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Toshiba Satellite 1730CDT no sound
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doublej

Joined: 09 Jul 2008
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul 2008, 23:51    Post_subject:  Toshiba Satellite 1730CDT no sound  

Fairly new to Puppy but have 'played around' with computers for the last 30 years.

Alsaconfig says it finds the sound card, Cirrus Logic CS4281, and configures it OK but I still get no sound (I have tried both loudspeakers and earphones). Also neither AlsaMixer nor sGmixer run - they just return nothing when run.

What to now - any thoughts please?

Cheers

John, Melbourne
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muggins

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Location: lisbon

PostPosted: Thu 10 Jul 2008, 22:19    Post_subject:  

Hi John,

same model toshiba I used to have when I first tried puppy. Which puppy version are you running, and how are you running it...frugal/CD/full?

If you enter lsmod is there any mention of cs4281? If not try running modprobe cs4281. If you're sound works after running this, you can add this command to /etc/rc.d/rc.local so that it will be run on booting.

Or you could try running alsaconf -a.
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vmos

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Aug 2008, 17:38    Post_subject: re Toshiba Satellite 1730CDT no sound  

Hello! I'm more of a kubuntu chap myself, but damn, I'm impressed by puppy.

Anyways, I dug out my out toshiba 1700-300 after I killed my music laptop and I'm experiencing the same issue.

lsmod brings up a whole load of crap (stop me if I'm getting to technical here) it does mention SND_CS4281 and it's used by 1
also, SND is used by SND_CS4281 (what is lsmod looking at here?)

I tried modprobe cs4281 but that gave me a FATAL: module cs4281 not found.

alsaconf -a went through without complaining, seemed to run fine

I'm using the latest version of puppy, puppy dingo 4 I think and I did the full hard drive install

any ideas?


/edit, I've gone into alsamixer and unmuted everything and turned all the volumes up. The only thing that makes a difference is the external amplifier, when it's on I hear silence, when it's muted I hear slight interference in the headphones
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Aug 2008, 01:07    Post_subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=32328

Check out this post and other links in it.

Good luck.....Chris.
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