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Offline Juanito

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Tiny Core v7.1
« on: May 22, 2016, 05:16:31 AM »
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core v7.1
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86_64/release

Changelog for 7.1:
* busybox updated 1.24.1 -> 1.24.2
* busybox syslogd buffer size increase 256 -> 512
* tc-config: move syslog after hostname
* mountables.sh: move the rebuildfstab call to mnttool, from dentonlt
* tc-config: put syslogd -L after -R, from andyj

Also in conjuction with the above in Xprogs:
* mnttool: refresh automatically, by dentonlt
* mnttool: move rebuildfstab call here from mountables.sh

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 05:56:32 AM »
Hello Team Tiny Core!

Just want to express my gratitude for the new 7.1 version. I've just installed the new release and I'm very pleased with it. So a Big Thank You to everybody that has contributed!!!  ;)

Have fun continuing to make TC progress further as an OS,
meo
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 11:37:01 AM »
Sorry I'm a bit unhappy with tc-7.0, 7.1rc1 and 7.1

No sound. tried all I found but nothing helped.
On iMac at least a very fine noise, but that was all.

Network cards are working on Apples and acer tmp435 but not on lenove b4030.

Firefox works on Apples, but neither on lenovo nor on acer.

Currently I m using tc-6.4.1, working fine.

Greetings
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 05:01:20 AM »
If you could give a few more details with error messages we can try to help

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 03:28:33 AM »
Hi Juanito, sorry for my late answer.

- my frugal installations from tc 6.4.1 are working very fine with tce 6.4.1.
- I can start then with a CorePlus 7.1 CD and they work except sound.

- So I used a CorePlus 7.1 CD to prepare a fresh frugal installation. It works fine and can download and use all the apps I need.

- Installed alsa.tcz first and added firefox to try some youtube - silence.
Deinstalled alsa.tcz, rebooted and installed alsa-config.tcz first and alsa,tcz after and tried with speaker-test: silence.

- added /opt/alsa/ directory and checked   $ sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/alsasound status  Alsa is running
Speaker test reports until breakdown with ctrl-c:

tc@box:~$ speaker-test

speaker-test 1.1.0

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 2048 to 8192
Period size range from 1024 to 1024
Using max buffer size 8192
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 1024
was set buffer_size = 8192
 0 - Front Left
Time per period = 2.830222
 0 - Front Left
Time per period = 2.986649
 0 - Front Left
^CWrite error: -4,Interrupted system call
xrun_recovery failed: -4,Interrupted system call
Transfer failed: Interrupted system call
tc@box:~$

The same problem on all of my machines: MacMini, iMac, Acer tmp 453 and Lenovo b40-30.

If you need some additional info please specify. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 08:05:21 AM »
Just to be sure, did you check if sound was muted using alsamixer?

If you are booting from cd on a machine with tinycore already installed on the hd, there is the possibility that the cd boot will use extensions from the hd installation.

The above might mean that you are using the tc-6.4.1 version of the alsa extension with alsa-modules-4.2.9-tinycore.

Can you try installing the alsa extension using the full path to the cd version of alsa?

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 08:55:07 AM »
Hi Juanito,
I turned alsamixer up and down, I installed flit.tcz and turned volume up and down, while alsa speaker-test was running. but no sound.

Also a test with firefox and a youtube site did not work.

I tried every one of my 4 machines as installing platform: MacMini, iMac, acer tmp453 and lenovo b40-30. With tc 6.4.1 all is fine, but with  tc 7.1 no sound.
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2016, 09:02:21 AM »
So you installed tc-7.1 and the tc-7.1 extensions to hd and booted from the hd?

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2016, 09:28:45 AM »
not on hdd but on a 8 GB usb-stick
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 10:52:48 AM »
Hi chattrhand
When Tinycore starts up it automatically scans for a  /tce  directory if the  tce=  bootcode is not used. So if it finds your
hard drive first, it will use that.

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 01:00:44 PM »
Hi Juanito, Rich,

now I ve prepared another usbstick by adding an almost naked frugal installation.

I first added /opt/alsa/ directory as this had been complained before
then I installed alsa.tcz and alsa-config.tcz.

I started speaker-test and gambled around with alsamixer, no sound.

I installed firefox-esr.tcz and went on youtube. movies but no sound.

Same on acer tmp453 as on lenovo b40-30.

Thanks for your attention
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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2016, 11:52:47 PM »
If you're sure that there is no previous installation of tinycore on the hd of any of the machines you're trying to boot from usb, then the problem must be somewhere else.

Note that if you use alsa-config, it should be loaded before alsa.

what do the following give:

"aplay --version"
"aplay -L"

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 12:28:56 AM »
hello Juanito, Rich.,

now for my acer TMP453 laptop I have bought a brand-new Lexar USBstick and set up a flwm tinycore7.1 installation frugal, whole disk, formatted to ext4 and added nothing but all of the 6 wlan and kmap accessories from CorePlus -CD.

Using AppBrowser I first added  alsa-config.tcz and to be sure did a reboot.
Then I added alsa.tcz.

tried to speaker-test turning up volume with alsamixer, no sound.

I followed your suggestions:

tc@box:~$ aplay --version
aplay: version 1.1.0 by Jaroslav Kysela <perex@perex.cz>
tc@box:~$ aplay -L
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
default:CARD=PCH
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    Default Audio Device
sysdefault:CARD=PCH
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    Front speakers
surround21:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, ALC271X Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
hdmi:CARD=PCH,DEV=0
    HDA Intel PCH, HDMI 0
    HDMI Audio Output
tc@box:~$ version
7.1
tc@box:~$
tc@box:~$ sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/alsasound status
Alsa is running.
tc@box:~$

I found a (never used) hdmi plug and installed Xorg-7.7.tcz, did not help either
I added mplayer-g45-alsa.tcz, did not help
I added flit.tcz and started it, could use the volume control, speaker-test silent.
I added firefox-esr and tried youtube, silent.

Cross checked with my tc 6.4.1 usbstick: working fine.

Thanks for your help!





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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2016, 01:41:43 AM »
I only have two machines to test - a dell e7240 and a mac mini.

The alsa extension (without alsa-config) works on both of them. All I need to do is load alsa and un-mute the master volume control with alsamixer (I do not need to start alsasound) - the only proviso is that Xorg-7.7 needs to be loaded before alsa for sound to work as hdmi is the default for both machines.

Note that "aplay -l" gives this for me with the dell:
Code: [Select]
$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC3226 Analog [ALC3226 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
..i.e. that hdmi is card 0 and analogue is card 1 (which makes no logical sense at all for a laptop).

Your output seems to be suggesting that both hdmi and analogue are on the default pch?

Do you have alsasound state from tc-6.4.1 saved in your backup?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2016, 02:12:08 AM by Juanito »

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Re: Tiny Core v7.1
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2016, 03:53:31 AM »
You might also compare the kernel outputs between the two versions. "dmesg | grep hda". It's not uncommon for the HDA sound driver to regress, it covers a huge amount of hardware. There might be a bootcode you can use for the 7.x hda driver to work with your machines.
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