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Old 11-13-2005, 06:15 AM   #1
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Problem with sound card in Suse Linux 9.2(C-Media AC97)

I am novice to Linux, and I am using Suse Linux 9.2. I have C-Media AC97 Audio Device. The problem is that I do not hear any sound. At the installation, YaST automatically checked and configured my sound card. When I open sound configuration, it says that the card model is "nForce 2 AC97 Audio Controller (MCP)". I think this problem might occur because the os doesn't have the right driver for my card . Anyway, I didn't find any drivers for my sound card on the Internet.
Is there anyone who could help me please?
Old 11-14-2005, 07:08 AM   #2
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If you have a sound card, the nforce 2 is not your sound card of choice. It would be your onboard sound card. If this is the case you need to disable the onboard sound in the bios to use the card.
If you have on board c-media, then yes, it is probably the wrong driver being loaded, you can try to delete the device and have it auto find and install again, usually with better luck. If that fails, you will have to go online and find what chipset is used in that card, and then what driver linux uses to play it. Then you will have to configure it manually.
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I downloaded Unknown Device Identifier, and it says that the chip is "nForce MCP-T Audio Codec Interface" (Chip Vender- NVidia Corp., OEM Vender- Elitegroup Computer Sys). Then I founded the file "" on NVidia website. But I don't know how to install the driver. At the "Begin Installation" section, it says "From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh" to initiate the installation.", but I don't know what to do. I tried with Shell (Terminal Program), and it says "no such file or directory".
I don't know how to install the driver. If there's somebody who knows this, please help me, I am newbie in Linux. PS: on Windows XP, the sound's working very well, so it should be the wrong driver installed? (when I disable AC97 in BIOS, the sound doesn't work even in Windows)
Old 11-15-2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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Originally posted by octavo
At the "Begin Installation" section, it says "From within a shell with root privileges, type "sh" to initiate the installation.", but I don't know what to do.
Start a terminal and enter:
It will then ask you for the password used by "root."
Enter the password.
Your prompt will turn into #, which shows that you are now logged in "with root privileges."
You can now type the sh command and get the expected result.


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