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Audio driver

Postby moretti » 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
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Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse » 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
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Re: Audio driver

Postby Guest » 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.

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Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse » 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?
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Re: Audio driver

Postby Guest » 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)
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Re: Audio driver

Postby Husse » 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

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lsmod | grep modem

I suspect you find snd-atiixp-modem
If so

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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
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Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti » 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

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Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti » 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

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Re: Audio driver

Postby xnostradamusx » 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
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Re: Audio driver

Postby moretti » 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


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