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Old 12-31-2003, 09:46 AM   #1
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SiS 7012 sound card on a laptop with Redhat 9.0 won't work!


Hi I'm trying to get my sound card working on a laptop. I'm running Redhat 9.0 and the machine is a no-name generic laptop (it says "notebook" on the top!).

If I run setup then sound config it tells me I have a Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]|SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator which needs driver Intel i810 AC97 audio driver. It then says

The following error occurred running the modprobe program:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod sound-slot-0 failed

I did once get another message (but I can't get it again!) saying I needed to turn off plug n play in the bios to make it work but unfortunately my bios doesn't have an option to do this (as far as I can tell).

dmesg gives me things like

PCI: Enabling device 00:02.7 (0000 -> 0001)
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 00:02.7. Please try using pci=biosirq.
ALSA intel8x0.c:2404: unable to grab IRQ 0
Intel ICH soundcard not found or device busy
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 17:59:48 Mar 13 2003
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 00:02.7. Please try using pci=biosirq.
i810: SiS 7012 found at IO 0x1800 and 0x1c00, MEM 0x0000 and 0x0000, IRQ 0
i810_audio: unable to allocate irq 0
Intel 810 + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 17:59:48 Mar 13 2003
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 00:02.7. Please try using pci=biosirq.

I think I have installed the alsa drivers and I've no idea if this has helped!

If anyone has ideas what to try next I'd be grateful.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:25 PM   #2
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This, does get really frustrating. Why?

This post is absolutely identical to hundreds upon hundreds of others.

PLEASE use the search feature before you post. Or at least loo up your laptops spec's first!

You have acpi. Redhat does not install, use, run, or compile acpi when it is installed. Suse, Mandrake, Knoppix, Gnoppix, and several other distro's do.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 05:08 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try compiling it into the kernel.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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I have sound now!

Thanks for your help. It never occured to me that my auto power management system affected my sound card. You live and learn hey?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:10 PM   #5
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i have the same sound card, so all i must do is compile with acpi support?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 07:44 PM   #6
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Well it worked for me! I swapped apm for acpi and now my sound card works.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
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hello, could you tell me the step so that i can also compile acpi , as the same sound problem is with me also, sis 7012 the error what you got earlier is iam getting , iam new to linux , i had installed linux 9.0 , so kindly help me to find out the way.

thanks
vinu
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:57 AM   #8
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I'm also fairly inept with all this and (not to put too fine a point on it) it was a bugger to do and took me about a week.

First get an rpm of of acpi I used acpi-0.06-1.i386.rpm.

Then get the appropriate patch. It must match your kernel number. I ended up upgrading my kernel to 2.4.23 as that was only way I could get it to work. I used acpi-20031203-2.4.23.diff.bz2 and follow the instructions for applying it.

Then rebuild the kernel which will have a new funky option to use acpi instead of apm. Remember to include all the options like fans etc.

After doing all this my sound card worked fine with sndcnfig.

It's likely I've missed out some vital step here. I did all this over a month ago and found it so hard I think I've blanked it from my memory. Ask again if you get really stuck but do search for the instructions on all this there are some okish ones out there.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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thanks , ok i will try as you said and if i struch inbetween then hope you will help me to sort out ,
 
Old 02-11-2004, 03:43 PM   #10
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There are instructions for getting the SiS7012 working in the HCL. Click on the link above for HCL and you'll find the entries in the appropriate sections.

Plus if you have problems with the Modem, the only Smartlink driver we've been able to get working in conjunction with a 7012 so far is 2.7.10.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:03 PM   #11
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Just wanted to thank you all for posting some of the problems you have with the sound card drivers for sis 7012. Besides it being a pain trying to configure it, it was a pain to find the drivers themselves.
 
  


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