Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
What sound card do I have?
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
llywelyn
n00b
n00b


Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: What sound card do I have? Reply with quote

I've been trying to get sound working better on my iBook, and have been trying to determine the exact sound device I have (hoping that such info will help me with kernel options) ...

I can't find the information anywhere, not even in Apple's specifications.

My iBook is a one of these:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75432

I opened the PDF specifications file and all it says about the sound device is:

Quote:
Audio:
x 16 bit CD quality stereo sound output minijack
x Buil- in stereo speakers
x Built-in microphone


which doesn't do a whole lot of good.

I tryed to google the information and didn't meet with any success.

Following the Gentoo ALSA Guide, I ran "lspci -v | grep -i audio", but it didn't return anything.


Can anyone help me here?

Thanks! :-)
_________________
Estoy apesadumbrado para mi Español ... estoy practicando ...
iBook Dual-USB G3/800MHz 640 MB RAM
OS 10.4 / Gentoo 2005.0 / NetBSD 2.1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
overkll
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 1249
Location: Austin, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never used an apple before. Try "lspci" without the grep and see if you can pick thru the output and find anything resembling an audio chip.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
llywelyn
n00b
n00b


Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

overkll wrote:
Never used an apple before. Try "lspci" without the grep and see if you can pick thru the output and find anything resembling an audio chip.


Nope, nothing.

lspci lists a couple of host bridges ... ethernet ... firewire ... USB ... video card and a "class ff00", whatever that is.

I guess I can check PCI cards off my list ... still don't know what is is though
_________________
Estoy apesadumbrado para mi Español ... estoy practicando ...
iBook Dual-USB G3/800MHz 640 MB RAM
OS 10.4 / Gentoo 2005.0 / NetBSD 2.1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
overkll
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 1249
Location: Austin, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the output of "dmesg" ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
overkll
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 1249
Location: Austin, Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know squat about apple systems, but I did search the forums with "ibook sound". There were 169 matches.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JDCentral
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 06 Nov 2004
Posts: 112
Location: Fort Collins, CO

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a TiBook, and the module I need to use for alsa is snd_powermac.

I'm not sure if it's different for the Ibooks, but it's at least worth a try (modprobe snd_powermac, then run alsaconf and all that good stuff).
_________________
Gentoo Currently installed on:

Athlon XP-Mobile Barton 2600+ @ 200x12.5
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe. rev 2.0
1GB OCZ Performance PC3200 RAM
Sapphire X1650 Pro 256MB GDDR3
2x120GB Seagate 7200.1 IDE Drives
1x320GB Seagate SATA Drive
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
llywelyn
n00b
n00b


Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDCentral wrote:
I have a TiBook, and the module I need to use for alsa is snd_powermac.

I'm not sure if it's different for the Ibooks, but it's at least worth a try (modprobe snd_powermac, then run alsaconf and all that good stuff).


Code:
FATAL: Error inserting snd_powermac (/lib/modules/2.6.10-gentoo-r6/kernel/sound/ppc/snd-powermac.ko): No such device


it doesn't seem to like snd-powermac ... I guess I don't have that card either.

NOTE: alsaconf (which I didn't know existed before) doesn't find any cards ... in case that makes any difference ...
_________________
Estoy apesadumbrado para mi Español ... estoy practicando ...
iBook Dual-USB G3/800MHz 640 MB RAM
OS 10.4 / Gentoo 2005.0 / NetBSD 2.1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JoseJX
Retired Dev
Retired Dev


Joined: 28 Apr 2002
Posts: 2774

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Macs use the snd_powermac driver. It's easiest to follow the PPC FAQ and build ALSA into your kernel, unless you have a mini (which you don't) in which case you do currently need to use the alsa-driver package.

Good luck.
_________________
Gentoo PPC FAQ: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
praveen
n00b
n00b


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 43

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 12" iBook G4 and I have not been able to get ALSA working properly. The sound volume from the speakers is too low but the headphone is ok. The OSS drivers however work very well. For this you have to load the following modules or have them compiled in the kernel

i2c-keywest
i2c-dev
soundcore
dmasound_core
dmasound_pmac

Note however that you should not load both drivers at once.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
praveen
n00b
n00b


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 43

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way for ALSA, you have to put

ALSA_CARDS=powermac

in your /etc/make.conf file.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
llywelyn
n00b
n00b


Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 45

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

praveen wrote:
I have a 12" iBook G4 and I have not been able to get ALSA working properly. The sound volume from the speakers is too low but the headphone is ok. The OSS drivers however work very well. For this you have to load the following modules or have them compiled in the kernel
...


*Smashes head into table* Why didn't I think of that?

OSS works great!!!

Maybe one of these years I'll get ALSA working, but for now, OSS is just fine.

Thanks guys!
_________________
Estoy apesadumbrado para mi Español ... estoy practicando ...
iBook Dual-USB G3/800MHz 640 MB RAM
OS 10.4 / Gentoo 2005.0 / NetBSD 2.1
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum