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Old 01-17-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to fix your sound in Redhat 8.0


Hello Everyone,

This is how to fix it to where you can hear sound if you are running Red Hat 8.0

Step 1) DELETE RED HAT 8.0
Step 2) Install Mandrake 9.0
Step 3) Enjoy
 
Old 01-17-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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i'm running mandrake 9.0 and cannot hear sound. maybe i have to load red hat first (j/k)
 
Old 01-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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rofl,

Maybe,

Mine worked great first time. BUT, I have went back to Red Hat, because
my Mandrake kept locking up and was SUPER slow. Red Hat works flawless for me, I just wish someone here could help get the sound working.

The crazy thing about it is everytime you ask a question here you either get a smart ass answer or told to SEARCH, well from the searches I have done, people are still left wondering because the "fix" is never made
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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I'll bite on this one...

Per http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=41752 it looks like lots of people offered you lots of advice on your sound problems.

Per http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=41370 you were fussed at repeatedly for posting messages asking for help "with some software" missing "some file" and not giving lots of details. We can't see your screen from here remember, be verbose.

Now then, have you ran "sndconfig"? Did it find the card or not? If it did not did you find it in the list of cards and select it? I just looked and in RH 8.0 there is a VIA 82Cxxxx selection.

Provide details of exactly what you have tried and what has worked and what hasn't. None of us are getting paid to help you work through this problem but we're willing to help if you'll ask good questions and not "I'm pi$$ed off"... That makes everyone really want to help I assure you.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:08 PM   #5
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has it got to do with not being able to play xmms?
or you can't hear any sound at all?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:16 PM   #6
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RedHat? Sound? No Problem!

Now playing CDs was a problem.

Until I downloaded the ALSA driver and started using that instead of the stock sound modules. Worked like a charm.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:38 PM   #7
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Okay, Okay,

I get the point,

Here is what I get when I run sndconfig. BY the way, I do have the latest kernel in 8.0 redhat..

The following error occurred running the modprobe │
│ program: │
│ │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/via82c │
│ xxx_audio.o: init_module: No such device │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/via82c │
│ xxx_audio.o: insmod │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/via82c │
│ xxx_audio.o failed │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/via82c │
│ xxx_audio.o: insmod sound-slot-0 failed


And I am doing this as root. That kernel it is displaying is the old one I believe.

Guys accept my apologies if I offended anyone, I just really enjoy linux, but it is the small things that keep a lot of people from using it.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:39 PM   #8
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Ummm,

Before I get the above error, It does detect my card, that error is when it tries to play the sample sound.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:03 AM   #9
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No problem Just remember that with something like this, providing _more_ information instead of less will be more likely to help someone help you.

Try this:

# insmod soundcore
# insmod via82cxxx_audio.o

I just looked in /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0smp/kernel/drivers/sound/ and that would appear to be the appropriate module.

Possibly you can replace insmod with modprobe... soundcore it appears has to be loaded before an actual sound card driver for it to work.

If this doesn't work post the results of an "lsmod" command and an "lspci -vv" with just the section relating to the sound card on the 2nd command.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-18-2003, 08:59 AM   #10
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well I have tried entering in the insmod but I do not know where. Yeah I know at a terminal, but what directory do I need to be in?

Thanks
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:03 AM   #11
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No particular directory... Just type it... It knows where it's kernel modules are and will find the files itself.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:16 AM   #12
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Okay,

I did it and it did not good. First when I typed insmod soundcore it said command not found.

Then I put the # in front of it and it just went back to a command prompt, but I ran the soundconfig again and it did no good???

Well not sure where to go from here?
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:53 AM   #13
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The # was meant simply to signify the root command prompt. It sounds like you're doing this as something other than the root user. Login as root and try it.

insmod is in /sbin so if it still fails try /sbin/insmod
 
Old 01-18-2003, 10:34 AM   #14
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I am in as root and I tried the above too and it is not working. Those commands are not even found and the insmod is not a directory it does not even exist?
 
Old 01-18-2003, 12:02 PM   #15
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insmod is part of the modutils package:

# rpm -qf /sbin/insmod
modutils-2.4.18-2

If you don't have insmod installed then IMO your RedHat installation is broken or _very_ incomplete.

Also, you've indicated previously in this thread that you can run modprobe. Quite frankly you're doing something wrong and that's making it more and more difficult to help... modprobe is a symbolic link to insmod:

# ls -l /sbin/modprobe
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Oct 5 16:34 /sbin/modprobe -> insmod
# ls -l /sbin/insmod
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101272 Aug 16 13:04 /sbin/insmod

What that means if you don't know is that insmod HAS to exist on your system... Are you typing it wrong? Can you do the above two ls commands and post the results? I've also asked for lsmod and lspci -vv results to be posted which you haven't done. Remember my previous comment about being verbose? Provide more info... do the rpm -qa I did above and show me that modutils is installed, etc...
 
  


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