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Puppy & Intel 82801DB-ICH4 AC97 sound chip (Solved)
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anotherpuppyfan

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov 2016, 23:03    Post subject:  Puppy & Intel 82801DB-ICH4 AC97 sound chip (Solved)  

First, I'm sorry. I'm sure this is covered in Hardware, but I want to put my recent experience into a new thread.

I have a Gateway 3522GZ Centrino laptop with the Intel 82801DB-ICH4 AC97 sound chip. Using Alsa Sound Wizard setup makes like it's found, installed and made work the Intel sound.

I tried this solution:
"Something is missing there. To make sure everything is in place, let's go to ubuntu packages and download n' install the following debs:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/linux-sound-base
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/alsa-base
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/alsa-utils
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libasound2

and for good measure, maybe this one:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/module-init-tools

... just remembered about *glibc vulnerability*, if you haven't done so already, first install these two essential packages:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libc-bin
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libc6"


The last two, installed first, broke my install. The others, tried without the libc updates did nothing.

I own a history of Puppy Linuxes and tried every one from 3.01 through the major 4s and still no sound for the Intel chip. Different versions of Alsa Sound Wizard. Even one with the note that the file was taken from Ubuntu in 2011 by BK. Wink

What I believe is that the driver Puppy has used for all these years is not the correct one. No major changes in any of the Puppys tried regarding Alsa, no sound for the Intel based AC 97 chip.

This means that all laptops (yeah, I know they're old) using the Intel 82801DB-ICH4 are affected by the silence from a goof made many years ago.

Anybody?
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anotherpuppyfan

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Nov 2016, 23:48    Post subject: RE: Puppy Linux, Intel Sound 82801DB-ICH4  

To satisfy curiosity I updated the Puppy Package Manager and installed the following files anyway:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/linux-sound-base
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/alsa-base
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/alsa-utils
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libasound2

It made no change. Still soundless.
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anotherpuppyfan

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2016, 00:07    Post subject: Puppy Linux, Intel Sound 82801DB-ICH4 SOLVED!  

Believe it or not, after all the checking, testing, downloading and re-installing of Tahr I did, what fixed the lack of sound through my speakers and external amp/speakers was a simple change in the tick box of "External Amplifier" in Sound Wizard under the Adjust Levels section.

That this, in it's various incarnations through all the old Puppies I Live-Booted to, would keep sound from working is a puzzle. Why this as a default setting?

But if it helps everyone having this problem, it was worth the two days I spent sorting it out.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2016, 10:03    Post subject:  

Glad to hear you figured it out, and thanks for telling us what you found.

If you had asked in the forum before now, you might have fixed it years ago. Smile
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anotherpuppyfan

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2016, 15:17    Post subject:  

Flash wrote: "Glad to hear you figured it out, and thanks for telling us what you found. If you had asked in the forum before now, you might have fixed it years ago".

I had been having trouble re-connecting to this forum for years with my original user name. I sent mails to a number of people with no success. It was just last week when in utter frustration I created a new user and pass to try and be a part of the forum again.
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov 2016, 20:08    Post subject:  

Sorry to hear that. For what it's worth, you discovered a well-known quirk of the forum software, which disables accounts when their email addresses are changed and sends a renewal notice to the old email address. This seems to be a poorly-thought-out feature, not a bug, but it means that if you suddenly lose your old email address, the forum software provides no way to change to a new email address.
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov 2016, 22:49    Post subject:  

Odd part is, I have had the same email address for 12 years. What derailed me was forgetting my password.
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