no sound fujitsu lifebook
Topic: no sound fujitsu lifebook
started by: bwh1969
Posted by bwh1969 on Nov. 24 2007,03:47I never got sound to work in any linux distro on this machine, so I am not terribly convinced I can get it to work with DSL. Even Xubuntu, which is pretty good with detecting things never picked up the card. I think it is an ESS SoundBlaster compatible ISA card, Fujitsu lifebook 770TX, PII so I am pleased that DSL exists because it is the only OS that makes it usable at all.
I have the alsa package load at startup, my grub line has a reference to alsa as well.
I did a modprobe snd-(everything in the readme file that started with sb, and es, and nothing was recognized.
I think the last thing that had the sound working was a windows install 95 then 2000, but 2000 ran slow slow slow. I think the card is fine physically, but other than that... not sure. If I do an lspci, I get a reference to an ISA bridge, but no reference to sound. I did an lspci -v, but I don't know how to scroll back in the DSL terminal:-(
Posted by Juanito on Nov. 24 2007,04:16If you want to be able to see everything that gets output to the screen, you can do something like this:
Posted by curaga on Nov. 24 2007,09:41Scrolling back is done with <shift-pageUp>
Posted by john.martzouco on Nov. 24 2007,12:07Thank you for that 'script <file>', 'Ctrl-D" trick... what a great way to collect information!
Posted by bwh1969 on Nov. 24 2007,13:45Thanks... both of these can be of major use. I usually use Kubuntu or Slax... but KDE is just too much for the little laptop that could... I think I can, I think I can... but DSL runs pretty smoothly.
Wishing for sound though:-) If I have any success, I'll post back.
Posted by john.martzouco on Nov. 24 2007,14:12bwh,
I don't know that this will help you at all... and I'm a noob with small hardware... but I have ben able to get an ESS1689 running under DSL. Mine is in a 10 year old Compaq laptop. It might be worth a try for you as well.
The console command that worked for me is:
I learned about it from this thread: < Sound on es1869 >
The key points are that you know what the BIOS settings for your card are. I was lucky, I had reset the BIOS to factory settings before trying the above and my values all lined up exactly as the thread told.
I hope this helps a little,
Posted by bwh1969 on Nov. 27 2007,01:40I think this worked... the volume shows up in d-mix. Now I just have to find a sound file to try... at any rate, it is at least closer to working.