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Title: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 07, 2012, 06:53:59 am
I use Vector Linux Lite on my Thinkpad600e because it was the only distro that got round the infamous "no sound" problem that many people get when using Linux on this machine.  Unfortunately, since fitting a pcmcia network card (wired) the sound has stopped working.  There seems to be a conflict somewhere, but I don't know how to go about sorting it out.  Any ideas anyone.
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: stretchedthin on March 07, 2012, 06:58:58 am
Could you post the output of..
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound

Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 08, 2012, 02:12:06 am
Sorry for the delay in replying, but I thought it would be better to do a clean re-install first in case that cured it - it didn't.

The output of /etc/modprobe.d/sound is:

alias snd-card-0 snd-cs4236
alias sound-slot-0 snd-cs4236
options snd-cs4236 port=0x530 cport=0x538 isapnp=0 dma1=1 dma2=0 irq=5

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: hata_ph on March 08, 2012, 05:47:51 am
did u check alsamixer?
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 08, 2012, 05:54:41 am
Not sure how that helps me.  What should I be looking for?
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: hata_ph on March 08, 2012, 05:01:10 pm
Not sure how that helps me.  What should I be looking for?

I mean did you open alsamixer from terminal and see maybe it is muted...a guess :P
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: stretchedthin on March 08, 2012, 07:45:50 pm
Here are some steps from the Mepis forum.
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Snd-cs4236 (http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Snd-cs4236)
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 09, 2012, 12:22:51 am
It was not muted on alsamixer.

I will try the link to the Mepis forum and see if it helps.  I am about to go away for the weekend, so will try it on Monday.

I have had a look at the link suggested, but there is no such file as /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.  Is this because the link refers to a debian-based distro?
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 13, 2012, 09:14:37 am
I am still at a loss to know what has happened.  It worked fine before fitting the network card.
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: stretchedthin on March 13, 2012, 02:17:00 pm
I'm at a loss myself.  You can try running valsaconfig, or alsaconfig (same thing really) and see if that helps.

Setting up your sound devices with valsaconfig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2Mo8h3ZmI)
Title: Re: No sound on thinkpad600e after fitting network card.
Post by: jimw on March 14, 2012, 03:36:35 am
I tried that originally, but tried it again.  I recognises that it is a Thinkpad600e, but when it probes legacy ISA cards, it comes up with "No legacy cards found".