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Old 07-22-2003, 01:21 AM   #1
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my sound! :(

hi guys!

im just new to linux, i've installed redhat 7.3 because im studying it at uni and we were told to use this because it's quite bug free.

well, i've had no probs with installation etc... but what i've found is that my sound does not work for some reason.

if i ctrl-alt-f3, a continuous string of the same line keeps assending up the screen....

"via82cxxx warning: SG stopped or paused"

this is my sound card i know, but whats wrong? its an o/b AC97 sound card, my motherboard is an ePox 8k3A with the latest bios flash.

could some1 plz help me as i wish to listen to mp3s via linux while i get familiar with it!


also, i have an internal model, rockwell 56k web excel. i was told by a mate that its a 'winmodem' or such that it requires windows to initialise this right? are there any drivers which will alow linux to support it? thx heaps

Old 07-22-2003, 01:28 AM   #2
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Check the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO and/or the Red Hat hardware compatability list to see if your motherboard and it's sound chip is supported.

On board sound is meant for people with tin ears, anyhow. Can't anyone hear all that noise? They put it right next to the CPU for <censored> sake! Turtle Beach Santa Cruz rocks and the SBLive is decent, but all on-board sound I have ever listened to sucks.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 07-22-2003, 01:35 AM   #3
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I would recommend the ALSA sound drivers, they are included in redhat 9
Old 07-22-2003, 01:36 AM   #4
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do you know if there is somthing similar for redhat 7.3?

Old 07-22-2003, 02:08 AM   #5
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i checked the compatibility list and it should be supported.

any other suggestions as to how i can correct this? thanks


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