Got sound working on Toshiba laptop
Topic: Got sound working on Toshiba laptop
started by: Multichill
Posted by Multichill on Oct. 22 2004,23:11Hi peepz,
Just reporting how i got the sound working on my Toshiba Satellite 310CDT laptop. Maybe someone can use it some time in the future.
When you boot the latop and hold the ESC key you get into the bios.
In the bios you can find a sorts of info about the soudcard, it's quite hidden (i didnt see it at first, thanks Clint for pointing out )
The info from the bios:
Boot the laptop and become root.
After some googleing if found out i had to have the "opl3sa2" module.
When you type "modinfo opl3sa2" you get a lot of info about the driver.
For some strange reason the bios uses WSS and the driver uses MSS, but who cares :P
I put those 2 together and got:
Now i have sound
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Oct. 23 2004,01:25woo-hoo! thanks for the info.
Got the info from my BIOS (didn't know how to get into 'em before) got the info, and manually set up the sb.o driver on my 420CDS, and now the sound works.
I can't play music and run X at the same time, but with mpg123, it sounds great.
thanks a lot!!
now if I can just figure how to get the text in runlevel 2 to not run past the bottom of the screen, it would be a perfect world.
Posted by ke4nt1 on Oct. 23 2004,02:41Good Work, MultiChill !
Usually, selecting the proper framebuffer at boottime solves this...
Perhaps the screen resolution is a non-standard size ?
How can I help?
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Oct. 23 2004,04:01hmm, dunno, x runs beautifuly at 800x600x16 with Xvesa. How do I switch to Xfbdev in an HD-install?
Posted by l0st on Oct. 23 2004,07:15Now here's a question; is it possible to automate this process? Are scripts capable of reading info off the BIOS?
Posted by caulktel on Oct. 24 2004,05:14Yes 10st, you just need to place this line in your /opt/bootlocal.sh.
modprobe opl3sa2 io=0x370 mss_io=0x530 mpu_io=0x330 irq=5 dma=1 dma2=0, then save it. If you are using the bootable cd, make sure to backup your settings to a thumb drive or some other disk partition. If its a hard drive install it should work on reboot. You don't know how hard I looked for this very information about a year ago, and I found here in these forums.
Posted by thenuke on Nov. 09 2004,04:16Thanks, that worked for my laptop too :-)
Posted by vhangell on Aug. 02 2005,22:12Thanks MultiChill and caulktel I have a toshiba portege 7000ct and uses an opl3sa3 but opl3sa2 module works fine. ive been using wss_io i didnt know mss_io is the correct one. darn! i was using dsl since day 1.. and i've only made this soundcard work today..
for other tohsiba portege7000ct users
Posted by twirlz on Aug. 12 2005,01:25i just recently got DSL working on my toshiba laptop and i must thank you guys for being really helpfull it seems on this forum.
i did that whole command "modprobe opl3sa2 yada yada yada" and it worked wonderfully. then i went and edited my bootlocal.sh with said command and on boot up i get an error that says
did i do something wrong when editing the bootlocal.sh
also i am running DSL on a toshiba satellite 220cds with 133mhz with 48 megs of ram and a 3 gig HDD
any help will be great!
Posted by Hobbesian on Aug. 20 2005,02:08Thanks Multichill, got sound going on my Toshiba Sat Pro 480CDT.
And to play MP3 through X, enable the MP3 plug-in in Xmms
Posted by Impi on Aug. 27 2005,13:26Sound is also working on my Laptop. My problem is that I can't control my volume. Wmix says "error: device mask ioctl failed". The xmms-volume slider doesn't work, too.
I have controlled my addresses in the bios several times, they're allright...
Posted by edgecrusher on Sep. 20 2005,02:57
This worked perfectly to get the sound working on my Gateway Solo 9100 laptop. Thanks for the help!
Posted by spock on Dec. 18 2005,23:11On my Toshiba 430 CDS (Pentium 120 MHz with 48 MB RAM) I had to do the following :
Now I can play Mp3 music saved on disk (I never could do that with Win 95) but only with mpg321 in Joe's Window Manager. And if I move the mouse or do anything the sound starts cracking. In Fluxbox 0.9.11 (my default WM) the CPU seems to be overloaded, especially with XMMS it's inaudible.
But well the goal is achieved : turning this 9 year old computer into a 1 Gig Mp3 player which I can use with the 15 year old stereo of my wife to listen to downloaded music.
DSL beams me up
Edit : after compressing the audio files with a different bit rate it works much better.
Posted by xitonghan on Mar. 04 2007,05:04thanks !
my NB is LENEND Soleil 5200
opl3sa2 now can work!!!!!
DSL is great
Posted by xitonghan on Mar. 04 2007,05:43
mine too, but the soundcard work ok!
Posted by peacerist on July 21 2010,10:52Hi all,
I got Yamaha OPL3-SAx which worked by following on Asus L7000:
The resource link: < see sound card section >
1. check cat /proc/isapnp (usually inactive)
2. activate cart using the script on the page above.
3. sudo modprobe drivers...
Tested on DSL 4.4.10