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Old 12-30-2003, 12:53 PM   #1
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What to do when GA-7N400 mobo not supported by Mandrake 9.0


Hi all:

I read a lot of threads regarding sound problems. I attempted to try some of the suggested solutions but to no avail.

I am using Mandrake 9.0 (that's with kernel linux-2.4.19-16 if I'm not mistaken). My motherboard is Giga-byte GA-7N400 which is not listed as a tested or known compatible mobo in the Mandrake hardware database website.

My problem (at least the one I am aware and concerned of) is 'no sound'.

I want to know if there is hope of making the sound work. I hope I don't have to recompile the kernel for (as a new linux user) my ignorance scares me.

As I have read on previous posts, most peaple ask for these diagnostics:

hardware specs:
motherboard GA-7N400 Gigabyte K7 Triton Series nForce2 chipset
with On-board Sound Realtek ALC650 CODEC

#lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01e0 (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01eb (rev c1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ee (rev c1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ed (rev c1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ec (rev c1)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ef (rev c1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0060 (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0064 (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0067 (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0067 (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0068 (rev a4)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006a (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006c (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0065 (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01e8 (rev c1)
01:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C (rev 10)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon VE QY

the Multimedia audio controller does not say Realtek ALC650 or AC97 CODEC but unknown device. If that's a 'not detected problem' then I guess the Host Bridge and RAM memory got problems too.

#lsmod
soundcore is listed

#cat module.conf
has only two entries, none refering to sound/audio/snd

#dmesg
no line refering to sound/audio/snd

this is the error message upon boot up. it disappeared when i disable the sound server to start upon boot:

Informnational - artsmessage

"Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
[OK]

I already tried setting the volume to maximum as some threads suggested that by default it is muted in the mixer.

#ls /usr/src
RPM/
no linux-2.4.19-16..... (as one thread suggested)

#draksound
nothing happens, returns the # prompt

Mandrake Control Center -> Hardware List -> Sound -> Run Config Tool
nothing happens
sound is "unknown"

I also tried changing /dev/dsp permissions to chmod 660.

If you need more diagnostics to suggest a work around, please tell me the exact command line to run.

If you can already suggest a work-around, I would highly appreciate it if the steps are specific cause I'm still fumbling around linux.

Thanks for taking your time.

/home/ranger
 
Old 12-30-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Have you gone to the MB web site to see if they have a linux driver.
Then try the conextant and Realtek drivers.

Try going to the Nvidia site to get the driver. That will help some I think.

No need to recompile anything at least for the Nvidia stuff. Just follow the instructions for the driver.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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I downloaded from nVidia site the Linux nForce Driver - IA32, http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/n..._16.athlon.rpm plus the release notes.

And just in case I can't make the sound work with the nVidia driver, I also downloaded from www.realtec.com.tw the AC'97 Audio CODEC driver for Linux Kernel version 2.2.14 (or above).

I'll try to install the driver(s) and let's see what happens.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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To add to my problem, my CNET internal PCI modem is not listed in the Mandrake Control Center -> Hardware List though lspci lists:
01:07.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)

I want to dial-in to this linux box when away and need fetch some files. I checked with the Mandrake's hardware online database and CNET is not known/supported/ much more tested hardware. I went to CNET site but their download link brought me to download.com where only MS Windows drivers for the CNET modem are there.

If anyone has tried to make CNET work in Mandrake 9.0, any help is gladly welcome.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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Get the Conexant driver for the modem.

Remember that MOST hardware manufacturers get their chips from someone else. Linux likes to go by the chipset on the card and not the sellers name for the item.

Did the Nvidia drivers help at all.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by pzatch
Get the Conexant driver for the modem.

Remember that MOST hardware manufacturers get their chips from someone else. Linux likes to go by the chipset on the card and not the sellers name for the item.


Thanks for the input... i'll search for that.


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Did the Nvidia drivers help at all.
Just downloaded it, will try when I get home later. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks again.
 
  


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