to the contrary behmjoe, he will be using alsa as it is the only thing that will work (or maybe oss via alsa's binary compatibility). For you see, he is using an assus board (like me), and it doesn't utilise the 430's sound at all...
ive got the same mobo as you, running ubuntu 5.04 hoary hedgehog, and man im pissed off.
i knew the moment that i saw that only win2k, 2k3 and xp drivers (plus redhat / suse linux 64bit) were on the cd that i was going to have issues.
basically, although 430 provides sounds, arse-us don't use it. instead they use some ADI crud which seems to be even more incompatible. So remove all of that nvsound bizzo, it just doesn't apply here.
We need to use alsa (which just dont work, well it does but not good).
Go there and find your fav. server (just pick the top one). All so, take a moment to appreciate my bbcode trickery (5 posts my ass).
You need to get the latest alsa-utils, alsa-driver, and alsa-lib
for me it was like 11rc1 or something....
anywayz, you'll be needing build-essentials and gcc so check that you have them working. I never even had /dev/dsp when i started. Still it probably wont do you much good (it didn't do me much at least).
now, you need to extract, for the driver do a
sudo make install (or just ensure that you're root)
*now go check to see if there are files within /dev/snd*
*if there are, then don't do this, if not, then do*
./snddevices (may need to be root to, can't remember).
sudo make install
in the two remaining source packages that you downloaded.
now then, you'll need to run alsaconf as root.
It'll let you choose a option of intel something or other, or a legacy ISA sound card. Obviously its not the latter as our board doesn't even has ISA ports....
Now then after a lot of working it'll eventually stop then restart alsa.
make sure that gstreamer uses alsa for sink and output (if this is even a issue for you, it is for me with ubuntu anyway).
Then just open up a media player or here some sounds. No reboot needed. You should hear painfull high-pitched humming in the left speaker and awfull mono in the right. This is some kind of issue wiht getting the surround sound channel mixed up or something. I never found where this magical fix was posted, nor do i care. I just want it to work right. There are other isues for me such as needing to restart alsa inbetween instances of alsa-utilising apps...
if it works good for you then PLEASE reply here...
Last edited by mc__; 12-16-2005 at 09:30 AM.