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Old 10-21-2005, 07:29 AM   #1
monomaniacpat
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Sound Card installation


Simply put - how do I do it?

I have virtually no experience with Linux or Ubuntu (the distribution I am using), so could you please explain in very simple terms, what I have to do to get sound out of my linux box?

Thanks in advance,

Mono.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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What are your system details, (motherboard and soundcard)?
 
Old 10-22-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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My soundcard is an Intel AC97. How do I find out my motherboard?
 
Old 10-22-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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To find information about your motherboard run the following command:
Code:
 /sbin/lspci
It will likely say something about Intel i810 or i820, in which case you should do the following:

You probably want to use ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture), so you should go here:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...r-Intel#matrix

Click on "intel8x0" next to Details in the Driver & Docs cell of the table and follow the instructions there. If you run in to any problems, feel free to post back!

Last edited by ciotog; 10-22-2005 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 09:37 PM   #5
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Sound Problems for me, too.

I made the mistake of adding a Sound Blaster Live 24bit sound card to this HP Pavilion a1220n today. I'm running a dual boot XP Home and Suse10 64 bit box. I've had to remove the SBL card because it was defective. I am running the onboard sound on the XP side and it is working. I have no sound in SUSE10. Now, this is what I see in Hardware - Sound: On one line is shows: Card Model. On the next Sound Card (I assume this refers to the SBL card that I removed) and on the next line it says: not configured 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family High Definition Audio Controller). I tried to delete Sound Card and couldn't. So I then selected the 82801FB, etc. then selected Quick or Normal Setup. Either way I get the following error. "The kernal module snd-hda-intel for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect module parameters including invalid IO or IRQ parameters. I simply want to get sound enabled in SUSE. Aside from other issues, does it make sense to add an Audigy 2 sound card in hopes that it would work properly? The SB Live card has been removed and somehow I doubt that the onboard sound is supported. Responses are requested and appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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real simply. get alsa. Run alsaconf. card detected. done.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #7
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Card detected easily enough; however, still no sound and errors.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 10:48 AM   #8
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SuSE 10 and sound glitches - GOOD NEWS
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I recently upgraded from SuSE 9.2 on my laptop to SuSE 10 and am very, very pleased with the upgrade. It's my impression that the system is even faster on the desktop.

I did have few incidents on the install which took quite a long time to complete - I had a lot of existing packages which could be why it took so long. The other glitches, unresponsive touchpad and screen resolution, were probably my fault and were soon fixed using YaST.

In testing however I quickly discovered that sound wasn't working. Fortunately I wasn't alone for others reported the same. To cut a long story short I used what others were talking about and found that my hardware was still alright and Linux still had the drivers to run it. I did the following to test this by using 'su -' in the Konsole, the '-' is important:-
> su -
$ /etc/init.d/alsasound stop
$ /etc/init.d/alsasound start
$ alsaconf
I then followed the prompts and alsaconf configured everything necessary and ran a test .wav file. Tremendous, the hardware and software were sound capable!

Unfortunately on the next reboot I was back to where I started from. YaST Sound couldn't configure the sound card, neither that set up by alsasound when I went through the above procedure nor the other real one that YaST had found. Oddly enough even when I didn't run the above alsa procedures YaST sound always found two sound cards, a dummy one called 'sound card' and the real one, neither of which would it allow me to configure.

Now for the GOOD NEWS, someone mentioned having a similar problem and that by removing the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file he got his system working. I did the same and amazingly enough YaST now only saw my real sound card AND allowed me to configure it! I immediately re-booted and logged on as a normal user, and can report that the kde desktop sounds work and amaroK now plays my music.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 12:29 PM   #9
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colinmc - that is great news. Now of course I've removed SUSE10 from my system because it gave me such a "pita". I think I'll wait a little while before giving it another shot. Thanks.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by colinmc
SuSE 10 and sound glitches - GOOD NEWS
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I recently upgraded from SuSE 9.2 on my laptop to SuSE 10 and am very, very pleased with the upgrade. It's my impression that the system is even faster on the desktop.............

...............Now for the GOOD NEWS, someone mentioned having a similar problem and that by removing the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file he got his system working. I did the same and amazingly enough YaST now only saw my real sound card AND allowed me to configure it! I immediately re-booted and logged on as a normal user, and can report that the kde desktop sounds work and amaroK now plays my music.
Thank you! Thank you! I too installed SuSE 10 (retail) and had sound card problems. The onboard chip just would not work (a CS 4236B chip if I remember correctly). After disabling it in the BIOS, I bought a cheap PCI card [CMI8738 chip], installed it, and tried to configure with YasT. Two cards showed up in YasT and I could not delete the bogus card, nor could I configure the new card without error messages. I tried your tip, namely delete /etc/modprobe.d/sound, and TADA. This let YasT see the one true card and let me configure it. I now have sound in KDE.
 
  


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