I have downloaded ALSA 1.0.5 to support my Realtek ALC850 audio codec.
I currently am running 1.0.3 which was installed as part of the
Can someone confirm that this will get my audio card working ?
If so, I can only find this in tar format, meaning it must be compiled. I
am having issues deleting current ALSA as it is causing stability issues.
How do I compile ALSA in my situation, or can I obtain an RPM somewhere.
I have also found a driver at:
However am having issues with this. It compiles but the sound card is still
not being detected.
I just wonder which is the best method for me to get this working.
Welcome to any suggestions.
When i opening the "Yast" in gui and go to sound card no sound card was detected and when i go to add sound card i see that my sound card isn't in the list, so that you told me i see this site "http://www.alsa-project.org/" but i don't find my sound card driver.
Would you please tell me where is my sound card driver and how can i install & configure that?
Curtis Rey <crey(a)san.rr.com> wrote:
sibil sibily wrote:
>I have suse 8.0 on my PC with GA-8IPE1000-G mainboard with on board sound card that the name is "Realtek AC'97 audio". I receive the driver for this card from "realtek.com" site that the name is "linux_r32.zip" but i don't know how can i install and configure it that i can use of sound card.
>Would you please help me that install & configure that.
>Thanks for your help
I strongly suspect that the driver is a redhat driver (though one should
get it to work with a little tinkering) - e.g. the "r32" makes me think
it stands for IA32=32bit and the r is for redhat - just a guess.
However the stock SuSE Linux kernel should have a driver to the
realtek/AC97 card already. The ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
team provided this driver for the kernel for some time now.
Places to look that might help is the ALSA-Wiki site at
http://alsa.opensource.org and the alsa page itstelf at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/alsa or the other homepage at
If you use yast/yast2 to install/setup the drivers what does it say?
As stated earlier there shouldn't be a problem since AC97 is a standard
and is included in the kernal and alsa ( now folded into the kerner for
some time now).
Try using yast (either in the gui or the console) and if your getting
error message post those. Also - don't feel bad or offended - but a
surprising number of people have problems with sound cards not working
only to find out the by default SuSE (or others - many others) turn the
master volume to "0" by default. Over the years many have posted "my
sound card won't work" or similar only to find out that it was set to
"0" and they simply had to turn the volume up (don't be offended - but
you'ld be surprised how many "gurus" get caught on this one - lol).
The best thing to do when posting for help is to include as much info as
possible (log / error files, warning messages, etc). You really should
have to compile and install drivers for and AC97 card - unless it been
tweaked by the manufacturer and the default drivers don't give you
access to those specific features.
Try to reinstall the driver/sound card using YaST and post of you have
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