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Old 01-27-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
bOrg
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Slack 8.1 audio kernel module?


Hey!
Just got my Slackware 8.1 up and running. XWindows was no problem, but identifying the soundcard gave me the creeps.

I have a onboard soundcard which is AC'97 compatible, when running 'lspci' in Slackware i got this information:

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 04)

My motherboard is a Intel D850MW.

Some searching on the web told me that my soundcard was supported by the 'i810_audio kernel module'.

Ok, i've read that most guys launch /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in a texteditor and uncomment the lines that looks suitable for their soundcard under the # Sound-Support #. So i did, looking for lines likely 'i810' or so.

Did i find any? Njet...

Now i wonder: What is the 'i810_audio kernel module'? - is it vital for my soundcard, or is there anything else which works likewise? Am i even on the right track with this i810 thing...

plz. tell me if my procedure looks like it should, and please fill in the blanks.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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i810_audio

bOrg:

I have the same onboard audio controller in my Toshiba laptop.

All you have to do to get it to work is run:

/sbin/modprobe i810_audio

You can add this to your rc.modules file, or to rc.local, or anywhere you want. It's not a big deal if it exists or not in commented form in rc.modules.

Good luck! This works fine for me in 8.1, and current automatically detected it!

-Charlie
 
Old 01-27-2003, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks alot mate!

I edited the rc.modules and added the line you gave me, after that i just jumped into KDE and launched a cd in xmms - crystal clear tunes...

Thanks again.
 
Old 01-31-2003, 10:13 AM   #4
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Yeah, thnx, now i have the sound card workin, except for one thing, i cant hear any sound when i log in as another user diferent tha root, whats going on
(BTW, im new to this Slack distro, used to have mandrake)

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Old 01-31-2003, 10:16 AM   #5
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Originally posted by copy_tc
Yeah, thnx, now i have the sound card workin, except for one thing, i cant hear any sound when i log in as another user diferent tha root, whats going on
(BTW, im new to this Slack distro, used to have mandrake)

copy_tc
You need to change the permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer

chmod 666 /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer*
 
Old 01-31-2003, 10:52 AM   #6
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THNX a lot man,
 
Old 02-01-2003, 07:41 AM   #7
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sound permissions

Hey:

You could do what the previous post said, or you could make sure that any user who needs sound is in the "sys" group. I'm not sure which is more 'correct', but I add people to the sys group.

-Charlie
 
Old 02-01-2003, 09:33 AM   #8
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Re: sound permissions

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Originally posted by hjles
Hey:

You could do what the previous post said, or you could make sure that any user who needs sound is in the "sys" group. I'm not sure which is more 'correct', but I add people to the sys group.
But then you could be giving a user access to other files and directories they necessarily don't need access to. Just a thought in a security sense.
 
Old 02-01-2003, 10:12 AM   #9
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So what is the correct way to do this? On my system I made a new group for local users with everyone who logs in locally in it and changed the group ownership by using chown :localdudes

So from a security point of view, is making a new group preferred over world read/write access? And what if I use the same group for local access to other things like the DVD drive or floppy?
 
  


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