LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-05-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
mjayeh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Holt, Michigan USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sound Drivers for Compaq Armada 7800


Hello all,

I loaded Mandrake 9.0 on a Compaq Armada 7800 and I have no sound, checked to see if this question had been posed before. Here are the specs on the laptop ...

Processor


Intel Mobile Pentium II 266Mhz Cache = 512KB

Memory:


64 Upgradeable

Hard disk:


5.0GB

Floppy Drive:



Display:


LCD = 13.3 Active Matrix (TFT)

Video Resolution:


1024 x 768

Video Controller:


S3 ViRGE/MX Graphics Controller

PC Cards:


2 PCMCIA Slots

Ports:


1 USB PORT, RCA video out, 1 serial port, 1 parallel port, 1 VGA port, audio in, audio out, mic in PS2 style keyboard/mouse port , docking

Multimedia:


Integrated Sound System Onboard 32-bit sound system, built-in speakers, microphone in and headphone/stereo output jacks

Wireless Support:


4Mbps infrared port

I searched GOOGLE and found mostly items directed to WINDOWS.

Thank you for any help

-Mike
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
junkie_doo
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
well, i'm having some similar problem with sound too. but as far i saw i think you may need to know more about your sound chipset. i think a quick surf at compaq support web site would give enough information about your sound system..
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
mjayeh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Holt, Michigan USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Cool thanx for the info and I will look for more information on the sound chipset.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
Peacedog
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,292

Rep: Reputation: 167Reputation: 167
here is a guide to installing a generic linux os for your particular machine i found on the compaq site.

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/supportinfo...206-0799-A.pdf

also here is the section on audio.

Quote:
Audio Support
Armada 7400 and 7800 uses the ESS1879 sound chip. Both RedHat Linux 5.2 and SuSE6.0 include a driver, which will
allow basic sound support. This driver currently supports basic audio functionality under Linux; therefore the extra
features of the ESS1879 are not available. For example, older Linux kernels included support only for the ESS688/1688,
which do not have full duplex, integrated 3D-audio, hardware volume control, or a DSP port. Newer kernels include
support for the ESS1878, which differs from the ESS1879 in that the 1878 don’t have integrated 3D-audio. Also, the
Armada notebooks include hardware volume control handled by the system firmware. This volume control works under
any OS but audio drivers must be specially modified to provide feedback to application programs that the volume has
been adjusted. For example, adjusting the volume using the hardware control will not be reflected in the status of any
audio mixer program. This is limitation also exists in Win* unless the Compaq specific ESS driver is used. The
hardware resources used by the ESS chip can be read or changed using BIOS setup. The defaults are ”base I/O= 0x220,
IRQ= 5, DMA= 1, MPU401 I/O= 0x330”. The kernel module sound driver RedHat uses is based on an older, free Open
Sound System (OSS) driver. SuSE comes without sound support compiled in the kernel; instead SuSE provides two
versions of the commercial OSS driver. The commercial OSS driver is available from www.4front-tech.com. In
addition, ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is available at www.alsa-project.org.
hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #5
mjayeh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Holt, Michigan USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Thank you Peace Dog for the information and I'm looking on those sites now.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #6
Peacedog
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,292

Rep: Reputation: 167Reputation: 167
your welcome. my suggestion would be go straight to alsa. that seems to be the best support out now.
good luck.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:43 PM   #7
mjayeh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Holt, Michigan USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by PEACEDOG
your welcome. my suggestion would be go straight to alsa. that seems to be the best support out now.
good luck.
Thanx again and that's where I'm at right now.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No Sound - Haory 5.04, Compaq Armada 7800 Laptop VA3OG Ubuntu 19 03-16-2007 07:52 AM
compaq armada 1592dmt sound problem whome Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 06-03-2005 08:11 AM
Compaq Armada 7800 modem trouble diazjavier Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 04-06-2005 09:03 PM
armada 7800 and a modem netboy_541 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 05-03-2004 06:33 PM
Compaq Armada 1750 Sound problems kayfelix Linux - Hardware 2 10-28-2003 04:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration