midi / synth sound with SIS7012 aka Intel i8x0 onboard sound card does not work
I've posted this problem on the Newbie list some time ago, but didn't arrive at a solution; and now the thread has moved to the neverland of remote pages. Perhabs the Hardware list is more appropriate.
I've recently installed SuSE 8.2 on a new machine (intel P4 2600 MHz, P4 Titan GA-8SG800 board).
There were some (3D acceleration) problems with the NVidia GEForce video card, but I've got all that working now. One thing remains problematic, and that's sound.
This P4 board has got an onboard sound system, detected by SuSE as a
SIS7012 / Intel i8x0.
The problem is that I can get the simple system sounds (wav files and the like) to work, but all other sound options / progs (Midi, Brahms, etcetera) do not work.
The boot.msg says:
<notice>'/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S10smbfs start' exits with status 6
<notice>'/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S13alsasound start' exits with status 0
<notice>Searching for unresolved configuration files
Please check the following files (see /var/adm/rpmconfigcheck):
and in /etc/mailman.mail-gid.rpmnew is just '65533'.
(boot.msg ends with "Skipped services in runlevel 5: smbfs")
The TTY10 console says things like:
- modprobe: can't locate Module sound-slot-0
- modprobe: can't locate Module sound-service-0-0
- modprobe: can't locate Module char-major-116
over and over again.
I can see there's two lines in modules.conf mentioning 'major-116', but thery're commented out.
I do not know if I can simply start fiddling with these lines in modules.conf, but since I'm reasonably new to Linux, I thought it's better to ask first before I start breaking things :-)
Some days ago I ran alsaconf; which indeed succeeded insofar that I could now play device sounds (before, there was no sound at all) ... but they sound very bad (like multiple modules are loaded) and MIDI and the like are still dead; I get repeated messages saying 'no sound card available or not yet configured'.
So, I deleted the ALSACONF portion again from the modules.conf and ran the sound setup of Yast2 again: system (wav) sounds returned, but the rest still doesn't work.
Here my lack of experience starts to take its toll: I'm at a loss.
Anyone any idea what to try next?
thanks a lot ...