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Old 02-28-2003, 12:03 AM   #1
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Via Tech VT8233/ac97 audio in redhat 8.0


i have recently installed Redhat 8.0 and for some retarded reason i cannot get the sound to work on my system

i have a AMD athlon xp 1800 mother board with onboard sound

apperently the card is a VT8233 ac97 audio controller

at least that's what it says when it detects it thorugh installation, sndconfig and when you run the sound detection program

i'm new to linux and would really love to get my sound back...any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated
 
Old 02-28-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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Im really a newbie but I had this problem too.

Did you made a sound card configuration test, if you hear a guitar sond you have a well configured sond card and I think you only have to install the plugin for the mp3.

You can search it in the xmms page http:\\www.xmms.org\

The plugin that I downloaded was http://staff.xmms.org/priv/redhat8/x....7-13.i386.rpm

Try it!
 
Old 03-03-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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when i run the sndconfig command in the terminal it says it found the device but when ya go to configure it it says this

modprobe error
│ │
│ The following error occurred running the modprobe program: │
│ │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o: │
│ init_module: No such device │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o: │
│ insmod │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o │
│ failed │
│ /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o: │
│ insmod sound-slot-0 failed │
 
Old 03-03-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
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Look at VIA 's site they have upgraded drivers there that may be of help. even if you dont install them the readme that should be with them may be of help.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 10:10 PM   #5
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i downloaded the latest driver from there...but i can't install it....

it's' called VIA.RH8.0.Audio.Driver.ver.0.8A.gz

i've tried to gzip it but it won't read it

errrrrrr

any suggestions....

failing that...how do you figure out what module to download from ALSA?...it's a little confusing...what exactly do you download from the ftp site...?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:56 PM   #6
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try #unzip VIA RH8.0.Audio.Driver.ver.0.8A.gz or gunzip the same I think the unzip command works for everything but dont quote me on that gunzip should work. But dont quyote me on that either. If it don't someone will be along soon enough to point out my folly
 
Old 04-13-2003, 06:50 AM   #7
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I downloaded the file VIA.RH8.0.Audio.Driver.ver.0.8A.gz and gunzipped it, but I don't know what to do with this file, i.e. how to install it, etc. Anyone know what to do?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 03:56 PM   #8
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Same problem

I download those drivers aswell.

Ive tried opening the file aswell, no luck

but there is 1 thing i think i know the PCI ID it is 01b9:5451

Can some linux God of know-how help us plz
 
Old 04-13-2003, 04:18 PM   #9
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on the VIA WEbsite it say somthing about using ALSA
if i find a way i will tell you all
 
Old 04-13-2003, 04:38 PM   #10
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I think ive worked out how to do it. You have to install alsa. but you need the full kernel/source i have red hat 8 . i looked in /usr/src/redhat but its empty

How can Install the source to that location??
or even install the source to my computer
help would be apreciated. Ive only been using Linux for 3 days now
But im not a complete nub
 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:37 AM   #11
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You need to install Alsa drivers to get sound working with the VIA onboard sound system. Look at http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=via82xx

which gives detailed instructions - they worked for me, following the 'Use Modules' method rather than recompiling the kernel.

Bob
 
Old 04-14-2003, 09:30 AM   #12
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ta BOB!
 
Old 04-14-2003, 09:35 AM   #13
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just 1 thing the link dont work :P or is it me
 
Old 04-14-2003, 09:39 AM   #14
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nah the whole webbie is down
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:36 PM   #15
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Bob Could you send me the files?
 
  


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