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Old 10-22-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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openSUSE 10.3 does not install on-board Cmedia CM6501 audio of Asus M2N-E SLI mobo


I am hoping someone has heard of a patch or workaround for getting the on-board sound recognized by the openSUSE 10.3 installer; needed for Cmedia 6501 on an Asus M2N-E SLI (reiterating the post title). I basically love just about everything else about SUSE 10.3 on my Athlon 64 X2 4600+, but there is no sound...
Thanx.
Nice to see NTFS with SUSE now, eh?

New Info: 10-30-2007!
My apologies to openSuse 10.3! During install, even though one cannot find the Cmedia 6501 listed, if one is attentive there is a find-able “ALL” selection on a left screen half of the “Manual Sound Card Selection” screen.
Selecting “ALL” reveals a generic “USB Audio, Generic” driver on the right screen half. This driver enables sound with the USB C-media 6501 on an ASUS M2N-E SLI. I can't vouch for any of the special features of the C-Media being enabled, though. My bad.

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Old 01-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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Great tip. I just purchased the same board and was having the same problem.
Solved now.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm always ending up ashamed of not using my scroll keys and clicking around enough. My bad.
I'll tell you what's not fair, though, is the kinternet password box! That thing pastes a spare something (blank?) on the end of a password transferred from kwalletmanager, so I have to hit the delete key after the paste! I just spent an extra half-hour getting back my toast.net DSL connection, only because I couldn't remember that!!
 
Old 01-13-2008, 03:17 AM   #4
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the same problem just again

Yes, the problem disappeared.But after some time(update) the sound card emits only hard noise instead of music or some kind of reasonable sound. Using the same module(Generic USB Audio). Did someone have that kind of problem?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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This might just be a stupid suggestion, but I'll risk it. Is your M2N-E SLI flashed to BIOS version 1102 at least? No guarantees, here. Suse had trouble seeing the on-board ethernet and the Dvd burner in my rig, until I flashed to that version BIOS.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:48 PM   #6
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This might just be a stupid suggestion, but I'll risk it. Is your M2N-E SLI flashed to BIOS version 1102 at least? No guarantees, here. Suse had trouble seeing the on-board ethernet and the Dvd burner in my rig, until I flashed to that version BIOS.
yes I'm using the 1102 bios and i had some problems with on-board ethernet also. Seem a recent update to "SUSE10.3" has fixed that though.
Funny thing is I'm not sure exactly what fixed it??
Will keep you informed as i learn more.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 08:34 AM   #7
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Unhappy Have same problem with C-Media CM6501 on Asus M2N-E SLI

Yesterday, I switched my MSI K9NGM mobo for the ASUS M2N-E SLI. The reason for this switch was that the MSI board has insufficient BIOS support.
I have a dual boot of openSuse 10.3 and Ubuntu Studio. And with Ubuntu there is a persistent bios timer error with the MSI board.
Since most newer boards only have one IDE connector and I needed two because of the harddisks I have, the Asus M2N-e SLI seemed a good option.

Changing the mobo was quite easy, only the xserver configuration had to be redone at the console.

Only the onboard sound is not working under openSuse 10.3, the mixer for PnP sound is present but there's even no noise to be heard. The CM6501 is not supported by Alsa.
The hardware is detected correctly The lsusb command is listing the usb device and with lsmod I can see that snd-usb-audio is loaded. (See listings below)

Now the strange thing is, that with Ubuntu Studio I get sound when testing with the PnP sound mixer enabled. The PnP mixer though is the same as with openSuse, both very limited and surely not showing all controls the C-Media should offer.

I did have the time yet to find out why there's this difference when using the same hardware.

From the fact that Asus recently released a linux embedded board, I hoped to find linux support for older boards as well, but in reality this looks dissappointing when searching Asus website on "linux"



me@my-machine:~> lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc. (webcam)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d8c:0201 C-Media Electronics, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 050f:0003 KC Technology, Inc. KC82C160S Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


me@my-machine:~> lsmod
Module Size Used by
ip6t_LOG 23424 9
nf_conntrack_ipv6 38400 4
xt_pkttype 18688 5
ipt_LOG 23040 10
xt_limit 19840 19
snd_pcm_oss 67456 0
snd_mixer_oss 34176 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 74992 0
af_packet 57100 2
ip6t_REJECT 22272 3
xt_tcpudp 20096 18
ipt_REJECT 21504 3
xt_state 19328 8
iptable_mangle 19712 0
iptable_nat 24580 0
nf_nat 37420 1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter 19840 1
ip6table_mangle 19584 0
nf_conntrack_ipv4 28816 6 iptable_nat
nf_conntrack 84188 5 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
nfnetlink 23224 4 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack
ip_tables 37848 3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
cpufreq_conservative 24968 0
cpufreq_userspace 23680 0
cpufreq_powersave 18560 0
powernow_k8 31504 1
ip6table_filter 19584 1
ip6_tables 31944 3 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 37000 11 ip6t_LOG,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables ,ip6_tables
ipv6 372600 21 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT,ip6table_mangle
binfmt_misc 29452 1
apparmor 58672 0
loop 36356 0
dm_mod 77152 0
nvidia 8892548 24
sr_mod 33444 0
rtc_cmos 25016 0
gspca 668560 0
snd_ice1712 82688 3
snd_usb_audio 109952 1
snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx 21376 1 snd_ice1712
snd_ak4xxx_adda 25344 2 snd_ice1712,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx
rtc_core 38156 1 rtc_cmos
k8temp 22656 0
hwmon 20232 1 k8temp
snd_usb_lib 34688 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_cs8427 26752 1 snd_ice1712
snd_ac97_codec 130248 1 snd_ice1712
snd_pcm 108680 5 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ice1712,snd_usb_audio,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 42632 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 28048 1 snd_pcm
ac97_bus 19328 1 snd_ac97_codec
parport_pc 58456 0
cdrom 52392 1 sr_mod
ohci1394 51272 0
snd_i2c 23168 2 snd_ice1712,snd_cs8427
parport 56588 1 parport_pc
rtc_lib 19968 1 rtc_core
i2c_nforce2 22784 0
button 26528 0
ieee1394 115800 1 ohci1394
i2c_core 43648 2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2
floppy 79624 0
snd_mpu401_uart 25984 1 snd_ice1712
compat_ioctl32 25472 1 gspca
forcedeth 65672 0
videodev 44416 1 gspca
v4l2_common 36480 2 compat_ioctl32,videodev
v4l1_compat 28676 1 videodev
snd_rawmidi 44544 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 25620 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep 27528 1 snd_usb_audio
snd 84984 23 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_ice1712,snd_usb_audio,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx,snd_ak4xxx_adda,snd_u sb_lib,snd_cs8427,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_i2c,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devic e,snd_hwdep
soundcore 25360 1 snd
sg 53304 0
sd_mod 45824 8
ehci_hcd 50956 0
ohci_hcd 38020 0
usbcore 156456 6 gspca,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
edd 26760 0
reiserfs 254160 5
fan 22792 0
pata_amd 31876 6
libata 163968 1 pata_amd
scsi_mod 176536 4 sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
thermal 35984 0
processor 59720 2 powernow_k8,thermal

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