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Old 11-18-2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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trouble with Nvidia sound

I have been hanging round this board for a while now, searching for help when i become stuck, which i seem to find quite well. I recently switched from windows because it was a pain in the ass. I have installed Red Hat 9, running kernel 2.4.20-8, i have installed most of my hardware (including my ge-force 2 without any troubles) but when it comes to my sound i just plain can't get it to work. i have a nForce chipset and in windows i got it to run all 6 channels through my 5.1 system.. that took a bit of effort with countless BSOD's...

I tried using the sound config, it detected my card, but i couldnt get a sample sound out of it
I downloaded the nForce driver package for linux from Nvidias website, and ran a "make install" in the audio directory, which installed the audio driver... nothing
i tried installing the whole package.. it changed my ethernet settings for the worse (fixed that though) but still no sound...

Then i found this website which had some information about it, so i did what it said:
Checked my modules.conf file (already had done the several times but did it again anyway) so it looks like this:
alias eth0 ne2k-pci
alias char-major-195 nvidia
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
options ne2k-pci mem=00 80 AD 90 4A E3 irq=5 io=B800 H

the audio parts described on his page matched, so i just left it like that... then i was instructed to modify another file etc/rc.d/rc.local and add the line '/sbin/modprobe nvaudio'
so i did that, and saved it.. then rebooted..

I noticed that my computer said something about Nvidia Audio at near the end of its boot, but it was quickly covered up by the login screen.. i checked the log and it said:
Nvidia + AC97 Audio, version 0.24, 15:37:11 Nov 17 2003
Nvaudio: in Funcction Nvaudio_init_module
PCI: Enabling device 00:06.0 (0005 -> 0007)
Nvaudio: NVIDIA nForce1 Audio found at IO 0xe000 and 0xe100, IRQ 11
Nvaudio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
NVaudio: Defaulting to base 2 channel mode.
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: ALG32 (ALC650)
Nvaudio: only 48Khz playback available.
Nvaudio: AC'97 codec 0, DAC map configured, total channels = 6

but i still have no sound! and sow when i run soundcard detection i get an error message "The i810_audio driver could not be loaded. This soundcard may not be compatible with red hat linux" which i never got before...

Does anyone have any ideas? some help would be really apreciated
Im not gunna give up on this!

Old 01-27-2004, 04:58 AM   #2
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i have the same config and it works fine .

why dont u try using asla ... the drivers can be downloaded from

the installation is fairly simple ...
though u need to keep 2 things in mind. ..... (which i found out the hard way)

1) when u do ./configure in teh alsa driver dir. ...then execute these commands .
$mkdir -p include/linux
$touch include/linux/workqueue.h

rest according to the docs.

2) run the ./snddevices . the docs say it need not be run ... but it has to be .

this will get u 2 channel sound.
i have creative 4.1 speakers and have been unable to run them as yet.
if u do so , please let me know.


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