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Old 03-29-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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Installing drivers for CMI 9880 aoudio chipset


Hi, I recently Installed Fedora core 3, and have been trying very hard at getting the sound to work. Being new to linux, I am just following instructions and see if they work, but nothing has so far. There is no documentation for this chipset on the ALSA website, which makes it very hard to figure out what I am doing wrong when the instructions don't match the chipset I am trying to make work.

Is there a way to get it to work, and/or what should I post here so you guys could help me to figure out what the problem is?

Thanks alot!

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Old 04-22-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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This is an azalia sound card. Use Alsa drivers 1.1.8 with the parameter AZX

./confugure --with-cards=azx
make
make install

It works on my CMI 9880. But I cannot set the volume and the line in/micro input is not supported. Let me know how it goes...

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Old 04-25-2005, 12:25 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I actually got the sound to work since I posted, but I forgot about this.

I can't seem to control the volume as well, but at least it works.

With the latest stable release I got it to work with a default :

./configure
make
make install

I assume if you specify the azx card it dosen't compile all the other drivers.


I think my orginal problem was that I didn't restart my computer, as I never saw anywhere that you had to do that.

Hopefully sound control will be supported soon.

Thanks agian,

hockey9
 
Old 04-27-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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And what about your inputs (mic and line-in)? I cant make mine work.

I am already using the latest version of ALSA-DRIVER. I hope this will be fixed soon...
 
Old 05-06-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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I could definately use some help with this too!

I have the same chip and I am running the latest Ubuntu with a 915G chipset.

I see you posted to do the following:

./configure
make
make install

But where do I put this? Do I add it to a file, or do it in the terminal?

I could use a few noob steps to installing this driver.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-06-2005, 08:19 PM   #6
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1. www.alsa-project.org
2. Download the driver : alsa-driver-1.0.8rc2.tar.bz2
3. in a terminal, to your downloads folder
# bunzip2 alsa-driver-1.0.8rc2.tar.bz2
# tar -xvf alsa-driver-1.0.8rc2.tar
4. You have a new directory with an INSTALL file in it. Read this file and follow the steps.

Check also the ALSA wiki about your sound card on the webpage.

Let us know how it is going!
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:54 PM   #7
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I've gotten that far, but here is the problem. The INSTALL file may as well be written by the aliens from Roswell.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:43 PM   #8
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What is your souncard?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:54 PM   #9
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CMedia 9880 aka Azalia...
 
Old 05-08-2005, 10:33 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Donshyoku
I could definately use some help with this too!

I have the same chip and I am running the latest Ubuntu with a 915G chipset.

I see you posted to do the following:

./configure
make
make install

But where do I put this? Do I add it to a file, or do it in the terminal?

I could use a few noob steps to installing this driver.

Thanks in advance!
Ok, as Norm said, download the driver from www.alsa-project.org

It would probably be better to unzip the file with an unzip program. Just go to the location where you downloaded the file (either in your Desktop, or your home folder.) Right click on it as you would in windows, and click unzip.

Now, open up a terminal window.

First you have to go into the folder, aka directory, that the downloaded driver is in.
To do this, type:
cd /bob/alsa-driver-1.0.8
cd stands for change directories. Substitute bob for wherever you downloaded the driver to. Depending on where, you might only have to have

cd /alsa-driver-1.0.8

now, "login" as root;
su root
(type whatever your password is here)

now, type the ./configure stuff mentioned before

If all goes well, it should complete without any errors.

You will have to repeat this step for the alsa-lib and alsa-utils files from the alsa site. Make sure they are the same version as your driver.

Good luck!
 
  


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