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Old 06-15-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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i810_audio/snd_ICH & /dev/dsp probs. no sound.

i just fired up the "Official" MDK10 with all kinds of Gnome goodies selected, in addition to my MDK9.0 defcfg floppy selections, fresh install with /home and /usr/local not reformatted.
no sound device detected. no alsa-dev files. no default driver or card detected. i changed the module.conf to reflect i810_audio as the correct driver. nothin'.
no probs under Slackware, RH9 or SuSE 8.2 they all (along with WBEL3) pick up the card and driver under 2.4.26 and 2.6.6 kernels.
i've gotten my dialup to work. what's with needing kpppd to run a Gnome internet connection?????
no multimedia programs work. none.
i'm running this on a Compaq S5000 presario, with 1gb ram, that grudingly runs bsd, and hums right along with all other RPM or TGZ/TBZ based distro's. is this an alpha or early beta release, did i goof on the install, or what? Help!

p.s.: the mandrake-online configuration utility won't connect to Mandrake, either. and i do have a registered account from earlier.

pp.s: mod: nm. i've done 3 clean installs, with little change in results. this release is hosed. we'll see if they do better with 11.0.

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Old 06-16-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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I had the same problem on my AcerTM233 notebook.
The i810 sound did not work, usb drive, digital camera too.
I was getting messages of missing device files in /dev

Here is what you should do (I did):
Try editing the lilo.conf and add to "append" the following string: "pci=biosirq".
then rewrite lilo and after reboot it should help.

Old 06-19-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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nope, didn't work.

but i did open up my /boot/266-config (homemade defconfig for the kernel) and noticed i had <^> on anything that started with an i, including ICH4, and noted that my FreeBSD disk listed the sound system as pci irq for an ICH4.
uh oh. at least it recognized the card (even if it wouldn't make any noise), under 2.6.7.
so i did a brand new fresh install of MDK10, selected the linux enterprise kernel as the boot default, configured the sound card on the install prompt gui, as an audio_i810. and went to lunch. came back later, tossed in some 3rd party stuff, and when i absent-mindedly fired up the RealPlayerONE, it sang to me!!!
i got sound, now. any techies out there that see the silver bullet for MDK10's sound woes here?
why this time it worked, beats me. Just hope it doesn't crap out on the next bootup. Mandrake still needs to work on this issue, and the mandrake online nag-button is flaky too. Don't work wo'th a dayamm.
gotta luv it!


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