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Old 07-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
miris
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sound with RedHat 9.0 in compaq armada 1750


I'm a newbie in linux.
I've recently installed RedHat 9 from scratch on my Compaq armada 1750.
Everything works fine except the sound.
I'v downloaded and installed ALSA according to the instructions I'v found on the net.
When I run alsaconf I get "No legacy cards found"
Also when I boot I get an informational-artsmessage "device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No Such Device)"
and executing "cat /proc/asound/cards" gives out "--- no soundcards ---".

The output of lspci is:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:11.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:11.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc)

I appreciate any help with this problem
 
Old 07-15-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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asound isn't supported in Linux.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:52 PM   #3
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Is there any other way for me to set up sound on my linux box?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:01 PM   #4
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The sb live is pretty cheap now.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:23 PM   #5
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The problem that I have an es1688 card in my laptop.. I know it works with linux because the Slackware installation recognized it.. But for some reason RedHat doesn't recognize it and also it is not listed in lspci..
I don't have an "asound" card, plus changing cards in laptops is pretty expensive (even though the card is cheap)..
I'm looking for a software solution and I'm not afraid to repeat the installation or recompile my kernel..
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #6
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That sounds vaguely familiar.... Isn't that an ISA rather a PCI card? Does it show up with:

cat /proc/pci

Perhaps you need to install sndconfig and run that to get it configured.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-15-2003, 07:57 PM   #7
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No no no no no no no no...
::::scream::::
Ok.. easy problem, really easy.
Problem isnt the laptop, problem isnt the soundcard, problem, is Redhat. The compaq laptop, along with Toshiba, IBM, Sony.. and piles of others, use ACPI now. No pci.. no isa. ACPI. This, is not supported by redhat unless you take the time to Manually recompile the kernel with all acpi settings turned on.

However, Suse 8.2 installs fully enabled for ACPI.

So, 2 solutions, 1. Go install kernel sources go find acpi patch on sourceforge and install patch then enable all acpi features in the kernel config recompile the kernel and the modules and hope it works..
Solution 2.. Install Suse.

Have fun either way.
 
  


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