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I've been having some software and hardware issues with my new AMD64 system. I have an A64 3500+ with an Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard, and I'm running SuSe 9.2 with KDE. The software issues are now solved for the most part, but I still haven't been able to get the mic inputs on my motherboard to work properly. I've tried all the mixing utilities, raising the mic level to max, etc., but I get on signal in the KDE sound recorder (or a Java app that's quite important for what this computer will be used for).
I read the posting faq, so here's the output of /sbin/lspci
linux:/home/researcher/Documents # /sbin/lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0282
0000:00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 1282
0000:00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 2282
0000:00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3282
0000:00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4282
0000:00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7282
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800 South]
0000:00:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 13)
0000:00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
0000:00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
0000:00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
Any help getting the mic inputs to work would be very much appreciated. I would rather not install another sound card, but I'd be willing to do that as a last resort (probably something cheap). As an aside, what are the "unknown" devices in that list? Have I not configured something I should have? I've only been using SuSe for about two days, and I'm very eager to learn more about it. I haven't changed any hardware configurations manually, everything is as it was after installation.
It's probably worth mentioning that I've been listening to some audio CDs with KsCD, and they tend to skip quite a bit from time to time. I would quite like to know what the unknown devices in that list are, too.