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Old January 20th 05, 08:51 PM
Benjamin Johnson
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Default Sound in linux? ASUS P5AD2, Fedora Core III


I have an ASUS P5AD2 premium motherboard with C-Media CMI 9880 sound built
into the motherboard. In the bios there are two options: AC'97 and HD
Audio

I'm running Fedora Core III, kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3smp.

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.

I'm wondering if anyone has been able to successfully get their sound
working from this motherboard? I suspect that I need some "drivers", but
a visit to the C-Media website doesn't identify any drivers for the 9880
series...

Suggestions? By the way, I would not recommend this motherboard if you
plan to use linux, its software is clearly made for Windows environments.

Thanks,

-Ben
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Old January 20th 05, 10:09 PM
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Benjamin Johnson wrote:
I have an ASUS P5AD2 premium motherboard with C-Media CMI 9880 sound

built
into the motherboard. In the bios there are two options: AC'97 and

HD
Audio

I'm running Fedora Core III, kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3smp.

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.

I'm wondering if anyone has been able to successfully get their sound


working from this motherboard? I suspect that I need some "drivers",

but
a visit to the C-Media website doesn't identify any drivers for the

9880
series...

Suggestions? By the way, I would not recommend this motherboard if

you
plan to use linux, its software is clearly made for Windows

environments.

Thanks,

-Ben


That's interesting, I'm running Fedora core 2 on a box and the sound
works fine with no configuration at all. I think (but I may be wrong)
that PC'97 is some sort of standard, and I would expect it to work
under Linux with no problems. My machine isn't particularly common
either, it's a Soltek board with sound, graphics, and a C3 CPU onboard.
Interestingly it's '6-Channel AC'97 Audio'!

When I got Fedora 2, Fedora 3 was only a Beta, yours isn't a Beta is
it? If it's a Beta then I don't know whether that could be partly the
problem?

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Old January 21st 05, 04:47 AM
Matt
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Benjamin Johnson wrote:

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.


That happens sometimes. I don't know how hard it is for you to set it
up right. One option is to buy a cheap standard sound card and disable
the onboard sound. I find that such a card with a CM8738 chipset sets
up without problems. See also:

comp.os.linux.hardware
comp.os.linux.setup
comp.os.linux.misc
comp.os.linux.redhat
linux.redhat
linux.redhat.misc

groups.google.com
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Old January 21st 05, 02:45 PM
Benjamin Johnson
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 wrote:

Benjamin Johnson wrote:
I have an ASUS P5AD2 premium motherboard with C-Media CMI 9880 sound

built
into the motherboard. In the bios there are two options: AC'97 and

HD
Audio

I'm running Fedora Core III, kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3smp.

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.

I'm wondering if anyone has been able to successfully get their sound


working from this motherboard? I suspect that I need some "drivers",

but
a visit to the C-Media website doesn't identify any drivers for the

9880
series...

Suggestions? By the way, I would not recommend this motherboard if

you
plan to use linux, its software is clearly made for Windows

environments.

Thanks,

-Ben


That's interesting, I'm running Fedora core 2 on a box and the sound
works fine with no configuration at all. I think (but I may be wrong)
that PC'97 is some sort of standard, and I would expect it to work
under Linux with no problems. My machine isn't particularly common
either, it's a Soltek board with sound, graphics, and a C3 CPU onboard.
Interestingly it's '6-Channel AC'97 Audio'!

When I got Fedora 2, Fedora 3 was only a Beta, yours isn't a Beta is
it? If it's a Beta then I don't know whether that could be partly the
problem?


No, it's release version ... oddly enough I have a different motherboard
at home ECS P915-A, and the so called "AC'97" sound doesn't work natively
on that either in Fedora Core 2. It makes me think there's something
wrong with the way I install things.... or that I'm missing a simple
driver installation. (the options in the bios are enabled, and the sound
works fine in windows).

"alsa" doesn't see the card, I've tried to use modprobe (naively, and
unsucessfully) to look for the card..

So I guess I'm just looking for a pseudo checklist from someone who knows
about these things, or has experienced similar problems.


-Ben
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Old January 23rd 05, 10:58 AM
Matt
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Matt wrote:
Benjamin Johnson wrote:

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.



That happens sometimes. I don't know how hard it is for you to set it
up right. One option is to buy a cheap standard sound card and disable
the onboard sound. I find that such a card with a CM8738 chipset sets
up without problems. See also:

comp.os.linux.hardware
comp.os.linux.setup
comp.os.linux.misc
comp.os.linux.redhat
linux.redhat
linux.redhat.misc

groups.google.com


OfficeMax has a sound card free after rebate this week.

See www.techbargains.com
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Old February 7th 05, 09:23 PM
Bill Davidsen
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Matt wrote:
Matt wrote:

Benjamin Johnson wrote:

Kudzu doesn't see the sound"card" when either option is set.




That happens sometimes. I don't know how hard it is for you to set it
up right. One option is to buy a cheap standard sound card and
disable the onboard sound. I find that such a card with a CM8738
chipset sets up without problems. See also:

comp.os.linux.hardware
comp.os.linux.setup
comp.os.linux.misc
comp.os.linux.redhat
linux.redhat
linux.redhat.misc

groups.google.com



OfficeMax has a sound card free after rebate this week.

See www.techbargains.com


In my case I think it's a setup issue, FC1 and FC2 had sound on my
laptop, so FC3 *may* have a problem.

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