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Old 09-09-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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desperate, pleeeze help?


o.k., I'm going nuts trying to get my sound to work!!! After countless days and sleepless nights I still don't get any sound. I love RH9 and I know I'm only a newb but this is too much. Anyway, I have a Aureal Vortex 2 au8830 soundcard on a Sony Vaio. I downloaded the driver but all these errors come up. When I type /usr/sbin/sndconfig, it finds my sndcard but says the aureal semiconductor/ Vortex 2 is not supported! Someone please help me! I'm desperate. Thanx in advance guys!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: desperate, pleeeze help?

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I downloaded the driver but all these errors come up. When I type /usr/sbin/sndconfig, it finds my sndcard but says the aureal semiconductor/ Vortex 2 is not supported!
What have you done after downloading the driver? Please write in details.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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type /sbin/lsmod at a command prompt. Post the output.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
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Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_iso8859-1 3516 2 (autoclean)
udf 98400 0 (autoclean)
soundcore 6404 0 (autoclean)
r128 88312 4
agpgart 47776 3
parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 8996 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ne2k-pci 7232 1
8390 8508 0 [ne2k-pci]
ipt_REJECT 3928 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2412 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 15096 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
sg 36524 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18136 2 (autoclean)
microcode 4668 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 1
scsi_mod 107160 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35708 1
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ohci1394 20168 0 (unused)
ieee1394 48780 0 [ohci1394]
keybdev 2944 0 (unused)
mousedev 5492 1
hid 22148 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26348 0 (unused)
usbcore 78784 1 [hid usb-uhci]
ext3 70784 2
jbd 51892 2
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:04 PM   #5
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after the download I installed the driver
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:21 AM   #6
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It looks to me like you might need to load the module for the card.

I did a little reading and the module you want is au8330.o

Do locate to see if you have it. It should be somewhere under

/lib/modules/your kernel version/.../
(sorry, I'm not at my linux box at the moment, so I don't immediately remember the full path)

if you find it, just insmod the module and see if that works.....
 
Old 09-10-2003, 03:24 PM   #7
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if you find it, just insmod the module and see if that works.....
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In fact modprobe is better, it handles dependencies. SO the command is
modprobe au8330
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:07 PM   #8
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I looked under lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/sound and it wasn't there. How do I get it installed?

By the way, thanks for taking time out to help me!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:26 AM   #9
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Thanks Mara.

I didn't know the difference between modprobe vs. insmod.

I learn something today
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:33 AM   #10
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back to your questions safil,

You said that you couldn't find the module. Well, it could be included in the driver package you downloaded. so back to that:

What exactly was it you downloaded? Was it an rpm? a tarball (.tar.gz)
You said it returned some errors when you installed it. What exactly were the errors?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:26 PM   #11
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I downloaded and installed the alsa drivers, libraries, oss, tools, and utilities. what do I do next?
P.S. - The aureal au8830.o module isn't there. should I install it?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:43 PM   #12
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May not help much but did you try re-booting your comp to see if the magical penguins do their work or go into aumix and adjust the sound. I'm using Nforce2 onboad sound and it didn't list the module until after I rebooted my system.

rberry88
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:58 PM   #13
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I rebooted but the module still isn't there. Do you think I should dl it and install it?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:32 AM   #14
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When you say you downloaded and installed the drivers what EXACTLY did you do (give us the commands that you typed)? Did you at any point type the lines ./configure --with-cards=<yourcard>, make and make install? If not, did you install from an rpm file? If none of the above then it's pretty safe to say you haven't installed your drivers. There are pretty detailed instructions on the also site (www.alsa-project.org).

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