Audio driver

Questions about hardware,drivers and peripherals
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Audio driver

Postby moretti on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:18 pm

I've just installed Mint and I am satisfied. My problem is I can't hear any sound. I have a notebook Asus A6R. Can I solve the problem any way? Thank you....for
your help. By
moretti
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Italy

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:26 am

More facts please!
Which Mint?
Which hardware?
Run lspci and post the result
It's generally possible to get the sound working
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Audio driver

Postby Guest on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:21 pm

I have a notebook Asus A6R. It's an Intel Celeron mobile with 512 MByte ram and ati radeon express 200m as graphic. I've installed mint Elyssa.
Guest
 

Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:47 am

Please
Run lspci and post the result (from a terminal)
This is absolutely crucial if we are to help you
Main or any of the DEs?
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Audio driver

Postby Guest on Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:52 am

Hello thanks for your help. I post the lspci result.

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b3)
02:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
02:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 08)
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
By...
Guest
 

Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:53 am

There is a problem here
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)

The modem and the sound conflicts, but you can't turn the modem off if it's possible
Check if a modem driver is loaded
Code: Select all
lsmod | grep modem

I suspect you find snd-atiixp-modem
If so
Code: Select all
gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem

Remove the # in front of blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
It's obviously a well known problem and I've seen reports that this will help (although the advice was not quite correct)
Of course you have to go through all the settings for sound as well
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti on Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:57 pm

Hello I did as you said and saved the file. Now my problem is how to configure the Alsa driver for the notebook sound card. I think is a long and difficult procedure. A further help? Thanks...a lot
moretti
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti on Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:08 am

Hello to everyone. Another problem I have is that both dvd and divx movies don't work: no images on the screen; even if I installed the famous Videolan player that contains all audio video codecs.I don't know if the video problem is connected to the audio driver. By
moretti
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Audio driver

Postby xnostradamusx on Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:53 am

moretti wrote:Hello to everyone. Another problem I have is that both dvd and divx movies don't work: no images on the screen; even if I installed the famous Videolan player that contains all audio video codecs.I don't know if the video problem is connected to the audio driver. By



turn of your compiz and see if it plays
~cheers~

xnostradamusx
User avatar
xnostradamusx
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:04 am
Location: qatar

Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti on Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:17 pm

Hi I tried to disable Compiz but the Audio doesn't work yet. I know the problem is that Asus company didn't write the audio driver for Linux. I still wait....and hope
moretti
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Italy

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Hardware Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests