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HI, My sis 7018 sound card isnt working, im running mandrake 10 and using gnome 2.4. ive run alsaconf and sndconfig and it still doesnt work. when i click on the auido controll it says 'no audio device' and 'couldnt open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer'
Ive heard enabling ACPI for the card might help but i havent got a clue how to do this.
Any helpwould be appreciated as the sound problem and a few other niggles is starting to drive me back towards windows (arrrrrrgggggg) so i need help before i rejoin the dark side.
i had a look on that site and the card didnt appear on the supported or unsupported list. I know that it does work on the debian distro if thats any hel. ive also read somewhere that using a vanilla kernel can help, will it? if it would where would i get it from and what would i need to do with it after i downloaded it
big_rees; generic driver sounds good. at least it will get u going and not stuck where u r at. give it a try. even if SIS does not have specific for u r device just the generic , if it works it works. right! go for it straight from the
horse`s mouth most time brings a winner. and am not a track hound either.
are you shure the 7018 is your card? I have a sis motherboard and it lists my card as that even tought it is not. I get audio but it comes throught the mic port. does xmms play but you cant hear anything?
I'm 99% sure its the right card, but what is the one that you actually have and it might be worth configuring it for that. Its on a laptop, i had a delve inside and i couldnt find anything on the mobo which indicated the sound card.
when i try to do anything which uses sound ie alter the mute level or play an mp3 an error message comes up saying it failed to initalise the sound so im sure its not picking anything up. Ive also tried disableing the sound in the bios, rebooting enabling the sound again and that didnt work.
short of throwing it out the window and seeing if gravity can fix it, im out of ideas !!!
big_rees; acknowledge that laptops have limited space. ? where is card located. bear in mind since they operate in frequency that maybe problem,
could u relocate in diff slot. (as u read ) i,m thinking tower.sorry.