[colug-432] Can't find Audio Card

tom thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 11:32:20 EDT 2017

On 04/07/2017 11:46 AM, FiL Farris wrote:
> The e1705 (with sigmatel 9200) had troubles with the sound working 
> after upgrading to Windows 7 as well.  I remember trying every 
> available sigmatel driver / codec available without great results.  It 
> didn't work out of the box with Ubuntu either but I know I did get it 
> working.  My notes just don't show how and memory is not that good.
> I think Sigmatel was brought in to Intel and the drivers were never 
> properly upgraded after.  Is it possible you only
> have the one card?
There is only one card. It is Sigmatel. I found it on the mobo. It is 
very small. Sigmatel was bought out by IDT. In windows software and 
drivers for the Sigmatel chip have to be installed in a particular order 
or it won't work correctly. If things are not done in the correct order 
the only solution is to reinstall and then install the software and 
drivers for Sigmatel in the correct order. I suspect same is true under 
> On Apr 4, 2017 10:31 AM, "Rick Hornsby" <richardjhornsby at gmail.com 
> <mailto:richardjhornsby at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On April 3, 2017 at 22:23:45, tom (thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com
>     <mailto:thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com>) wrote:
>>>     sudo lspci -v | less
>>>     and look
>>>     or
>>>     sudo lspci -v | grep audio
>>     Only show Intel as well.
>>     I suspect the Sigmatel hardware is bad. Would linux see the
>>     Sigmatel hardware if it was bad?
>     In your OP, you mentioned that you could never get the Sigmatel
>     drivers to function under Windows. Are you sure that XP wasn't
>     just being stupid in how it was reporting, and that you actually
>     don't have any Sigmatel hardware?
>     I suppose it's not completely impossible to have two different
>     audio chips from different makers on board, each for a single and
>     different purpose -- one to play audio and one to record audio? --
>     but I've been doing this for a long time and I've never come
>     across that. It seems even more weird to find it in a
>     run-of-the-mill laptop.
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