dell E1705 sound not working
Topic: dell E1705 sound not working
started by: randiz
Posted by randiz on Sep. 28 2006,03:48I have a dell E1705 which has Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller ( enabled in bios) . I can t get any sound off it on playing mp3/mpeg files( I can see title but no sound. ) Any clues on how to resolve this ?
Does DSL support this chip ?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Sep. 28 2006,04:28Did you try alsa?
Posted by randiz on Oct. 03 2006,12:41tried alsa but no sound. boot with 'dsl alsa' option. installed gnuutils.dsl,alsadebs.dsl,alsa.dsl,dpkg.dsl ...still no sound ...
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Oct. 03 2006,13:22Did you try the other forum users' alternative methods?
i.e. see < http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin....06;st=5 >
Also, in < http://www.gidnetwork.com/b-106.html > it lists this for your chipset:
Posted by randiz on Oct. 03 2006,16:05Your link shows the chip is supported . However
I even downloaded latest ALSA version and built the modules but the chip did not show up on 'lspci'. It seems like ALSA sound driver for Intel high definition audio does not work with older version of kernel 2.4.x . However when I booted off ubuntu off CD (with recent kernel versions 2.6.x)) the chip was detected right away and listed.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Oct. 03 2006,18:41Ah that's really too bad if it doesn't even show up under lspci (modules loaded or not, the chip should still show up here). You could try DSL-N (2.6 kernel) if you want to.
Posted by reid_geo on Oct. 31 2006,16:07
Ah, maybe I missed it, but what version of DSL are you using? The gnu-utils/alsadeb/dpkg route is for older versions as I recall (1.x, 2.x?).
At any rate I have had some luck with DSL 3.0.1 and snd-hda-intel by booting with the "alsa" option, installing the Alsa drivers from the Testing repository < http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub...., > and entering the modprobe command string: modprobe snd-hda-intel;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss.
I get good sound, but no software volume control with either dmix or multimedia apps. Others with Intel on-board sound seem to have had this same problem with DSL.
For me the same MB works flawlessly with Ubuntu, and also with Puppy 2.11.
Posted by reid_geo on Dec. 24 2007,04:39
Can anyone provide any information on whether the intel HDA chipset can be recognized and function with latest versions of DSL?
I had to abandon DSL 3.x because I could never get any kind of volume control.
So if anyone has had luck with getting control over the intel HDA chipset, please let me know.