I purchased a motherboard with the VIA 82cxxx-based chip. I complied a
2.4.18 kernel with modular support for this chip - i.e. modules
soundcore and ac97_codec. workbone played a cd but there was no sound.
I downloaded I gnome-media and gmix was able to turn up the volume. I
downloaded wavtools but wavp pop.wav hung up.
That was yesterday.
Today, after rebooting, I can no longer use gmix; I get an error message
that /dev/mixer doesn't exist.
In /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound/VIA-chipset there is a statement
that the kernel should include PCI Quirks. I have stepped through make
xconfig and cannot find this option.
Is there a solution?