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Old 02-02-2003, 08:22 AM   #1
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AC97 audio driver


hi all,

i need some indication on how to get working my new AC97 chipset include with my mainboard.

If some help, thanks

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:23 PM   #2
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Bongiorno B7.

An indication of what distro you are using
might be helpful in providing you with the
required information :}

Basically, you'll want to try to load a module
called ac97

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:42 PM   #3
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infinite thanks, anyway my dist. is slackware 8.0

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Old 02-03-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
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I am also running the AC'97 chipset, and unfortunatly, I cannot get my sound to work. I have no idea how to use Linux at all, not in the slightest bit. My question is, how do I install/obtain a new driver? I need step by step instruction as I am a complete Linux Moron. Thanks for anyhelp.

I am running RedHat 8.0 by the way.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:12 PM   #5
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As a basic introduction let's say that drivers in Linux
are part of the Linux kernel's source tree, and you have
the choice to either build a monolithic kernel that matches
your system with all drivers compiled in, or a modular kernel
that will load appropriate drivers during boot or on demand.

That said, go to The Linux Documentation Project's homepage and read the Linux-Kernel-HOWTO.

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Old 02-04-2003, 02:50 AM   #6
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I'm using Slackware 8.0 and have VIA AC'97 chipset for sound also and I never got it to work using the standard linux drives.

So I had to download and install the Alsa Sound drivers and now it works!

Give it a try and see what happens.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
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Bitta, I have the alsa drivers installed, and RedHat 8.0, but it isn't seeing the driver, even though alsamixer is, and working properly.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:04 AM   #8
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Unhappy I need ur help

Iam also using Avance AC97 audio sound card builtin on my main borad and i can find a driver for linux RedHat 7.3

iam a new linux user would some one tell me what should i do please
 
Old 04-01-2003, 03:05 AM   #9
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Unhappy I coudnt find th sound driver for AC97

Hi gurus

Iam completely new to linux
I have just installed RedHat 8.0 and I have installed everything else but i could not initiate the sound..

My sound is VIA 8233 AC97 ..
Iamd Using RedHat 8.0
I have downloaded the one for Redhat 7.3 tried to install it then it says..
wrong kernel version..
can anybody help me find the driver and the instructions pleaase
I have tried VIA Arena.com and linuxdrivers.com but all i could find was the old drivers or new howtos...
anyway waiting for the reply
Chinto
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:59 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by BittaBrotha
I'm using Slackware 8.0 and have VIA AC'97 chipset for sound also and I never got it to work using the standard linux drives.

So I had to download and install the Alsa Sound drivers and now it works!

Give it a try and see what happens.
which driver did you use?

I also have slackware and an ac97
 
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Are you aware of the fact that you're about 20 months
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