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Ok im a total Linux newbie so forgiveme if i sould thick! Installed mandrake 9.1, everything installed fine except that it didnt detect my soundcard (an M-Audio Revolution 7.1 which ...
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    SOUND SOUND SOUND


    Ok im a total Linux newbie so forgiveme if i sould thick!

    Installed mandrake 9.1, everything installed fine except that it didnt detect my soundcard (an M-Audio Revolution 7.1 which makes the Audigy2 look like a SB16!!!).

    After noticing that the modules.conf loaded up the wrong driver i manually edited that file as instructed by some1 in another forum. I managed to get sound at last.but i have the following problems:-

    1. Aumix shows as 'failed' on the bootup script and my mixer settings are never saved and hence always muted on start up.

    2. I cant get 5.1 sound no matter what i do

    3. Absolutely no idea how do update the ALSA driver. The binaries on the site is like another language to me and any rpm's i find just dont work.

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    What kind of sound card is this, and what driver are you using? Are you sure that the driver actually is complete? It might not support 5.1 sound yet.

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    Soundcard bio can be found at:

    http://www.m-audio.net/products/cons...tion_page1.php

    Linux driver is ICE-snd 1724 (or something like that) as the card uses the new Envy24HT chip.

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    Where did you get this driver? Did it come with the distro or did you install it yourself? I haven't heard of it before.

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    snd-1712 for the Envy24 older chipset is supported by ALSA on hardrake. As for the driver i have I was advised to just change the entries in modules.conf from 1712 to 1724. Going on the ALSA site, the latest version supports my soundcard's chipset.

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    I checked the source code for that driver in the ALSA CVS repository, and it seems that it only supports stereo sound yet. So if you aren't a programmer and can fix it, I'd say that the only thing that you can really do is just to wait for someone else to fix 5.1 (or 7.1) sound for you.

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    ugh!

    just reinstalled mandrake cos my old hardrive was basically dying and brought a new one. and now i get no sound at all despite making the pre said changes to modules.conf.

    it seems that the ALSA driver on mandrake 9.1 is not the most up to date and i havent got a clue how to install the latest version of ALSA (even after reading the 'howto' on the site).

    isnt there an rpm for ALSA i can install from that works for Mandrake 9.1?

    Im trying hard to like Linux, but as a newbie it is things like this i take for granted in windows that turns most people off Linux.

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    The thing is that it won't help if you upgrade your driver. Even the latest version didn't have 5.1 support.

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    i need it to get at least stereo sound!!

    only the latest ALSA driver has ice-snd1724 (mandrake only supports the older ice-snd1714 driver that dont work!!)

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    Oh, I was looking at the 1714 driver. It does appear as if the 1724 driver does have support for 7.1 sound at 192 kHz.
    I'm not exactly sure how to install ALSA, since I use OSS, but try to just download it, extract it, then enter the directory and run "make". Then copy the alsa-kernel/pci/ice1712/snd-ice1724.o file to /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/sound/pci/ice1712, run "depmod -a", and try to load the moduly with "modprobe snd-ice1724".

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