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Old 08-31-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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AC 97 i810_Audio Suddenly Not Working

[kane@localhost kane]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB/ER Hub interface to PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) LPC Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) Ultra ATA 100 Storage Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:04.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
01:05.0 Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 2f20
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
[kane@localhost kane]$

Yah, my kernel is: 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.

It will work... however... I may be talking on AOL instant messenger, and the sound will suddenly stop working. I have no clue what ALSA is, or Does. Trying to compile it before did well, nothing. The sound card shuts off permantely, and I have to reboot the computer to get it to work. It *might* stop when two sounds are played at once, on my observation. Any clues?
Old 09-01-2004, 01:52 AM   #2
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You shouldn't be running ALSA, IMO. I had this same issue with my i810 board, and I switched it to aRts.
You can avoid shutting the machine down, but simply killing the ALSA process. (ALSA stands for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)

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Old 09-01-2004, 06:45 AM   #3
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Why not the ALSA with that card? Why aRts instead?
Old 09-01-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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O.o I just want it to work... I stated that it worked before...

I stated it worked before. Why would I want to buy hardware over getting free software?
Old 09-03-2004, 06:09 AM   #5
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try 2.6 kernel


after i have switched to the kernel 2.6 i got mine to work properly and all the time (it is the alsa problem). with kernels 2.4 i tried to configure alsa but never finally got it working ... (alsa is built in the kernels 2.6, so it has to work )

good luck

Old 09-05-2004, 12:22 AM   #6
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Thank you, I'll give it a shot, I beleive I am running a 2.4.*.*! Thanks!


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