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Old 09-07-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
DaneM
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Sound not working in Slamd64 on Asus A8N Motherboard, but works in Slax...Help!


Hello, everybody.

I just bought this awesome motherboard and the 64-bit chip to go with it, and I can't get the sound to work in Slamd64. I've booted off of a Slax disk and it works, but when I try to load the modules that I *think* I need, it says they don't exist. (namely nvsound, soundcore and snd)

Do you know what boxes I need to check in the kernel configuration to make this work? Do I have to download them from a third party? Thanks for your help.

--Dane
 
Old 09-07-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hey,

I am using a similar setup. uname -a displays:
Linux main 2.6.13 #1 Sat Sep 3 15:44:55 MDT 2005 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

I've recompiled the kernel to latest stable release on www.kernel.org. If I do lspci it gives me the following audio info:

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)

So I have a different chipset than you, but I was having weird problems as well when trying to use modules with my sound configuration, so I configured all the sound stuff to be compiled with the kernel. It has worked for me on 2 boxes so far and has never cut out on me.

I also use the alsa sound stuff instead of the OSS stuff. Here is the sound configuration in my kernel config:

#
# Sound
#
CONFIG_SOUND=y

#
# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
#
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
# CONFIG_SND_SEQ_DUMMY is not set
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=y
# CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS is not set
# CONFIG_SND_RTCTIMER is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PRINTK is not set
# CONFIG_SND_DEBUG is not set

#
# Generic devices
#
CONFIG_SND_MPU401_UART=y
# CONFIG_SND_DUMMY is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VIRMIDI is not set
# CONFIG_SND_MTPAV is not set
# CONFIG_SND_SERIAL_U16550 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_MPU401 is not set

#
# PCI devices
#
CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=y
# CONFIG_SND_ALI5451 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP_MODEM is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AU8810 is not set

... (whole bunch of sound chipsets) ...

# CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M is not set
# CONFIG_SND_SONICVIBES is not set
CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX=y
# CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX_MODEM is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VX222 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL is not set

After compiling the kernel and rebooting, I just ran alsamixer and unmuted the master volume and the pcm volume and everything worked. It's possible you may need to run alsaconf before alsamixer, but I did not have to since there were no modules to mess with.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 12:24 AM   #3
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FIXED!

Thanks for the reply!

I found the module that I needed. I had to go into the kernel config (make xconfig) and compile:

Device Drivers->Sound->Advanced Linux Sound Architecture->PCI Devices->Intel/SiS/nVidia/ALi AC97 Controller

as a module and make sure that it got loaded at boot by making sure that "modprobe snd-intel8x0" is in one of the configuration files.

Cheers!

--Dane
 
  


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