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Old 07-11-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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need a sound driver for red hat linux 9.0


I'm very new to linux.i have just istalled the red hat linux 9.0.my sound card is not detected.my sound card is Realtek AC'97.from where can i get the audio driver for the same...
any help will be highly recomended
 
Old 07-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'm very new to linux.i have just istalled the red hat linux 9.0.my sound card is not detected.my sound card is Realtek AC'97.from where can i get the audio driver for the same...
any help will be highly recomended
What are your computer specifications? Redhat 9.0 is really old and unsupported. Unless you have some good reason to use exactly that version of Redhat, I think you should drop it. Redhat 9.0 was not good even back in the days it was widely used. Today, without support or updates, you will be fighting an uphill battle with hardware drivers which you should be able to avoid with a modern, solid distribution.

Anyway, try this command to configure your sound card. Open a terminal, type "su". You will be asked for your password. Then, type the following:

redhat-config-soundcard

Again, consider leaving Redhat 9.0 behind. Get Ubuntu (www.ubuntu.com) or if you have an older machine, try to get Xubuntu.

Regards!
 
Old 07-11-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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"redhat-config-soundcard"

i tried the above command and then it says "automatic soundcard detection failed"......what to do next please reply
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:01 PM   #4
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Support for RH9 was dropped in 2004. Any hardware that is newer than that it will not support.

RH9 was the last of the straight RH line, after that they switched to RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). They are now on version 5.2. Which means that you are 5 versions behind the times (and RH's release schedule is long). If you do not wish to pay for RHEL then you can try Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed and is free to download/update.
 
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Support for RH9 was dropped in 2004. Any hardware that is newer than that it will not support.

RH9 was the last of the straight RH line, after that they switched to RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). They are now on version 5.2. Which means that you are 5 versions behind the times (and RH's release schedule is long). If you do not wish to pay for RHEL then you can try Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed and is free to download/update.
then cant i get any drivers which are older than th rh 9.0 version???
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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If the hardware is newer than the unsupported OS version (fairly likely) then nobody is going to make drivers for it.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 04:33 PM   #7
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These drivers in linux are not some software you can install on any system - these drivers are part of the kernel.
If the kernel back then did not support that hardware - there where no drivers. And will never be. Not with that kernel.
Upgrade to a recent distribution and your problems are gone
 
Old 07-11-2008, 05:27 PM   #8
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You can try Fedora Core 9 (the desktop successor of RH9) or Kubuntu-8.04 . RHEL-5.2 or CentOS-5.2 or Scientific Linux-5.2 are more stable distros (with well-maintained older packages)
 
Old 07-12-2008, 12:35 AM   #9
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These drivers in linux are not some software you can install on any system - these drivers are part of the kernel.
If the kernel back then did not support that hardware - there where no drivers. And will never be. Not with that kernel.
Upgrade to a recent distribution and your problems are gone

my motherboard is intel 845 gvsr and the sound card is realtek ac'97......is this configuration too new in terms of RH supportability???
 
Old 07-12-2008, 01:19 AM   #10
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As far as I can tell the intel 845 gvsr was introduced late in 2003. So my best guess would be no. Not enough time between when the 845 was released and RH9 was dropped.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 01:35 AM   #11
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I'd still advise installing a newer distro though, for several reasons (security updates, newer software, etc).
 
Old 07-12-2008, 04:18 AM   #12
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my motherboard is intel 845 gvsr and the sound card is realtek ac'97......is this configuration too new in terms of RH supportability???
AC97 cards are supported in modern Linux distros. Install a newer distro as has been suggested by others because there is no point in sticking with an outdated distro thats no longer supported or receiving security updates. If you like Red Hat, then take a look at the latest versions of Fedora or CentOS.
 
  


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