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Old 11-12-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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nm256_audio on Acer Travelmate 723TX


I've been trying to get sound working on my Acer Travelmate 723TX laptop.

Tried a few solutions I've seen by googling, but none relate either to Mandrake nor to the Travelmate and none have worked. At the moment it hangs on insmod during boot

It uses one of those Godawful NeoMagic NeoMedia 256AV sound adaptors that likes to share I/O space with the graphics adapter.

I've tried with other distros and earlier versions of Mandrake before but thught by now the problem would have been solved.

Any ideas please before I give up completely?
 
Old 11-13-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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i had that chip to work on a dell inspiron, but that was a while ago...
nm256 is supported fully by kernel, before i had to recompile to get it to work...
 
Old 11-13-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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It seems the chip is supported by the kernel but it still doesn't work.
Can't open the mixer for starters.
I tried force_load=1 as suggested somewhere else but that's what caused it to hang on boot.
Still looking for a working solution.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 01:01 AM   #4
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i remember that i had to compile kernel and modules in a certain way... it was kinda hassle but at the end it worked great.
even if this is kinda dated... try this:

http://www.post1.com/home/kal/inspiron3500.html

dont enable support for nm256 and try to compile the way detailed on the above-mentioned site... you should get basic sound.
 
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Thanks, I'll give that a try when I get a few hours to myself and let you know how it went
 
  


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