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Old 07-08-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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Sound driver problem on slack 10

I'm running Slackware 10, and when I startX the sound is all static, it's not a bad connection to the computer though, because it only does it once I startX. Can anyone help me fix this?

Also, on Slackware 10, I have a USB mouse with the scrolling tab in the middle, but that tab thing dont work. Help please
Old 07-08-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:11 AM   #4
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I have the same problem!

1. the scrolling wheel of my USB mouse doesn't work even though i added the options "Buttons" "5" and "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Any Ideas?

2. my sound card doesn't work either. i recompiled the kernel (2.4-26) several times with the correct sound card - no success. alsaconf isn't able to detect the sound card. legacy drivers don't work either.
any ideas?

3. my laptop supports legacy usb. but when i turn this option on (in BIOS) slack 10 hangs during login (it's not possible to make any input by the keyboard).

thank 2 u all 4 help!

Old 07-18-2004, 04:43 AM   #5
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Kronan: are you running KDE? it has a habit of running arts on the first login and keeping at it. if not have you looked in alsamixer? (defaults to silence. muted audio until you type "alsactl store" to keep your setttings)

Mr. D:
1) Have your tried adding
Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
to your xorg.conf? (if that doesn't work there are others to try)

2) does `lspci` show any trace of your sound card

3) are you using a stock kernel? it should have usb support built right in..
Old 07-18-2004, 06:37 AM   #6
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I use the Protocol "auto". But during startup the echo "using imps2" appears, so i guess: yes.

And yes lspci -v generates the following output:
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 0850
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
Memory at d0001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2

so yes, the audia card is detected. but alsaconf isn't able to find it. neither with the alsa driver nor using the legacy driver.

i'm using the standard slack10 (2.4.26) Kernel. But recompiled it several times to match my laptop.


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