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Subject  :  No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Jan, 2005 on 15:39
When my computer hard drive died, I replaced it with a 80 gig hard drive. I was able to install eCS 1.1 onto it (three partitions). I am working on getting the sound to work (why try a dvd movie in the dvd drive if I have no sound?). I tried the UniAud drive at http://www.ecomstation.com and from where one downloads WarpVision. Neither seem to work. It worked before the hard drive crashed. The audio is (or was) supported by the UniAud drivers. Any help will be appreciated.

I am still planning on re-installing the RSJ CDWriting software to see if it works with the DVD-RW drive (IIRC it was dvd-rw or dvd-ram, one of them).


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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  28 Jan, 2005 on 15:48
What audio chip /card do you have in the system and/or could it be that the audio volume is set to zero; I have had that once on a laptop - took me a while to realize

Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Jan, 2005 on 16:41
IIRC - it is an SiS onboard audio chipset (I have to check; it is at home and I am at work). I tried playing sounds in the 'sound' icon of the system setup. No sound. I will check the volume control to see if it is low or if the 'systems sounds' is unchecked. Thanks for the information/help. It is appreciated.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  29 Jan, 2005 on 02:28
Sound Fusion CS46XX (according to the hard ware manager).The UniAud driver seems to load but no sound. I will keep trying.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  29 Jan, 2005 on 03:19
Hey BWG,

A chipset with a CS___ is likely to be a Crystal Semiconductor (a parrt of Cirrus Logic) and should have native drivers ...

http://www.cirrus.com/en/

Support:
http://www.cirrus.com/en/support/ <---has all CS#### listed in products drop down menu ...

Audio Drivers:
http://www.cirrus.com/en/support/drivers/audio/OS22.html

I hope this helps ...


Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  RadarCat
Date  :  29 Jan, 2005 on 10:19

Hi, BigWarpGuy,

I have a list of web sites that specialize in OS/2 Warp drivers
on my OS2WarpLinks web site at

http://www.os2warplinks.com/main/drivers.htm

Perhaps there is a driver you could use at one of these
sites.

Good Luck !!

RadarCat, Webmaster
http://www.os2warplinks.com


Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  29 Jan, 2005 on 17:56
I will check them out. Thanks for the information and links.

I am beginning to think it is more than just drivers and might be something other that is giving me problems. I tried installing StarOffice 5.1 and it froze my computer (twice). I tried to install the uniaud from the 2nd eCS cd and the computer froze when it tried installing the multimedia support from the 1st eCS cd. Could it be the main board or the audio driver or something else?

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  29 Jan, 2005 on 20:15
BWG,

I would hate to think that you have a hardware conflict. Maybe check BIOS settings ... don't give IRQ to VGA, turn off IRQ/Ports for unneeded serial ports, etc. for example.


Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  31 Jan, 2005 on 15:46
I will check it out. Thanks for the information/help. It is appreciated.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  01 Feb, 2005 on 15:05
When I booted my computer last night, it froze after the initial screen and before eCS symbol appeard in the upper left corner. The on/off switch did not work and the reset button only lead to the same problem/freeze area. I have a power manager (where one can plug in devices and turn on/off those devices from a central location. I turned the whole thing off and started it again. It was able to boot to eCS. When printing an e-mail, the computer froze. The same thing happened with the on/off power switch on the pc. I was able to reboot it with the power manager and it checked the hard drive. I think it is more the mother board than anything else. I will try to get another mother board/cpu.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  02 Feb, 2005 on 08:00
Could it not just be bad memory? If you have some spare memory just try to exchange; many years ago I had an OS2 Warp 4 system where Windows worked fine but OS2 wouldn't boot up as supposed and it turned out to be bad memory... and crashed directly during kernal boot where it seems that your system as well crashes.

Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  02 Feb, 2005 on 15:21
I will check it out. I do not have any spare memory; at least not in the size that I am currently using. Thanks for the information/help.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Apr, 2005 on 03:09
My computer would freeze up just when the computer would get to the starting sound (just as the icons and eCS-center would appear on the screen). I had installed a more powerful power supply system (350 instead of 300). It would freeze at the same spot. I had disabled the onboard sound thinking it was the problem. I had tried a Sound Blaster Live 24bit PCI card but there was no sound. I tried the PCI Crystal chipset audio card. It would freeze as the starting sound would come up. I could not get past this.I took out the card and enabled on the onboard sound. It works. It does not freze up The sound is great. IMO - the audio card was the problem.

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Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  dljone9 dljone9@os2world.com
Date  :  20 Apr, 2005 on 06:11
Actually, it sounds like there must have been an IRQ or DMA
conflict...I'd have moved those cards around to different slots,
changed what IRQ's the BIOS would allow, etc.

Subject  :  Re:No More Sound/Audio?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Apr, 2005 on 18:47
When I tried to boot to a command line, it would say there was a driver error and tell me to 'ctl-alt-del' to reboot. It did not say which driver had the error (I tried to do 'e config.sys' from the command line).

I did not think of switching the cards around. There were only three slots (IIRC - one agp and two pci) on the PCChips board.

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