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Old 09-12-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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AC'97 sound card not working

I'm new to linux and have fedora 4.

the sound card won't work. its an onboard audio controller it appears to be recognized by the machine. When I open Hardware Browser it comes up under sound cards. Its just when i try to play something no sound comes out.
Old 09-12-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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I have the same soundcard (AC97) that came integrated in my motherboard (Asrock K7VM2). My mobo's south bridge is VIA 8235.
The card works perfectly with the kernel OSS drivers (custom 2.6.7 kernel), but without microphone support. With ALSA, it works ok and has complete mic support.
Perhaps you should try checking the /dev/dsp symlink's permissions.
Also it might be that the sound modules are not loaded (check 'lsmod' on the console).

Hope this helps.

(_._) poto_floyd


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