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  1. #1

    No sound, using AC97 onboard sound

    I am using Slackware 9.1 and I have no sound. I have onboard AC97 audio, how do I get sound in linux? Thanks

  2. #2
    what does "lspci | grep audio" tells you?

    Good luck

  3. #3
    root@darkstar:~# lspci | grep audio
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio (rev 02)

    That is what it tells me.

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  5. #4
    try to "modprobe i810_audio" as root and test if you can get sound with "yes linuxforums > /dev/dsp". You cancel it with ctrl-C in the terminal you started it in.

    Good luck

  6. #5

    I'm having the same problem

    Hi Kriss,

    I'm a newbie to Linux and am having trouble getting my AC97 card working. There seems to be a lot of help out there inregards to ALSA an OSS driver, though nothing that I can do.

    After following your instructions above for the lspci command i get the same as panthrax.

    When I try to do the modprove command i get the following error:

    /lib/modules/2.4.24-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: init_module: No such device
    Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
    You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
    /lib/modules/2.4.24-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.24-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o failed
    /lib/modules/2.4.24-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod i810_audio failed

    I would really like to get my sound working. Any help you could give me would be great.


  7. #6
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    do "modprobe ac97" and "lsmod" also run "aumix" or amix or kmix or some other mixer to make sure the audio channels are not muted!

  8. #7
    I am having same problem.When i do lsmod it says module ac97 used by do i get it to use the module?i tried modprobe ac97 and got nuthin.(first week with linux)

  9. #8
    OK i got sound working.i went to OSS website and downloaded OSS driver.

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