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Ok, after a LONG and hard process of trying to find how to get my soundcard to work... I decided to goto the forums YAY!.... I am using mandrake 9.1.... ...
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    Sound problems on an a7v8x-x (AC97)


    Ok, after a LONG and hard process of trying to find how to get my soundcard to work... I decided to goto the forums YAY!.... I am using mandrake 9.1.... any help would be appreiciated

    cat /proc/pci:
    PCI devices found:
    Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
    Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 0).
    Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xfbffffff].
    Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
    PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge (rev 0).
    Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=8.
    Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 12.
    IRQ 10.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xd800 [0xd81f].
    Bus 0, device 16, function 1:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#2) (rev 12.
    IRQ 10.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xd400 [0xd41f].
    Bus 0, device 16, function 2:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#3) (rev 12.
    IRQ 10.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xd000 [0xd01f].
    Bus 0, device 16, function 3:
    USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 130).
    IRQ 10.
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xed800000 [0xed8000ff].
    Bus 0, device 17, function 0:
    ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233A ISA Bridge (rev 0).
    Bus 0, device 17, function 1:
    IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 6).
    Master Capable. Latency=32.
    I/O at 0xb800 [0xb80f].
    Bus 0, device 17, function 5:
    Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 80).
    IRQ 3.
    I/O at 0xe000 [0xe0ff].
    Bus 0, device 18, function 0:
    Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 116).
    IRQ 5.
    Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=8.
    I/O at 0xb400 [0xb4ff].
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xed000000 [0xed0000ff].
    Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
    VGA compatible controller: PCI device 10de:0322 (nVidia Corporation) (rev 161).
    IRQ 11.
    Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
    Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xee000000 [0xeeffffff].
    Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].
    cat /etc/modules.conf

    probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi
    probeall usb-interface usb-uhci ehci-hcd
    above snd-via82xx snd-pcm-oss
    alias eth0 via-rhine
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-0


    cat /proc/modules


    snd-pcm-oss 43556 0
    snd-mixer-oss 14488 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
    snd-via82xx 14092 0
    snd-ac97-codec 40160 0 [snd-via82xx]
    snd-pcm 77536 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
    snd-timer 18376 0 [snd-pcm]
    snd-mpu401-uart 4396 0 [snd-via82xx]
    snd-rawmidi 17600 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
    snd-seq-device 5832 0 [snd-rawmidi]
    snd-page-alloc 7732 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
    snd 40868 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
    soundcore 6276 0 [snd]
    nfsd 74256 0 (autoclean)
    af_packet 14952 1 (autoclean)
    sr_mod 16920 0 (autoclean)
    floppy 55132 0
    via-rhine 15056 1 (autoclean)
    mii 3832 0 (autoclean) [via-rhine]
    nls_cp850 4316 1 (autoclean)
    vfat 11820 1 (autoclean)
    fat 37944 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
    nls_iso8859-1 3516 2 (autoclean)
    ntfs 76812 1 (autoclean)
    supermount 15296 3 (autoclean)
    ide-cd 33856 1
    cdrom 31648 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ide-scsi 11280 0
    scsi_mod 103284 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
    usbkbd 4440 0 (unused)
    usbmouse 2936 0 (unused)
    keybdev 2720 0 (unused)
    mousedev 5268 1
    hid 20900 0 (unused)
    input 5664 0 [usbkbd usbmouse keybdev mousedev hid]
    ehci-hcd 18568 0 (unused)
    usb-uhci 24652 0 (unused)
    usbcore 72992 1 [usbkbd usbmouse hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
    rtc 8060 0 (autoclean)
    ext3 59916 1
    jbd 38972 1 [ext3]

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    Instead of putting all this info the first time around, can you tell us what the problem is? Also, when putting this like this, you should use the code tags to make it look more readable.
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    Ok sorry about that... well the problem is ... I have no sound whatsoever....

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    What are you trying to get sound from? Do you get any error messages from anything? Check to see the mixer settings, the volume might be muted. Also who makes the card?

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    Intel makes the card and all my volume is turned up....

    Ok i added these lines to my moduels.conf...
    Code:
     
     # ALSA portion
     alias char-major-116 snd
     alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
     # module options should go here
     
     # OSS/Free portion
     alias char-major-14 soundcore
     alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
     
     # card #1
     alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
     alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
     alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
     alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
     alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

    and I get this error during startup


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

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    if u type modprobe snd-via82xx what does it return (nothing is good)
    also cehck /lib/modules/yourkernleversion/kernel/ (i thinkik its drivers/sound) for teh snd card driver. i got the same sound chip and had a couple of kernels where the drievr was called via82cxxx_audio instead of snd-via82xx. apart from that i think ur modules.conf looks the same as mine.

    i will check it when i get home 2nite

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    u type modprobe snd-via82xx what does it return (nothing is good)
    Nothing returned!! YAY!
    also cehck /lib/modules/yourkernleversion/kernel/ (i thinkik its drivers/sound) for teh snd card driver
    you where right... so I changed it in my modules.conf


    how did ur modules.conf look anyway?

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    sorry, didnt get on the net last nite.

    Code:
    probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi
    probeall usb-interface usb-uhci ehci-hcd
    above snd-via82xx snd-pcm-oss
    #alias sound-slot-0 via82cxxx_audio
     
    #ALSA
    alias char-major-116 snd
    alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
     
    #OSS
    #alias char-major-14 soundcore
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
     
    #alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
    #alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
    #alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
    #alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
    #alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
     
    alias eth0 tulip
    shows u how much of that stuff isnt needed for useful operation doesnt it

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    Ok, lets see if my luck is good today... I just did the modifications so I am about to see of this works!!! WISH ME LUCK!!!

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    CRAP!!! I am still getting the message Sound server informational message:
    Error while initializing the sound driver:
    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
    The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

    any ideas?

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