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Old 07-02-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
nikhilbalaji
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installing sound drivers in FC5


i was installing fc5 yesterday and it said my sound drivers installation failed.i was previously having xp and fc4(dual boot) on my laptop.and i installed fc5 by overwriting both xp and fc4.
also i want to know whats the difference between 32 bit fc5 and 64 bit fc5.my machine has a amd sempron processor(1.8ghz)..which is 32 bit i suppose.
cheers,
nikhil.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 03:25 AM   #2
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Hi

Welcome to LQ.

What was the exact error message about the sound drivers? Linux uses ALSA as its sound mechanism. Once the exact error message is known, how to guide you will be more specific.

If you have a 32 bit processor, 64 bit FC5 will not install, althought the reverse is not true as a 64 bit processor will run 32 bit Linux. Support for the 64 bit FC5 is not as strong as for 32 bit at this point, so 32 bit will yield more choice overall (at least for the present.)

In most cases, the master volume for your sound is muted on a new installation. But before instructing you on that cure, post the exact error message regarding sound drivers.

Bob
 
Old 07-02-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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the following audio device was detected.
vendor:ati
model:technologies inc IXPSB400 AC'97
module:snd-atiixp

default PCM device: ATI IXP AC97 [ATI IXP AC97]

when i did the sound check following this,it says:
automatic detection of the sound card did not work.audio will not be available on the system.
you can inspect /root/scsound.log and file a new bug at bugzilla.redhat.com.

what to do?
 
  


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