audiodevice not configured, need help...

Asked by flocrypt on 2005-10-28

Hello and bonsoir everyone,
I have just installed ubuntu 5.10 and after some trouble with getting a networkconection I got it finaly going ...

except that my soundcard is not configgured?

lspci gives this output:

florian@ubuntu:~$ lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller (rev 25)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] AGP Bridge (rev 01)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] ISA (rev 01)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] IDE (rev 07)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] ACPI (rev 03)
0000:00:07.4 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] USB (rev 06)
0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX [Linksys EtherFast 10/100] (rev 25)
0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
0000:00:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

so the system detects my soundcard but none of the aplications are able to use it, all tests in

the multimediapanel give an errormessage...

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David Mandelberg (dseomn) said : #1

Could you tell us the error message please?

flocrypt (flocrypt) said : #2

hi again, I have a bit more output for you: if anyone feels like helping me to resolve this I would realy be thankfull.

florian@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nv
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1022:7006 (rev 25)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 120
        Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Memory at eddff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at d800 [disabled] [size=4]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:01.0 0604: 1022:7007 (rev 01)
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 120
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
        I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
        Memory behind bridge: ede00000-efefffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d5c00000-e5cfffff

0000:00:07.0 0601: 1022:7408 (rev 01)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

0000:00:07.1 0101: 1022:7409 (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
        I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

0000:00:07.3 0680: 1022:740b (rev 03)
        Flags: medium devsel

0000:00:07.4 0c03: 1022:740c (rev 06) (prog-if 10)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 16, IRQ 9
        Memory at efffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

0000:00:08.0 0200: 11ad:c115 (rev 25)
        Subsystem: 11ad:c001
        Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at da00 [size=256]
        Memory at effffe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:09.0 0200: 1186:1300 (rev 10)
        Subsystem: 1186:1300
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        Memory at efffff00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:0c.0 0401: 13f6:0111 (rev 10)
        Subsystem: 13f6:0111
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:01:05.0 0300: 10de:0110 (rev b2)
        Subsystem: 1043:4031
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at ee000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Expansion ROM at efef0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

florian@ubuntu:~$ sudo
usage: sudo -K | -L | -V | -h | -k | -l | -v
usage: sudo [-HPSb] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid]
            { -e file [...] | -i | -s | <command> }
florian@ubuntu:~$
florian@ubuntu:~$ lspci -v
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] System Controller (rev 25)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 120
        Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Memory at eddff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at d800 [disabled] [size=4]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-751 [Irongate] AGP Bridge (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 120
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
        I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
        Memory behind bridge: ede00000-efefffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d5c00000-e5cfffff

0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] ISA (rev 01)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] IDE (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
        I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] ACPI (rev 03)
        Flags: medium devsel

0000:00:07.4 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-756 [Viper] USB (rev 06) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 16, IRQ 9
        Memory at efffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX [Linksys EtherFast 10/100] (rev 25)
        Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX [ver 2.0]
        Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at da00 [size=256]
        Memory at effffe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at effe0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
        Subsystem: D-Link System Inc DFE-538TX 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
        Memory at efffff00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:00:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
        Subsystem: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. V7100 Pro with TV output
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at ee000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Expansion ROM at efef0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

flocrypt (flocrypt) said : #3

Hi David, sorry for the messi posting, i am new to this...

so here is the errormessage of the multimedia panel test button:

La construction de la pipeline de test pour « ALSA - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture » a échoué

my system speaks french but I guess it translates to something like "the setup of the testpipeline has failed".

above i have posted the output of
florian@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nv
and
florian@ubuntu:~$ lspci -v

that show that my system kind of detects the hardware but doesn't use it right...

thanks for your time,

flocrypt

Kamil Strzelecki (esack) said : #4

You should probably use ESD as default output since ALSA in Breezy don't support software mixing by default. So if you have ESD already running it locks ALSA devices and any other process can't use it.

flocrypt (flocrypt) said : #5

Thank you Kamil, but ESD doesn't work either, in the panel "sound" there is no soundcard listed. So I think it needs the right drivers to be installed or something. Only I have no idea how to do that.

Kamil Strzelecki (esack) said : #6

It look like the appropriate driver for your soundcard (CM8738) is 'cmpci'. Check if its loaded by typing:
lsmod | grep cmpci
in the terminal window. You should see sth like this:

cmpci 37812 0
gameport 16392 1 cmpci
soundcore 10912 2 cmpci,snd

If it returns nothing, load the module by command:
modprobe cmpci

To get it loaded at boot time add line:
cmpci
at the end of your /etc/modules file.

HTH

Kamil Strzelecki (esack) said : #7

ahh sorry! :(
The name of a module for ALSA is snd-cmipci.
So you should use:

lsmod | grep cmipci
sudo modprobe snd-cmipci
snd-cmipci

respectively.
Again, sorry for the mess! :/

Ahaha!

Just installed Ubuntu (first time using Linux) and am also having the same problem with the same sound card! To a "lsmod | grep cmipci" request I get the following output:

snd_cmipci 30368 0
gameport 14472 1 snd_cmipci
snd_pcm 78344 3 snd_usb_audio,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss
snd_opl3_lib 9856 1 snd_cmipci
snd_mpu401_uart 6784 1 snd_cmipci
snd 48644 13 snd_usb_audio,snd_cmipci,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_timer,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device

If I understand properly, the driver is thus installed... How do I get it working, since the only "audio device" that shows up is the microphone on my USB Camera?

PND

I have soundcard, but i don't have a driver for ubuntu.Where I can find a good driver?? My soudcard is CMI8738. please help me!! This is first time when I am using Linux Ubuntu.

fish (e-pesce) said : #10

there is any possibility to run under ubuntu a xfi creative audio ? tk fish

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