LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2004, 06:00 AM   #1
nowindows
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation ASUS P4P800 - on-board sound card


I have ASUS P4P800 motherboard with AD1985 on-board audio.

My problem is that when large amounts of data are transfered through system bus (copying data in RAM, writing to disk, drawing on screen) I can hear a very noticeable and annoying noise coming out of my speakers.

Has anybody had such problems? Does it happen because of wrong configuration? Maybe my board is defective?

ASUS advertised that their board has superior sound quality. I really can't bear listening music on my computer! Please, help me.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
actteoh
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank goodness I found someone who managed to configure this soundcard so that it can produce sound. May I know what did you do? Thanks. I can't produce any sound from this card in linux. The card works pretty well in Windows, I can assure you that.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:18 AM   #3
nowindows
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
By the way, AD1985 can be run with OSS kernel drivers.
The only problem is that line-in and line-out are swapped. Linux kernel has a workaround
for this, but enables it only when it detects AD1980. So you need to make a small change in
one of the source files.

Maybe kernel guys could incorporate this fix in mainstream 2.4.x & 2.6.x kernel?
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:24 AM   #4
nowindows
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by actteoh
Thank goodness I found someone who managed to configure this soundcard so that it can produce sound. May I know what did you do? Thanks. I can't produce any sound from this card in linux. The card works pretty well in Windows, I can assure you that.
You should write what exactly soundcard you have.
What I did was just enabling OSS in kernel with driver for ICH5 (this is an on-board sound controller).

Some time ago I also had Highscreen Soundboostar WAVE 3D 32-bit version. It was advertised as SB Pro compatible and so I unsuccessfully tried to set it up for more than year.
But then I checked what exactly chip my card had - it was Analog Devices 1... (don't rememer the number). Enabling support for this solved the problem.

Sometimes looking at what's written on the chips helps.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:30 AM   #5
actteoh
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
How to enable OSS in kernel?
Sorry if this sound as a stupid Question, I just learned to use Linux 1 week ago...
 
Old 05-07-2004, 06:39 AM   #6
nowindows
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I did it by compiling kernel myself.
(to do this: get file "linux-2.4.26.tar.gz"; unpack it with "tar zxf linux-2.4.26..tar.gz";
go to the "linux-2.4.26" directory; type "make menuconfig" select whatever options you want;
exit the configuration utility; type "make dep && make bzImage && make modules && make
modules_install"; copy "arch/i386/boot/bzImage" to "/boot/bzImage-2.4.26"; modify "/etc/lilo.conf" so that bootloader uses your new kernel; type "lilo"; reboot linux)

If you don't want to compile try loading some modules like "sound", "audio", "oss" and "ac97", "i810_audio". (command: "insmod <name>"). To see what modules you have check the directory "/lib/modules"
 
Old 05-07-2004, 07:00 AM   #7
actteoh
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
am stucked at the modprobe part. The error message is as below:

[root@localhost /]# /sbin/modprobe snd-intel8x0
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol schedule_work
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: insmod snd-intel8x0 failed

Do you know why?
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:25 PM   #8
ruhl22
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Distribution: Red Hat- 9.0
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
same prbl

same problem whith AC'97 card- detected as 82801 DB AC'97 on RedHat 9.0 plattform.
I've tried everythig said in thet thread: swiching cables, aumix controls, uploading drivers...
still no sound.

pls post more solutions or ideas.. thanks.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ASUS P4P800 On-board NIC jenny Linux - Hardware 8 07-22-2005 01:16 PM
Who can use ADI AD1888 sound card on P4R800-V ASUS board on Linux?? vanhelsing Linux - Hardware 6 03-04-2005 06:03 PM
Sound not working with Via Kt400 ASUS board buyer262000 Debian 2 05-04-2004 09:21 AM
Can't setup the Alsa 0.96 sound driver for Asus P4P800 kentarwen Linux - Hardware 5 02-29-2004 07:21 PM
ASUS P4P800 AD1985 + RH9.0(2.4.20-8) + alsa-driver-0.9.6 = NO SOUND! rzshi Linux - Hardware 1 09-24-2003 11:42 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration