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BuckRogers01 07-14-2005 10:22 AM

Alsaconf fails to detect motherboard sound card
Alsaconf fails to detect motherboard sound cardHi, Alsaconf fails to detect my builtin sound card, what should I do?

Cheers, Buck

rylan76 07-14-2005 10:34 AM

1. Check that the motherboard sound is turned on in your BIOS
2. Ensure that that particular motherboard is supported by Linux / ALSA.
3. Get hold of the most recent ALSA version you can find.

BuckRogers01 07-14-2005 11:05 AM

I knw my sound is supported because it works in FC4 fine, I just downloaded latest v. of alsa, but with debian anything related to my nForce4 chipset doesnt seem to be native, like my ethernet card isnt detected in the install, but works when debian is installed. Anyway, anyone got any ideas?

BuckRogers01 07-14-2005 05:19 PM

I could try installing FC4 again and grabbing the config files, although I would need someone to tell me where they all are :P

revenge80200 07-14-2005 08:47 PM

What kernel are you using?

towjamb 07-14-2005 09:13 PM

Nforce 4 chipset, eh? You're a brave man.
Grab Nforce chipset driver installer from Nvidia.
Follow instructions to the letter.

BuckRogers01 07-15-2005 02:43 AM

2.6.8, but wanna upgrade to latest

BuckRogers01 07-15-2005 02:45 AM

Unless FC4 comes with that NVidia drivers (which I think it can't), then how come FC works and not deb

BuckRogers01 07-15-2005 03:37 AM

When I use those drivers from nvidia, it tries to use the kernel sources then outputs the error:

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.

towjamb 07-15-2005 03:20 PM

You may want to upgrade to "testing" if you haven't already.
Try installing

Now for a symlink. In a root terminal, type
ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8 /usr/src/linux

You may or may not need these packages to compile:
gcc (GNU C Compiler)
make (GNU make)
Qt run-time libraries for nvMixer

Now run the Nvidia installer.

BuckRogers01 07-15-2005 03:43 PM

I just did upgrade to testing, and going to try again. I found out using FC4 that the module for my snd card is snd_intel8x0 or something like that, and found my snd card used the AC'97 chipset.

Anyway, i'll carry on trying

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