Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I installed a new asus A8V-MX motherboard with onboard sound which alsamixer lists as Card: VIA 823x rev70 Chip: Realtek ALC655 rev 1. I also compiled a new linux kernel-2.6.16 with alsa module support and ran alsaconf to configure sound with the snd-via82xx module.
Xmms will & aplay will briefly play a sound file and then stop with no error messages. I can move the Xmms slider bar and when I release it a different segment of the sound file will be heard for a brief moment.
Here is a list of things I tried to solve this problem:
1.) dxs_ support= [0 thru 5] (in modprobe.conf)
2.) Ac97_quirk=0 (in modprobe.conf)
3.) Pnp O/S disabled in bios
4.) turned acpi off (noacpi & acpi=off)
5.) gave via8237 exclusive use of irq 18 (disabled all usb controllers in bios)
6.) multi-boot to kernels 2.6.9, 2.6.13-1, 22.214.171.124 (using their snd-via82xx module)
7.) installed different alsa rpm pkgs:
(eg.) libalsa2-1.0.10-6mdk, alsa-utils-1.0.10-2mdk, alsa-data-1.0.10-6mdk
Here is a what the lspci -v cmd says:
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 70)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 81b9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Note: irq 18 is shared with a two of my usb controllers according to the
/proc/interupts file & is sometimes listed as VIA8237 here depending
on my modprobe.conf dxs_support= option. Currently dxs_support=2 is
being used and /proc/interupts is showing: