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Old 05-09-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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Help with sound


Hello,

I have Slackware 10.1 loaded on my system. The system is:

AMD 3000+, socket 939, 1 gig memory, K8N Neo4 Mother board.

The audio chip is: Realtek ALC850 (direct sound AC97 Audio).

alasmixer does not recognize the sound board. I looked in the online manual for answers and didn't find any. Could somebody lead me in the correct direction? Do I need an updated kernel?

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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Did you use 'alsaconf' yet as root?

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Old 05-09-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Shade
Did you use 'alsaconf' yet as root?

--Shade
Hello,

Thank you for the tip. I tried that, and all it finds is an unknown Nvidia card. When I run alsamixer, it only has one control on it. This is a very new card, but it seems to me there must be a way to have it emulate an older card, at the potential loss of some functions I won't use anyway!!

Regards,

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Old 05-09-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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did you already try a 2.6 kernel ?

if not , try that .

there is one under /testing on cd-2

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Old 05-09-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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installing the newest version of alsa is likely to fix everything a new kernel would, but doesn't require that you to compile a whole new kernel.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 08:18 AM   #6
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Updated Alsa, what next? A new kernel?

Quote:
Originally posted by DaWallace
installing the newest version of alsa is likely to fix everything a new kernel would, but doesn't require that you to compile a whole new kernel.
I ran swaret and updated everything. Alsa also updated, but now on both my work system which was working on sound and my newer system, alsaconfig finds no sound boards at all! I am so close to a good working system. All I am missing is sound. Maybe the new kernel is what I need. I'll try it and see if it works. What is confusing is that Suse finds everything on this same system. There must be some difference. Frankly, I like the freedom with Slackware.

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
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you might need to update manually
instead of using the packages...
depending on how recently it was supported.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #8
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thank you... that's exactly what I meant by "latest version".
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:17 PM   #9
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semi-newbie question

Quote:
Originally posted by DaWallace
thank you... that's exactly what I meant by "latest version".
Where do I find the new alsa?

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:19 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaWallace
thank you... that's exactly what I meant by "latest version".
hehe...
yeah, that is what i think of "latest version" also.

but many hear that as the most recent
packaged version for their distro...
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:19 PM   #11
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Re: semi-newbie question - one step further

Quote:
Originally posted by galliar
Where do I find the new alsa?

Regards,

Randy.
I should ask: What is the package name, where do I find it, and do I use installpkg?

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:23 PM   #12
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http://www.alsa-project.org/

no, you don't use installpkg as they are not packages.
there is good documentation on how to install manually.
you probably want to go with the dev version.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 07:52 AM   #13
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Newie is black & bluebie from kernel build

I believe I am graduating from a newbie to mid newbie with all the pain and persistence. I can say for the first time I am beginning to understand a fraction of how Linux works.

I sure appreciate all the suggestions. I decided to install an updated kernel to 2.8.11. I tried it on a system with single drive that has two partitions, and it worked fine.

I then proceeded to try building it on my 64 bit machine which described in thread 1 of this post. The disks are configured as follows:

/dev/sda - NTFS - drive 0
/dev/sda1 -NTFS
/dev/sda2 - Fat

/dev/sdc - drive 1
/dev/sdc1 - ext3
/dev/sdc2 - swap

A standard install from the CD's works great with this configuration.

In Lilo I simply followed the instructions from the post "This is how I do everything", which is very informative. Then I write out the new Lilo configuration:

/sbin/lilo

When I boot, it goes along for awhile, then panic's with a message to this effect:

vfs: could not load root partition. Add "root=" section.

Is there something different in lilo that I need? I understand that the MBR is going to be on /dev/sda.

Regards,

Randy.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 09:09 AM   #14
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The thread is called "This is how I do it all"...

May be someone here has profound knowledge of ALSA in 2.4.x...
Can you then help me ?
Thanks.

Last edited by kornerr; 05-12-2005 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 09:14 AM   #15
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galliar, can you put here your /etc/lilo.conf contents? It'll be easier to find a mistake.
...and 2.8.11 doesn't exist yet... you probably meant 2.6.11...
 
  


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