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Old 10-19-2005, 07:48 AM   #46
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I can appreciate not wanting to pay the $$ or re-install. I must have been chipping away at this sound issue for over a year - spent many hours at this! Finally just threw up my hands and caved-in for the re-installiation route. Not that I would'nt pay for the license, but my system is old. Rather spend the money on a new system that needed the driver.

Good luck! If you find the solution, please post back to this board.

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Old 11-15-2005, 01:30 PM   #47
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i found this here

according to this site it should work with an cs43xx driver
but i sitill could not make it run
Old 11-19-2005, 01:23 AM   #48
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Same problems here...

I have been having the same problems...
I am using a Compaq Presario 1900T laptop and running Knoppix 4 with kernel 2.6.12. I have tried Ubuntu 4 and 5. I have tried Mandriva 2005 LE, RH9, FC3, FC4, Debian Sarge, XandrOS, DSL 1.4, DSL 1.5, Puppy, etc.

During startup, I get this error every time (unless the system hangs, then I get nothing)

Shortly thereafter, I get an error after "Starting hotplug subsystem:

The text moves so fast that I can't seem to copy it down fast enough. The amazing part is that the snd-nm256 loads successfully at the end of the hotplug subsystem. To make matters even more confusing, none of the window managers will load except Gnome, and only if I log in at root using the console login option. Root cannot startx kde, which is my preferred wm. I have tried logging in through the GUI, and I have selected almost all of the available windowmanagers, to see if they'd work.

So, once I'm logged in as root, and in Gnome, I still don't get sound. I have followed the instructions listed above, and when I try to do the ./configure;make;make install for both the alsa-libs and alsa-utils, I get a disk space error. I don't get it. There is still plenty of space on the partition.

lsmod | grep snd

snd_nm256	69600	0
snd-AC97_codec	72312	1 snd_nm256
snd_pcm_oss	47264	0
snd_mixer_oss	18304	1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm		77316	3 snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_timer	23556	1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc	11268	1 snd_pcm
snd		46820	6 snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore	11104	1 snd

modprobe snd-nm256
gives me nothing.

alsaconf sure looked promising, until at the very end, when it told me that there were no sound devices. It saw the nm256 and configured it, but then reported thatit was not present?

WinXP has no problems with the sound card, and sound is the only reason I have not completely wiped XP from the laptop's hard drive. I have reinstalled, and I still don't have any luck.

Please help.
Old 11-19-2005, 09:15 AM   #49
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as much i understood about the card is, that basically it is a PCI card, BUT something with ISA, something like that the card is bridged with ISA, so the problem seems to be an identifying problem, i followed the steps above one, and i was successful to configure the card and had sound, now comes the "but(t)"!!!: after i messed up the system and decided to reinstall the system becouse i really messed it up, it did not work with the 2nd atempt anymore.
Old 12-16-2005, 02:27 PM   #50
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hey everyone, im having the same problem as the thread starter. i have an hp ze2308wm laptop. the hp rep says it's a Conexant CX20468-31 AC97 card.

bdhenderson@debian:~$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_ak4531_codec        7776  0
snd_ac97_codec         69988  0
snd                    57156  2 snd_ak4531_codec,snd_ac97_codec
soundcore              10336  1 snd
I couldn't find any drivers on hp's or conexant's site for my sound card, so i dont know if im just SOL. if anyone has any advice please help.

debian 3.1 krnl 2.6.8-2-686



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