Re: getting sound started
welll... I did lspci -vv my system, and got a positive response on the
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio
Controller (rev 40)
Subsystem: Avance Logic Inc.: Unknown device 4720
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
But I confess I'm not sure where to go from here. Alsa doesn't seem to
support this card (unless I'm mistaken); and in any event alsa-base
wouldn't install with dpkg (couldn't find the snd module, it said).
I've installed the ac97 modules in the kernel, but haven't tried a major
recompile for fear of screwing up my already-delicate system. Any
hints? thanks loads,
On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 17:40, Kent West wrote:
> Seneca wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 03:16:44PM -0400, Matt Price wrote:
> >>woody doesn
> >>'t detect my onboard soundcard. cna nayone tell me where i should start
> >>to look for mere info about how to get sound working? thanks,
> > Inside your computer. There you can read the model of soundcard or chip.
> > With that info, you can read the Sound-HOWTO
> > <http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Sound-HOWTO/index.html> to see how to
> > configure it.
> That's certainly a good option; nothing beats actually knowing what
> hardware you have in your box. However, since it's onboard, you can
> probably ascertain the info more easily by running "lspci". This will
> dump info on the various PCI-flavored devices in your box.
> Once you know what sound card/chip you have, google for that chip and
> Debian, or look in the Debian Mail Archives, or post the info to this
> list and someone may be able to tell you 'xactly what'cher needin'.
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