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Old 09-18-2006, 02:26 AM   #1
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Audio Driver Configuration? [slackware]

Basically, I have no idea how to configure my audio to work.

If it helps, my lspci said my audio/multimedia chipset is "Intell Corp. 82801CA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)"

Something to do with the "ALSA Project" right?

I'm super confused. Help? What do I need to do, and how?

Old 09-18-2006, 03:05 AM   #2
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First of all make sure you've got the appropriate kernel module loaded (unless it's builtin):
lsmod | less
And see if you've got some stuff like "ac97" or "via-82xx" loaded. If not, try loading like this (you need to be root or use sudo):
modprobe snd-via82xx
You can see the available modules by (you need to be root or use sudo):
modprobe -l | grep snd | less
After this make sure your mixer levels are not set to zero (use any mixer app you like, alsamixer for example). If no sound is still coming out, check out your alsa or arts settings, whatever you use..
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You can run
and see if it detects your sound card.
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you can also goto lookup your soundcard to see what modules you need loaded and howto set it up manually if alsaconf fails. is hotplug running that usually loads the need modules?


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