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Old 10-22-2003, 06:47 PM   #1
lmanwarren
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Via Drivers Question


Ok I unmuted the sound in mandrake but even with sound all the way up playing sound files the volumes is really low.Now should I be getting the same volume level as say under windows or is linux really low.I ran sndconfig as root and came up with my sound card is not supported.I assume at the time of the release of 9.1.My card is VIA Technologies VT82c686 Apollo Super AC97/AUDIO.Linux is using via82cxxx_audio for a driver.Does anyone know if there is now a driver for my sound and sound is on board.Also I built my own pc and since dumping windows and loading just linux I have yet to load the driver cd that came with the mobo.Does this cd only work under windows assuming I'm using windows or will it also install under linux.I'm a newbie so I not sure on the last one.Thank You
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:56 PM   #2
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Normally the discs and such you get from manufacturers are geared towards windoze. Open Source or even closed source drivers are usually done by someone else, however it's becoming more and more common to be in house work (which is great news). So it's likely that disc is specific to windoze, and really it probably has nothing beneficial as far as drivers are concerned anyway as most of your hardware support is in the kernel.

As for your sound:
Mandrake runs ALSA by default. Your card should be sufficiently driven, you might just want to see if there is something muting it by using alsamixer as root. If you don't have that utility installed, search your install discs, or use urpmi and type:
urpmi alsa-utils
I believe that is the application/package containing alsamixer. To launch alsamixer, login as root, open up a terminal and type:
alsamixer

If it is installed, that will launch the application (it's command line but ncurses) and you can adjust your sound much better with that.

Good Luck!

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Old 10-22-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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is the sound onboard or do you have a pci sound card?

edited...MasterC got to it before my post.

Last edited by Peacedog; 10-22-2003 at 06:59 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:07 PM   #4
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Yes sound is onboard and i ran alsamixer as root and sound is ok now thanx
 
Old 10-22-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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You're welcome

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