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Old 11-24-2004, 04:03 PM   #1
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c-media ac97 ... does anyone have it?

does anyone that uses slackware 10.0 have this sound card?
if so, how did you make it work? i cant seem to do that.

Anyone here?

I just ran alsaconf and raised the volumes with alsamixer and then used alsactl store. it didnt work.
are there any specific things that are supost to be mute or something?

Old 11-25-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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I don't know how to configure it in Slack, but I do know that the Alsa driver for the AC97 needs to be 'intel8x0.' In Gentoo, anyway, it's necessary to use a setting called ALSA_CARD. I believe what it does is eventually add a line to /etc/modules.conf (or /etc/modules.d/alsa) that looks something like:

alias snd-card-0 intel8x0
I remember getting pretty frustrated with finding this out the first time; the motherboard manual (it's onboard - is yours an ECS K7S5A or similar?) told me all sorts of totally useless information about the sound card ("Supports 18-bit ADC and DAC as well as 18-bit stereo full-duplex codec" and "Compliant AC97 2.2 specification") but nothing whatever about I dunno, what kind of sound card it is and what chipset it uses.

So anyway, I hope that gets you headed in the right direction at least.


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