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Old 11-12-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
TracerReborn
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Audigy 2 & GeForce FX 5600U drivers


I am running
Linux * 2.6.8-9-amd64-k8 #1 Thu Oct 7 18:19:00 CEST 2004 x86_64 GNU/Linux
(I have an Opteron64 AMD processor)(Nvidia GeForceFX 5600Ultra)(Audigy 2 ZS)

1:
I have the GeForce driver file NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2 but when I go into single user mode and try to install them it tells me somthing like this

line 621 ./nvidia-installer: no such file or directory

and then it quits... any idea as to what is causing it? Also I heard that these drivers may not be compatable with my kernel (2.6.8-9-amd64-k8) but I get the same error with the patched drives (the the patched drivers are a much older version as well so sucks to them)

2:
There are no official drivers out for my Audigy... I have heard of ALSA, but how do I install them on a Debian system? I have searched apt-cache for ALSA and come up with this
{
alsa-base - ALSA driver configuration files
alsa-headers - transitional package that can be safely removed
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-386 - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-586tsc - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-686 - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-686-smp - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-k6 - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-k7 - ALSA driver modules
alsa-modules-2.4.27-1-k7-smp - ALSA driver modules
alsa-oss - ALSA OSS-compatibility library
alsa-source - ALSA driver sources
alsa-utils - ALSA utilities
}(most relavent results)
I belive I have a K8 processor, and I do not see a module for such... so do I have to compile them on my system and I can't use debian packages?

THANKS FOR ANY HELP IN ADVANCE!
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that you'd have to "cd" to the directory that you downloaded the nvidia driver to, to be able to install it. Though you may want to have a good look around the nvidia site to see if theres either any info or maybe faq's that may point you in the right direction.

As for the sound thing, surely, if you're using debian, then you'd just do the ubiquitous "apt-get install alsa" in a terminal and it "should" then install the alsa packages and dependencies. Which would then either include the driver for you to configure or point you to the location to download/install it (something like apt-get install alsa-audigy or whatever the package name is)?

Sorry I can't be more precise, my experiences with debian based stuff are limited and littered with failures - that's why I'm using gentoo!

regards

John
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:33 PM   #3
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I'm not that stupid! :P It not that it can't find the file I am trying to install it's that when I execure
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run
it gives me that error...

Also, like I said im not sure which version of alsa to install as I have a k8 processor and I did not see a k8 version in my apt-cache search results.

UPDATE: Ok, I use apt-get install alsa and it went ahead and told me that it did not recognise my shiz so it buit a custom one or some such... I only have one question now... what now? How do I get my sound to work now that alsa is "installed"?

Last edited by TracerReborn; 11-12-2004 at 07:53 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 11:59 PM   #4
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alsa is now and for a while included part of the kernel
so unless you need a newer version you are good to go
if you do need a newer version you have to compile and install yourself

try unpacking the nvidia driver with the -X flag then try make / make install

i think the proper alsa driver for sound card is snd-emu10k2
may also work with snd-emu10k1 ?????????
1st try
modprobe snd-emu10k2
or lsmod and see if it's loaded already
always have to unmute alsa mixer on new install or no sound
 
Old 11-13-2004, 04:56 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
alsa is now and for a while included part of the kernel
so unless you need a newer version you are good to go
if you do need a newer version you have to compile and install yourself

try unpacking the nvidia driver with the -X flag then try make / make install

i think the proper alsa driver for sound card is snd-emu10k2
may also work with snd-emu10k1 ?????????
1st try
modprobe snd-emu10k2
or lsmod and see if it's loaded already
always have to unmute alsa mixer on new install or no sound
Just a comment/thought, when I had previous versions of mandrake installed, i.e. immediately post install, I often had to do minor reconfig of the sound driver as for reasons I never established, it always wanted to default to a driver called "Audigy()", and I just had to tell it to use the alternate emu10k1 (the sound card is a Soundblaster live! 5.1 digital).

Just because I haven't heard of emu10k2 doesn't mean that it's not right, but you also may have to look for the Audigy() if the "~k2" option doesn't help!


good hunting

regards

John
 
  


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