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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which program? Does it work with other programs / other sound files?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it doesnt. for instance, if you execute lagno (a game) when playing a sound, the program exit suddenly.

i was trying over several method i found over the internet for solving this conflictive sound card's problem, and the only i get is playing sound via OSS, but as you know, oss can only manage 1 sound a time, so if iam not wrong, i have to install some other program as esd. am i right?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might as well add my two cents to this issue. I have just gotten a brand new Dell Inspiron D830 here at work. A very sweet laptop in lots of ways (180 minutes to compile OOo) but the audio has got me buggered.

I have tried both (not at the same time) the in-kernel 2.6.24-r2 alsa driver and the alsa-driver-9999 (alsa-driver-1.0.15 craps out on emerge as per https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207427) with essentially the same results.

The sound is REALLY quiet even when every available mixer lever in alsamixer is at 100%. The only difference AFAICT is that with the -9999 driver I get a Master Mixer slider (in alsamixer) whereas in the in-kernel driver I don't get that option.

lspci -v reveals:
Code:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01fe
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
        Memory at febfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
        Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

As per this helpful wiki entry, http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Dell_Latitude_D630_/_D830#Sound, I have used this configuration for the in-kernel driver:
Code:
Device Drivers  --->
    Sound  --->
        <*> Sound card support
            Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
              <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
                  PCI devices  --->
                    <M> Intel HD Audio
                    [*]   Build IDT/Sigmatel HD-audio codec support

Anyone got this figured out so I can listen to tunes (and other sound events) without having to have the volume at crazy high levels? Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

verticalrock wrote:
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Anyone got this figured out so I can listen to tunes (and other sound events) without having to have the volume at crazy high levels? Cheers!

Lets go to through the Manually Specify Module Parameters section of HdaIntelSoundHowto. I am assuming you are using alsa-driver, not built in kernel. I don't think it will work otherwise.
What is the output of;
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cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey keenblade! Thanks for the helpful link! Yes, I am using alsa-driver-9999 at the moment and NOT the in kernel driver. After adding the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base with this:
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options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m44

The volume seems to be set at reasonable levels. I still cannot seem to get pidgin sounds to work properly with either ALSA or aplay, but that may be a different and unrelated issue.
Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

verticalrock, glad that worked for you.
For pidgin I think it is a different issue. Using festival, pidgin even reads the messages aloud, here.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm having the same issues as above. But unlike your situation, I can't upgrade past ALSA 1.0.15 due to OSSv4 lacking ABI compatibility with anything newer. I only use it for SB X-Fi support (Creative's ALSA driver is even more broken). Am I stuck with a 2.6.23 kernel?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this worked for me
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workaround (works for me):
mv alsa-driver-1.0.15.ebuild to alsa-driver-1.0.16_rc1.ebuild
ebuild alsa-driver-1.0.16_rc1.ebuild digest
emerge alsa-driver
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: 1.0.16_rc1 is gone Reply with quote

change your /etc/portage/package.keywords (remove the _rc1) and re-emerge. That should work.

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