LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 09-10-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
jst4fun
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem With Nvidia Based Audio And Lan Card


HI,
I made an upgrade to AMD 64 X2 processor and ASUS nvidia based motherboard. Previously it was a via based board and I didn't have any problem with suse to detect my onboard hardwares on that board, but from the very beginning of opensuse 10.2 installation itself I started facing issues on my new board. The first one was a blank screen after loading the kernel during installation. After many trials with opensuse I tried fedora 7 and found that it was the issue with APIC (and fedora also failed to install) . Understanding the issue was with APIC I again tried opensuse installation with noapic kernel parameter and it worked.
During network configuration i found that only my external DLink card was recognized correctly and the installer failed to recognize my onboard nvidia LAN. On the hardware configuration screen even though the installer detected my graphics (NVidia Geforce 6100 ) and Nvidia Audio it couldn't load any drivers for it. After installation, I searched and found out installation instruction for nvidia graphics drivers on opensuse and it just worked.
From my motherboard CD I got the audio drivers (something like realtec_*_*) and after installing it the audio worked but with no microphone input. So my doubts are:
1) Is there any problem in installing opensuse with noapic option?
2) How can I set up my onboard nvidia network card?
3) How can I make my microphone work on this system.
My motherboard is ASUS M2N-MX SE. I hope someone would help me out. Thanks

Last edited by jst4fun; 09-13-2007 at 02:05 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
Moocat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jst4fun View Post
HI,
I made an upgrade to AMD 64 X2 processor and ASUS nvidia based motherboard. Previously it was a via based board and I didn't have any problem with suse to detect my onboard hardwares on that board, but from the very beginning of opensuse 10.2 installation itself I started facing issues on my new board. The first one was a blank screen after loading the kernel during installation. After many trials with opensuse I tried fedora 7 and found that it was the issue with APIC (and fedora also failed to install) . Understanding the issue was with APIC I again tried opensuse installation with noapic kernel parameter and it worked.
During network configuration i found that only my external DLink card was unrecognized correctly and the installer failed to recognize my onboard nvidia LAN. On the hardware configuration screen even though the installer detected my graphics (NVidia Geforce 6100 ) and Nvidia Audio it couldn't load any drivers for it. After installation, I searched and found out installation instruction for nvidia graphics drivers on opensuse and it just worked.
From my motherboard CD I got the audio drivers (something like realtec_*_*) and after installing it the audio worked but with no mic input. So my doubts are:
1) Is there any problem in installing opensuse with noapic option?
2) How can I set up my onboard nvidia network card?
3) How can I make my mic work on this system.
My motherboard is ASUS M2N-MX SE. I hope someone would help me out. Thanks
Hi. I am having exactly the same problem as you (minus the APIC one). I posted a thread a couple lines down. Maybe there's information in there you might find helpful. I got my graphics card working fine, but have been trying for 3 days to get my onboard nics working. I got some great help, but sadly the problem is not yet solved. If you find any solution to your issue, please, for the love of god, post it! Good luck
 
Old 09-10-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
jst4fun
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy

Moocat, I too got my graphics card working and it gives out a frame rate of 1800 when I tried glxgears. The problem is with LAN and Audio. Even though I can hear sound from my speakers I am not able to use my mic with it (so had to quit using skype and gizmo ). Yesterday while going through the nvidia site I got a LAN driver for download. I installed it, opened network settings from YAST, NVidia network card was detected and the entry was listed. I configured my card and while saving the setting the system hanged. I had to reboot and only to find that my xserver was not working .
The next thing was I tried out freespire 2.0 to check if it was just a problem with opensuse or not. I was amazed to see that freespire recognized all the hardware and had the drivers for all the hardware I had. The lan card was listed in the network settings and I was able to configure it without any problem (seriously, it got a very easy to use GUI). Well after using suse for nearly 3 years, this is the first time I am having this much trouble in setting up my drivers.
Anyway Moocat, give the above said drivers a try and see if it works for you. All the best
 
Old 09-10-2007, 08:41 PM   #4
Moocat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
turns out i've tried those drivers, and they didn't work properly thanks for the suggestion though... i'm gonna try another distro as well and see if that works. i liked suse for everything except the fact that it didn't work

Last edited by Moocat; 09-10-2007 at 08:47 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #5
jst4fun
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moocat View Post
turns out i've tried those drivers, and they didn't work properly thanks for the suggestion though... i'm gonna try another distro as well and see if that works. i liked suse for everything except the fact that it didn't work
Even I like opensuse and I think none of the other distro is as feature rich and easy to use as opensuse. Moocat, try out any of just released distro. They might work. I think the driver support was added later after opensuse 10.2 released. Maybe opensuse 10.3 might solve our problem but need to wait one or two months more.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 11:19 PM   #6
Moocat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
release date for 10.3 is october 4th i think. i'm gonna try freespire like you did, and see if that works. i tried kubuntu, but the installer locked up... 3 times. strange. thanks again!
 
  


Reply

Tags
audio, drivers, ethernet, nvidia


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your suggestion for a multi-monitor PCI GFX card, pref. nVidia based for SuSe 9+ programx Linux - Hardware 10 04-25-2006 01:32 AM
LAN based INTERNET PROBLEM fhameed Linux - Networking 0 12-07-2004 02:39 AM
Sound card issue: nVIDIA Multimedia Audio Controller not supported Shadowy Linux - Hardware 6 03-05-2004 01:07 AM
Nvidia based MSI FX5600 card won't install tjdtjd Linux - Hardware 3 10-17-2003 07:39 PM
Slackware problems - nVidia drivers and LAN card not working Epimetreus Slackware 2 05-31-2003 02:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration