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Old 10-12-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
jaakjr
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Sound problems with RH8 + Intel 82801DB AC'97 Audio


I've RH8 runnung with onboard soundcard Intel 82801DB AC'97, which is located by lspci:
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 01)

There is no sound and there seems to be trouble with the initialization of the soundcard. Tell me how to fix the sound issue without recompilation of kernel. Here are the logs/conf from my box.
[dmesg]:
...
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.22, 13:45:06 Sep 4 2002
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:1f.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 00:1f.3
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.5 to 64
i810: Intel ICH4 found at IO 0xe080 and 0xe400, IRQ 3
i810_audio: Codec not ready.. wait.. no response.
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
i810_audio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
i810_audio: Primary codec not ready.
... // this sound init is repeated several times

and:
[root@localhost etc]# insmod i810_audio
Using /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: unresolved symbol ac97_probe_codec_R84601c2b
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: unresolved symbol ac97_set_adc_rate_R5307368c
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: unresolved symbol ac97_set_dac_rate_R42924aaa

and:
[root@localhost etc]# modprobe i810_audio
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod i810_audio failed

My /etc/module.conf has following lines about sound
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
 
Old 10-30-2002, 11:09 AM   #2
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Cool also having prob with this onboard card

Is there anyone who found how to get this 82801DB AC onboard sound card to work with Redhat 8.0?

thanks.
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Old 11-02-2002, 11:36 PM   #3
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I'm having the same problem, but by the number of people who've read this thread without any answers, I think we've got big problems!
 
Old 11-03-2002, 12:36 AM   #4
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A simple but annoying workaround

I have the same problem.
Install a package called sndconfig, su to root and run it.
It is the old sound config tool for pnp sound cards.
The problem is that you will have to run it every time you reboot
if you still have sound problems after that you can " chmod a-s /dev/dsp"
after running sndconfig.
 
Old 11-04-2002, 07:46 AM   #5
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sorry. sndconfig is not working. it is finding this card but gives other errors?
anyone?
 
Old 11-04-2002, 10:59 AM   #6
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AC'97 82801DB is not available for linux kernels below 2.5.11.
This means that we have to wait about 6 months (that's when 2.6 is released) before there will be a stable linux kernel with the drivers.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/linux/audio.htm:
"AC'97 audio for Intel motherboards using ICH4 (82801DB) requires kernel 2.5.11 or later. The addition is documented in the kernel.org changelog. "
 
Old 11-04-2002, 10:18 PM   #7
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It looks like it is available through alsa, but I guess I'm still too much of a newbie. Yikes. Talk about confusing. Anyone able to explain downloading and installing an alsa driver in "newbie talk?"
 
Old 11-04-2002, 10:22 PM   #8
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Oops!

I forgot to share the error message when I sndconfig.

The following error occurred running the modprobe program:

/lib/modules/2.4.18-17.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o:
init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.18-17.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o:
insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.18-17.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o
failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-17.8.0/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o:
insmod sound-slot-0 failed
 
Old 11-04-2002, 11:28 PM   #9
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ALSA version 0.9.orc3

Hey guys

I was having the same problem, I have a p4 with a AC1981A on-board soundcard, intel mobo. I tried everything I could think of, until I stumbled upon www.opensound.com. I loved it, worked first time, but then I found out you had to pay 51 US for a license, and that was ridiculously abusive, so I went looking on the net for my particular soundcard (being an ICH4 bridge problem, I think) and found out that starting on orc3, alsa drivers recognized my soundcard.
I then proceeded to download the orc5 drivers (alsa-driver-0.9.orc5) and respective libraries and utilities, installed them (make sure you have the kernel source installed, so it can properly compile the sound devices. Also, if you happen to have my problem of having the source kernel files in a different directory from /usr/src/linux/include (in my case it was /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-17.8.0/include) use this instead of the regular ./configure:
./configure --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-17.8.0
It worked for me, only problem I now have (minor) is to stop my sound from being muted at startup. I have to make a config file... And another thing: The channels are mixed up, when you open alsamixer to unmute (make sure you do that, or else your sound wont play) I was trying master volume, but it was in the headphones channel (very odd)..
For now that's the best solution, best of luck to all of you, and I guess you'll have to wait a bit til kernel 2.6+ comes out. Or buy a sound blaster live! :-)

Fritex
 
  


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