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Old 09-08-2002, 05:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Armada 1700/MD 8.2/Sound Problem

Hello eveeryone, thanks for reading!

I have a simple problem of there being absolutely no sound on my Compaq Armada 1700! I'm currently using Mandrake 8.2 d/l edition. What do I need to do? Recompile my kernel? If so, can someone point me to a tutorial or post about recompiling it in Mandrake 8.2 for newbs. Or do I just need to d/l the alsa driver or what? Also I was curious. isn't 8.2 supposed to have KDE 3.0? Mine is currently 2.2.2. Also I'm using the defualt kernel, 2.4.8-16mdk? Or something like that. I tried to mess with the setting's in kde control panel under sound server but all it says now is could not find dev/dsp or something like that. BTW when I was installing MD it said that there was no sound card detected and to use harddrake. I went into HD but it didn't show anything at all under sound. Please help...

Gandalf in Grief (over no sound )
Old 09-09-2002, 10:45 AM   #2
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You need to review your documentation but I think that the Compaq Armada 1700 has a ESS 1688 sound card built-in. The kernel supports this driver.

Alternatively, the instructions for installing the drivers are provided by the ALSA project

Here is the experience of someone using your box with an older distro.

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Old 09-09-2002, 11:56 AM   #3
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Try running sndconfig, as root, from a console or the command line. It'll bring up a menu for you select the card and set it up. If sndconfig is not loaded to your system, just install the rpm from your install CDs.
Old 09-10-2002, 12:32 AM   #4
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Talking Thanks guys..

I actually just got through running sndconfig, from a failsafe boot loggined in as root. It didn't find it as pnp, so I manually configered it as a s.b. 16. I tried the ess1688 and a couple of other ones but, s.b. 16 with a couple of changes to the dma and stuff works great! I heard the wav n midi perfectly. =) I'm so happy! I'm very new to linux and want to learn more, sooo much more! I use win98(strangely) on my big box, w2k on a 5.4 gig for my laptop, and the current 10 gig with linux on it. Thanks guys soo much! =) =) =) BTW this is my 3rd day of trying m.d. 8.2 d/l edition and pretty much linux! O, quick question though, what the best way to capture and view packets/network traffic?
Old 09-19-2002, 01:14 PM   #5
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Detailed settings

I have the same problem w/ red hat 7.3. Is it possible to get the detailed settings you used from you?

Thanks a bunch.


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