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Re: Wheezy/Testing Sound Problem

On Wed, Apr 03, 2013 at 09:40:26AM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I have just re-installed Wheezy/Testing/Xfce on my production computer.
> Te action was caused by a HD failure.  The sound was working before the
> disaster.
> The problem is that the sound is not working at this point, other that
> clicking noises as the system is booting.
> lspci -v as a user gave me (in part):
> 01:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology
> ES1938/ES1946/ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 01) Subsystem: ESS
> Technology Solo-1 Audio Adapter Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency
> 64, IRQ 17 I/O ports at e080 [size=64]
> 	I/O ports at e000 [size=16]
> 	I/O ports at dc00 [size=16]
> 	I/O ports at d880 [size=4]
> 	I/O ports at d800 [size=4]
> 	Capabilities: <access denied>
> 	Kernel driver in use: snd_es1938
> I assume (always dangerous of course) that the next to the last line
> is the problem.  

No, that just means you didn't run 'lspci -v' as root.

> I would appreciate a pointer to the solution.

Does alsamixer indicate that it is muted?
Does that chipset require firmware (check dmesg for any clues.)

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