I have an ASUS M2A-VM, amd64, running Debian stable
Both sound and LAN are integrated,
During installation (some 2 months ago) sound & LAN worked fine (network install). After first reboot none of them worked, upgraded to kernel 2.6.26 both LAN & sound worked. Unfortunately I don't remember if I used the legacy drivers that came with m/b or not.
Two problems arises today - only in Linux, running Windows never a problem (with sound & LAN then... ) :
1) After a month or so LAN sometimes didn't work at all, reboot could fix it but not always. The lights on the card doesn't light up, assigning valid ip manually does not help.
I tried installing legacy drivers but they wouldn't compile. After this try LAN never works.
This is all there is in /var/log/messages:
eth0: RTL8168b/8111b at 0xffffc20000324000, 00:1f:c6:b9:f3:c1, XID 38000000 IRQ 1278
r8169: eth0: link down
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
And in syslog - when eth0 did NOT work:
Nov 2 12:26:56 localhost NetworkManager: <information>^Ieth0: Device is fully-supported using driver 'r8169'.
lsmod shows r8169 is loaded
2) Sound worked but I couldn't adjust recording level, therefore I installed legacy driver. It compiled, alsaconf ran, found the card & played a sound, fine. I still couldn't adjust recording level, and after a reboot there's no sound at all - /dev/dsp does not exist.
Message from Arts at startup says "sound server will continue..." so I believe alsa & arts are up & running?
Created /dev/dsp with "mknod -m666 /dev/dsp c 14 3" but still can't be found.
I am member of group audio
Alsaconf (as root) can't find any soundcard.
lsmod shows the modules are loaded (well, soundserver wouldn't run otherwise I believe):
edgar:~# lsmod |grep snd
snd_pcm_oss 42016 0
snd_mixer_oss 19072 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82184 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 26128 1 snd_pcm
snd 63944 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 12192 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 13328 1 snd_pcm
Does anyone have experience with drivers from ASUS, are the buggy?
Or is there some other problem, then what?