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Old 11-12-2004, 06:29 AM   #1
lil_becky
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Vector Linux 4.3 rc1 sound and net card detection problems


Hello! This is the first time I installed Vector Linux. I have C-Media 8738 as a soundcard and Intel Pro [Ethernet Pro 100]. VASM told me that it didn't detect a soundcard and when doing the network configuration, after writing my ip, gateway, netmask etc., when i try doing a ping to www.google.com or any website it says Network Unreachable. I suppose it didn't detect my network card either.

In VASM, there is a section called Modules and i've uncommented this in the # Other network hardware drivers sections:
Code:
# Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 PCI support:
/sbin/modprobe eepro100
I also looked in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound/ at the the ALSA-Configuration.txt, as the rc.modules file suggested. From what i understood (i'm a newbie so i don't really know how to configure alsa or how it actually works -- i know alsaconf doesn't detect my soundcard) the module snd-cmipci is for C-Media 8738 and it gave me these details about it (which i don't really understand) :
Code:
   Module for C-Media CMI8338 and 8738 PCI soundcards.

    mpu_port   - 0x300,0x310,0x320,0x330, 0 = disable (default)
    fm_port     - 0x388 (default), 0 = disable (default)
    soft_ac3    - Sofware-conversion of raw SPDIF packets (model 033 only)
                  (default = 1)
    joystick_port - Joystick port address (0 = disable, 1 = auto-detect)
Since it's not working, i'm don't think i did right, but i added this line, at the end of the #Sound Support section in the rc.modules file: /sbin/modprobe snd-cmipci .

I suppose nothing i did was really right or complete. Could someone guide me through how to make my VL 4.3 detect my sound and network cards?

Regards,
Becky
 
Old 11-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #2
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show me your ifconfig file and your sndconfig results
 
Old 11-15-2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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ifconfig gave me this answer:
Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
and sndconfig gave me this answer:

"You don't seem to be running a kernel with modular sound enabled (soundcore.o was not found in the module search path). To use sndconfig, you must be running a kernel with modular sound, such as the kernel shipped with Red Hat Linux or a 2.2 or greater kernel".

But Vector Linux runs the 2.6 kernel!
Regards,
Becky
 
Old 11-15-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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you have no address set up for your NIC, 127.0.0.1 is your local machine. If your on a LAN w/o a DHCP Server you'll need to manualy configure your IP Address ie. "ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0" and your gateway "ifconfig default gw 192.168.1.200" you'll need to use the correct address though.

As for sound, make sure it is enables in the BIOS and any time you place an "#" at the start of a line, it is ignored and not loaded
 
  


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