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Old 11-07-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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help with sound a video on mandrake 9.1


Im a newbie...I just installed mandrake 9.1 and i guess its detecting my onboard sound and my nvida geforce4 graphics card but my devices arent working right

is the problem drivers?
if so how do install them on linux?

intel I-810 sound
NVidia Geforc4 MX 440



HELP!!!
 
Old 11-07-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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Is your soundcard definitely an intel I-810 or does it just use that module (when you type "lspci" in a shell, does your soundcard show up as intel_i810). Mine was allegedley compatible but I ended up having to do other things to get it working

See here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=1

for what I had to do.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
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is shell another term for the terminal window? I dont know what you mean by shell...remember im like supreme newbie...

im almost 100 percent its an Intel_810
my audio controller is a ADI_1980

dont know if that helps in understanding my problem
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:33 PM   #4
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this is what my system information says when the gnome loads up:

Sound server information message:

Error while initializing the sound driver

device /dev/dsp cant be opened (no such file or directory)

The sound server will continue, using the null output device
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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Yes the shell is a terminal window. I'm not sure if its the same on Gnome but on KDE there's an Icon of a window with a shell in it. The shell is also sometimes referred to as Bash which I think stands for Bourne Again SHell there are other varieties of Shell as well.

Anyway you basically want to get the terminal open. At which point you'll see a Command Line Prompt type in:

/sbin/lspci

and press ENTER.

You should see a load of stuff fly past, look for one entry with some reference to audio controller thats what we're looking for, mine says:

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (rev a0)

Post that here and we'll be able to get cracking.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:43 PM   #6
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ok im still kind of confused what the kde is and all that stuff

i went into my xterm terminal window and in my gnome terminal window and typed that in and it said no such file or directory

any suggestions

i appreciate your help

i am quite the newb
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by radiomouse17
ok im still kind of confused what the kde is and all that stuff
KDE and Gnome are separate window managers/desktop environments. For lack of a better description, they are "Desktops" in the same way Windows XP provides a desktop. If you're using Gnome, you're not (currently) using KDE. Amos is telling you he uses KDE to engage certain functions in Linux. Since KDE and Gnome "look and feel" different, he needs you to find the comparable functionality in Gnome for what he's doing in KDE.

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i went into my xterm terminal window and in my gnome terminal window and typed that in and it said no such file or directory
Are you entering the command as root?

If not, enter it as root and report back on the output.

If so, let's see the actual syntax of your term entry, so we can try to decipher the problem.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 04:18 PM   #8
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i have no idea if im entering it as a root

im using kde, to clarify
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by radiomouse17
i have no idea if im entering it as a root
In order to maximize LQ's effectiveness, I strongly recommend that you *copy* the content of your interaction with the shell into your posts, especially if you're not sure when and whether you're running as root.

The comment I quoted is a fair indicator of your level of familiarity with Linux. Therefore, posting the syntax can help others help you!
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:22 PM   #10
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Basically there are two levels of user in Linux

1. root - this is the administrator, or "super user". Root has total control over your Linux box, root can delete or modify all files including system files. DO NOT LOG IN AS ROOT UNLESS YOU ARE ALTERING SYSTEM FILES ETC. When you set up Mandrake it asked you to type in a root password.

2. normal users - on my box I have users set up for myself (amos) and any other users. When logged in as amos I have access to all files in my home directory (/home/amos) and I can run various commands such as pwd (tells me what my present working directory is), ls (lists all files in the current directory). You should perform, all day to day tasks as a normal user.

If I log in at the graphical log on screen as amos, and boot into KDE (the GUI I have chosen to use as default) then I can only change files which are owned by myself or any groups I am a member of. I can however become the Super User by starting a terminal (Shell). This is the Linux equivalent of the DOS prompt. When in the shell I become the Super User by typing the following:

su

{Now press enter. You will be prompted to enter the root password, you will not be able to see what you are typing. Enter the password and you should see the prompt symbol change}

Now that you are the Super User any commands which you enter in this terminal will be run as root (the system administrator) if you open another terminal or click on any icons outside of the first terminal window, these will not be running as root.

After becoming root (su) type:

lspci

if this elicits no response try

/sbin/lspci

The /sbin/ part of the command tells your box where to find the lspci command , the first / takes it to the top directory also known as root just to confuse you. sbin is the name of a directory which contains useful commands which are to do with your system and the next / seperates the directory name from the program you are running namely lspci.

Hope this is clear(ish).

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:05 PM   #11
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[root@own30563rn mark]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2570 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2571 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d2 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d4 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d7 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24de (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24dd (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d0 (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24db (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d1 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d3 (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d5 (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP
8x] (rev a2)
02:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
02:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1050 (rev 02)


thanks for explaining that to me that was very clear, you should write a book or something

there is all my stuff that you said you needed to know
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:36 PM   #12
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I can definitely tell you that you haven't got the same Sound Card as mine.

Unfortunately I don't have an answer for you yet, but this was the situation last year when I had my own problems. Nobody could give me a definitive answer straight out when we started but eventually we got to an answer.

I've put the details you posted into the Google/linux section (For Linux related searches go to http://www.google.com/linux) and got various bits back. The problem as far as I can see is that lspci hasn 't given us a definitive answer in terms of what your card actually is.

So do you have other details you can give us to do with you computer? The sort of thing I mean is :

Manufacturer and model (if its bought from a dealer). The soundcard is built in to the motherboard, but what is the model of motherboard (the ABIT IS-7 (Intel 865PE) motherboard gives a similar output from lspci)?

Don't get too disheartened when we identify these we should be able to progress quicker, and you'll know a hell of a lot more about Linux than you were expecting to know. If nothing else we should be able to find someone who has used one of these.

Anyway hope this helps.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:55 PM   #13
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Have just spotted your post above about the soudcard being an ADI_1980, putting this into the search page above as ADI 1980returns various hits:

This thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=ADI+1980

has one suggestion.

This thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=ADI+1980

mentions your soundcard.

This thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=ADI+1980

details someone using an ADI 1980 and Mandrake 9.1 but doesn't have any real detail that I can work out. I'd suggest emailing the user in question to ask for advice. If they do send you an answer and you don't understand or you get it working post here and let us know.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:28 PM   #14
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Whilst searching I found your earlier post about Red Hat, I'm assuming that it referred to the same sound card. Dell don't appear to have their own Mother Boards, do you have any details about your model of Computer, as we may be able to deduce from that what your hardware actually is.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 11-13-2003, 05:24 PM   #15
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yes its a dimension 4600
 
  


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