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Old 01-06-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
evilgoddude
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no clue how to install soundcard driver


first off, i apologize in advance for being so clueless, but i'm desperate. i've been using linux for about 12 minutes now, and i already got a problem. here's the basic infor

Mandrake 10.1
BKi810 mother board
533 mhz intel celeron
integrated C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8738 sound card/modem/joystick port

now, mandrake detects my soundcard. it loads a driver "snd-cmipci" with alternative "cmpci". however, my sound does not work. so i'm thinking it may be a driver problem. so i go and download the linux drivers from the website. now the problem is: (1) i don't really know if it is a driver problem and (2) i don't know how to install the driver. really, i need a keystroke by keystroke guide how to install this thing. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! here's the readme:

STEPS TO BUILD DRIVER
================================================================================

1. Backup the Config.in and Makefile in the sound driver directory
(/usr/src/linux/driver/sound).

2. Extract the tar file by 'tar xvzf cmpci-xx.tar.gz' in the above
directory.

3. Change directory to /usr/src/linux

4. Config cm8338 driver by 'make menuconfig', 'make config' or
'make xconfig' command.

5. Please select Sound Card (CONFIG_SOUND=m) support and CMPCI
driver (CONFIG_SOUND_CMPCI=m) as modules. Resident mode not tested.
For driver option, please refer 'DRIVER PARAMETER'

6. Compile the kernel if necessary.

7. Compile the modules by 'make modules'.

8. Install the modules by 'make modules_install'


INSTALL DRIVER
================================================================================

1. Before first time to run the driver, create module dependency by
'depmod -a'

2. To install the driver manually, enter 'modprobe cmpci'.

3. Driver installation for various distributions:

a. Slackware 4.0
Add the 'modprobe cmpci' command in your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
file.so you can start the driver automatically each time booting.

b. Caldera OpenLinux 2.2
Use LISA to load the cmpci module.

c. RedHat 6.0 and S.u.S.E. 6.1
Add following command in /etc/conf.modules:

alias sound cmpci


DRIVER PARAMETER
================================================================================

Some functions for the cm8738 can be configured in Kernel Configuration
or modules parameters. Set these parameters to 1 to enable.

spdif_loop: Enable S/PDIF loop, this route S/PDIF-in to S/PDIF-out
directly.
four_ch: Enable 4 channels mode, rear-out or line-in will output
the same as line-out.
rear_out: Enable this if you have independent rear-out jacket on
your sound card, otherwise line-in will be used as
rear-out.
modem: You will need to set this parameter if you want to use
the HSP modem. You need install the pctel.o, the modem
driver itself.
joystich: Enable joystick. You will need to install Linux joystick
driver.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
mikEdub
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if you follow the building and installing step you should be fine. www.linuxcommands.org for a CLI reference.

if you have a 2.6 kernel you can compile the kernel by typing 'make'. if you have 2.4 i think its 'make && make bzImage' the rest is pretty self explanitory.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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Hi evilgoddude, welcome to lq. Since the os detected your card have you tried any of your mixers to see if sound is just muted. Please post the output of

/sbin/lspci -v

and

/sbin/lsmod

good luck.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
blackpearl_cyru
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Sorry to say this but I am a newbie in Linux as well. I have the same problem with evilgoddude. According to Peacedog, I haev checked whether it was muted. But unfortunately it wasn't. Linux has detected my Sound Card but the sound would not come out! Help!
 
Old 01-06-2005, 11:48 PM   #5
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You may want to try opening a terminal (should be somewhere in your menu, it will say 'xterm'), then in the terminal, type 'alsamixer'. This should get you to the mixer, where you can use arrows left and right to move between channels, and the up and down arrows to change the volume of that channel. Press 'm' to unmute/mute a channel. If a channel is muted, the top left corner of alsamixer will say "off".

Please reply and say what, if anything, worked.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:18 AM   #6
blackpearl_cyru
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Thank You...I will try that as soon as I get back home...Right now I m in the Networking Class!! :| But I really do appreciate it..thank you very much! I will post it on monday whether it works or not.!
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
blackpearl_cyru
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Another thing is that...I would as well like to know how to make a connection in LAN. Since me and my bros are having trouble making a connection on LAN. When I had Window version there was no probleming seeing each other on LAN. So can you tell me how to make it now?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 03:13 AM   #8
blackpearl_cyru
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Can Anyone answer to my question? Pls? I know I should Have posted in Networking but...I was here so I posted here..pls help?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:43 AM   #9
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By network connection do you mean file and printer sharing or internet connection sharing or both?
good luck.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:51 AM   #10
blackpearl_cyru
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Peacedog, just file sharing...example: like in Windows...the Network neighbourhood thing...You know?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:11 PM   #11
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You'll need to look at samba. You should probably start your own thread in the networking forum. This reading will get you started.

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/

good luck.
 
  


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