Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sound was working, fails after NVidia install


I just installed Mandrake 10.0 Community.

Absoultely no problems, until I realized that I was only using the 2D nvidia driver, instead of the 3D one. I then dowloaded the newest driver, installed it, had it build my new kernel modules, and reconfigured XF86Config-4.

Upon reboot, the new drivers came in and worked fine, even the 3D stuff, but I got a message saying that /dev/dsp had failed to start.

I don't understand what happened, except that somehow the new nvidia modules must be interfering with my sound somehow

Kernel 2.6.3-4mdk
Relevant lspci info:
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)

Old 03-25-2004, 04:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Birmingham UK
Distribution: Various
Posts: 1,736

Rep: Reputation: 146Reputation: 146
apologies if this is a stupid question...
is this symptom occuring consistently?

my audio fails after nvidia install but is ok after second reboot
and my audio fails on first boot after coming out of windows but is fine on second reboot
Old 03-25-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
My sound has completely failed. I've even tried to utilize alternative sound drivers, and though they eliminate the error message, I still have no sound.

Other things have gone wrong with my nvidia driver install, X no longer has screens to boot into, though if I switch back to the 'nv' driver instead of the 'nvidia' one, X boots up, but still no sound. I haven't got a clue what kind of modelines it thinks it needs. Perhaps there's a better way?

I can get X to boot up with the 'nvidia' driver, but I have to use XF86Config to create a new one, and then the performance it really poor, and, of course, still no sound.

I'd like to just get the nvidia drivers working, in my old config file, and get my sound back...Is there any info I can give to anyone to help this? I don't know what else might be needed.

The mobo is a ASUS p4sdx, with a p4 celeron 2.3GHz, if that helps any.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tried To Install Nvidia Drivers - Now X fails to load Fillado Mandriva 6 02-15-2005 05:27 PM
Sound not working after nvidia install SteelWheel Linux - Hardware 3 07-03-2004 01:45 PM
Suse 9.1 - Sound on NVidia not working - Help Rauko Linux - Newbie 3 05-17-2004 01:16 PM
startx fails after nVidia driver install scius Fedora 11 04-27-2004 02:33 PM
CD mount fails and sound is not working sghosh Linux - Newbie 10 08-10-2002 11:11 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration