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No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby irvinehooi on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:11 am

Hi guys,

I'm previously a Ubuntu 8.04 user and recently I've install Linux Mint 8. After successfully installed it to my PC, I found out that the audio playback no sound at all. And the player time slider bar is moving in a speed up mode (very fast). When I'm on youtube website, the movie can be played in FIrefox but with no sound as well. Can somebody help me on this problem ??
So I can play my collection of MP3 songs on my PC.

Just want to ask did Ubuntu 9.10 has this problem as well ??

Thank you in advance.
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby irvinehooi on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:47 am

Hi, I've also tried to install Linux Mint 8 on VMwawre Workstation 6.5.3 and the result is still the same.
Linux Mint 8 on my PC have no sound at all. And the audio music playback is still the same as my previous post. No system sound at all (startup sound and etc...). The player time slider bar move very fast and there is no visualisation show on the screen. Even I already enabled the visualisation on the player preferences.

I've already done the system update on Linux Mint 8.

Can someone please help. Thank you very much.
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby irvinehooi on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:53 am

Why this problem happen ?? Such a basic problem shouldn't happen on the release version of an Operating System.
For me, Linux Mint 8 can't provide me the real out of the box on playing those restriced media.

It is obviously the OS fault and not the hardware fault.
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:48 pm

This happens now and then with different hardware and is one of the drawbacks of Linux - changes in kernel version, playing with new sound servers etc...
Take a look at the general solutions for sound

This topic contains links to all (?) the really good solutions for sound in Mint
If you have Intel HDA sound take a look here first
If you want more help please include lspci and which Mint you use
And don't forget to go through all your settings
Right click the speaker next to the clock and check settings as well as any other settings you may find and also open a terminal and start alsamixer from it
Also check in "Users and Groups" that "Use Audio Devices" is checked for you, it is not by default and it should not matter but anyway
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby irvinehooi on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:56 pm

OK, first of all thanks for reply and here is my "lspci" result from the my VMware virtual machine. I'm using Linux Mint 8 - Helena (2.6.31-14-generic).

00:00.0 "Host bridge" "Intel Corporation" "440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge" -r01 "VMware" "Device 1976"
00:01.0 "PCI bridge" "Intel Corporation" "440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge" -r01 "" ""
00:07.0 "ISA bridge" "Intel Corporation" "82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA" -r08 "VMware" "Device 1976"
00:07.1 "IDE interface" "Intel Corporation" "82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE" -r01 -p8a "VMware" "Device 1976"
00:07.3 "Bridge" "Intel Corporation" "82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI" -r08 "VMware" "Device 1976"
00:07.7 "System peripheral" "VMware" "Virtual Machine Communication Interface" -r10 "VMware" "Virtual Machine Communication Interface"
00:0f.0 "VGA compatible controller" "VMware" "SVGA II Adapter" "VMware" "SVGA II Adapter"
00:10.0 "SCSI storage controller" "LSI Logic / Symbios Logic" "53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI" -r01 "VMware" "Device 1976"
00:11.0 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI bridge" -r02 -p01 "" ""
00:15.0 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.1 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.2 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.3 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.4 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.5 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.6 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:15.7 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.0 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.1 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.2 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.3 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.4 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.5 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.6 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:16.7 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.0 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.1 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.2 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.3 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.4 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.5 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.6 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:17.7 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.0 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.1 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.2 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.3 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.4 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.5 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.6 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
00:18.7 "PCI bridge" "VMware" "PCI Express Root Port" -r01 "" ""
02:00.0 "USB Controller" "Intel Corporation" "82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB" "VMware" "Device 1976"
02:01.0 "Ethernet controller" "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]" -r10 "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]" "79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]"
02:02.0 "Multimedia audio controller" "Ensoniq" "ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]" -r02 "Ensoniq" "ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]"
02:03.0 "USB Controller" "VMware" "USB2 EHCI Controller" -p20 "VMware" "USB2 EHCI Controller"


May I know how to apply or modification to my system ?? Thanks in advance.
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby Husse on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:31 am

You did not mention that you were running in WMware and you have pretty old hardware - in fact I'm a bit surprised that so old equipment has the power for that, but with a decent amount of memory...
You have an "Ensoniq" "ES1371" which is a Soundblaster 128 if I'm not mistaken
See if the driver is loaded
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lsmod | grep snd

You should get at least snd_ens1371 as an answer
And of course check the volume control for anything that's muted
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby irvinehooi on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:31 am

Actually previously I was installed Linux Mint 8 to my physical PC and it has sound problem. Luckily I still have another PC. So I tried to install it to VMware and do testing.
The hardware shown in the list is the hardware provided from VMware not my physical PC hardware spec. And also assign 1GB RAM to Linu Mint 8 virtual machine.

The below is the result for "lsmod | grep snd"

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snd_ens1371            22016  2
gameport               11368  1 snd_ens1371
snd_ac97_codec        101216  1 snd_ens1371
ac97_bus                1532  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            37920  0
snd_mixer_oss          16028  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                75296  3 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy           2656  0
snd_seq_oss            28576  0
snd_seq_midi            6432  0
snd_rawmidi            22208  2 snd_ens1371,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      6940  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                50224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              22276  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          6920  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    59204  14 snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore               7264  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          9156  1 snd_pcm

It seem that I have the 1 that you mentioned "snd_ens1371"
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Re: No sound playback / flash video playback

Postby Husse on Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:19 am

Sorry that it takes some time
Is the "physical sound card" the ensoniq or is that just what WMware is using
I have few solutions for Soundblaster (Ensoniq)
For the now more common Intel HDA sound there's a solution here
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