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

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 13:57:06 CDT 2008


Sorry I keep forgetting not everyone runs KDE Kubuntu... whatever the 
soundmixer is called in Gnome Ubuntu master channel has to be set to PCM 
on my PC after the ALSA upgrade.


O. Sinclair wrote:
> OK try this: I upgraded the kernel, compiler and ALSA to Hardy versions 
> following this thread:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=646755
> 
> that solved all my problems with modems etc (combined on the hda 
> soundcard in my laptop). dont forget to change the masterchannel in KMix 
> to PCM... instead of Master (makes no sense but works) or you get 
> low-low volume. It bashed the bios-update (see another thread) but that 
> can be done via old kernel.
> 
> If that does not work I can no longer help am afraid... except try Hardy 
> Beta before caving in to HastalaVista
> 
> Sinclair
> Ryan West wrote:
>> Just tried that, still no avail...this is insane.  Is there some sort of 
>> related glitch that could be result of all or a mix of the following not 
>> working properly with each other:
>>
>> ICH9 chipset
>> The onboard audio that comes with the 755 Optiplex
>> Alsa
>> linux-backport-modules?(advised to install earlier)
>>
>> I'm totaly stumped on this one, I may for the last time reinstall again 
>> and start from scratch...not quite there yet.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 1:02 PM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     try this, helped many with other Dells and hda soundcards:
>>     from command prompt:
>>     type:
>>     sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
>>
>>     add this line at the end:
>>     options snd-hda-intel model=5stack
>>
>>     NOTE: try 3stack as in otherwise but that clomped my modem.
>>
>>     Reboot (maybe not necessary but to check that sound is back)
>>     if that does not work I will give you another thing to try that is a
>>     bit more on the daring side.
>>
>>     Sinclair
>>
>>     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 <mailto:rwest.eagle at gmail.com>
>>         <mailto:rwest.eagle at gmail.com <mailto:rwest.eagle at gmail.com>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Ryan West
>> rwest.eagle at gmail.com <mailto:rwest.eagle at gmail.com>
>>
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