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Old 12-29-2002, 02:27 PM   #1
wangcity
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slackware and sound card


i install slackware 8.1 and use ac97 sound card -- in motherboard .
when i probe it , i find it can not display any info about my sound card.
and there is't sndconfig command.

how can i do for get sound card work?
thanks
 
Old 12-29-2002, 05:39 PM   #2
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try "modprobe soundcore", "modprobe via82cxxx_audio", or "modprobe ac97_codec" and make sure the onboard sound is enabled in the bios.

if there is no module built for it already in your install, you may have to go in the kernel config and make it, it's in the sound card section at the bottom.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 01:03 AM   #3
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What motherboard?
More importantly, what chipset on the motherboard?
 
Old 12-30-2002, 02:17 AM   #4
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same problem

I to am having problems with what I believe to be the same onboard sound card, and I also run Slackware 8.1. I don't know much about linux, and would really like to get some sound soon. Any help is appreciated. Please try to explain as simply as possible.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 02:36 AM   #5
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Do "lspci -vv" as root and look for info on your sound controller.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 08:10 AM   #6
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Info

Here is the information I got about my sound controller when I type "Ispci -vv" :


00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio
Controller (rev 20)
Subsystem: FIRST INTERNATIONAL Computer Inc: Unknown device 8905
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Step
ping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort
- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at e800 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at ec00 [size=4]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot
 
Old 12-30-2002, 08:53 AM   #7
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That chip uses the the via82cxxx module so "modprobe via82cxxx_audio" will load it and the needed dependent modules.
Uncomment the module in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to have it load at boot. You might also need to adjust the permissions on /dev/audio*, /dev/dsp*, /dev/midi*, /dev/mixer* and /dev/srquencer*, and check that the volume is not muted in kmix.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 04:32 PM   #8
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there has been a new driver put out for that soundcard, I have it in my laptop and I got it from http://www30.brinkster.com/cem/linux/ac97_codec.txt
then recomiled my kernel works fine
 
Old 12-30-2002, 05:05 PM   #9
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Thank you! Buy using Modprobe via82cxxx_audio I can get my sound working. I looked in my rc.modules but found no mention of the driver, so I have to modprobe every time. Oh well. Thanks anyways, I am just happy to have the sound. Also thanks for the link to the new driver, I will have to check it out.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 06:57 PM   #10
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If it's _not_ in rc.modules just add it yourself, follow the syntax used for the existing entries.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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this is what I get when I do lspci. I can't figure out what driver I need, or if it will even work at all..

This is in Slack.

00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 02)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0a01
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (500ns min, 6000ns max)
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 5
Region 0: I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at dc100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
 
Old 01-01-2003, 10:19 PM   #12
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What motherboard is it KL2001?
 
Old 01-02-2003, 09:57 PM   #13
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sorry, forgot about that.

it's an ECS K7SEM with a sis 730S chipset.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 06:45 AM   #14
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It may use the SiS7012 audio chipset, there is not a lot of info about it, in which case you need to do "modprobe i810_audio"
 
Old 01-03-2003, 02:42 PM   #15
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i know my sound card is via82c686 but when i use
/sbin/modprobe via82c686 it told me :
Can't locate module via82c686

how can i do it ?

and it is:
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 4511
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at e000 [size=4]
Region 2: I/O ports at e400 [size=4]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

how can i do it next ?
thanks
 
  


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