Sound card installs and configures, but no sound plays! Help!
Posted on 2005-02-24
I got my sound card to install just fine using alsaconf, but I have no sound. When I try to open the volume control in X11, it says there are no valid mixing devices installed.
I get this error on boot:
ALSA Mixer Error
/usr/sbin/alsactl: set_control:1025: bad control.3.value type
I have another unusual occurance, too...
When trying to play an MP3 in X11, (using any sound app), it acts as if it's playing, but it always pretends to play the first 15 seconds of the song, and then stops. Sometimes it starts over from the beginning, and resets at 15seconds again. It's always at exactly 15 seconds, too. There is still no sound heard whatsoever.
I'm running KDE on Slackware 10.1, with Linux 2.6.9.
I'd appreciate any insight!!
Here's the some information that may or may not be relevant...
(only the sound card information pasted)
Bus 0, device 10, function 0:
Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 7).
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=12.Max Lat=128.
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd43f].
# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.8 ---
alias snd-card-0 snd-ens1371
alias sound-slot-0 snd-ens1371
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
snd_pcm_oss 48072 - - Live 0xce90c000
snd_mixer_oss 17288 - - Live 0xce8dd000
natsemi 25152 - - Live 0xce8d5000
snd_ens1371 18696 - - Live 0xce8b2000
snd_rawmidi 19908 - - Live 0xce891000
snd_seq_device 6192 - - Live 0xce88e000
snd_pcm 84100 - - Live 0xce8e6000
snd_timer 20652 - - Live 0xce8a4000
snd_page_alloc 7312 - - Live 0xce88b000
snd_ac97_codec 68912 - - Live 0xce8ba000
snd 46276 - - Live 0xce897000
ls -L -l /dev/dsp*
crw-rw--w- 1 root audio 14, 3 2005-02-24 00:17 /dev/dsp