The motherboard has an installation cd with Linux Drivers in it. Below is the list of files in the Linux drivers directory:
|-----Installation Guided of ADI AD1986A Linux Driver.doc
The driver for the audio is alsa just like the default driver in slamd64. Unfortunately the sound didn't work after doing alsaconf, alsamixer and alsactl store method (using default alsa driver of slamd64), although alsaconf detected the sound card as "hda-intel" (i'm not sure if it's the right sound card). What I did is to
removepkg alsa in slamd64 and used the alsa driver provided with the motherboard. The driver in the motherboard's cd is in source code.
There's a procedure on how to compile and install the driver using configure, make, make install and running a script snddevice for alsa-driver; and using configure and make install for alsa-lib and alsa-util. Running alsaconf gave the same result. No sound. I've adjusted alsamixer but still didn't solve the problem.
I didn't try installing the Video driver since the RPM is for the following distros only (according to the readme):
a. Redhat Enterprise Linux WS v3 with kernel 2.4.21-4.EL or kernel 2.4.21-4.ELsmp
b. SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 with kernel 2.4.21-144-default
c. SuSE Linux Professional 9.1 with kernel 2.6.4-54-default or kernel 2.6.4-54-smp
d. SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 with kernel 2.6.8-24-default or kernel 2.6.8-24-smp
e. Mandrake 10.0 with kernel 2.6.3-7mdk or kernel 2.6.3-7mdksmp
f. RedFlag Linux Desktop 4.0 with kernel 2.4.20-8 or kernel 2.4.20-8smp
g. TurboLinux Desktop 10.0 with kernel 2.6.0-6 or kernel 2.6.0-6smp
Aside from that I find it wierd that according to the readme, the
following are the chipsets supported by the driver:
* Intel(R) 830M Chipset
* Intel(R) 830MG Chipset
* Intel(R) 845G Chipset
* Intel(R) 845GE Chipset
* Intel(R) 845GL Chipset
* Intel(R) 845GV Chipset
* Intel(R) 852GM Chipset
* Intel(R) 852GME Chipset
* Intel(R) 855GM Chipset
* Intel(R) 855GME Chipset
* Intel(R) 865G Chipset
* Intel(R) 865GV Chipset
* Intel(R) 915G Express Chipset
* Intel(R) 915GV Express Chipset
* Intel(R) 910GL Express Chipset
* Mobile Intel(R) 915GM Express Chipset
* Mobile Intel(R) 915GMS Express Chipset
* Mobile Intel(R) 910GML Express Chipset
How come that my chipset is not included in the list? Why would this cd be bundled in my motherboard if the chipset is not "supported" by the linux driver? Will the linux driver work for my chipset? The motherboard's chipset is Intel 915GL.
Can i install the driver using rpm2tgz? Along with the RPM driver is a file i915graphics.tar.gz. I don't know what is this for. I think it's the source code for the driver.
No uninstallation script is provided according to readme, that's why I don't want to install the driver at this moment.