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I am trying to currently setup my AC97 onboard sound card but cannot seem to get the sound to work properly. Basically i had it disabled in bios before and was using my SB-live 24bit sound card but due to some application problems i was having on windows I decided to revert back to my onboard. Now it currently seems like it can see the soundcard but i am not able to get sound. So I figured I was lacking the proper drivers to have it working properly. I was not able to find any rpm's for it in either my fedora repos nor Livna. So i went to the alsa website and downloaded the drivers from there.
So extract the files and when i try to run the ./configure function I get the following error.
[Screw32@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.4]$ ./configure
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
Now I did some googling and was able to locate bits of information that said I need to find a compliler that can work with CPP files. But was not able to locate any additional information as to what files I would need to install to do this.
From what I gathered so far I should always be using rpms but since i was not able to locate any I can only assume this is my next step? Any info you all could offer would be awesome. Thanks folks.
System info is as follows:
Fedora 5 - 2.6.17-1.2145_FC5smp
AMD 4400+ X2
ASUS an8 - PCI premium
BFG 7800 GTX OC
Here is a copy of my scsound.log file I get when i run the automatic sound card detection. While the sound card is correct I fail to get any sound to play.
[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.4]# cat /root/scsound.log
------- System Config Soundcard --------
Sat Jul 15 15:03:15 MDT 2006
I am a newbie with linux and my audio has been a problem in the past for me too! Have you tried this?:
1.) Launch a command terminal (under root preferably).
2.) Type the command "alsamixer" and hit enter.
3.) You should be able to adjust the volumes here I think with the tab key.
4.) Hit the "escape" key to get out.
5.) Type "alsactl store" to save the adjustments you made.
6.) Now test out your sound? ( you may have to reboot but shouldn't be needed; it's not windows!).
I will give those a try and let ya know the results. Thanks for the help everyone!
Update: I tryed "alsamixer" and here is the result I got.
[root@localhost /]# alsamixer
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
I found alsa.conf file but as stupid as it sounds I am not able to run it as root. I get "premission denied". I can view the file in a text editor however but it looks more like code to run a program then a file i would edit.
It looks like your soundcard is installed correctly. A couple things to check would be: If you can "play" a sound file from your shell using the play command. If you're using KDE you may need to run KMIX to enable the sounds. The volume seems to be disabled by default in some distros.