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Old 06-28-2006, 04:50 AM   #1
lakshminarayan
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Unhappy sound problem - asus a8n-vm motherboard


hi all....
i have a PC with these configuration

AMD AthlonXP 64bit
asus A8N-VM MotherBoard
Chipset -NVIDIA GeForce6100 GPU & nForce410MCP
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce6100 GPU
Audio - SoundMax ADI AD1986A
HDD - 80GB SATA
RAM - 256MB DDR
please tell me how to compile driver for my soundcard..
i installed RHEL4 update3 on my PC.

please help me.....thanks in advance
i tried but failed...
 
Old 06-29-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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try, as root, 'modprobe snd-hda-intel' then 'alsamixer' to unmute the controls (with 'M') and turn up the controls (with up arrow) then run 'alsaconf store' to save settings. let us know how that goes.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:25 AM   #3
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hi..... thanx

Quote:
Originally Posted by nadroj
try, as root, 'modprobe snd-hda-intel' then 'alsamixer' to unmute the controls (with 'M') and turn up the controls (with up arrow) then run 'alsaconf store' to save settings. let us know how that goes.

thanx for yr adv.the soundcard detected as snd-azx(nvidia high definition audio).i can hear sound from my left speaker only.if i adjust volume the sound stops.... and i need to restart the machine to getr back with sound.... please help me...
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:30 AM   #4
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what do you mean soundcard detected as snd-azx? what did you do to get this? did you try snd-hda-intel? maybe snd-azx isnt the correct driver? are all of the controls turned up and you have sound set to stero instead of mono? not sure what else to say with the freezing when you adjust the volume.. what distro are you using? maybe upgrade alsa or your kernel?
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nadroj
what do you mean soundcard detected as snd-azx? what did you do to get this? did you try snd-hda-intel? maybe snd-azx isnt the correct driver? are all of the controls turned up and you have sound set to stero instead of mono? not sure what else to say with the freezing when you adjust the volume.. what distro are you using? maybe upgrade alsa or your kernel?

sorry... i confused bcoz u told me to exec the command modprobe snd-hda-intel> why this snd-hda-intel?i am usind RHEL4 update 3.

thank you for your time and consideration.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 01:18 AM   #6
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did you try it?
 
Old 07-01-2006, 03:56 AM   #7
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did you try it?

hi nadroj...
now i can hear sound as stereo.but the problem is not fully solved.
when im trying to adjust volume control the sound stops... i need to restart the machine to hear sound again....
the output of some commands given below...

lsmod
===========
shpchp 82373 0
snd_azx 17745 0
snd_hda_codec 82245 1 snd_azx
snd_pcm_oss 49017 0
snd_mixer_oss 17985 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 96841 3 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29893 1 snd_pcm
snd 55461 6 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9889 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 9673 2 snd_azx,snd_pcm
forcedeth 23873 0
floppy 58481 0

lspci
=======

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce 6100] (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)

modprobe.conf
================
alias eth0 forcedeth
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_nv
alias snd-card-0 snd-azx
options snd-card-0 index=0
install snd-azx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-azx && /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-azx { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-azx
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 ohci-hcd


modprobe snd-hda-intel
========================
FATAL: Module snd_hda_intel not found.

now tell me .... what is problem??????
 
Old 07-01-2006, 01:04 PM   #8
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sorry not sure i can help.
search around for threads that talk about alsa freezing when adjusting sound.. search google.com/linux too.
check 'dmesg | less' or 'less /var/log/messages' after adjusting the sound to see whats happening on the inside.. if you cant understand it post the output of 'tail /var/log/messages' or 'dmesg | tail' to see if we can make any sense of it
 
Old 07-11-2006, 08:36 AM   #9
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i have the same chipsets on my second PC (ASROCK K8NF4G-SATA2 mobo) and i've never been able to get ALSA to run, always have to use aRTs engine to get proper playback. nVidia also tells you in the documentation for their nvsound driver that you should comment out all aliases of the card that contain intel audio references. it also adds code to turn some of them off incase they're missed, so i don't know if the above will solve the situation. they also say that the MCP51 audio controller is only compatible with OSS, so you might try making sure that you are using the OSS output plug in as well. i have it running great under mandriva, but not with ALSA. it's highly possible that i'm just not savvy enough to make it work and it can be done, but i know you can make it work with the proper nvidia driver and aRTs

Last edited by srkitch; 07-11-2006 at 08:46 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 09:26 AM   #10
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looking deeper in the documentation for the NFORCE proprietry driver i found that it does indeed NOT support ALSA at this time...try using aRTs
 
  


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