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Old 09-12-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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cmi8738/c3dx problem with suse 9.1 dis.


it's detected, but always errors when i try to configure it. i'm pretty new to linux and can NOT figure out how to install the cmedia drivers i downloaded. can anyone give me blow-by-blow directions? thanks VERY much in advance.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hi majinmunkee, welcome to lq. Which driver did you download? Where did you download it from? What is the filename? If it's a *.tar.gz file have you extracted it? If you have extracted it is there a readme? Maybe more importantly, if it's detected, and you're getting errors, could you post some specific errors?
good luck.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:12 PM   #3
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the name of the file is cmpci-5.68.tar.gz

i downloaded it from cmedia.com.tw in their download section, the newest ones for linux. i tried extracting to a directory i made, but there were no files after several attempted extractions. i tried downloading again and no luck. ack!!
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:24 PM   #4
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Before we get to ahead of ourselves, please post the output from the following commands, if you don't understand that, open konsole, or double click it, or single click it, whatever you need to do to get to a terminal. Once that's done type the following commands in and post the output here.

/sbin/lspci -v

lsmod

Just so you're informed, I'm looking for hardware info, and modules loaded, or drivers loaded. It may be a simple matter of running a mixer and unmuting sound. It also may be a more complicated issue of installing some drivers, or loading modules, then configuring the card. If it turns out that your modules are not loaded, then we'll set to the task of installing the files you've downloaded.
good luck.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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i can't seem to find "konsole". but i do have "run command". when i enter those two commands into the "run command", nothing happens. i hope i'm doing it right. and believe me this help is GREATLY appreciated. :-)

*ok ok i found konsole, sorry! i'm inputting those two commands now.

**and here they are:


linux:~ # /sbin/lspci -v
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 735 Host (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 2.0

0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
Memory behind bridge: cfd00000-cfefffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: bfb00000-cfbfffff
Expansion ROM at 0000b000 [disabled] [size=4K]

0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 0c00 [size=32]

0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0a14
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at cfffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

0000:00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0a14
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at cffff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS5513 EIDE Controller (A,B step)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 128
I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]

0000:00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 90)
Subsystem: Elitegroup Computer Systems: Unknown device 0a14
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at dc00 [size=cffc0000]
Memory at cfffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at 00020000 [disabled]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
Subsystem: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d800
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 7000/Radeon
Flags: bus master, stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=cfe60000]
I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
Memory at cfe80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at 00020000 [disabled]
Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

linux:~ # lsmod
Module Size Used by
af_packet 20360 0
edd 9240 0
joydev 10176 0
st 38940 0
sd_mod 19840 0
sr_mod 15652 0
scsi_mod 107980 3 st,sd_mod,sr_mod
ide_cd 36484 0
cdrom 36508 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
ipv6 244100 13
sis900 19460 0
ohci_hcd 19076 0
usbcore 96988 3 ohci_hcd
sis_agp 5760 1
agpgart 28712 1 sis_agp
evdev 9600 0
subfs 7296 3
nls_utf8 2176 2
nls_cp437 5888 2
vfat 14080 2
fat 43328 1 vfat
dm_mod 50044 0
reiserfs 233808 1

Last edited by majinmunkee; 09-12-2004 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:20 AM   #6
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i still can't figure this out! i hope you can help me.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 06:26 AM   #7
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does the sound work if you open a konsole (as root) and type 'modprobe snd-cmipci'

you dont' need to install your cmedia drivers if this method works.
(it's an 'alsa' sound driver for the cmi8738 which is the exact same onboard sound i have)
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:50 PM   #8
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WOW thank you db, very very much. works fine now! :-D thanks for all everyone's help.
 
  


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