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Old 01-03-2003, 10:21 PM   #1
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Angry How to install a sound card driver


I am very new to linux system. Can any expert teach me how to install a new sound card driver. Please explain in more detail because I am naive.
By the way, I am using red het 8.0 with GNOME

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Old 01-05-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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/usr/sbin/sndconfig

As root of course, usually takes care of it. If it doesn't, what's the soundcard? Or better yet, if its a PCI card, what's the output of "/sbin/lspci" as regards to multimedia controller.

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Old 01-05-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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aureal 8810

in the readme file, it says to extract file first to "driver-directory" and use commend "su" and "make"

where is the "driver-directory"??

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Old 01-05-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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Whoa, okay weird, there are very few soundcards on the market that aren't supported already in the kernel, most of the rest of them are supported by alsa. You probably have the card's module onboard. If you got a link from the manufacturer to the "linux drivers" they're probably already in the kernel and ready for you. What's the card?

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Old 01-06-2003, 01:46 AM   #5
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hi all! i have the same delema. i'm using the epox 4g4a+ with onboard. i'm a virgin penguin so please be gentle .

when i query the sound card in the Sound Card Configuration applet, i get this:

Vedor: Intel Corp.
Model: 82801DB AC
Module: i810_audio

i tried installing Alsa 0.9.0RC6 with no luck. can anyone please point me in the right direction?

[edit] i'm running RH8 btw...

greets...

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Old 01-15-2003, 01:52 PM   #6
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Well, was about to post new thread concerning drivers for Audigy 2, but there really doesn't seem to be ones. It did detect it, but it didn't have drivers for it.
If I cant find drivers for linux from manufactorers page, then is there any way I can get sound working? Should I update sndconfig?
 
Old 01-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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nomadman,

sorry I missed you jumping onto this thread... a week ago, post back if that i810 is still bugging you, there are some issues with various versions of that chipset.

adas,

What's the /sbin/lspci listing say about the multimedia controller. Its easiest to look support up by chipset, not manufacturer, especially in the world of soudcards where sometimes they change the branding ever so slightly and the chipset entirely.

Cheers,

Finegan

P.S.

Both guys, do not fear to start a new thread. The odds of someone looking at a thread that's 5-6 posts in are rather slim because they'll think its already in process of being solved... so the only ones that are bound to look at it are the guys who have already posted and get their mail replies. I either of you would like to start a new thread entirely, I would not consider it double posting, feel free.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 04:27 AM   #8
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Here you go, I think...

ok, mandrake 9 didn't have lspci program, but from /usr/bin I found lspcidrake wich does the same thing, I hope:

audigy : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy Audio Processor
emu10k1-gp : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy Gameport
ohci1394 : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy IEEE1394 Firewire Controller

I actually have no clue what they should mean, but it seems like my Platinum requires 3 different drivers to work correctly, right? Now that's a real problem, don't you think?

Can you name a few programs I might find useful with this, as I like to get started but I don't like hand helding so much
Reading endless man pages isn't so bad after all.

Oh, and sndconfig said this chipset isn't supported.

EDIT: found one howto with google, and cd /lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/ didn't have any of those drivers listed by lspcidrake.

Maybe I just have to wait?

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Old 01-19-2003, 09:36 AM   #9
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Unless this is a new revision of the chip, it should work with:

/sbin/modprobe emu10k1

Then check your mixer settings to see if its un-muted, and if you're using KDE, the Arts daemon to see if it isn't flaking out. If it kicks out errors it might be a much newer version of the card, and then we'll have to track down the support on-line somewhere.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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