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RedHat123 07-17-2002 01:14 PM

sound card - Turtle beach, but which one ?
I have yet to hear sound from my RH7.2 PC so i started looking around in the control center and hardware browser. Sure enough, RH hasnt picked up my sound card. I forgot what kind i had so i opened up the case and looked at the card. I only could recognize the fact that it was a Turtle Beach....but couldnt ID the model. It has more numbers on it, but i dont know which one.

Is there an app that will query a device to determine the model number - or where should i look on the card to get the number ? Then i guess i need to get a driver ?


mrGee 07-17-2002 03:43 PM

lspci -v ;lists your devices maybe gives u the right type
or dmesg|less ;more cryptic maybe

redhat uses the sndconfig tool to set up audio

good luck

RedHat123 07-17-2002 03:54 PM

this is wha ti get when i do a lspci -v

00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 1438 [size=8]
I/O ports at 1430 [size=8]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

finegan 07-17-2002 04:12 PM

I have one of these cards in my roommate's old Compaq that got gifted to me after we built his new machine. I couldn't get sound to work after finding out how weird things were with aureal's pseudo-public nearly GPL/half binary only driver releases... ah the machine runs OpenBSD now.

Here's the project over at sourceforge. Your mileage may vary. Honestly though, if this gets to be a headache, remember how cheap sound cards are these days.



mrGee 07-17-2002 04:26 PM

ok from a quick seach to a (german) site
the vortex 1 relates to an au8820
so au88xx should contain the driver, tho don't
know if its in the standard distro or has to be
downloaded somewhere; so do a few searches
and if that dont work get back here ;)

ah finegan outran me, i messed up and got this answer in
another ( wrong) thread, i guess double posting goes for answers also;)
shame on me :cry:

walks 07-22-2002 08:53 AM

I'm fairly new to linux and I'm currently running rh7.3.
I had the same problems with the au8820 and Aureal's lack
of support as well as the sourceforge's site not being
exactly information-friendly to newbies (understandable).

However, because the help in that area was lacking, I was able
to learn stuff on my own and I think I ran into every problem
trying to get sound to work in KDE.

The moral of this story? I finally got sound working and it works
great. If you need help let me know because, like I said, I've
seen all the errors and I may be able to help you get the sound
working quicikly.

rapture 10-03-2002 01:38 PM

hey Walks, I'm running into the same problem here. My sound card is Turtle beach Montego II, using aureal vortex2 chip (au8830?). I'm trying to get it to work under linux. Any way you could help me out with this?


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