au8830 problems

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safil
2003-09-04
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  • safil

    safil - 2003-09-04

    Hi all. I just recently installed RH9 and just got rid of XP. I'm hoping to never have to use it. Anyway, I've hit a snag. I have an aureal au8830 soundcard and it seems not to be detected. I've downloaded the file au88xx-1.1.2.tat.gz but have no idea how to install it. I've never worked with shell before and have no idea how to use it. I have a few books but I think I need someone to hold my hand for the first couple of times in order to get the hang of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!!!

     
    • J. Gordon Wolfe

      J. Gordon Wolfe - 2003-09-04

      Okay, first off au88xx-1.1.2.tar.gz is an outdated version of the driver, and it won't work on Redhat9.  If you go to this site:
      http://jayasolutions.0catch.com/03gnulinux.html
      and download au88xx-1.1.3.1.tar.gz , that should work.

      Now, here's what you have to do to install the driver.
      1. Extract the file: 'tar xzf au88xx-1.1.3.1.tar.gz'
      2. Enter the directory that was created: 'cd au88xx-1.1.3.1'
      3. Build the driver: 'make CFDEVEL=-DAU_AUDIO_C_NEW_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE'
      4. If no errors are reported, install the driver: 'make install' (must be done as the root user)

      Possible problems you'll run into:
      1. The build fails.
          solution: The kernel-source rpm is not installed.  Install it.
      2. The build works, and the install works, but there is no sound.
          solution: The driver is installed but not loaded.  Try 'modprobe au8830'

      If there are any other problems, best bet is to post back here with a detailed description of what you did and any errors you received.

       
    • Harshula Jayasuriya

      Hi,

      The hosting of jayasolutions might change, so instead of going to:

      http://jayasolutions.0catch.com/03gnulinux.html

      go to jayasolutions.cjb.net

      and then click on the ".gnu/linux" link.

      cya,
      #

       
    • safil

      safil - 2003-09-11

      Thank you so much "imptech (J. Gordon Wolfe)"!!!!!!!!! I've been trying to get my sound working for weeks. I've tried the alsa drivers and no luck, I've tried the older au8830 drivers and also no luck. I've been posting in "Linux Questions.org", but obviously this is where the answers are at. Once again thank you, if you can only know how happy I am and the size of the smile on my face now that I have my sound working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      imptech is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       
    • Xaxy

      Xaxy - 2003-09-22

      The drivers work, I can hear sounds but after about 8 or 9 minutes, the computer locks up and I have to restart :(  I'm on a fresh Instal of RH 9.0 (I have an asus A7V and it doesn't really like my diamond MX300. Is Via the problem?)

       
      • Harshula Jayasuriya

        Hi,

        Check the README file, there's a section on troubleshooting that might be helpful.

        From the README file:

        -------------------------------

        Problem: I have a VIA-based chipset motherboard and I am experiencing lockups and other problems with this driver.

        Solution: Type the following command as root:
                  setpci -d '12eb:*' 40.B=ff

                  If this fixes your problem, you might want to add it to your
                  /etc/rc.d/rc.local to run it automatically each time you reboot.

                  Note: You should only use this if you are experiencing problems.

        -------------------------------

        Have a look through the other problem/solutions too.

        cya,
        #

         
    • Charlie Lindahl

      Charlie Lindahl - 2003-09-23

      The above procedure worked *great* under the latest
      RedHat 9.0 (kernel version 2.4.20-20.9).  I recompiled
      with the indicated compilation options and the install went without a hitch.

      Many thanks to Jay (in particular, cited in the above
      messages) for posting the details.

      Charlie L.

       
    • Manuel Jander

      Manuel Jander - 2003-09-26

      Hello,

      The ALSA driver supports many more hardware features, and doesnt lockup your computer. I recommend using it instead of the old binary driver.

      greetz

       
    • Anonymous - 2003-11-23

      i've tried all of the above and get the errors below when trying to "make" the driver...

      [root@peterallen au88xx-1.1.3.2]# make CFDEVEL=-DAU_ADUIO_C_NEW_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE
      gcc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DAU8820  -mcpu=pentiumpro -O6 -fomit-frame-pointer -DAU_ADUIO_C_NEW_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE -Wall -pipe -I/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/build/include  -c -o au_audio.o au_audio.c
      au_audio.c: In function `au_audio_mmap':
      au_audio.c:623: warning: passing arg 1 of `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2' makes pointer from integer without a cast
      au_audio.c:623: incompatible type for argument 4 of `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2'
      au_audio.c:623: too few arguments to function `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2'
      au_audio.c:641: warning: passing arg 1 of `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2' makes pointer from integer without a cast
      au_audio.c:641: incompatible type for argument 4 of `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2'
      au_audio.c:641: too few arguments to function `remap_page_range_Rc414bdc2'
      make: *** [au_audio.o] Error 1

      someone help me, please???

       
    • Anonymous - 2003-11-23

      i should have said i'm running redhat 9 on i386 arch.  i have kernel-source and the latest version of gcc

       
    • Harshula Jayasuriya

      In the README file (of 1.1.3.2) it states:

      "make DISTRO=rh9
      -If you are using a Red Hat 9 kernel"

      Did you try that?

      cya,
      #

       
    • Manuel Jander

      Manuel Jander - 2003-11-25

      Hi

      Once again, try the ALSA driver. The current official release contains stable and well funcional Aureal support.

      Best Regards

       
    • Paul Hanly

      Paul Hanly - 2003-11-26

      Try alsa-driver-0.9.8 and see the following pages for assistance:
      http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=au88x0
      and *all* the pages linked from there. Skim them all *before* starting.
      Read the INSTALL file once you have bunzip2 and tar -xf the files and changed into the new directory.
      Cheers
      Paul

       
    • Anonymous - 2003-11-30

      I'm a linux beginner. I installed mandrake 9.2 a few days ago and i'm trying to understand it but a lot of things seem not to have been installed and i dont know what to install.

      my problem with my 8830 is this: ( i installed the kernel-source thingy )

      [root@localhost geluid]# make install-all
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      Makefile:179: No Aureal Vortex soundcard detected!
      Makefile:180: *** See the "Troubleshooting" of the README file for help.  Stop.

      what is lspci?  and i think i have a VIA based motherboard and when i type this command:  setpci -d '12eb:*' 40.B=ff it replies with command unknown.

      could anyone help me?

      thanks,

       
      • Paul Hanly

        Paul Hanly - 2003-12-01

        some make problems with /sbin/lspci: Command not found: See
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=2011662

        A.   The main places to get drivers are:

        http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/openvortex

        http://aureal.sourceforge.net

        http://alsa.opensrc.org and particularly http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaDrivers

        http://alsa-project.org/

        B.   There are discussion threads about drivers at:

        http://alsa-project.org/ (see the mailing list pages and search the archives)

        http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=18

        http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showforum=9

        https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=25250

        You can search most of these on the website using your driver or card name or a word from the problem as your search word.

        C. Make sure you have read the INSTALL file in the unzipped tar.bz2 and that you have confirmed your card by doing lspci -v before you start doing. If you are installing alsa-drivers there is an old and somewhat out of date but sometimes helpful HOW-TO at:
        http://mirrors.kernel.org/LDP/HOWTO/Alsa-sound-2.html 

        E. General steps you might encounter, based on my experience with alsa-driver (http://alsa-project.org/) and aureal.sourceforge (http://aureal.sourceforge.net) and Openvortex (http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/openvortex):

        Should you donwload cvs versions: this is a whole extra issue about how CVS works and whether you are using a gui under windows (eg because your winmodem doesn't work under Linux) or command line. With the windows one you login in one place from the menu bar and check out from another menu place. Sourceforge and Savannah both have instruction pages on using CVS both generally and for the particular project. the project CVS pages normally show the command line satements you need and they are adapted to use the winguicvs programs.

        Is sound support enabled?
        modprobe sound

        Are the kernel sources installed
        urpmi kernel-source (mandrake)
        rpm -q kernel-source (redhat)

        ./configure (you want to browse/ search the configure file looking for switches that you might need to use; they generally start with --). an example of a ./configure line for an alsa driver is:  ./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --with-cards=au8820 --disable-verbose-printk --with-debug=detect (the last two were attempts to overcome problems, the third last specifies which driver will be made -in the case of alsa-driver0.9.8 if you don't specify it makes all of them which takes an hour instaed of 12 minutes on my PII 400.

        make

        make install

        ./snddevices (if you are building alsa-drivers; see the page for your sound card at: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaDrivers )

        modprobe <module name> (apparently recommended over insmod)

        Check for errors with depmod -ae even if everything seems successful.

        With Alsa you need to unmute and set volumes at greater than 0 (the default values) using amixer or alsamixergui.

        F. Some known problems

        Some alsa-driver0.9.8 files need patching:
        http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg09813.html

        Some aureal drivers need patching:
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=2156304 (but beware the popups if you go to his site)

        some make problems with /sbin/lspci: Command not found: See
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=2011662

         
    • Anonymous - 2003-11-30

      oops, looked at the next post and solved the lspci problem by installing some package..

      but now i get the next error:

      [root@localhost geluid]# make install
      ld -m elf_i386 -r au_audio.o au_core.o au_midi.o au_mixer.o au_sndstat.o au_utils.o au_vortex.o asp30-patched.o -o au8830.o
      mkdir -p /lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/drivers/sound
      cp -f au88*.o /lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/drivers/sound
      /sbin/depmod -a
      depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/drivers/sound/au8830.o
      [root@localhost geluid]#

      never mind the last post then, thenks

       
      • Harshula Jayasuriya

        Firstly, did you test to see if the sound worked?

        Could you please do a:

        # make clean

        then a:

        # make install

        and copy'n'paste the entire make install output?

        cya,
        #

         
        • Anonymous - 2003-11-30

          i've used the alsa drivers instead and they worked fine :) thanks for the help :)

           
      • Paul Hanly

        Paul Hanly - 2003-12-01

        Have you carefully read the references below?
        Did you ./configure --with-cards-au8830 ? (see further below in particular from the Quick INstall instructions and other pages linked from the page:
        http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=au88x0
        )
        Did you modprobe snd-au8830 (See the Quick Install directions referred to below)

        Did you read the Quick Install directions page linked from:
        http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=au88x0
        This was my most valuable resource in installing alsa drivers for aureal.

        A.   The main places to get drivers are:

        http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/openvortex

        http://aureal.sourceforge.net

        http://alsa.opensrc.org and particularly http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaDrivers

        http://alsa-project.org/

        B.   There are discussion threads about drivers at:

        http://alsa-project.org/ (see the mailing list pages and search the archives)

        http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=18

        http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showforum=9

        https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=25250

        You can search most of these on the website using your driver or card name or a word from the problem as your search word.

        C. Make sure you have read the INSTALL file in the unzipped tar.bz2 and that you have confirmed your card by doing lspci -v before you start doing. If you are installing alsa-drivers there is an old and somewhat out of date but sometimes helpful HOW-TO at:
        http://mirrors.kernel.org/LDP/HOWTO/Alsa-sound-2.html 

        E. General steps you might encounter, based on my experience with alsa-driver (http://alsa-project.org/) and aureal.sourceforge (http://aureal.sourceforge.net) and Openvortex (http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/openvortex):

        Should you donwload cvs versions: this is a whole extra issue about how CVS works and whether you are using a gui under windows (eg because your winmodem doesn't work under Linux) or command line. With the windows one you login in one place from the menu bar and check out from another menu place. Sourceforge and Savannah both have instruction pages on using CVS both generally and for the particular project. the project CVS pages normally show the command line satements you need and they are adapted to use the winguicvs programs.

        Is sound support enabled?
        modprobe sound

        Are the kernel sources installed
        urpmi kernel-source (mandrake)
        rpm -q kernel-source (redhat)

        ./configure (you want to browse/ search the configure file looking for switches that you might need to use; they generally start with --). an example of a ./configure line for an alsa driver is:  ./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --with-cards=au8820 --disable-verbose-printk --with-debug=detect (the last two were attempts to overcome problems, the third last specifies which driver will be made -in the case of alsa-driver0.9.8 if you don't specify it makes all of them which takes an hour instaed of 12 minutes on my PII 400.

        make

        make install

        ./snddevices (if you are building alsa-drivers; see the page for your sound card at: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=AlsaDrivers )

        modprobe <module name> (apparently recommended over insmod)

        Check for errors with depmod -ae even if everything seems successful.

        With Alsa you need to unmute and set volumes at greater than 0 (the default values) using amixer or alsamixergui.

        F. Some known problems

        Some alsa-driver0.9.8 files need patching:
        http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg09813.html

        Some aureal drivers need patching:
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=2156304 (but beware the popups if you go to his site)

        some make problems with /sbin/lspci: Command not found: See
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=2011662

         
    • skrimpsun

      skrimpsun - 2004-03-09

      Im trying to correct the kernel-source problem...when trying to install the package, it's calling for the cd3 "international" which I do not have.  is this a "must have"?

       
      • skrimpsun

        skrimpsun - 2004-03-09

        I guess I should have included that I am running Mandrake 9.2.  I've tried everything I have read in this forum, but ultimately have ascertained that the kernel-source is notinstalled.  Unfortunately, Im still new to linux, and my burner is in my "newly" dead windows box..I somehow managed to fry the mobo.  the linux machine I have has a 300mhz penitumIII with 430mgs ram....hardly enough to support burning operations from what I can tell...the box isn't exactly quick with things as it is.  is the "international" cd3 mandatory for installing packages??  could these packages be downloaded from the web maybe?

         
        • Toby Haynes

          Toby Haynes - 2004-03-09

          Sounds like you just need to get your urpmi setup properly sorted out and then you can get the kernel-source rpm installed.

          If you are desperate to get the sound going first just look on the Mandrake RPM mirrors for the kernel-source RPM which matches your current kernel. Find out what you are currently running by typing

          uname -r

          Look for an RPM with a name like kernel-source-<version>.i586.rpm

          Clean up your URPMI settings.
          Start off by removing any CDs from the lists. I find them to be a pain UNLESS you are on a narrow band modem.

          urpmi.remove <name of media>

          If you don't know the names of the media, urpmi.removemedia will tell you what matches.

          Then add new ftp sites into the mix

          urpmi.addmedia surfnet-rpms ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandr ake/Mandrake/9.2/i586/Mandrake/RPMS with ../base/synthesis.hdlist.cz
          urpmi.addmedia surfnet-rpms2 ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mand rake/Mandrake/9.2/i586/Mandrake/RPMS2 with ../base/synthesis.hdlist2.cz
          urpmi.addmedia surfnet-updates-9.2 ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/dist r/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates/9.2/RPMS with ../base/synthesis.hdlist.cz

          Now just type

          urpmi.update -a
          urpmi kernel-source

          and you should be all done.

           
          • Toby Haynes

            Toby Haynes - 2004-03-09

            Note that there should NOT be spaces in those URLs for the urpmi.addmedia commands - so ignore any spaces between the ftp:// and the /RPMS or /RPMS2. Good old mailling list software added them in to confuse...

             
    • skrimpsun

      skrimpsun - 2004-03-09

      I get the following when running "urpmi kernel-source"

      unable to take medium "Updates for Mandrake Linux 9.2 (ftp1u)" into account as no list file [/var/lib/urpmi/list.Updates for Mandrake Linux 9.2 (ftp1u)] exists
      no package named kernel-source
      [root@neptune au88xx-1.1.3.2]#

      I've tried to update over the web, however, I get timeouts nonstop.  Any help would be appreciated.  I'm not even sure what is Im looking for.  I mean, would it be call "kernel source"?  if need be, I can have my roommate download the international Cd and burn it for me if it is a MUST have thing.  Just trying to get it down myself...I've been working with the sound card issue for a while and am ready to taste the sweet sensation of victory over linux

       
    • skrimpsun

      skrimpsun - 2004-03-16

      ok, at last I have downloaded and installed kernel-2.4.22-28mdk binary and source.  working fine with that, (also fixed a flash player issue I was having)  Now, I'm still running into :

      [skrimpsun@neptune au88xx-1.1.3.2]$ make install
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      make: /sbin/lspci: Command not found
      Makefile:179: No Aureal Vortex soundcard detected!
      Makefile:180: *** See the "Troubleshooting" of the README file for help.  Stop.
      [skrimpsun@neptune

      I read in another forum thread that I can softlink /sbin/lspci to where my lspci is /usr/bin/lspcidrake....only problem I am running into, is I can't tell for certain if the symlink took.  Also, is it goin to make a difference that it looks for "lspci" and I have "lspcidrake".  In the same post it also said something about hexediting "something" (didn't say what) and change the call for   gcc2 to gcc3 and then make-install, and it worked like a charm.  Any insight on this? 

      (there is a distinct possibility that the card could just be dead, but I want to exhaust all options before just "accepting" it's dead..i did get it to work on a win2k machine..)

      any help would be MUCH appreciated.

       
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