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Old 09-12-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Sound Problems

Hey i am having problems with onboard sound. Yea On Board!

* Sys Info *

MoBo: K7T266 Pro2-RU
- VIAŽ VT8233 (376BGA) Chipset
- VIA AC97 Sound
OS: Slackware9
Kernel: 2.4.20 ( Yea i know its old. Waiting for 2.6 )

So i look for the Drivers, i had no luck ... Only could find Redhat Mandrake and so on... But no Slackware, ... If any of you know were or how to slove my problem... If you can help, Thanks.
Me is just a at his. LOL
Old 09-13-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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What do you mean look for the drivers and only for Redhat or Mandrake? Slackware already supports this card by default.
Check and make sure your not already loading the modules for this card by typing lsmod as root. When I installed Slack 9.0 on my laptop, it loaded the correct modules for this chipset for me, already enabled.
Also check your permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer for other users to use sound. chmod 666 /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer*

Everyone has onboard sound using the AC97 chipset, its been asked a million times so far it seems. A quick search will find your answers.
Old 09-13-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
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Hey man,

I am not quite sure how there would be distribution specfic drivers other than some are packed into RPM's or what not..if this is the case try fussin with 'rpm2tgz'.

Maybe this thread will be of interest:

Old 09-13-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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I never cared to use my AC97 onboard sound, because I also have an SB Live which I got working just by loading the right module.

But a week ago I updated my Slackware and included the new alsa packages, now I've got my two sound cards working flawlessly, it worked like magic.
Old 09-13-2003, 07:34 PM   #5
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Ok how you add modules or ena <-- ( Cisco Talk ) them? Remember you have to talk dumb to me on this.. Not that great with Linux yet. I can install it, but installing program's and Admin it.. You got me!!! haha Sorry
Old 09-13-2003, 09:45 PM   #6
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Modules are inserted into the running kernel using the 'modprobe' command. You use it like this (in my case to get a CS4232 Crystal sound card working):

modprobe cs4232 io=0x530 irq=5 dma=1 dma2=0

As mentioned in other posts, look at your '/etc/rc.d/rc.modules' file. If the module doesn't load after enabling it in 'rc.modules', you may find that putting it in 'rc.4' will do the trick.

Old 09-13-2003, 09:50 PM   #7
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Thanks i will try that and see... If not work i come back and Cry!! lol


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