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Old 07-14-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Alsaconf fails to detect motherboard sound card


Alsaconf fails to detect motherboard sound cardHi, Alsaconf fails to detect my builtin sound card, what should I do?

Cheers, Buck
 
Old 07-14-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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1. Check that the motherboard sound is turned on in your BIOS
2. Ensure that that particular motherboard is supported by Linux / ALSA.
3. Get hold of the most recent ALSA version you can find.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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I knw my sound is supported because it works in FC4 fine, I just downloaded latest v. of alsa, but with debian anything related to my nForce4 chipset doesnt seem to be native, like my ethernet card isnt detected in the install, but works when debian is installed. Anyway, anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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I could try installing FC4 again and grabbing the config files, although I would need someone to tell me where they all are :P
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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What kernel are you using?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:13 PM   #6
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Nforce 4 chipset, eh? You're a brave man.
Grab Nforce chipset driver installer from Nvidia.
IA32:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0301.html
AMD64:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_n..._1.0-0301.html
Follow instructions to the letter.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:43 AM   #7
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2.6.8, but wanna upgrade to latest
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:45 AM   #8
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Unless FC4 comes with that NVidia drivers (which I think it can't), then how come FC works and not deb
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:37 AM   #9
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When I use those drivers from nvidia, it tries to use the kernel sources then outputs the error:

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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You may want to upgrade to "testing" if you haven't already.
Try installing
kernel-image-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8
kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8

Now for a symlink. In a root terminal, type
ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8 /usr/src/linux

You may or may not need these packages to compile:
binutils
e2fsprogs
tune2fs
gcc (GNU C Compiler)
make (GNU make)
module-init-tools
depmod
procps
ps
util-linux
libc6-dev
kernel-package
modconf
Qt run-time libraries for nvMixer

Now run the Nvidia installer.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #11
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I just did upgrade to testing, and going to try again. I found out using FC4 that the module for my snd card is snd_intel8x0 or something like that, and found my snd card used the AC'97 chipset.

Anyway, i'll carry on trying
 
  


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