Dell Optiplex 755's with Ubuntu 7.10 (QUad Core Systems)

Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com
Thu Apr 3 11:16:18 CDT 2008


Ryan,

One possible solution is to install linux-backport-modules.  Out of the
factory LBM had to be used on many Dell Ubuntu systems to enable audio.
The other possible solution would be to grab the alsa-source package
from a hardy repository and build it using module assistant.  

Regards,

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 11:06 -0500, Ryan West wrote:

> We have about 4 of them in house, and are debating whether to roll out
> to 100+ people or not.  However, everything is working fine w/ these
> systems except one component.....Sound.
> 
> 
> I have been trying for 3 weeks to get soundworking with:
> 
> Ubuntu 7.10
> Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel Core 2 Quad)
> 
> tag: DTZVND1
> 
> 
> Need help, I'm about to give up on this, and just let them run w/
> vista, which have normal functioning sound.
> 
> ryan at cisco:~$ sudo lsmod
> Module                  Size  Used by
> rfcomm                 42136  2 
> l2cap                  26240  11 rfcomm
> bluetooth              57060  4 rfcomm,l2cap
> ppdev                  10244  0 
> cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
> cpufreq_conservative     8072  0 
> cpufreq_ondemand        9612  0 
> cpufreq_stats           7232  0 
> cpufreq_userspace       5280  0 
> freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
> ac                      6148  0 
> container               5504  0 
> video                  18060  0 
> sbs                    19592  0 
> button                  8976  0 
> bay                     6912  0 
> dock                   10656  1 bay
> battery                11012  0 
> lp                     12580  0 
> ipv6                  273892  20 
> snd_hda_intel         262552  1 
> snd_pcm_oss            44800  0 
> snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
> snd_pcm                81028  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
> snd_seq_dummy           4996  0 
> snd_seq_oss            35328  0 
> snd_seq_midi            9728  0 
> snd_rawmidi            26112  1 snd_seq_midi
> snd_seq_midi_event      8576  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
> snd_seq                54256  6
> snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
> snd_timer              24452  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
> snd_seq_device          9740  5
> snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
> xpad                    9988  0 
> fglrx                1547660  24 
> snd                    56452  12
> snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
> soundcore               8800  1 snd
> heci                   59916  0 
> pcspkr                  4224  0 
> snd_page_alloc         11272  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
> parport_pc             37412  1 
> parport                37448  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
> serio_raw               8068  0 
> psmouse                39952  0 
> e1000_ich9            188736  0 
> shpchp                 34580  0 
> pci_hotplug            32704  1 shpchp
> intel_agp              25620  0 
> agpgart                35016  2 fglrx,intel_agp
> evdev                  11136  4 
> ext3                  133896  1 
> jbd                    60456  1 ext3
> mbcache                 9732  1 ext3
> sg                     36764  0 
> sr_mod                 17828  0 
> cdrom                  37536  1 sr_mod
> sd_mod                 30336  3 
> usbhid                 29536  0 
> hid                    28928  1 usbhid
> ata_generic             8452  0 
> ehci_hcd               36492  0 
> ata_piix               17540  2 
> uhci_hcd               26640  0 
> floppy                 60004  0 
> libata                125168  2 ata_generic,ata_piix
> scsi_mod              147084  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
> usbcore               138632  5 xpad,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
> thermal                14344  0 
> processor              32072  1 thermal
> fan                     5764  0 
> fuse                   47124  1 
> apparmor               40728  0 
> commoncap               8320  1 apparmor
> ryan at cisco:~$ 
> 
> ryan at cisco:~$ lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller
> (rev 02)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PCI Express Root
> Port (rev 02)
> 00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI
> Controller (rev 02)
> 00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PT IDER
> Controller (rev 02)
> 00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Serial KT
> Controller (rev 02)
> 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit
> Network Connection (rev 02)
> 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB
> UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
> 00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB
> UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
> 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2
> EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio
> Controller (rev 02)
> 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express
> Port 1 (rev 02)
> 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB
> UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
> 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB
> UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
> 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB
> UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
> 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2
> EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation LPC Interface Controller (rev
> 02)
> 00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4
> port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
> 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
> (rev 02)
> 00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port
> SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device
> 94c1
> 
> ryan at cisco:~$ aplay -l
> **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
> card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
>   Subdevices: 1/1
>   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
> card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: AD198x Digital [AD198x Digital]
>   Subdevices: 1/1
>   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
> ryan at cisco:~$ 
> 
> 
> ryan at cisco:~$ lshw
>         *-multimedia
>              description: Audio device
>              product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
>              vendor: Intel Corporation
>              physical id: 1b
>              bus info: pci at 0000:00:1b.0
>              version: 02
>              width: 64 bits
>              clock: 33MHz
>              capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
>              configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
> module=snd_hda_intel
> 
> 
> 
> any ideas?
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Ryan West
> rwest.eagle at gmail.com
> 
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Mario Limonciello
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