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Old 12-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems installing Video and Audio Linux Driver ASUS P5GL-MX in Slamd64


The motherboard has an installation cd with Linux Drivers in it. Below is the list of files in the Linux drivers directory:

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Audio
   |-----Installation Guided of ADI AD1986A Linux Driver.doc       
   |-----alsa-lib-1.0.9.tar.bz2
   |-----alsa-driver-1.0.9b.tar.bz2                                   
   |-----alsa-utils-1.0.9a.tar.bz2
Display
   |-----Intel.htm
   |-----dri-i915-v1.1-20041217.i386.rpm
   |-----i915graphics.tar.gz
   |-----readme.txt
FILELIST.TXT

AUDIO PROBLEM

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.


VIDEO 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.


Heeeelp...I'm desperate.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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have you had any luck yet?

i guess you know by now that with lin you neeeed to make sure that the system(s) or parts you are buying are compatible with linunx.

i'd take it back if you can't get it to work with linux and tell them why!

also, y be afraid to load a driver-- like you mentioned?

just take it out if it doesn't work.
 
Old 01-07-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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Problems installing Video and Audio Linux Driver ASUS P5GL-MX in Slamd64

i've install SUSE 10.0. I've got the resolution i want just after the installation. There's an option somewhere in the installation process about hardware detection and configuration wherein i've been able to "activate" the accelarated graphics. The sound was also detected and it works. Unfortunately after GNOME is completely loaded the sound just stops. There are other people in the SUSE forums that experienced the same problem yet I didn't see anyone have actually solve the problem. Maybe I'll just wait and in a few months (patiently), the problem would be solved.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 10:13 AM   #4
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Will kernel recompilation solve such problem?
 
Old 03-18-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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which problem, the gnome sound?

i asume you checked the basics, ie. running alsa, having sound server on with systems sounds on (if you like sys sounds), etc.

i'm not sure compiling a kernel is necessary, especially if there is a 'special' one already made by someone.

keep researching the net for that kernel and stay on top of the important forums on that particulare aspect of your problem.

however kernel compilation is normally done when you have something sooo unique, that it is not being worked on by others.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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I'm currently downloading alsa 1.0.10 (stable) and I'll check if it may fix the problem...
 
  


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