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Old 04-08-2003, 06:24 PM   #1
sardaukar_siet
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Unhappy ALi 5451 sound gripe on RH 9


I've just installed RedHat 9.0 and everything is peachy cool EXCEPT THE SOUND!!! There's no sound, I get a temporary system freeze while trying to insmod trident (the board uses the Trident 4DWave driver) and nothing!! It worked out-of-the-box in 8.0 !

Where can I get info on module options and so on? Please HELP!!

Thanks for reading
 
Old 04-10-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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Same thing here...

I have exactly the same problem. Are you using an IBM Thinkpad R30 by any chance ?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Nope....

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite 1800-804. Anyway, I have found out that the problem is that the source in the install CD is probably broken (2.4.20-8). However, on the RedHat updates FTP there is a 2.4.20-9 rpm package. Such a small increment must mean a small fix, so I'm guessing (more hoping) this is it. I'm trying it now, I'll post my success (or lack of it) soon.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 03:03 AM   #4
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same problem here with a acer travelmate tx. sound doesn't work, i even tried mandrake 9.1 got the same error something like
./kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o init_module. nosuch device
no problem with slackware 9
 
Old 04-13-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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Sound gripe all over! :)

Ha!

I went and got the "vanilla" kernel, i.e., the official source tree for 2.4.20, went to kolivas' page and got the ck5 patch, and after 5 or 6 recompilations (most because of poor config choices) I now have sound, USB mouse and a fully preemptible kernel! This patch is great, I can do heavy load tasks and XMMS NEVER... and I do mean NEVER skips the sound. Amazing. This was the main reason for trying out the 2.5 kernel, but Kolivas was kind enough to backport it to 2.4 .

Procedure, step by step :

1. Get the official 2.4.20 source tree from ftp.kernel.org or some other spot
2. Bunzip it into /usr/src/ . The directory with the version number will be created, meaning

/usr/src # tar -jxvf kernel-2.4.20.tar.bz2

3. Get the ck5 patch from http://members.optusnet.com.au/ckoli...4.20.patch.bz2

4. Bunzip it in the source directory for 2.4.20, meaning

/usr/src/linux-2.4.20 # bunzip2 ck5_2.4.20.patch.bz2

5. Apply the patch

/usr/src/linux-2.4.20 # patch -p1 < ck5_2.4.20.patch

6. make menuconfig and set the options (REMEMBER to set the "pre-emptible kernel" options)

7. make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install

8. copy /usr/src/linux-2.4.20/arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot and copy /usr/src/linux-2.4.20/System.map to /boot too

9. configure LILO or GRUB

10. reboot! enjoy!

If you need help, I can send you my kernel configurations file with all the options set correctly to support Trident's board. Hey, I wasted a whole night, no need for someone else to waste it too!

Have fun! I know I'm having! LOL


PS - Linux SO rox

Last edited by sardaukar_siet; 04-14-2003 at 04:12 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:41 AM   #6
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it would be very nice of you if you could send me you kernel configuration, my e-mail address mb_vc2000@yahoo.it
thanx in advance
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:25 AM   #7
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anyone can send me that damn patch? i cant find it on the site posted... i'm getting the same problem u guys had...thanx
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:27 AM   #8
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shit....forgot to give my email:
<a href="mailto::ghost0__@hotmail.com"> ghost0__@hotmail.com </a></body></html>
 
Old 12-05-2003, 03:09 PM   #9
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I have a Tos Sat 1800 and had nothing but bad luck with RH9 and the sound card.

What's bizarre, is that RH8 found the sound card perfectly.

I finally gave up after trying EVERY CONCEIVABLE combination of drivers available for it on the net.

Finally, I went to Mandrake 9.1. Don't use 9.2!
 
  


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