Re: sound possible on Epox 8kha+ motherboard?
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.epox as well.
>> Did anybody ever get sound to work on your EPOX 8kha+ board with
>> debian? I have 10/10/02 sid cds. I can make the console beep out
>> of the speaker only.
Rico> Would you mind mailing the Output of these two Commands?
Rico> lspci; lspci -n
OK, I put it all in http://jidanni.org/comp/system.txt
L> I have never had much joy with these embedded_audio_devices on the
L> 8KHA+, the 8H5A2 (or any mobo for that matter). When I have
L> managed to get them to work, they have never sounded that great
L> IMHO, these embedded_audio_devices are more trouble that they are worth.
L> My approach is to disable the embedded device and to install a
L> relatively inexpensive (e.g. Ensoniq 5880 based) pci audio card.
I just traded in my old computer with its card still inside ... I'd
hate to have to make a trip to town to buy one...
One sign of trouble is I tried knoppix and it made lots of complaints
upon boot [which of course flew off the screen and are not in
/var/log...] Seems 2.4.19 is worse than 18 here...
Anyway, it must be just the IRQ's or whatever... if you have the
recipe I don't think I would notice quality issues...
I mean if I can make it beep out the speakers with
echo -e \\a>/dev/console
that means I must not be too far off?
A> Alsa 0.9.0rc6 seems to support your card, look here:
A> You might have to compile it yourself, I don't know whether 0.9.0-rc6
A> is in Debian stable. I use Debain testing, there you can get a package
A> for it.
since it's not easy for me to update my SID 20021010 cd set, nor do I
dare to 'compile the kernel', might there be a way to do it with
'sox'? One bleat will satisfy me.
P.S. wildly entering commands produces this dmesg:
Via 686a audio driver 1.9.1
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x414c:0x4710 (ALC200/200P)
via82cxxx: board #1 at 0xE400, IRQ 12
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -512
ALSA ../../../alsa-kernel/core/seq/oss/seq_oss.c:225: can't register device seq
VIA 8233 soundcard not found or device busy
ALSA ../../alsa-kernel/drivers/mpu401/mpu401.c:70: specify snd_port
MPU-401 device not found or device busy