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Old 10-01-2004, 02:15 AM   #1
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Question Why don't I have sound and can't install my video drivers


Hello,
I suppose this is where I post a question like this. I am somewhat new to mandrake linux. I just got 10.1 the other day, before that I had Red Hat 9. So I was familer with downloading the drivers for my video card from NVIDIA and such. Well first part of my subject was that I can't get any sound. I have a turtle beach santa cruz sound card and I know that linux sees that as the Cirrus logic sound card and uses that driver. It worked fine in Red Hat 9 and when Mandrake loads up it does a ding through all of my speakers so it detects the card and the main odd thing is that I can play a cd through my cd rom but when I go to play a game or go to watch like an AVI file or something I have no sound.( I tried to watch Batman: Dead End) it didn't work. As for the next part of my question I downloaded the newestt nvidia drivers I logged out of X and did the fail safe just as they instructed and logged in as root and everything but when I go to install it gave me an error that it can't find my kernel type. I know this is a long post but I really love linux and I only really want to use windows as little as possible.

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Dustin
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:15 AM   #2
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Slightly vague here I'm afraid but you'll find it well documented in the NVidia readme. There is a switch you can use to tell the nvidia installer where your kernel is.

Your sound issues will probably be sorted by running alsaconf (go checkout the alsa webby for full listing and compatibility of your sound card).
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:23 AM   #3
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@fatenabu:

Remeber that you need the kernel source as well to build the nVidia modules.
As for the sound, check ALSA drivers as suggested above, make sure you have mpg123 (or mpg321 or lame) decoders, and check permissions as well.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks I will try the sound thing but as for the video thing wouldnt it installed the kernel source when i installed mandrake 10.1? I dunno I looked under my package manager last night before I did my post and it wasn't avaible to install any more suggestions? Sorry for being annoying and bugging you guys

Thanks,

Dustin
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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Originally posted by fatenabu
Thanks I will try the sound thing but as for the video thing wouldnt it installed the kernel source when i installed mandrake 10.1? I dunno I looked under my package manager last night before I did my post and it wasn't avaible to install any more suggestions? Sorry for being annoying and bugging you guys

Thanks,

Dustin
Not so hot on Mandrake but my sources are in /usr/src and are installed by default. If yours aren't there then have a hunt on the installation CDs for a source rpm and stick it one. Make sure the source you install matches the kernel you are using uname -r to check that out.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:43 PM   #6
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More on the sound

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...&module=cs46xx

has EXACT details for your soundcard (CS4630 chipset).

Once you've got it and installed it you need to do this,

alsaconfig

-generally accept the defaults-

alsamixer

-enable channels with m, increae volume with arrow keys-

alsactl store

-stores your settings for l8 ;-)

you should have chirruping jingles by now.

Last edited by otchie1; 10-04-2004 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:46 PM   #7
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More on video

You'll find this link most helpful as it talks at length about your problem

http://mandrakeusers.org/lofiversion...hp/t18216.html

It will work :-)
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:06 AM   #8
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i got my sound working guys i was stupid and didn't run alsaconfig

thanks,

Dustin
 
  


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