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Old 04-21-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
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Two hardware problems, mandrake 9.2


Hey there people, well I wouldent concider my self a linux newb, I was running linux mandrake 9.1 as a server etc about a year ago when I was a member of the cyber army, but I recently got the urge to install 9.2 for some bizar reason.
But my onboard soundcard isnt working its a.. :Soltek Mainboard (SL-KT400A-C) VIA KT400A Series my Audio is AC'97 Audio Codec Two Channel Compliant according to my manual the CD contains a Avance AC'97 Audio Codec Driver.

Second problem is my screen resolution, you can laugh if you want.. but im running the Hercules 3D Prophet Kyro Series (PCI) and well if I change the screen res above 800x600 When I reboot or log off it dosent load X at all, it flashes then takes me to a terminal prompt asking me to login, I then try startin X server or KDE or any form of GUI and get a X server error.. I can cope with low screen res but I can't live without sound.. so any help is appresheated.

Regards

Spike.

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Old 04-21-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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for the sound issue have a look here.

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=via82xx

if i've identified your sound card correctly, from the mobo specs, that will be your card.
good luck.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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done a little more looking, check this link for your video card.

http://www.powervr.com/Downloads/Drivers/Index.asp

good luck.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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Thank you so much, I'm reading them now, so far I am following them but may I ask you some things if I hit any problems along the way?

Thanx in advance, Spike.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:48 PM   #5
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we'll all be here if you run into troubles. your welcome.
good luck.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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Well so far the drivers are all the same

My video driver is :
Vendor: ?ST Microelectronics

Bus: ?PCI

Bus identification: ?104a:10:1681:29

Location on the bus: ?0:8:0

Description: ?Kyro series

Module: ?Card:KYRO Series

Media class: ?DISPLAY_VGA

and my sound driver is :

Vendor: ?VIA Technologies

Alternative drivers: ?via82cxxx_audio

Bus: ?PCI

Bus identification: ?1106:3059:4005:4740

Location on the bus: ?0:11:5

Description: ?VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller]

Module: ?snd-via82xx

Media class: ?MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO

wich is what those sites are saying I need *confused*, also I cant install the Kryo driver due to the following error :

Some package requested cannot be installed:
powervr-2.01.21-7.i586 (due to unsatisfied kernel-2.4.19.16mdk[== 1-1mdk])
do you agree ?

So I am really stumped...
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:03 PM   #7
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post the output of

/sbin/lspci -v

and

lsmod

let's see if we infact have identified things correctly, and see if we have any conflicts.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:05 PM   #8
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This is gunna sound like a stupid question but what are the terminal commands for up directory? lol i cant get out of my user directory lol.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:14 PM   #9
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just cd /
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:14 PM   #10
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figured it out, just takes some fannying around anyway here goes a big CnP:

[spike@localhost sbin]$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0000
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 8
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: STMicroelectronics STG4000 [3D Prophet Kyro Series] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Hercules: Unknown device 0029
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Memory at dfe80000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at dffe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
Memory at dffdff00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
I/O ports at e400 [size=32]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
Memory at dffdfe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 0000
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Subsystem: Avance Logic Inc.: Unknown device 4740
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 22
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

[spike@localhost sbin]$
[spike@localhost sbin]$ lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 43652 0
snd-mixer-oss 14200 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-via82xx 15360 0
snd-pcm 79588 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 18436 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 45720 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-mpu401-uart 4704 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 17760 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 5832 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd-page-alloc 9044 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd 41380 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
ac97_codec 15828 0
uart401 8356 0
sound 71528 0 [uart401]
soundcore 6340 0 [snd sound]
af_packet 14856 1 (autoclean)
sr_mod 19384 0 (autoclean)
floppy 55932 0
8139too 17384 1 (autoclean)
mii 3864 0 (autoclean) [8139too]
nls_iso8859-15 4060 1 (autoclean)
ntfs 77292 1 (autoclean)
supermount 84032 2 (autoclean)
ide-cd 33956 0
cdrom 32608 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ide-scsi 11376 0
scsi_mod 106176 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ehci-hcd 19212 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 25136 0 (unused)
usbcore 74988 1 [ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
rtc 9004 0 (autoclean)
ext3 60048 2
jbd 39264 2 [ext3]
[spike@localhost sbin]$

Hope that helps :-( Thanx again, spike.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:17 PM   #11
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concerning the sound, try opening a mixer and unmuting the sound, or try running alsamixer. see what you get.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:33 PM   #12
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Woah.. for some reason nothing was muted.. but after running KMix it plays sound.. however after playing a MP3 in xmms after about 20 seconds to 50 it turns to static noise.. bad windows mount? because I am playing MP3s from my windows partition, but thanx again for helping with the sound however do you know whats affecting my screen resolution?
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:40 PM   #13
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glad your sound is working, i'm looking into the x situation as we speak. i suspect that your using the vesa driver, and it's limited. what type of monitor are you using, do you know the specs? you could post your XF86Config, or possibly XF86Config-4(don't know what you have) and the driver install failed looking for something to do w/your kernel. post the complete error message, and the output of

uname -r

i'm guessing, but, i suspect you don't have the kernel source installed.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:46 PM   #14
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[root@localhost spike]# uname -r
2.4.22-10mdk
[root@localhost spike]#
I dont know wich X im using i think the -4 one.. and my moniter is just standard plug and play.. i think the highest res is 12xx by 1xxx i know i cant run it above the max ones mandrake allows because when i run it at like 17xx in windows it just stops responding.. but no I don't know the specs unfortunatly but sound seems ok now, no more of that annoying static, and sorry if I am bugging you lol, but as your signature implys, one must learn
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:58 PM   #15
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i'm still looking into the video, found several more informative things, nothing definative yet. one thing i see after looking at the readme, from the earlier link, and your current kernel, there is a *.src.rpm, available for download, inwhich case there are instructions from the readme to build your own rpm, for installation, which should work w/your current kernel, providing you have the kernel source installed. the only reason i'm not going to advise that route just yet is i'm still not certain that it's the correct driver. i'm looking into STMicroelectronics STG4000, which is what lspci returned. if you get board waiting until i'm satisfied we've found the right driver, you could give it a shot. first i reccomend find your monitor specs on the web, or at least p[ost the model # and name, so i can help you search for the specs. you're going to need that info.
 
  


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