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Old 03-25-2004, 03:07 AM   #31
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It's part of pciutils, and you really should have it installed.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:40 AM   #32
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Turns out that PCIUtils is not installed to Mandy 9.2 by default. Easy enough to install though. Here's the ouput from "lspci -vv":

00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01b0 (rev c2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 3730
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 (250ns min, 3000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce Audio (rev c2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 3730
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 (500ns min, 1250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
Region 2: Memory at e0082000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:30 PM   #33
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Well, thats interesting, is this nforce1 or nforce2?
It's quite different to what mine reports,


00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce MultiMedia audio [Via VT82C686B] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 0c11
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 (250ns min, 3000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 3
Region 0: Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 8095
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0 (500ns min, 1250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 4
Region 0: I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
Region 1: I/O ports at e800 [size=128]
Region 2: Memory at e6085000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Have you ever tried the nvaudio module on this board?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:44 PM   #34
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That's the thing...... I'm not really sure. I'm not sure what kind of MOBO it is. I think it's an AMI(?). It's an Athlon 1800+, that I got from a friend who didn't want it. I BELIEVE it is an nForce2, but I have no way of being certain. This MOBO has no identifying markings (that I'm aware of). The nvaudio module does not seem to work for this chipset. Could all of this be because I'm using Mandrake? You (and everyone else who uses Slackware) seem to have the most compatible distro. Mandy has only ever given me headaches and I'm always fixing something.

I'm going to open my linux box and see if I can't find a serial number or something.

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Old 03-25-2004, 01:53 PM   #35
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It's an MSI board of some sort, probably an nforce1 (which had a few problems when they first came out - not that yours is one of these but you never know). If we can ID the board model we can check for any BIOS updates that may help with your hardware problems, also booting a live linux cd like knoppix and seeing if the audio works will rule mandy in or out as the culprit.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:57 PM   #36
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OK...... I look at the only nVidia chip on the board and it says "nForce" not "nForce2." Apparently I've been trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole. lol So how do I get the nForce1 up and running?

-smacks head- Doh!
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:05 PM   #37
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Quote:
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So how do I get the nForce1 up and running?
In theory it's exactly the same as nforce2..........
We need to ID your mainboard and check to see if it has any "issues", somewhere on the pcb there should be a model number and revision, they are often near the pci slots.
Also, you should go into the bios setup and double check all audio settings.

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Old 03-25-2004, 02:17 PM   #38
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Bingo.

K7N420 Pro Ver: 1.0

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/d...del=K7N420_Pro

I'm gonna google a bit and see if anything pops up about this prob in linux..... unless there is a quicker route?

BTW: Thanx for your help. I'm learning tons.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:26 PM   #39
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Should I just go ahead and flash the bios?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:44 PM   #40
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If there is a newer bios then yes.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:46 PM   #41
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is it ok to flash from a floppy?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:02 PM   #42
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Yes, you need a plain dos floppy.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:02 PM   #43
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I'll just create a RAMDISK.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:31 PM   #44
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Looks like I have bigger fish to fry now. My linux box won't reboot.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
 
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Did the flash complete without any errors and have you tried resetting the CMOS jumper?
 
  


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