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Old 04-03-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
looktowhere
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Cannot get sound on Asus M2N MX using Fc6 64bit.


Am using AMD athlon 4200 dual core 64 bit with an ASUS M2N MX motherboard. FC6 detects the video and the network card but the volume control is not enabled. Nor is the sound input detected..
I have the motherboard CD with the audio drivers for linux but i have no idea how to install these in linux.
I know this is a newbie question but there it is..
Any help is greatly appreciated..
 
Old 04-04-2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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So it must be an onboard sound card, if it is and linux is your first system you install with it, you must first enable it from your system bios and should most probably work.

If it's already working from a previous installation(windows probably) what you have to do since you have the linux drivers for it, is find in the cd and the corresponding directory for your drivers in it, a file called readme or install.

Find these and post them back here. I don't own the same motherboard and since it's new it will be hard to find someone with the same issue so let's take it from the beggining.

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:14 AM   #3
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info about the drivers...

There is an ALSA dirver bz file on the cd which when extracted creates a folder with a lot of other folders.. here is what the readme file says about it :
the ALSA driver is 1.10.11
there are a lot of changelog entries in the kernel folder in this archive. There is a makefile and an install.sh in the folder
There is also a file called cvscompile in this folder..
There are no clear instructions as to what to do with all these files but i am guessing that if i run the install as root then maybe the driver(s) will be compiled and installed.
what next ? The sound card used to work with windows. I removed windows and then installed linux so i guess it is enabled in the Bios.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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Not clear why these ASUS guys put that Linux driver on their disc when it's already included with the OS...

Anyway, you may want to right-click on the speaker icon in your menu bar and have a good look at the Volume Control; sometimes it does not get the settings right at once so you need to help it a hand.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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Upgrade your kernel and alsa-lib to the latest from Fedora Updates. Unlike Windows, "install the drivers from the vendor's CD/website" isn't the standard method of getting new hardware working on Linux--those driver packages are for Linux distribution packagers, not for end users.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
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Hi everyone. I also have this board and I am having problems with sound. When I first installed FC6, sound did not work at all. Now that I have updated the kernel to 2.6.20, sound works intermittently, and when working, emits a very high pitched noise. I'm quite new to Linux and I'm not really sure where to go from here. ALSA came with the kernel, but I'm wondering if there are any additional drivers or utilities I need to get to configure it for my card. If anyone can provide any insight into this problem I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 01:52 AM   #7
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philly1 do you have maybe a microphone plugged in and open from the mixer? This could be one thing I can think of, maybe try adjusting the rest of the mixer controls
 
Old 04-13-2007, 04:12 PM   #8
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Vangelis, thanks for your quick reply. I tried adjusting some of the levels in the alsamixer, but as soon as I do, the sound system stops working completely. Is there anything I need to do to configure the card. So far I have not done anything other than upgrade to the 2.6.20 kernel, everything has been detected automatically. If I do need to configure something, how do I do it? Thanks.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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I answered my own question. If anyone else is having problems getting sound from their M2N-MX, try adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist: snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack
 
Old 05-14-2007, 02:49 PM   #10
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I have the same problem too

Quote:
Originally Posted by philly1
I answered my own question. If anyone else is having problems getting sound from their M2N-MX, try adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist: snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack
I try to find the modprobe.conf.dist file but no file with this name appears in that directory.
I try to create it with that line but still it does'nt work.
I have the Kubuntu 7.04 and the AMD64 2.6.20-15-generic kernel version
Does anybody help me?
 
Old 05-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vitinus
I try to find the modprobe.conf.dist file but no file with this name appears in that directory.
I try to create it with that line but still it does'nt work.
I have the Kubuntu 7.04 and the AMD64 2.6.20-15-generic kernel version
Does anybody help me?
I'm not really sure about how this sound stuff works, but I seem to remember adding the line: 'sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel' to /etc/modprobe.conf in addition to the line in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist, so maybe give that a try. Not sure why that file would be missing in your system though.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 01:30 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by philly1 View Post
I'm not really sure about how this sound stuff works, but I seem to remember adding the line: 'sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel' to /etc/modprobe.conf in addition to the line in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf.dist, so maybe give that a try. Not sure why that file would be missing in your system though.
It will be a nice if you could modprobe.conf.dist file to see how the line was added into your file.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 01:44 PM   #13
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It will be a nice if you could modprobe.conf.dist file to see how the line was added into your file.
http://www.quaggaspace.org/2007/05/1...king-in-linux/
found this site on ubuntu this may be what you were saying.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 01:48 PM   #14
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http://www.quaggaspace.org/2007/05/1...king-in-linux/
found this site on ubuntu this may be what you were saying.

this to will help been searching for days.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73925
and this
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvNetInstallation
will try it out and get back

Last edited by fkeith; 10-05-2007 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 07:41 AM   #15
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It will be a nice if you could modprobe.conf.dist file to see how the line was added into your file.
My modprobe.conf.dist file is pretty big, but this is the bottom part of the file:

alias char-major-116-* snd
alias sound-service-*-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-*-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-*-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-*-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-*-12 snd-pcm-oss
options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack

install sound-slot-* /sbin/modprobe snd-card-${MODPROBE_MODULE##sound[_-]slot[_-]}

install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm && /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss && /sbin/modprobe snd-seq-device && /sbin/modprobe snd-seq-oss

alias nfs4 nfs
alias rpc_pipefs sunrpc
alias rpc_svc_gss_pipefs sunrpc

install eth1394 /bin/true

install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && /sbin/modprobe snd-emu10k1-synth



And here is my /etc/modprobe.conf file:
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_nv
alias eth0 forcedeth
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
 
  


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