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Old 09-27-2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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sis7012 i810_audio module won't work

I have a laptop with a sis7012 onboard card. I am quite a newbie, and I have been trying to make it work for quite a long time. I have already posted about this but, after having followed all your suggestions and searched in google and in the forums several times, I have reached the point where it should work, but it won't. I have installed the ac97 module, and this are the main files from my system


alias char-major-212 slmodem
alias slmodem slamrmo
options slmdm country=SPAIN
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio



# Soundcard
alias /dev/sound sound-slot-0
alias /dev/audio /dev/sound
alias /dev/mixer /dev/sound
alias /dev/dsp /dev/sound
alias /dev/dspW Untitled 1/dev/sound
alias /dev/midi /dev/sound


/dev/sound does not exist, but /dev/audio does.

The kernel log says

Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.21, 15:37:49 Mar 11 2003
SiS pirq: advanced IDE/ACPI/DAQ mapping not yet implemented
advanced SiS pirq mapping not yet implemented
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0xd800 and 0xdc00, IRQ 10
ieee1394: Host added: Node[00:1023] GUID[00030d5334a272bd] [Linux OHCI-1394]
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x414c:0x4710 (ALC200/200P)
i810_audio: AC'97 codec 0 supports AMAP, total channels = 2
ac97_codec: AC97 Modem codec, id: 0x5349:0x4c22 (Silicon Laboratory Si3036)
i810_audio: timed out waiting for codec 1 analog ready.

and lsmod returns

Module Size Used by Tainted: P
usb-ohci 18856 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [usb-ohci]
slamrmo 180576 0 (unused)
slmdm 1088064 0 [slamrmo]
i810_audio 21160 1
ac97_codec 9512 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3332 2 [i810_audio]
ohci1394 16264 0 (unused)
ieee1394 30828 0 [ohci1394]
ide-scsi 8048 0
sis900 13484 1

So, cd's will play, but not any other sound, doesn't matter whether it is from xmms or totem.

If I write this post is because I have done everything I can do, but I don't know why it won't work. Maybe the module and /dev/audio don't get in contact?

Thanks very much for your help
Old 09-28-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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Try ALSA ? (

You don't say what distro you are using.
Old 09-28-2003, 11:02 PM   #3
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Do you have only Linux on your computer? If you had/have Windows did the sound work on it? Maybe the onboard sound chip isn't activated from bios.

When rebooting Linux do you get a line with FAILED sth about aumix?

We need more detail so that we can really help you!
Old 09-29-2003, 06:16 AM   #4
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I am using Slackware 9.0. I don't have windows installed but, since the CD does play, I take for granted that the sndcard works.
Old 09-29-2003, 08:28 AM   #5
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same problem... im using an i810 with the ac97 codec... CDs will play but mp3s or anything wont... im using mandrake 9.1... dual booted with XP an everything works fine in there... any help appreciated!
Old 09-29-2003, 11:12 PM   #6
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Have you tried to play ".ogg" music files since as far as my Red Hat 9.0 is concerned it no longer provides support for ".mp3" files.

If ".ogg" are playing (in my distro they do) use the following convertor:
Old 09-30-2003, 03:45 PM   #7
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im having the same problem...damn! but on redhat 9
Old 10-01-2003, 12:06 AM   #8
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you need yo disable ACPI.
I think that you bios does let you to disaple PNP.


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