[PlanetCCRMA] help with sound via82xxx

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Apr 14 12:00:03 2004

> I have RH 9.0 with the updated caps kernel etc. and all of the alsa drivers
> are in, module.conf seems to be in line but I still have no sound at all. To
> be honest I have less hair today than yesterday because I can not figure out
> what the gig is with Linux & VIA. I even updated their drivers for
> linux..everything says it is working but no sounds. What could I be missing?
> My thinking is that linux can not find or recognize the modules, could it be
> true?

A couple of things to check to get started. Is alsa running? See if
there is anything in /proc/asound ("cat /proc/asound/cards" will list
all the cards that ALSA recognized). Does alsamixer see the cards mixer?
Start alsamixer and check the settings of all sliders and the mute
status of all relevant channels ("M" on top of the slider, type "m" to
toggle status). 

-- Fernando