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Old 07-22-2002, 02:27 PM   #1
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sony vaio snd card


hi,

i have a sony vaio laptop ( f403 ) and the sound drivers that come with mandrake 8.2 dont seem to work?

does any one have any suggestions as to what is the best driver to use?


thanks
ant
 
Old 07-22-2002, 05:39 PM   #2
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Mandrake uses the ALSA drivers, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, that in the long run work much better and cover more cards than the kernel sound modules, but can sometimes be quirky to get running. First off, to figure out what the current support is for your soundcard, what's the model information of it? To find out, from a command prompt:

lspci -v

Also, I just remembered... this is sometimes a small trip of an error, but ALSA drivers come muted by default. You may want to try, under whichever desktop, probably KDE, Multimedia->Sound Mixer->and fiddle with the settings for a bit. If upon opening the sound mixer, you even have settings to mess with, then the driver has bound to the card.

Cheers,

Finegan

Last edited by finegan; 07-22-2002 at 05:41 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2002, 03:30 AM   #3
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done that....

hi,

i have typed that command and this is what i got

yamaha corp ymf-744b DS1S audio controler

i have tryed loading the sound module (ymfpci) and it just wont do it
is says stuff like unresolved symbol snd_pcm_lib_transfer

and i have also tryed getting harddrake to load it in for me but similar results

sadly its not just a case of unmuting the mixing device

is there a place where i can get sound drivers from?

thanks

ant
 
Old 07-23-2002, 03:57 AM   #4
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trying to load ymfpci is trying to force the kernel module into loading. You have alsa, so its going to kick. What's the output of "lspci"? We can sort out what modules have loaded. I found a site where a guy was having similar problems so he turned to alsa, here's what he tried:

http://www.arcetri.astro.it/~lfini/L....Sat.Pro.4200/

This was with a much older install, so things may be a little different.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 07-28-2002, 09:36 AM   #5
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Talking sorted!

got it sorted ( am i the fool or what ! )

when you do insmod snd-ymfpci.o.gz and it returns with stuff like
unresolved symbol snd_mixer_xxxxxxxxxxxxx and stuff like that its saying that basically
the module of that name aint there and you have to load it in

i loaded these modules in for the sony vaio F403 sound card ( yamaha YMF 744b ) ( Alsa Drivers )

snd.o.gz
snd-timer.o.gz
snd-seq-device.o.gz
snd-seq.o.gz
snd-rawmidi.o.gz
snd-mpu401-uart.o.gz
snd-pcm.o.gz
snd-mixer.o.gz
snd-mixer-oss.o.gz
snd-ac97-codec
snd-ymfpci.o.gz

and it works!

if you have a sound card like this and did it a different way i would love to know about it please post it here!

thanks to all that assisted me in this problem!
antken
 
  


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