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Old 06-17-2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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Realtek ALC 880

I am running SUSE 10.1 (KDE) but I cannot get sound to work. I have an EPoX EP-5LDA+GLI motherboard with Realtek ALC 880 onboard audio. I went to Realtek's site and downloaded drivers. I ran their install script which ended up running alsaconf after a bunch of compilation. This detected a card and tried to install. It didn't work. I ran it again and now it "cannot detect any PCI or PnP cards".

Trying to run alsamixer says "alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device".

In YaST under Sound it says "Not configured 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller". I press edit to configure it and it says an error has occured, "The kernel modules snd-hda-intel for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters". I have no idea what else to do.

OpenGL screensavers have also stopped working. I am doubtful that it's related to trying to install this driver, but it was working before and I didn't mess with other drivers. Actually, I'm not sure they ever worked for this username, but they work under root still. My Firefox also seems to crash immediately when trying to open it (the window flashes but then disappears immediately) but after several tries it finally opens. Did I mess something up...?

Output of /sbin/lspci, if that helps at all...

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 945G/GZ/P/PL Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 81)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 945G/GZ/P/PL Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 81)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0391 (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)

Last edited by jwoo87; 06-17-2006 at 04:00 AM.
Old 06-17-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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You have another tool (at least it was still in SuSE up to 9.3) called hwinfo. Try hwinfo --sound. It should tell you which module is needed.

Then do 'modinfo <modulename> to get info on that module. In particular, pay attention the the 'depends:' line, which will tell you of any module dependencies.

Then do lsmod to see if they are all loaded.
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It doesn't seem to have any modules. I wasn't sure what "Module Alias" was so I tried modinfo on it, but it didn't find anything. I tried hwinfo --gfxcard and it told me which drivers it was using, so I am guessing it doesn't have any drivers?

hwinfo --sound
12: PCI 1b.0: 0403 Audio device
  [Created at pci.300]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_27d8
  Unique ID: u1Nb.MzKEoXumGPE
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1b.0
  Hardware Class: sound
  Model: "EPoX 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x27d8 "82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1695 "EPoX Computer Co., Ltd."
  SubDevice: pci 0x4012
  Revision: 0x01
  Memory Range: 0xd0200000-0xd0203fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 10 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027D8sv00001695sd00004012bc04sc03i00"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Module                  Size  Used by
parport_pc             56680  0
parport                56716  1 parport_pc
joydev                 27520  0
st                     55332  0
sr_mod                 33060  0
xt_pkttype             18560  3
ipt_LOG                23168  8
xt_limit               19328  8
af_packet              55820  2
edd                    26760  0
button                 24224  0
battery                27272  0
ac                     22152  0
ip6t_REJECT            22272  3
xt_tcpudp              19968  3
ipt_REJECT             22272  3
xt_state               18816  12
iptable_mangle         19584  0
iptable_nat            25220  0
ip_nat                 35884  1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter         19712  1
ip6table_mangle        19072  0
ip_conntrack           75164  3 xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink              23496  2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
ip_tables              30792  3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter        19584  1
ip6_tables             32328  2 ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables               31368  10 xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tables
ipv6                  328736  19 ip6t_REJECT
apparmor               72352  0
aamatch_pcre           30720  1 apparmor
loop                   32528  0
dm_mod                 77616  0
nvidia               5446996  12
usbhid                 60832  0
hw_random              22440  0
sky2                   56192  0
ohci1394               49736  0
ide_cd                 57248  0
intel_agp              41024  1
ehci_hcd               47624  0
cdrom                  52392  2 sr_mod,ide_cd
ieee1394              120312  1 ohci1394
i2c_i801               25876  0
i2c_core               40192  2 nvidia,i2c_i801
uhci_hcd               48544  0
usbcore               150312  4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
i8xx_tco               24616  0
reiserfs              241280  3
fan                    21896  0
sg                     52264  0
thermal                32272  0
processor              50280  1 thermal
ata_piix               28292  4
libata                 91032  1 ata_piix
piix                   27652  0 [permanent]
sd_mod                 34176  6
scsi_mod              163888  5 st,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ide_disk               32896  0
ide_core              165764  3 ide_cd,piix,ide_disk


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