Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound

Bug #82765 reported by sneffers on 2007-02-02
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I have no sound on ubuntu. It was like that since it was installed. Before I installed it when I used it from the liveCD an error occured after it loaded that said something like this:
  can't grab port: blah blah blah(stuff i didn't understand.)
   Sound card not found or device busy: yamaha-blah blah.
                                                                        [ok]
     function not implemented
                                                                        [ok]

And when I used it there was no sound except for the beep when I start the computer.
  now I have it installed and still have no sound. when I click on the sound icon I get this error:
    No volume control GStreaming plugins and/or devices found.
And every time I open a program that needs sound I get an error like that or similar.

I don't know what that means. I downloaded a gstreamer plugin but I don't
know how to install it. I think it's a .gz file or some other package file.

On 2/2/07, Vassilis Pandis <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> ** Changed in: Ubuntu
> Sourcepackagename: None => alsa-driver
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Thanks for your bug report. Could you please add the output of 'lspci -vvn', run in a terminal, to your bug report? This will allow use to better troubleshoot the issue.

Changed in alsa-driver:
assignee: nobody → brian-murray
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host
bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge
(rev 03)
00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 02)
00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 02)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph
256AV] (rev 20)
01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicMedia
256AV Audio] (rev 20)

I hope that's what you wanted. I don't know if this is related to the
problem but everytime I try to install something from the add/remove list I
get an error that says I need to run dpkg manually configure -a.

On 2/6/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Thanks for your bug report. Could you please add the output of 'lspci
> -vvn', run in a terminal, to your bug report? This will allow use to
> better troubleshoot the issue.
>
> ** Changed in: alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Brian Murray
> Status: Unconfirmed => Needs Info
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

Oh yeah, I think my sound card is Yamaha OPL3-SA incase that helps.

On 2/7/07, Seth Missiaen <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host
> bridge (rev 03)
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP
> bridge (rev 03)
> 00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 02)
> 00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1220 (rev 02)
> 00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
> 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
> 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
>
> 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph
> 256AV] (rev 20)
> 01:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200
> [MagicMedia 256AV Audio] (rev 20)
>
> I hope that's what you wanted. I don't know if this is related to the
> problem but everytime I try to install something from the add/remove list I
> get an error that says I need to run dpkg manually configure -a.
>
> On 2/6/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for your bug report. Could you please add the output of 'lspci
> > -vvn', run in a terminal, to your bug report? This will allow use to
> > better troubleshoot the issue.
> >
> > ** Changed in: alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
> > Assignee: (unassigned) => Brian Murray
> > Status: Unconfirmed => Needs Info
> >
> > --
> > No sound. Period.
> > https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
> >
>
>
>
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Thanks for the additional information. Could you also add the output of 'lsmod' to your bug report?

Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 13448 1
rfcomm 42260 0
l2cap 27136 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 53476 4 rfcomm,l2cap
apm 23280 2
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_stats 7744 0
freq_table 6048 1 cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 2944 0
cpufreq_ondemand 8876 0
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
ipv6 272288 8
af_packet 24584 2
lp 12964 0
xirc2ps_cs 21260 1
serial_cs 19844 1
snd_nm256 71072 0
snd_ac97_codec 97696 1 snd_nm256
snd_ac97_bus 3456 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 47360 0
snd_mixer_oss 19584 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_opl3_lib 12288 0
snd_hwdep 10756 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_cs4231_lib 27520 0
tsdev 9152 0
snd_mpu401_uart 10240 0
floppy 63044 0
i2c_piix4 10000 0
snd_pcm 84612 4
snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_cs4231_lib
snd_timer 25348 3 snd_opl3_lib,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
snd_rawmidi 27264 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 9868 2 snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi
evdev 11392 1
parport_pc 37796 1
serio_raw 8452 0
pcmcia 40380 2 xirc2ps_cs,serial_cs
psmouse 41352 0
parport 39496 2 lp,parport_pc
snd 58372 12
snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 11232 1 snd
pcspkr 4352 0
i2c_core 23424 1 i2c_piix4
shpchp 42144 0
pci_hotplug 32828 1 shpchp
intel_agp 26012 1
agpgart 34888 1 intel_agp
yenta_socket 28812 6
rsrc_nonstatic 15360 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 43924 5
xirc2ps_cs,serial_cs,pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ext3 142728 1
jbd 62228 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 24968 0
usbcore 134912 2 uhci_hcd
ide_generic 2432 0
ide_cd 33696 0
cdrom 38944 1 ide_cd
ide_disk 18560 3
piix 11780 1
generic 6276 0
processor 31560 0
fbcon 41504 0
tileblit 3840 1 fbcon
font 9344 1 fbcon
bitblit 7168 1 fbcon
softcursor 3328 1 bitblit
vesafb 9244 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8704 1 capability
Do you need anything else?

On 2/7/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the additional information. Could you also add the output of
> 'lsmod' to your bug report?
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Thanks for the additional information. It seems that your soundcard is detected by the kernel and a driver is being loaded. Could you please also add the output of 'amixer' and 'asoundconf list'? You may also find this helpful: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebuggingSoundProblems .

amixer brought this error:
  amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device
asound conf list brought up this:
 Names of available sound cards:
I also have a question. When I try to install packages it says to run dpkg
configure -a, and so I did. But I have to be logged on as root. I looked at
a forum and found out how but it said it may 'cause your system to crash or
allow hackers to get into your system. My question is do you think I should
login as root and try fix the dpkg error?

On 2/8/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the additional information. It seems that your soundcard is
> detected by the kernel and a driver is being loaded. Could you please
> also add the output of 'amixer' and 'asoundconf list'? You may also
> find this helpful:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebuggingSoundProblems .
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

In regards to using dpkg you could use the 'sudo' command which allows
you to run only specific applications as root. For example 'sudo dpkg
configure -a' would only run that one command as root.

sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

When I run that command It still says I need to become root because i need
special privileges.

On 2/8/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> In regards to using dpkg you could use the 'sudo' command which allows
> you to run only specific applications as root. For example 'sudo dpkg
> configure -a' would only run that one command as root.
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Yes, that is correct. You will become root but only for that one
command. You will not be logged is as root.

sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

Oh i get it. thank you. I actually figured out the problem. I had to run
"sudo dpkg --configure -a" not "sudo dpkg configure -a" (notice the two
dashes before "configure") so now I don't have that error anymore but I
still have sound problems. Thanks for helping so far.

On 2/9/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Yes, that is correct. You will become root but only for that one
> command. You will not be logged is as root.
>
> --
> No sound. Period.
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Changed in alsa-driver:
assignee: brian-murray → nobody
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

What does that mean?

On 2/9/07, Brian Murray <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> ** Changed in: alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
> Assignee: Brian Murray => (unassigned)
> Status: Needs Info => Confirmed
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - No sound. Period.
> + Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound
>
> --
> Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/82765
>

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Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

That info is launchpad letting you know that a few pieces of data associated with the bug were changed. Brian changed the status to confirmed, the summary to be a bit more descriptive, and unassigned himself from the bug.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Please try the following commands (please copy and paste verbatim into a Terminal):

kill $(lsof -t /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*) ; sudo modprobe -r $(lsmod |grep ^snd |awk '{print $1}') && sudo modprobe snd-cs4231

Changed in alsa-driver:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Needs Info

Daniel T Chen wrote:
> Please try the following commands (please copy and paste verbatim into a
> Terminal):
>
> kill $(lsof -t /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*) ; sudo modprobe -r $(lsmod |grep
> ^snd |awk '{print $1}') && sudo modprobe snd-cs4231
>
> ** Changed in: alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
> Status: Confirmed => Needs Info
>
>
this is the outcome of all of it, I just pasted everything in terminal:
  seth@seth-laptop:~$ kill $(lsof -t /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*)
lsof: status error on /dev/dsp*: No such file or directory
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ...
or kill -l [sigspec]
seth@seth-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r $(lsmod |grep
 > ^snd |awk '{print $1}') && sudo modprobe snd-cs4231
bash: :s^snd |awk '{print $1}') && sudo modprobe snd-cs4231:
substitution failed
 >
 >
I hope that's what you wanted.

Leshiy (alexjironkin) wrote :

Hi ... I got exactly the same problem. I get similar outputs from lspci and lsmod

After I ran the "kil ....." command here is the output I got:

lsof: status error on /dev/dsp*: No such file or directory
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec] ....... and so on
Password:
FATAL: Error inserting snd_cs4231 (path to the module snd-cs4231.ko)

I have tried changing module name to snd-cs4231-lib on my own accord and, althought that didn't give any errors, it didn't help either.

era (era) wrote :

The kill command attempts to terminate any process which keeps a sound device busy. If you get the kill "usage" error then it just means there were no such processes.

(Perhaps better written with xargs so you can avoid the spurious error message:

lsof -t /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/* 2>/dev/null | xargs -r0 kill

... but I digress.)

The first modprobe attempts to unload any sound-related modules. If it fails, the final modprobe will not be attempted.

(Better written witout a useless use of grep:

sudo modprobe -r $(lsmod | awk '/^snd/{print $1}') && sudo modprobe snd-cs4231

... but I digress again.)

The final modprobe apparently attempts to load the cs4231 driver instead of whatever you had before (snd-nm256 I imagine). The snd-cs4231-lib module is different from snd-cs4231 proper, and will presumably be loaded by modprobe already if you have a "top-level" module which depends on it (as apparently nm256 does, too).

If the command succeeded and sound still doesn't work, please say so here. If it didn't succeed, maybe you could try to blacklist the snd-nm256 module temporarily -- see http://bugs.debian.org/426166 for some sort of instructions.

(I have no knowledge of the NM2200, I stumbled over this bug while searching for something else.)

era (era) wrote :

Oh and Seth: the "substitution failed" is unrelated, it just means the copy/paste of the command line was wrong. The command needs to be all on one line (make the window really wide, and/or the font really small, before copying text in order to avoid having any spurious line breaks, maybe?)

sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

is this for trying to install ubuntu? because i already have it installed.

On 6/1/07, era <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Oh and Seth: the "substitution failed" is unrelated, it just means the
> copy/paste of the command line was wrong. The command needs to be all on
> one line (make the window really wide, and/or the font really small,
> before copying text in order to avoid having any spurious line breaks,
> maybe?)
>
> --
> Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/82765
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

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Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

What is the output from `lspci -nv`?

sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

Is this for installing ubuntu? 'cause, I already have it installed.

On 7/4/07, Daniel T Chen <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> What is the output from `lspci -nv`?
>
> --
> Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/82765
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

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sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

oh nver minde. I'll get it to you tomorrow i think.

On 7/5/07, Seth Missiaen <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Is this for installing ubuntu? 'cause, I already have it installed.
>
> On 7/4/07, Daniel T Chen <<email address hidden> > wrote:
> >
> > What is the output from `lspci -nv`?
> >
> > --
> > Neomagic Corporation NM2200 - no sound
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/82765
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of the bug.
> >
>
>
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sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :
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ok, here it is:

00:00.0 0600: 8086:7190 (rev 03)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
        Memory at 34000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 0604: 8086:7191 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 128
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
        Memory behind bridge: fe700000-fecfffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fd000000-fe3fffff

00:04.0 0607: 104c:ac17 (rev 02)
        Subsystem: 103c:0007
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 10
        Memory at 30000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=05, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 20000000-23fff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 24000000-27fff000
        I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
        I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

00:04.1 0607: 104c:ac17 (rev 02)
        Subsystem: 103c:0007
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 10
        Memory at 30001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=09, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 28000000-2bfff000 (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 2c000000-2ffff000
        I/O window 0: 00001800-000018ff
        I/O window 1: 00001c00-00001cff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

00:07.0 0680: 8086:7110 (rev 02)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:07.1 0101: 8086:7111 (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
        [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
[size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
[size=1]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
[size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
[size=1]
        I/O ports at fcf0 [size=16]

00:07.2 0c03: 8086:7112 (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at fcc0 [size=32]

00:07.3 0680: 8086:7113 (rev 02)
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

01:00.0 0300: 10c8:0005 (rev 20) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: 103c:0007
        Flags: bus master, fast Back2Back, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 9
        Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at fe800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at fec00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

01:00.1 0401: 10c8:8005 (rev 20)
        Subsystem: 103c:0007
        Flags: fast Back2Back, medium devsel, IRQ 10
        Memory at fe000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at fe700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

I hope that helps. thanks

On 7/5/07, Seth Missiaen <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> oh nver minde. I'll get it to you tomorrow i think.
>
> On 7/5/07, Seth Missiaen <<email address hidden> > wrote:
> >
> > Is this for installing ubuntu? 'cause, I already ha...

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sneffers (unusual-way-out) wrote :

Ok, sorry everybody if I confused you. I was getting email taht said try the out put of...
But now I am posting on here. So that's why i said is this for installing ubuntu, 'cause i filed an error about that but have no more problems with that. By the way I am using feisty just so everyone knows. I am very thankful for all of you help so far.

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