How can i make 64studio recognize my sound card?

  • igetupigetdown85
Posted: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 11:28
Hello, i'm new to linux. just installed 64studio, and it doesn't recognize my sound card. there's a red X near the volume control at the right end of the screen. i have a "waveterminal 192x" soundcard made by Egosys ESI. it appears on the alsa-project site as a supported card. What should i do? many thanks, eyal.

hi

  • igetupigetdown85
  • 09/15/08
  • Thu, 09/18/2008 - 08:52
Hi, for now it seems to me like a too drastic action, to replace my soundcard which i like. that's because i havn't seen yet the linux DAW system works and in action. i really hope i'd be able to do so soon. i'm a post-production engineer and a musician. i'd like to test this system on my home pc, before i try it in the studio. i'll sure stay tuned and look for the driver to be made! many many thanks for the help and everything you do.

extra homework

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 09/18/2008 - 03:46
Hi, Sorry about that eyal, 100 lines and extra homework for me. Thanks for helping out porisija. Be good to put a note on the blacklist page here, and drop a note on the alsa-devel list. Also Checkout ebay, some bargains to be had over there. Cheers, dave.

Options

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 09/17/2008 - 21:45
Yes... Either that or trade in the card for something that is also supported by Linux. Good places to look for the info is the Alsa page above, also the ffado page. Sorry to hear about the hardware.

only the onboard

  • igetupigetdown85
  • 09/15/08
  • Wed, 09/17/2008 - 19:54
only the on-board intel audio which i can't really use for recording... so.. should i give up using linux until they'll make a driver for my card?

Alsa-project homepage

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 09/17/2008 - 14:47
Alsa-project homepage suggests that your card is in a "possible" state. It means: Possible to support, but no driver has been written yet. http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Ego_Sys Do you have any other soundcard to use?

amixer: alsamixer output-

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 09/17/2008 - 07:12
Hi, This part alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device is mentioned here: 6 Check that you have the right sound devices http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/TroubleShooting http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Ice1724 Googled: amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device Googled: waveterminal 192x snd-ice1724 I will have another browse around today Cheers, dave

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  • igetupigetdown85
  • 09/15/08
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 18:31
hi, here is the output i got: 64studio:/home/eyal# alsaconf Building card database... Running update-modules... Loading driver... Setting default volumes... amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device Saving the mixer setup used for this in /var/lib/alsa/asound.state. /usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1254: No soundcards found... yet a red x near the vol. control. envy24control is not working.... alsamixer output- alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device

alsaconf & alsamixer

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 18:10
Hi, The next step is to run alsaconf $ sudo alsaconf or as root # alsaconf I'm not sure the gnome mixer is the one to use with this card, try envy24control from the sound menu. If not drop back to alsamixer $ alsamixer CheckOut Keyboard Commands here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsamixer Cheers, dave.

snd-ice1724

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 11:15
Hi, You need to try and load the module, login as root and run this command # modprobe snd-ice1724 Then edit /etc/modules again as root # gedit /etc/modules snd-ice1724 snd-seq Add the snd-ice1724 entry to the file (see above). If modprobe loads the module, this entry will load it each time you boot the computer. You can also check to see which modules are loaded by running from a terminal $ lsmod Cheers, dave.

still no sound

  • igetupigetdown85
  • 09/15/08
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 15:42
it looks like snd-ice1724 was already loaded. i did all you said and still no sound. when i double click on the volume control i get the messege- "No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found." any idea? thanks again.

more info

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 15:00
Hi, First check basics like the sound is not muted or the volume turned down in the mixer. I have found very little info about your sound card and debian. In a terminal see what info these commands show: $ cat /proc/asound/cards $ cat /proc/asound/modules Go to the website below and copy/paste the result of $ lspci -n into the box to get info on your system, save the page, or copy the details into a text file. Post back the part about your sound card. $ lspci -n http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ Cheers, dave.

hi, thanks you for the

  • igetupigetdown85
  • 09/15/08
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 00:48
hi, thanks you for the reply. $ cat /proc/asound/cards - says --- no soundcards --- $ cat /proc/asound/modules - do nothing. this is the line about my sound card, though it's not my card's name (why?).. 14121724 Yes VIA Technologies Inc. Albatron PX865PE 7.1 snd-ice1724 v2.6.25 so.. what now? thank you!!!