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Old 07-26-2003, 01:47 AM   #46
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i am out of ideas. i am sorry that i couldn't help. maybe if you send a message to one of the mods they may be able to help.
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sound built into motherboard?

perhaps that's causing a conflict
Old 08-03-2003, 11:45 AM   #48
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well, its a KM2M MS-6738 mainboard and my soundcard is an aureal vortex sq1500... /shrug

is there any way to fix the conflict?
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24 hour bump..
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i got my card aureal 8830 working in my new rh9 thanks to the post here. i downloaded the driver from oss webpage and installed it.
thanks for the help

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I seem to have the same problem - I can't make a copy of au8830.o...

I get parse errors (and such) whenever I "make install" aureal software versions 1.2 and 1.05.

The RPM route had the same effect, and I couldn't get my mouse out of the left hand corner (after typed kudzu). ALSA 0.9.4 (from seems promising, but you still need a copy of au88830.o

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Old 11-11-2003, 07:48 PM   #53
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For aureal 8820 and sound see:
and the various links from that page.

To check that your soundcard really is an aureal type in a console this command:
to list all pci devices and scroll down till you find your soundcard.

You have to have the kernel-source rpm installed - in a console as root (type su and then your password) type:
urpmi kernel-source

You also have to have the sound module installed. If you type command:
you will get a list of your modules. If it doesn't include sound and soundcore type command:
modprobe sound (??check this is the right command by doing lsmod again)

For Alsa, make sure you read the INSTALL file after bunzip2'ing and tar -xf 'ing. You have to./configure make and make install, ./snddevices and then modprobe snd-au8820 When you ./configure you will need to set various switches. My ./configure was:
./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --with-cards=au8820

There is a switch available to stop issues with unresolved symbol ...printk. My ./configure command that solved that problem was:
./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-cards=au8820 --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --disable-verbose-printk
It was the --disable-verbose-printk switch that cured that problem.

From the pages you can link to the mailing lists as well as download the files.

I had alsa-***-0.9.8 under Mandrake 9.1 playing sound based on what is on that page and the links from it but after a re-install of Mdk 9,1 am getting unresolved symbol errors.

Also see the Open Vortex pages at:
the Aureal drivers project at:
but note that there is a sugggestion elsewhere that CVS drivers be used instead of the drivers downloadable from this page.

For new Linux users CVS presents a whole new range of challenges, particulalry if they have to surf in Windows because the winmodem in their machine won't connect to the internet!!! The main problem I had was that using wincvs (under windows because that is where I have to surf from) you log in and even though the windo says it exited with code 1 or similar you still checkout the module (which means downloading it to you machine). From there you can try to use the files in the normal way - bunzip2 and tar -xf and if nneds be using khexedit to change gcc2 to gcc3 in the asp*.o files as explained in one of the replies at:

If using drivers from either CVS (Sourceforge or Savannah) also read the full threads at:

A useful command to see what the problems are if your install fails is to type, while in the alsa-driver-0.9.8 directory in a console:
depmod -ae

Good luck in getting any Aureal based soundcard working - for me it looks like being much easier to stay with windows: winmodem won't connect even after installing Linuxant hcf driver, HP Photosmart 120 camera not supported, Acer Vuego Brisa scanner not supported. Based on this I don't expect my son's LG MP3 player to be suported or my daughter's new phone. IMHO if you didn't make sure that all your computer components and peripherals were supported by Linux when you bought them, chances are you are going to be an unhappy user this year, although another year of development of "drivers" for components and peripherals might make Linux more feasible.

If all this sounds confusing, thats because that is how I am after spending about 30 hours on this.


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Old 07-05-2004, 07:14 PM   #54
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I am in the same boat. I get compiler errors whe I run make install. Here's what the lspci command gives me:
[root@amysbox aureal]# uname -r
[root@amysbox aureal]# lspci -v|grep -iA4 aureal
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 2 (rev fe)
Subsystem: Voyetra Technologies Montego II
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at ff880000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at dfe0 [size=8]

So, to pick up where we left off, I check for the binaries somewhere? What if they aren't there?
I don't know how I got in this thread but it's close. Anyway, what about other distros or the latest Makdrake (Mandrake 10)? Do they have these drivers?

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Old 07-05-2004, 11:14 PM   #55
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Normally, I wouldn't help to dredge up such an old thread, but since searching vortex might pull this up:

Currently, the best solution to get au8810, au8820 and au8830 (vortex advantage, vortex and vortex 2 respectively) chip based cards working is to compile from source based on the Openvortex project at Savannah. This code has been incorporated into the current alsa-driver-1.05a tarball at the Alsa site. Currently, it doesn't work for 2.6.x kernels, only 2.4.x. This driver is under active developement.

First, you must have the developement and kernel development packages installed. Basically you need everything you need to compile a kernel. In fact, that should be the first step. Compile and install a custom kernel. Kernel config should include sound support as a module (M) and all the rest of the sound section (N). This is because you will use the alsa-driver code instead. Additionally, au8830 has a game port driver available in the kernel config. You must reboot into this new kernel.

Important! The kernel source should be left in the state it is in at the end of the compile.

Next, get the following tarballs from the alsa site:


For alsa-driver:

./configure --with-cards=au88x0 --with-oss=yes --with-sequencer=yes
(where au88x0 is one of au8810 au8820 au8830)

make install


make install


For alsa-utils:

make install


Run alsamixer to unmute the card.

The order, new kernel, alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils is necessary to satisfy dependenies.

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