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Adrian McMenamin
I decided to use Ubuntu on my new PC because everybody on my LUG mailing
list raved about it and because I was having serious problems with my
distro of (previous) choice - Fedora.

And, generally speaking, I'm pretty impressed. But I've had one serious
difficulty - with my AC97 sound.

The Ubuntu box has a soundcard built in to the mobo
and I also have a box with the same model of mobo running Fedora. The
Fedora box plays sound, the Ubuntu one doesn't.

Is it likely that the soundcard is stuffed on the Ubuntu one? Are there
any tests I can run to see what might be wrong? Is there something I
have missed at a higher level (eg ALSA configuration - though I have
unmuted everything afaics)?


Ubuntu box:

>From dmesg:

[4294696.497000] via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample
rate.
[4294696.497000]          Please try dxs_support=5 option
[4294696.497000]          and report if it works on your machine.
[4294696.497000]          For more details, read ALSA-Configuration.txt.

>From lspci:


0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)

I seem unable to get Ubuntu to play anything

On a Fedora box with the model of mobo (bought from the same shop at
more or less the same time - they are the same!). I can play sounds.

>From dmesg:

via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
         Please try dxs_support=5 option
         and report if it works on your machine.
         For more details, read ALSA-Configuration.txt.

>From lspci:

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)

On the Fedora box:

[root@dragoneye ~]# lsmod | grep snd
snd_via82xx            33025  0
gameport               21321  1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         80829  1 snd_via82xx
snd_seq_dummy           3781  0
snd_seq_oss            42945  0
snd_seq_midi_event     10177  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                78033  5
snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            53105  0
snd_mixer_oss          18241  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm               112201  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              42437  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         10825  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart        12481  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            36321  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          9165  4
snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    62021  11
snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore              12449  1 snd

On the Ubuntu box:

adrian@bossclass:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_mpu401              6344  0
snd_seq_dummy           3844  0
snd_seq_oss            29440  0
snd_seq_midi            8608  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6656  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                44688  6
snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_via82xx            25792  1
gameport               14472  2 analog,snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec         72188  1 snd_via82xx
snd_pcm_oss            46368  0
snd_mixer_oss          16128  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                78344  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              21764  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         10120  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         6784  2 snd_mpu401,snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            22816  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          8204  5
snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    48644  14
snd_mpu401,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               9184  1 snd


The two kernels are (obviously) different:

Ubuntu:
adrian@bossclass:~$ uname -a
Linux bossclass 2.6.12-9-386 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005 i686
GNU/Linux

Fedora:
[root@dragoneye ~]# uname -a
Linux dragoneye 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4 #1 Thu Oct 20 01:30:08 EDT 2005 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux





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Re: Sound card woe

Kush Singh
I had problems with hoary and nothing seemed to work (i tried all the
permutations/combinations as given in the wiki and the ubuntuguide etc).
Then when breezy  was launched formally in october i created a fresh
install in another partition and the system worked perfectly (there was
no sound problem). I also have the sound card integrated into the
motherboard.

Incidentally i had used the hardware reporting system both times (from
hoary and breezy) to let the ubuntu team know the hardware used by us
(See applications menu-- system tools--ubuntu device database) This
reporting of the types of hardware being used gives a great advantage to
the developer teams as problems are fixed in newer versions and must be
made an automatic feature.

Kussh

Adrian McMenamin wrote:

>I decided to use Ubuntu on my new PC because everybody on my LUG mailing
>list raved about it and because I was having serious problems with my
>distro of (previous) choice - Fedora.
>
>And, generally speaking, I'm pretty impressed. But I've had one serious
>difficulty - with my AC97 sound.
>
>The Ubuntu box has a soundcard built in to the mobo
>and I also have a box with the same model of mobo running Fedora. The
>Fedora box plays sound, the Ubuntu one doesn't.
>
>Is it likely that the soundcard is stuffed on the Ubuntu one? Are there
>any tests I can run to see what might be wrong? Is there something I
>have missed at a higher level (eg ALSA configuration - though I have
>unmuted everything afaics)?
>
>
>Ubuntu box:
>
>>From dmesg:
>
>[4294696.497000] via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample
>rate.
>[4294696.497000]          Please try dxs_support=5 option
>[4294696.497000]          and report if it works on your machine.
>[4294696.497000]          For more details, read ALSA-Configuration.txt.
>
>>From lspci:
>
>
>0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
>VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
>
>I seem unable to get Ubuntu to play anything
>
>On a Fedora box with the model of mobo (bought from the same shop at
>more or less the same time - they are the same!). I can play sounds.
>
>>From dmesg:
>
>via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
>         Please try dxs_support=5 option
>         and report if it works on your machine.
>         For more details, read ALSA-Configuration.txt.
>
>>From lspci:
>
>00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
>VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
>
>On the Fedora box:
>
>[root@dragoneye ~]# lsmod | grep snd
>snd_via82xx            33025  0
>gameport               21321  1 snd_via82xx
>snd_ac97_codec         80829  1 snd_via82xx
>snd_seq_dummy           3781  0
>snd_seq_oss            42945  0
>snd_seq_midi_event     10177  1 snd_seq_oss
>snd_seq                78033  5
>snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
>snd_pcm_oss            53105  0
>snd_mixer_oss          18241  1 snd_pcm_oss
>snd_pcm               112201  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
>snd_timer              42437  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
>snd_page_alloc         10825  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
>snd_mpu401_uart        12481  1 snd_via82xx
>snd_rawmidi            36321  1 snd_mpu401_uart
>snd_seq_device          9165  4
>snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
>snd                    62021  11
>snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
>soundcore              12449  1 snd
>
>On the Ubuntu box:
>
>adrian@bossclass:~$ lsmod | grep snd
>snd_mpu401              6344  0
>snd_seq_dummy           3844  0
>snd_seq_oss            29440  0
>snd_seq_midi            8608  0
>snd_seq_midi_event      6656  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
>snd_seq                44688  6
>snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
>snd_via82xx            25792  1
>gameport               14472  2 analog,snd_via82xx
>snd_ac97_codec         72188  1 snd_via82xx
>snd_pcm_oss            46368  0
>snd_mixer_oss          16128  1 snd_pcm_oss
>snd_pcm                78344  3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
>snd_timer              21764  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
>snd_page_alloc         10120  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
>snd_mpu401_uart         6784  2 snd_mpu401,snd_via82xx
>snd_rawmidi            22816  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
>snd_seq_device          8204  5
>snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
>snd                    48644  14
>snd_mpu401,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
>soundcore               9184  1 snd
>
>
>The two kernels are (obviously) different:
>
>Ubuntu:
>adrian@bossclass:~$ uname -a
>Linux bossclass 2.6.12-9-386 #1 Mon Oct 10 13:14:36 BST 2005 i686
>GNU/Linux
>
>Fedora:
>[root@dragoneye ~]# uname -a
>Linux dragoneye 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4 #1 Thu Oct 20 01:30:08 EDT 2005 i686
>i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>
>
>
>
>
>  
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Re: Sound card woe

Adrian McMenamin
On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 09:08 -0500, Kush Singh wrote:
> I had problems with hoary and nothing seemed to work (i tried all the
> permutations/combinations as given in the wiki and the ubuntuguide etc).
> Then when breezy  was launched formally in october i created a fresh
> install in another partition and the system worked perfectly (there was
> no sound problem). I also have the sound card integrated into the
> motherboard.

Sadly I am using Breezy.

I cannot get the system to use "alsasink" - ould that be something to do
with it?


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Re: Sound card woe

Kush Singh
Adrian McMenamin wrote:

>On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 09:08 -0500, Kush Singh wrote:
>  
>
>>I had problems with hoary and nothing seemed to work (i tried all the
>>permutations/combinations as given in the wiki and the ubuntuguide etc).
>>Then when breezy  was launched formally in october i created a fresh
>>install in another partition and the system worked perfectly (there was
>>no sound problem). I also have the sound card integrated into the
>>motherboard.
>>    
>>
>
>Sadly I am using Breezy.
>
>I cannot get the system to use "alsasink" - ould that be something to do
>with it?
>
>
>  
>
I am sorry Adrian. Am not too much of an expert yet to give you the
right answer. i have generally found in linux one has to keep looking
and learning. Suggest you go thru the wiki/help thoroughly alongwith
waiting for replies by the mailing list.

Sometimes these problems have to be deferred till solutions are found or
we dig deeper. I am still trying to get my webcam to work. The current
linux driver is buggy. I have 2 options--i can get it to work by
learning and tinkering with the source code etc OR wait for a new ubuntu
version as i have given my hardware report to the development team who
have a lot of different priorities.

I hope you have tried adjusting in the main menu (applications--sound
and video--volume control--PCM)

Kussh


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Webcam (was: Re: Sound card woe)

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu)
Hello Kush

Kush Singh wrote:
> I am still trying to get my webcam to work. The current
> linux driver is buggy.
What webcam do you own and which driver do you use?

Thomas

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Re: Webcam

Kush Singh
Hi Thomas,
Gnome meeting found it to be some zc0301p driver or something. Whenever
i tried detecting it, the system used to hang and I had to reboot. So i
just stopped using it under ubuntu though it works under windows.

Went to the sites
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras?highlight=%28webcamera%29%7C%28not%29%7C%28detected%29
and
http://zc0302.sourceforge.net/zc0302.php
and
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
to get the problem fixed but have deferred it since I have to read up on
"how to install a new driver in linux" ie spca instead of  the zc0*.
That will take some time and tinkering. Maybe some recompilation of the
kernel or adding a module etc which are not trivial pursuits.

Its a USB connected manual focus cheap webcam branded as "smarteyes".

Thanks for any help.
Kussh
 
Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) wrote:

> Hello Kush
>
> Kush Singh wrote:
>
>> I am still trying to get my webcam to work. The current linux driver
>> is buggy.
>
> What webcam do you own and which driver do you use?
>
> Thomas
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Re: Webcam

Kush Singh
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Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) wrote:

> Hello Kush
>
> Kush Singh wrote:
>
>> I am still trying to get my webcam to work. The current linux driver
>> is buggy.
>
> What webcam do you own and which driver do you use?
>
> Thomas
>
Is there any utility to detect the hardware of the webcam thoroughly so
that the correct spca* driver can be installed or tried to be installed?
i had read at http://zc0302.sourceforge.net/zc0302.php?page=docs that
quite a bit has to be understood first to get the correct parameters for
the correct spca package.

Kussh


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Re: Webcam

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu)
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Hello Kush
Kush Singh wrote:
> http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
The spca5xx driver supports a lot of webcam, also zc0301p based cams. If
you run Breezy, spca5xx is already included in the kernel :-)

Find the Vendor and Product ID of your cam. Issue the command "lsusb"
with the cam connected. Check http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html to see
if your Vendor and Product ID is supported. If yes, your cam should
work. Follow these steps to get spca5xx loaded:

- Remove the zc030x module "sudo modprobe -r zc030x" or "sudo rmmod zc030x"

- Load spca5xx module "sudo modprobe spca5xx"
   (if it does not load you have to load videodev, too "sudo modprobe
videodev")

- Check /var/log/kern.log to see if your cam is detected

- If detected, use it :-)

If it is your only video device, the v4l app should connect to
/dev/video0. If it is your second /dev/video1 and so on.

If you find the Vendor and Product ID on
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html, but it refers to an other Model,
just mail me or [hidden email] to get your cam added
to the list.

If the Vendor and Product ID is NOT listed, you should find out the
correct chip (bridge) and sensor of your cam. Maybe an other cam has the
same bridge(chip combination already. Then, we just have to add the
Vendor and Product ID to the probing routine and the cam should work.

Here is a howto for finding the sensor on a windows machine
http://zc0302.sourceforge.net/docs/HOWTO-Finding_the_sensor_type.html#detecting_sensor.
"B) Detecting the sensor type with RegMon"

Hope this info helps :-)

Regards, Thomas


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Re: Webcam

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu)
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Hello Kush

Kush Singh wrote:
> Is there any utility to detect the hardware of the webcam thoroughly so
> that the correct spca* driver can be installed or tried to be installed?
> i had read at http://zc0302.sourceforge.net/zc0302.php?page=docs that
> quite a bit has to be understood first to get the correct parameters for
> the correct spca package.
Check the answer from me of your last post.

If your cam is support by spca5xx, usually no need for parameters. The
driver sets up the cam correct :-). And all cams listed
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html here are suported by a single driver
module, spca5xx :-)

Regards, Thomas


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Re: Sound card woe

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On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 14:49:43 +0000
Adrian McMenamin <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 09:08 -0500, Kush Singh wrote:
> > I had problems with hoary and nothing seemed to work (i tried all the
> > permutations/combinations as given in the wiki and the ubuntuguide etc).
> > Then when breezy  was launched formally in october i created a fresh
> > install in another partition and the system worked perfectly (there was
> > no sound problem). I also have the sound card integrated into the
> > motherboard.
>
> Sadly I am using Breezy.
>
> I cannot get the system to use "alsasink" - ould that be something to do
> with it?


I am using Breezy on a 450 mhz Pentium with a similar motherboard with
similar built-in sound and my works OK. Are you absoulutely sure you
have unmuted everything ? Levels are all up ?? No IRQ conflicts ???

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Re: Sound card woe

Adrian McMenamin
On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 13:24 -0500, Frank McCormick wrote:

> On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 14:49:43 +0000
> Adrian McMenamin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 09:08 -0500, Kush Singh wrote:
> > > I had problems with hoary and nothing seemed to work (i tried all the
> > > permutations/combinations as given in the wiki and the ubuntuguide etc).
> > > Then when breezy  was launched formally in october i created a fresh
> > > install in another partition and the system worked perfectly (there was
> > > no sound problem). I also have the sound card integrated into the
> > > motherboard.
> >
> > Sadly I am using Breezy.
> >
> > I cannot get the system to use "alsasink" - ould that be something to do
> > with it?
>
>
>
> I am using Breezy on a 450 mhz Pentium with a similar motherboard with
> similar built-in sound and my works OK. Are you absoulutely sure you
> have unmuted everything ? Levels are all up ?? No IRQ conflicts ???


As far as I am aware I have. I'm about to take my machine off line and
open it up in case there is a hardware issue. But I'm at my wits end.

I know Linux can play audio on this board because the Fedora box is
doing so...


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Re: Sound card woe

Florence Berbain
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Adrian McMenamin wrote:

>I decided to use Ubuntu on my new PC because everybody on my LUG mailing
>list raved about it and because I was having serious problems with my
>distro of (previous) choice - Fedora.
>
>And, generally speaking, I'm pretty impressed. But I've had one serious
>difficulty - with my AC97 sound.
>  
>
I have the same soundcard on my laptop. The sound used to work in Hoary,
but I lost it (the sound) while upgrading to Breezy.
I tried playing a CD with Sound Juicer, and testing from the Multimedia
Systems Selector, but I can't get any sound from my present system.

I appended some info on my system (I tried muting the Headphone Jack
Sense and the Line Jack Sense since it's already happened to me that it
was the problem, but it didn't make any difference this time).

I did use the hardware reporting tool to report the problem (about 2
weeks ago).

Any suggestion welcome,
Adele



adele@marlon:~ $ lspci -v|grep -i audio
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)

adele@marlon:~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                     Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at 0xc0000c00, irq 11

adele@marlon:~ $ amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Jack Sense',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Jack Sense',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch
cswitch-joined
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost (+20dB)',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Select',0
  Capabilities:
  Mono:
Simple mixer control 'Video',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch
cswitch-joined
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [on]
  Front Left: Capture [on]
  Front Right: Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mono Output Select',0
  Capabilities:
  Mono:
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 15
  Front Left: Capture 15 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 15 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mix',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mix Mono',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-joined cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'External Amplifier',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Stereo Mic',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]


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Re: Sound card woe

Adrian McMenamin
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On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 19:01 +0000, Adrian McMenamin wrote:

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> As far as I am aware I have. I'm about to take my machine off line and
> open it up in case there is a hardware issue. But I'm at my wits end.
>

It was a hardware issue, some mislaid jumpers. Now fixed.


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Re: Webcam

Kush Singh
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Hi Thomas,
Thanks very much for helping me out. I tried your suggestions as below
but you can see where i am making mistakes.

Regards,
Kussh

Thomas Kaiser (ubuntu) wrote:

> Hello Kush
> Kush Singh wrote:
>
>> http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
>
> The spca5xx driver supports a lot of webcam, also zc0301p based cams.
> If you run Breezy, spca5xx is already included in the kernel :-)
>
> Find the Vendor and Product ID of your cam. Issue the command "lsusb"
> with the cam connected.

lsusb gives me the following information
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0ac8:301b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Sansun
SN-510 Web Cam [hv713d]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 049f:0004 Compaq Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

The webcam is listed with sensor type as hv713d whereas when i checked
in windows in the documentation steps there for the zc*.sourceforge.net
project (thru regmon) the sensor type listed in the registry was hv7131b

> Check http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html to see if your Vendor and
> Product ID is supported. If yes, your cam should work. Follow these
> steps to get spca5xx loaded:
>
hv7131b is listed in the page but not hv713d, so i shall try loading
spca5xx.

> - Remove the zc030x module "sudo modprobe -r zc030x" or "sudo rmmod
> zc030x"
>
i gave the following commands
corporal@hellocpu:~$ sudo modprobe -r zc030x
Password:
FATAL: Module zc030x not found.
corporal@hellocpu:~$ sudo modprobe -r zc0301
FATAL: Module zc0301 not found.
corporal@hellocpu:~$ sudo rmmod zc0301p
ERROR: Module zc0301p does not exist in /proc/modules

Infact /proc/modules itself does not exist when i checked in Nautilus.

> - Load spca5xx module "sudo modprobe spca5xx"
>   (if it does not load you have to load videodev, too "sudo modprobe
> videodev")
>
I gave the first sudo modprobe command but there was no reaction/output
from the system

> - Check /var/log/kern.log to see if your cam is detected
>
The last few lines of kern.log are as follows. i can't seem to find
anything.

Nov  6 15:26:39 localhost kernel: [4298584.533000] Inbound IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=00:0b:6a:d5:f0:b1:00:05:00:e3:e1:32:08:00 SRC=70.29.243.122
DST=70.29.157.41 LEN=64 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=40 ID=12666 DF PROTO=TCP
SPT=4317 DPT=80 WINDOW=53760 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Nov  6 15:35:41 localhost kernel: [4299126.523000] Inbound IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=00:0b:6a:d5:f0:b1:00:05:00:e3:e1:32:08:00 SRC=70.29.243.122
DST=70.29.157.41 LEN=64 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=40 ID=50772 DF PROTO=TCP
SPT=3435 DPT=80 WINDOW=53760 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Nov  6 15:35:44 localhost kernel: [4299129.485000] Inbound IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=00:0b:6a:d5:f0:b1:00:05:00:e3:e1:32:08:00 SRC=70.29.243.122
DST=70.29.157.41 LEN=64 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=40 ID=50997 DF PROTO=TCP
SPT=3435 DPT=80 WINDOW=53760 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

Then i gave the 2nd sudo modprobe command (sudo modprobe videodev) and
still no change in kern.log

Nov  6 15:39:27 localhost kernel: [4299352.303000] Inbound IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=00:0b:6a:d5:f0:b1:00:05:00:e3:e1:32:08:00 SRC=213.253.35.26
DST=70.29.157.41 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=56860 DF PROTO=TCP
SPT=1671 DPT=80 WINDOW=65535 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
Nov  6 15:39:30 localhost kernel: [4299355.253000] Inbound IN=eth0 OUT=
MAC=00:0b:6a:d5:f0:b1:00:05:00:e3:e1:32:08:00 SRC=213.253.35.26
DST=70.29.157.41 LEN=48 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=107 ID=57381 DF PROTO=TCP
SPT=1671 DPT=80 WINDOW=65535 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0

> - If detected, use it :-)
>
I don't think its detected :(

> If it is your only video device, the v4l app should connect to
> /dev/video0. If it is your second /dev/video1 and so on.
>
Haven't reached this step

> If you find the Vendor and Product ID on
> http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html, but it refers to an other Model,
> just mail me or [hidden email] to get your cam
> added to the list.
>
You will have to help me. I don't know what is the model, vendor or
product id -- is it z-star microelectronics corp, and product id as
0ac8: 301b?

> If the Vendor and Product ID is NOT listed, you should find out the
> correct chip (bridge) and sensor of your cam. Maybe an other cam has
> the same bridge(chip combination already. Then, we just have to add
> the Vendor and Product ID to the probing routine and the cam should work.
>
I have 2 reports on sensors (windows regmon detects it as hv7131b
whereas lsusb in ubuntu detects it as hv713d) Bridge information I don't
know how to find.

> Here is a howto for finding the sensor on a windows machine
> http://zc0302.sourceforge.net/docs/HOWTO-Finding_the_sensor_type.html#detecting_sensor.
> "B) Detecting the sensor type with RegMon"
>
I used this technique.

> Hope this info helps :-)
>
Thanks a lot. Am still trying to get this to work. The snoopypro
software in windows ME was buggy. I could not get it to work after
following the instructions  -so can't say what the bridge is.

> Regards, Thomas
>
>


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