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Sound with LinuxMint 4 (KDE)

Postby richard1 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:33 am

I have just installed LinuxMint 4 (KDE) on this desktop machine ... and am STUCK with getting my sound to work at all. Having working sound is important for me because I want to listen to styreaming radio, watch digital TV on my desktop and also run amateur radio applications like fldigi. Having no sound makes me think that LinuxMint may not be suitable for my needs. Can you assist??

My motherboard is an ASUS all-in-one type ... with on-board sound and video, etc. The command 'aplay' ... shows that the card is a SIS type ... numbered SI7012 ... and appears to be an Intel type of card. This card is seen during the bootup ... but all my attempts to get the card actually doing something come to nothing.

I have enabled the sound system: using Control Centre.

I have used Kmix to set the levels as:

Master: 96
Master Mono 90
Surround 90
PCM 90
3D Surround 0 (Muted)
3D Centre 100 (Muted)
LFE 0 (Muted)
AC97 66

... but running test sounds ... gives zero response. Can someone point me towards a simple how-to for this please?

The annoying thing about this is that on Puppylinux 4 ... I was able to get sound configured (same setup) ... in seconds ... and my amateur radio programs just worked! They used alsaconf for this trick. Can u assist?

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Re: Sound with LinuxMint 4 (KDE)

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:53 pm

There is not much info on SIS sound cards - do you really have one?
Run lspci (in a terminal) and check - you could post it here between code brackets
You could also try
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echo options snd-hda-sis model=ref — sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsabase

or change sis for intel
alsaconf is about as depreciated as ISA sound cards
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Re: Sound with LinuxMint 4 (KDE)

Postby richard1 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:14 pm

The result of lspci -v is et out below:

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 810d
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 23
I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
I/O ports at a400 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>

Does this assist?

Thanks for reply.

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Re: Sound with LinuxMint 4 (KDE)

Postby Husse on Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:40 am

Could you give me the whole lspci?
It's AC97 which depends on other parts of the mobo
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Re: Sound with LinuxMint 4 (KDE)

Postby PapiSolo on Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:53 am

Try this post from ubuntu forums. It solved my problem with the same card and no sound..

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