i have an Asus A7N8X motherboard that has integrated sound and i recently installed RedHat 8 (totally new to linux, btw). sound wouldn't work, so i downloaded and installed the nForce2 drivers from nVidia (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_nforce_1.0-0248
). i know they installed properly because i am accessing the internet via the onboard ethernet card. In Gnome as root, System Settings > Soundcard Detection gives me a tab that says:
Vendor: Unknown vendor
Model: Generic nvaudio device
but no sound plays when i hit "play test sound". the speakers are turned up, so i go to check the volume settings to make sure they're up too. Sound & Video > Volume Control gives me an error message:
Error (gnome_volume_control) I was not able to open your audio device. Please check that you have permission to open /dev/mixer and make sure you have sound support compiled into your kernel.
again, i'm root so 'permission' shouldn't be a problem. i've even installed sndconfig and run that. it gives me:
Model: Unknown vendor | Generic nvaudio device
but then says that it's not currently supported and quits.
so giving up on onboard audio, i plunked in my old SB Live! card. surely, that will work, right? nonono. first off, sndconfig quits after detecting and dismissing the nvaudio device, so it never even gets to see the SB Live (there is no jumper on the mobo for disabling the onboard audio so no way around it). System Settings > Soundcard Detection detects the SB Live. it says the module is emu10k1 but "play test sound" does nothing. i've been up and down this thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=live
) and have tried anything and everything. but no dice.
oh, and i've searched my BIOS for a way to disable Plug n Play devices but the options seem a bit cryptic. i disabled what seemed to be the closest option. can't remember what it was called but it seemed close at the time. whatever it was, the computer's still running with it disabled.
ugh. so that's where i am now. a very quiet RH 8 box. i'm really getting tired of listening to the fans so if anyone could lend a hand, i'd *really* appreciate it.