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Audio Problems (Multiple Soundcards)

Postby Mastacheata on Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:47 pm

Hello everyone.
My Desktop Computer features 3 different Soundcards /Soundchips, but I can only get one to do what I want.
The internal VIA HD Audio Chip on the Motherboard works perfectly.
The PCI SB Audigy Player has no Output at all.
Same for the Noname Soundcard with Realtek Chip.

I've tried to pick other Soundcards in the Audio Configuration and pushing the Test button, but had no success.
Only working device is the onboard via chip.

I've got no idea what to check next.
All Soundcards work in Windows Vista.
The PCI ones were tested in Ubuntu 8.04 before upgrading the System in September.
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Re: Audio Problems (Multiple Soundcards)

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:57 am

I can't remember if Audigy needs a driver from Creative - you could google Creative Linux driver
Run a few commands in a terminal
cat /proc/asound/cards
lsmod | grep snd
lspci
and post here
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Re: Audio Problems (Multiple Soundcards)

Postby Mastacheata on Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:36 pm

Sorry, didn't have the time to catch up on the problem in the last weeks due to university exams.
So here is the output:
All cards recognized correctly as far as I can see.

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benedikt@bene-mint ~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [CMI8738        ]: CMI8738-MC6 - C-Media CMI8738
                      C-Media CMI8738 (model 55) at 0xe400, irq 21
 1 [SB             ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
                      HDA ATI SB at 0xfbcf4000 irq 16
 2 [HDMI           ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
                      HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfbdec000 irq 19
 3 [Audigy         ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [SB0090]
                      Audigy 1 [SB0090] (rev.3, serial:0x511102) at 0xec00, irq 20
benedikt@bene-mint ~ $ lsmod | grep snd
snd_emu10k1_synth      15616  0
snd_emux_synth         46720  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi        14592  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul      16128  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_emu10k1           164128  4 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_ac97_codec        133080  1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus               10368  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_hda_intel         489264  2
snd_util_mem           13312  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_cmipci             49952  2
snd_pcm_oss            52608  0
snd_mixer_oss          25088  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                99208  5 snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss
snd_opl3_lib           20736  1 snd_cmipci
snd_hwdep              16904  3 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401_uart        16768  1 snd_cmipci
snd_seq_dummy          11524  0
snd_seq_oss            42368  0
snd_seq_midi           15872  0
snd_rawmidi            34176  4 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     16768  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                67168  9 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              34320  4 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         16404  9 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    79432  31 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
gameport               21776  3 snd_cmipci,emu10k1_gp
soundcore              16800  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         17680  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
benedikt@bene-mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RX780/RX790 Chipset Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV770 [Radeon HD 4850]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc HD48x0 audio
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
03:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 03)
03:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
03:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
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Re: Audio Problems (Multiple Soundcards)

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:56 pm

You have in fact 4 sound cards/chips detected
0 [CMI8738 ]: CMI8738-MC6 - C-Media CMI8738
C-Media CMI8738 (model 55) at 0xe400, irq 21
1 [SB ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
HDA ATI SB at 0xfbcf4000 irq 16
2 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfbdec000 irq 19
3 [Audigy ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [SB0090]
Audigy 1 [SB0090] (rev.3, serial:0x511102) at 0xec00, irq 20

This
2 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
can be a sound chip on your graphics card, because I see HDMI
This is the motherboard one (Azalia)
1 [SB ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
Can you remove the Cmedia? That seems to me also to be an integrated sound chip - this is really confusing - or is this the motherboard chip and both the HDA instances I see are on the graphics card?
Can you sort this out for me - I might have something but first I need to know this
(The Audigy seems to have the right drivers)
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Re: Audio Problems (Multiple Soundcards)

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:04 pm

To be sure also run lspci -v and post the sections for the sound cards
And please go through all settings for sound not forgetting the mixer you get if you double click the volume applet by the clock
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