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Old 02-25-2003, 02:01 AM   #1
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Problems with Red Hat 8 and the VIA AC 97 Audio Controller

Greetings everyone,

First, let me begin by saying that this is a totally new experience for me working with Linux. I'm sure when I become more and more used to using it, things will come much easier. Second, let me say thank you to all (I hope) that will respond to my question. Now, here's the question. In Red Hat 8, my onboard sound has been detected. According to System Settings - Soundcard Detection, my card shows up just fine. I have the VIA 8233 AC 97 Audio Controller (onboard component). While the card shows up and a driver is installed, no audio comes from the card. I tried changing to a headset to see if any audio would come from that as well. No go. I even went and downloaded a latest version of the driver for the unit (of course, I'm not sure if I installed it windoze mentality still exists and I just double clicked on the file and it seemed to be doing something). However, there is still no audio being played back. I reseated all audio connections and cleaned all the connectors. I'm really stumped. I'm hoping someone here might have some other answers to try. Thanks.
Old 02-25-2003, 02:32 AM   #2
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First off crank the speaker volume WAY up, play something and see what happens.

If you get sound then you need to play with your mixer settings.
gmix and kmix are nice GUI mixer apps, aumix is a mixer you can use in a terminal.
Old 08-18-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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i too am a linux newbie using rh8,but VIA ac97 audio card does not work and gives an error on logging in.couls i request u to guide me to driver download site or a mail.
thanks in anticipation


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