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Old 03-07-2005, 02:01 AM   #1
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Red face Realtek AC97 soundcard driver

hi all !
I have a GigaByte KT600 mainboard, Linux Mandrake 8.1, but I can't install my Realtek AC97 soundcard, because I don't have a Linux driver... and, worst, I can't find one, after I have desperately searched on the entire internet for many times....
Is there someone who may/wants to give me a help ?
My best regards...
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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it will work out of the box, but i'd recommend a newer distro to save yourself all these problems. the reason you're liekly to be having problems finding a driver to downlaod etc... is that it's already part of the linux kernel, so just doesn't need downloading. it's part of ALSA on any reasonably new distro.
Old 03-19-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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Hi -

I got my RealTek AC97 sound card to work. This is how I did it:

Compiled and installed latest stable kernel ( at time of writing) with usual sound modules (don't forget to do a “make modules-install”)

Compiled and installed latest alsa code from – although I'm not sure if this is necessary (alsa-driver-1.0.4rc1 at time of writing).

Replaced my “/etc/modutils/alsa-base” file with the text I've shown below- this information I got from the driver download on the RealTek web site. This was on Ubunto Linux 5.0.4. Other systems will have different module configuration files (such as /etc/modules.conf) – it may be necessary to cut and paste the text below over the appropriate sound configuration section of your modules file.

Good luck

Below: Some debug info and the contents of my /etc/modutils/alsa-base file.

# lspci
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)

root@ginger:/proc/asound # cat cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xcfdfc000 irq 16

root@ginger:/etc/modutils # cat alsa-base

# =========== START OF /etc/modutils/alsa-base ========

#alias sound-slot-0 via82cxxx_audio //remark this line, this is default audio driver

#====== added those lines =============
alias char-major-116 snd
options snd major=116 cards_limit=1
# -- Azalia controller -----------------------------
alias snd-card-0 snd-azalia
options snd-azalia index=0 id="Azalia"
#--- Intel 8x0 , SiS 7012 and NVidia----------
#alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
#options snd-intel8x0 index=0 id="ICH"
#--- Via8233 Via686a -------------------------------
#alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
#options snd-via82xx index=0 id="VIA"
#--- ATI -------------------------------
#alias snd-card-0 snd-atiixp
#options snd-atiixp index=0 id="ATI"
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

Old 03-21-2005, 05:25 AM   #4
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ThanX a lot for support to everybody. I just solved my problem by installing RedHat9, and it works good. My best regards to you all....


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