some problems with FreeBSD 5.2.1

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by tournevice, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi!

    1 - I've got some troubles with my cd drive. When I want to listen to an audio cd, I don't have any sound in my speakers. But, when I use my headphones, I can hear the music. I did a 'mixer' and there's no problem with the cd entry : 75/75. When I watch a dvd or a divx, no problem with the sound... :/

    2 - I've got two hard drives. One with FreeBSD installed on (Master : 20Go), and an other with data on it (Slave : 120Go seagate). With dmesg, I can see that my first HD is in UltraDMA133 Mode and my second is in UltraDMA100 mode. But, It should be in UltraDMA133! What's the problem?

    regards,

    tournevice
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    are you sure the second hd is ATA-133, is it on a cable with any other devices??

    the CD rom thing I am not too sure about, which audio card do you have? Also are you plugging your headphones into the sound card or the CDROM drive itself??
     
  3. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    I plug my headphones into the cdrom drive itself... I've got a sound blaster live! card.

    Both of my drives are on the same cable...
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    The hard drives thing is just odd, unless the drive just isnt ATA-133

    the sound issue: what happens if you plug the speakers into the CDROM drive itself?? Does that work?

    Can you attach a copy of your dmesg output?
     
  5. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    alright. I'll do this tomorrow. I don't have my computer here :)

    thx
     
  6. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    you need to plug the wire from your CD drive into your motherboard/sound card, it allows music to be played over your sound blaster then.

    Windows reads the files, then has the CPU decode and send it to the sound card, thus this little cable is not needed, FreeBSD tells the drive to start decoding, and send it straight to the sound card, so if the cable is missing then it will not let you play CD's.

    Should be as simple as just opening the case, finding the wire, plugging it into your card.

    if you have two drives, you will have to designate on drive for music CD's, can't have both unless your sound card supports it.
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    To lazy to edit the above.

    How is your setup with the cables and the CD drives?

    Like 20 Gb Master on IDE 1, with 120 GB Slave on IDE 1 and CD Rom on Master IDE 2?
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I am still wondering if his audio device is properly detected
     
  9. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    How can I do to see if my soundcard is not properly detected?
    It's the only case where I can't hear music... :/

    X-Istence : My setup with the cable is :

    20 Gb Master on IDE 1, with 120 GB Slave on IDE 1 and CD Rom on Master IDE 2
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    thats why I wanted your dmesg output ;)
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    As X said, you need the audio cable too, linux and unix do not do audio over IDE like Windows. Do you have this cable connected?
     
  12. X-Istence

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    dmesg -a | grep pcm

    should give you an output, same with cat /dev/sndstat

    If nothing shows up in either one, you forgot to recompile your kernel to add in sound support.

    Your drives seem okay, i don't see why it should not do 133.
     
  13. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    Yes, now I have this cable connected and it works. Thank you. I didn't knew that it works like that :)
     
  14. tournevice

    tournevice OSNN Junior Addict

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    Simply because my second drive is in UDMA100 mode lol. Sorry... I thought that it was 133... :/
     
  15. X-Istence

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    that would do it.