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Old 10-30-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
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Installing SiS audio driver


I have no sound from my new Shuttle SS51G mini running Mandrake 8.2. I found the Linux drivers at the SiS website for my chipset (7012). I do know that I have ac97 sound enabled in the bios and soundcard.o and ac97_codec modules.

The readme file is most confusing to this n00b.

"Check that you have kernel-source in /usr/src/x.x.x" What am I checking for (what is kernel-source?) and with what do I replace x.x.x.?

"Change linux_src_directory to correct path in "config.in" What is the correct path and how do I do it?

"Modify the file "/etc/modules.conf". Add two lines into it :
alias sound-slot-0 sis7012" This looks like one line to me. Why do they call it two?

"Reboot your computer and configurate sis7012." How do you "configurate"?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 05:17 PM   #2
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"Check that you have kernel-source in /usr/src/x.x.x"

They mean that you have to have a copy of the linux kernel. This is normally put in /usr/src/linux.

On mandrake you have to download a kernel from http://www.kernel.org heres the latest stable version 2.4.19.

>"Modify the file "/etc/modules.conf". Add two lines into it :
alias sound-slot-0 sis7012" This looks like one line to me. Why do they call it two?
Hmm, maybe they smoked funny tobacco they day they made the readme....

Normally you donīt have configure a module, so there i canīt help you.

The thing that you have got is a "kernel module" kernel modules a the drivers for your system which is being loaded when the system boots. But since the kernel in mandy 8.2 is 2.4.18 (isnīt it?). IT should be better if you could get a hold of that one, donīt know if you can get older versions on kernel.org.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Now I'm even more confused.

When I install Mandrake 8.2 don't I install the 2.4.18-6 kernel?

How can I run Linux at all if I don't have the kernel installed?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 11:02 PM   #4
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OH sorry. Yes off course you have the kernel (otherwise you wouldnīt run linux )

What i ment was that you install the source for the kernel, that has to be compiled, to be used.

You should actually check out how to compile at your own, itīs not that difficult, and you can optimize your computer pretty much. Check http://www.linuxnewbie.org .

Iīm not so deep into installing modules (drivers) into linux, since i have never had to use 3rd part modules, put try to search google , linuxnewbie.org or http://www.tldp.org thereīs pretty much info on it.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 03:22 AM   #5
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it should work with oss and the trident driver.Don't know about alsa.I tried once for the heck of it but didn't further investigate since I don't use it.
Oss and the trident driver should be in your mdk kernel by default.

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Old 10-31-2002, 06:20 AM   #6
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Oss and the trident driver should be in your mdk kernel by default.
How do I find these and how do I "activate" them? I did lsmod and neither of them were listed.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 07:09 AM   #7
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I fear that i can't be much help to get sound working with mdk - got no idea how it is configured there.
You can try a search here or/and at google for mandrake sound and sis or trident.
Alternatively just open a soundapp like xmms with a terminal as root and see what errormessages it spits out.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 11:11 AM   #8
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This thread has gotten a little off track. I would like help understanding the instructions in the readme file I originally posted so I can see if the sis driver solves my problem.

Unless someone has another solution to get my sound working besides the sis driver.
 
  


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