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#1 2011-03-23 19:09:30

Avvoltoio
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Registered: 2011-03-23
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[SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

I just recently installed Crunchbang on my netbook, and so far, I really love it.  Unfortunately, though, after I installed it, the speakers have stopped working(As in, they haven't worked since after I installed Crunchbang).  I've searched online for an answer, including the Debian bug pages and wikis, and still nothing.  I really know very little about this operating system, and how it works, so any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

As far as what I can give you right now, I know that the sound does work through the headphone jack, and, when trying the methods suggested in http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … l-speaker/ , I was given the same response as Compaq, or

gives:
$ ./configure --enable-dynamic-minors
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I've installed build-essential, yet it still wouldn't work.

Again, thank you ahead of time for any help you can offer me, and if you need any information pertaining to the situation, I'll be more than happy to give it to you

Last edited by Avvoltoio (2011-03-24 01:04:01)

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#2 2011-03-23 20:29:13

anonymous
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Did you make sure your terminal was in the right folder? (e.g. /home/yourname/downloads/alsa-driver/)

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#3 2011-03-23 20:53:39

Avvoltoio
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

anonymous wrote:

Did you make sure your terminal was in the right folder? (e.g. /home/yourname/downloads/alsa-driver/)

I'm not sure how to do that, actually, by which I mean, I've tried typing just the folder path into the terminal, and I've tried opening the folder in the file manager, with the terminal open as well.

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#4 2011-03-23 21:10:43

anonymous
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

When you open your terminal, run:

cd /path/to/folder/

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#5 2011-03-23 21:33:20

Avvoltoio
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Oh, okay!

So, I did that, and then followed up trying the commands I found in the other thread.  This is what it ended up outputting

$ cd /home/avvo/downloads/alsa-driver
:~/downloads/alsa-driver$ ./configure --enable-dynamic-minors
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for current directory... /home/avvo/downloads/alsa-driver
checking cross compile... 
checking for directory with ALSA kernel sources... /home/avvo/downloads/alsa-driver/alsa-kernel
checking for directory with kernel source... Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /usr/src/linux).
:~/downloads/alsa-driver$ make
make all-deps
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/avvo/downloads/alsa-driver'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all-deps'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/avvo/downloads/alsa-driver'

Please, run the configure script as first...

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#6 2011-03-23 22:03:12

slapfish
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Registered: 2009-10-22
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Avvoltoio wrote:
$checking for directory with kernel source... Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /usr/src/linux).

As the configure procedure informs you, you have to install the kernel sources.

try this:

sudo aptitude install linux-headers-`uname -r`

EDIT: And then run the configure command again and if there are no errors at the end you can run the make command.

Last edited by slapfish (2011-03-23 22:04:15)

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#7 2011-03-23 23:07:30

Avvoltoio
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

That let me run the configure and make, slapfish, thank you, but the sound still isn't working. 

What did those commands do?  For future knowledge

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#8 2011-03-23 23:26:27

slapfish
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Posts: 601

Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Check this post: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/97186/#p97186
did you follow all the steps? I'm mainly asking about the install-modules...

The configure command checks for missing staff that are necessary to build the source code. Make is building/compiling the source and make install is copying the compiled code to it's "usual" place. The command I told you to run, sudo aptitude etc is installing the source code for your current kernel. the package is linux-header-version, where version is your kernel version which can be inserted automatically with `uname -r`. for example in my case this package is linux-headers-2.6.36-2.dmz.5-liquorix-686 and if I run in terminal uname -r I get: 2.6.36-2.dmz.5-liquorix-686

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#9 2011-03-23 23:32:27

Avvoltoio
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

hmm, those are the steps I followed the first time around... Am I correct in assuming the model = hp means that the computer's an HP?  If so, I don't think that would help me, then. 

And, alright, that all makes sense now, haha

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#10 2011-03-23 23:48:04

FiniteStateMachine
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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2009-06-29
Posts: 1,489

Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Not necessarily. For example, my asus laptop needs model=hp for the sound to come out the speakers properly.
It's more like a guide to what the laptops configuration is, for the operating system to use it.


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#11 2011-03-23 23:55:57

slapfish
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Registered: 2009-10-22
Posts: 601

Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

The last thing you should check now that you have installed asla-drivers from the source code is the mixer. right click on the speaker on the tray and open mixer. press the "select controls" and check everything on the list that will open. Finally maximize all the bars and play something.

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#12 2011-03-24 01:01:34

Avvoltoio
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Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

slapfish wrote:

The last thing you should check now that you have installed asla-drivers from the source code is the mixer. right click on the speaker on the tray and open mixer. press the "select controls" and check everything on the list that will open. Finally maximize all the bars and play something.


Oh wow.  I feel the stupid.  The speaker was completely muted.  ahahaha, that fixed it, thanks a bunch

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#13 2011-03-24 14:16:12

benhee
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Registered: 2009-10-28
Posts: 41

Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

Don't feel so bad Avvoltoio, many of us have done something similar,
and even when you get the feel for linux things like that will still happen, (but not as often )!!
Speaking for myself here:D

Last edited by benhee (2011-03-24 14:16:50)

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#14 2011-03-24 17:51:30

wrl
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From: Florida
Registered: 2011-03-08
Posts: 14

Re: [SOLVED]netbook(eM250) speakers not working, new to linux

benhee wrote:

Don't feel so bad Avvoltoio, many of us have done something similar,
and even when you get the feel for linux things like that will still happen, (but not as often )!!
Speaking for myself here:D

I reinstalled #! at least once because of this same 'problem.'

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