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Old 02-20-2003, 02:29 PM   #1
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VIA Onboard sound with RH8.0


I have just started to get to very basic grips with RH8.0, but the lack of sound needs to be sorted now. I am using KDE as my Window Manager. In the SoundCard Detection, I get the following:
Vendor: VIA Technologies
Model: VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller
Module: via82cxxx_audio

The play test sound gives nothing though. I have looked on the viaarena.com and they only have a driver for up to RH7.3. Is there any other way to get sound to work on my system?

Any help or prods in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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I have heard ALSA is the way to go. I have the same problem but I have not tried ALSA yet.

Also check to make sure the PNP OS in turned off in the BIOS
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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I have heard ALSA is a set of drivers for sound, but can you tell me anything else about it, and I will check the BIOS next time I reboot.

I'll get back in touch
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:51 PM   #4
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You can get the RPM's at www.freshrpms.net There are four rpms you will need to download.

To find out more about alsa go to www.alsa-project.org
 
Old 02-21-2003, 06:23 AM   #5
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I couldn't find anything like PNP OS in my BIOS, what is it? Maybe it's down as another name.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 07:45 AM   #6
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Hey, I had a similar problem on Mandrake 9, which I have just sorted thanks to 2 guys.

The main problem I had was Plug N' Play OS set to "yes" in the bios... changed that and Mandrake worked like a dream.

Also... in KDE Control Center in "System" there is a sound configuration option there. Put the I/O sound device thing to "Auto Detect" and check you don't have full-duplex or something like that ticked. Play around with it.... it'll work eventually.

Here's a link to the questions and answers I had, I hope its of use.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45891

Good luck.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 08:10 AM   #7
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Ratbox,

That is what my problem is. I have Linux on 2 computers neither has that option in the bios. Sound works on one but not the other.

You may try to contact the mother board manufacture and see if there is a way to flash the bios with that as an option.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 06:55 PM   #8
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Ok, just had a look at ALSA and I have downloaded alsa-driver-0.5.9d.tar.bz2. What do I do with a bz2 file?

And more importantly, is this the right file?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:51 AM   #9
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You also need to get alsa-lib and alsa-utils, and I would suggest a newer flavor than 0.5 something in the 0.9 range would be better.

Put alsa-driver alsa-utils and alsa-lib in a directory.
for i in *bz2;do tar xjvf "$i";done

cd alsa-lib*
./configure
make
su -c "make install"

cd ../alsa-driver*
./configure
make
su -c "make install"

cd ../alsa-utils*
./configure
make
su -c "make install"

Read the docs pertaining to snd-via82xx and fix your /etc/modules.conf file.

modprobe snd-via82xx

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