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Hi people, Im having the asus A7v8x-x motherboard and having the excat same problem as "mentally silent".
im a complete noob at linux, but good generally.
Please help me get sound. Like "mentally silent" says, i guess theres another driver for via8235 chips. I tried doing everything suggested on this forum.
I even tried setting the output in XMMX to arts, but then it wont even give the bars, in oss its givin the bars but, i still dont have sound.
This is my lsmod and lspci .
Im using Red hat9.0 (shrike).
Please help me out...
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
II_pretender_II, the first - and obvious - question is: Are all sound channels unmuted? Secondly, are you using either KDE or GNOME? If not then the arts/esd plugins wont work for you and you'll need to use the OSS plugin.
Hi adz, thanks for replying.
Anywayz, All the channels are unmuted and at full throttle...
I used the "sound and video -> volume" menu option.
Im using KDE 3.3 but i do have gnome installed too...
There is no sound in either of them.
Im currently using oss plugin in XMMS...
Hope this helps ...
Cant afford to buy a new sound card like mentallysilent...
I still say it's much easier to go to ALSA, get the first three files (Driver, Library, Utilities) and then go their page
for your VIA 8235 chipset and just follow their instructions.
Afterwards, you'll have sound for every app. ;-) It's really quite easy. You can copy and paste your way through
most of their instructions. NB: It doesn't specifically say, but you should run "alsamixer" as user, using the "m" key to
unmute all the channels, and then the up arrow key to raise the volumes. Then, log in as root and run "alsactl store" so
that your settings will be saved after you restart X or reboot.
You can do it anyway you like, but Holly and I have that chipset, used ALSA, and we have sound in all apps. ;-)
Hi i followed the site steps, and got stuck up with the drivers.
The utilities and libraries installed fine....
Heres the error output..
checking for directory with kernel source... /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/build
checking for kernel version... The file /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/build/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/build).
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a'
make: Nothing to be done for `all-deps'.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a'
Please, run the configure script as first...
rm -f /snd*.*o /persist.o /isapnp.o
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a/acore'
Makefile:6: /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a/Makefile.conf: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a/Makefile.conf'. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.5a/acore'
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1
Did you install the library and utilities before the driver? It specifically states to install the drivers first. I don't know what difference it makes, but I always follow the directions. Anyways, don't try to change or undo anything right now - we've got to get the kernel sources for you.
RedHat didn't install the kernel sources for you. At the moment I'm about to go to bed, it's really late for me and I'm really tired. Please search the RedHat forum here on LQ and see if you can find out where someone got the proper kernel sources. I'll help later, but I don't run RedHat and it would be great if someone who knew this could lend a hand. Search with the string "kernel source files RedHat" and see what you get. You may also want to try searching http://www.google.com/linux which will probably give you more specific results.
Issue the command "uname -a" and post what kernel version you're running. I imagine that it's 2.4.20-8 like your error message says, which is probably the default for RH9.
There is an answer, we just need to get your kernel source directory lined up for ALSA. Maybe motub or adz will check this thread also. I'm not sure, but I think Holly's had some RH experience.
Yes, I have, but kernel sources are pretty much kernel sources. The main difference is that RH is an RPM distribution (naturally, since RPM stands for RedHat Package Manager), and that you'd want the RH official sources from RH, which include whatever RH patches or tweaks RH has implemented.
Now, first of all, II_pretender_II, you say "Anywayz, All the channels are unmuted and at full throttle..." but are they unmuted and at full throttle in aumix (the OSS mixer, which controls all the other ones, not the other way around) as opposed to KMix or whatever?
But OK, we're installing ALSA, which is probably a good idea, since I don't see the AC97 patch/module being loaded, and VIA 823x sound won't work without it.
However you install the RPM (automatically via Yum, Synaptic or Apt, or manually by double-clicking the RPM in a file manager, or using rpm in the command line), when the install is complete, the source will be unpacked to /usr/src/linux-kernel-version, and a symlink will be created to /usr/src/linux.
Because this is the source for your currently running kernel, there's nothing else you have to do with it; if you install ALSA again according to the directions on the ALSA site (if it's up today), you should encounter no further problems with compiling the driver modules for your sound card. If you encounter problems after that, we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it; first things first, one step at a time and all that .
I recently upgraded to Mandrake 10 which comes with kernel 2.6 and my sound works perfectly. I think its worth a try now that it has become available for public download. I also noticed some performance improvements with Drake 10. Hope you guys try it out.
Last edited by mentallysilent; 06-21-2004 at 10:50 PM.
Hey cool !!,
Thats great news man...
Im downloading the file now ..
maybe i'll be done in two days...
I'll try this out and let you guys know...
Thanks a lot for helping though.
You guys are the best...
I'm glad you guys got a distro you're happy with. I hear that a lot of Windoze immigrants can live with Mandreck. Just want to encourage you to read this Unix and Internet Fundamentals link in my sig to get an idea of what's happening within your system. Linux is more powerful than Windoze, but you won't really understand until you start learning about it.