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Old 08-26-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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Angry No NeoMagic Sound in Mandrake 9.1

NeoMagic Sound not working in Mandrake 9.1 on a IBM ThinkPad 1720. Im new to Linux and want to completely convert. I need my sound to work in order to do it. I got a little hint of how Linux works buy following the labs at wwwfloppixcom but im still green. Thank you to any help you can offer. I looked around on the web but I think im going in circles becuase I dont know the meanings from the results below. Thank you again. Oh, on the bright side I got my wirless card working... Cool.... I did try several of the other suggested drivers with no luck.

I ran these commands that HardDrake suggested and this is what I got:

lspcidrake -v | fgrep AUDIO

nm256_audio : Neomagic Corporation MagicMedia 256AV MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO vendor:10c8 device:8005 subv:1014 subd:00dd

grep sound-slot ->etc->modules.conf

alias sound-slot-0 nm256_audio


nm256_audio 70556 0 unused
sound 70644 0 nm256_audio
soundcore 6276 0 sound
ac97 4800 0 nm256_audio

->sbin->chkconfig --list sound

sound 0off 1off 2on 3on 4on 5on 6off

->sbin->chkconfig --list alsa

alsa 0off 1off 2off 3off 4off 5off 6off

aumix -q

aumix: error opening mixer

The mixer wouldn t open in the GUI either. It would act as if it was going to open then vanish with no trace, not even an error.

This is what my modules.conf file looks like.

probeall usb-interface usb-uhci
alias sound-slot-0 snd-nm256
above snd-nm256 snd-pcm-oss
above snd-cs4232 snd-pcm-oss
above snd-sb16 snd-pcm-oss
Old 09-03-2003, 03:37 AM   #2
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Your sound config all looks in order. Perhaps the sound is muted. Look here for more info:


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