulseaudio selected but not Mint.

I then installed Mint on another, more recent PC (Dual boot with Win XP, installed as a Window application). No sound on that PC either.

PC #1: PIII,1 GHz 512MB, 40GB-HDD, onboard Intel sound (running Ubuntu 8.10, tested Mint with Live CD only)
PC#2: PIV, 2.3GHz, 1.5GB, 120 GB-HDD, Dell Soundblaster Live (Win XP, Mint 6 installed as a windows app)

The other problem with PC#1, (it was same with Ubuntu 8.10 ) the screen resolution appeared stuck at 800x600 but the screen/GFX card (nvidia Quadro2, 32MB) is capable of 1024x768. I can't remember what I had to do to get the resolution fix for the login screen and then the main screen. I had to edit the x configuration file to get compiz to work.

Net result, I am back with Ubuntu until I can resolve this sound problem.

Your help to resolve this is appreciated

Laurent
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Re: No Sound, Screen Resolution - Felicia

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:00 pm

You have to tell us more facts.
We need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (To copy from a terminal right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
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Re: No Sound, Screen Resolution - Felicia

Postby lduplant on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:27 pm

Thank You Husse,

I tried again on PC#1 the live CD. For some reason sound is now working. So I am installing Mint as a dual boot with Ubuntu.

I will later see if sound works on PC#2 Live CD.

Some bizarre things happen sometimes. Maybe the stars were not aligned properly the night of my first trial.

Still the live cd only gave me 800x600 screen resolution on PC#1. I am hoping the HDD install will result in the correct screen resolution or at least the means of modifying the resolution.

I will report the results later. For now its partitioning, then install and then update
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Re: No Sound, Screen Resolution - Felicia

Postby lduplant on Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:39 pm

I am now running Mint Live CD on PC#2 and there is no sound at all. Not even at login.

Here is the output of lspci
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mint@mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82875P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82875P/E7210 Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev a2)
02:01.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. Device 2702 (rev 01)
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X
02:02.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] Input device controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)


and lsusb
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Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0424:2504 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c044 Logitech, Inc. LX3 Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


I can`t tell where the problem is. Help would be appreciated

Edit: I changed the default devices in [Sound Preferences] from autodetect to OSS to finally get sound. Any of the other selections did not work. (Alsa, PulseAudio, Dell Sound Blaster Live, etc)

Is this normal?

Thanks
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Re: No Sound, Screen Resolution - Felicia

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:33 am

Well it happens more than once that one of the sound options works but not the others
I see that this is a slightly old box with built in AC97 sound (which is often referred to as Winsound) and also a SB live with the most common chip EMU10k1X
There may be a conflict here - if you want to use the SB live card you must turn off the built in sound - you probably have done that when you added the SB card but check in BIOS anyway.
Your edit makes me wonder where you have connected the speakers (headphones)
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