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[DK]-E 05-05-06 04:41 PM

nForce Audio Driver problems
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I have lurked this forum for a while after I installed FC5 on my ABiT NF7-S v2.0, and have just now a couple problems that I couldn't search my way to solutions on this forum or google.

But first I thought i would share my experience with installing the nforce linux driver.
I'm using the oss forcedeth as nic driver after reading this thread: nvnet vs forcedeth.

Reason for installing the official Nvidia nForce audio driver is: I couldn't get spdif out and clone channels to work with the oss snd_intel8x0 driver.

So onto installing the audio driver, I followed wang's instructions from this thread but I got an error stating that I was missing the kernel sources for (2096_FC5) so i fired up yum extender and search and installed the required packages (kernel-devel). Then the installer error out with an error about my CC enviroment variable wasn't set correctly, this time since I was in the prompt anyways i fired up yum again but from the commandline. (I'm no linux guru, i got this tip from #fedora on FreeNode)

yum install gcc
And this time the install completes, and after a reboot. I tested with noatun and sound comes out of the spdif and it's default cloned channels :D

Everything is fine for about 30 seconds, then bam the music stops and after a while this pops up :
(Image text incase it dissappears: "Sound server fatal error: cpu overload, aborting").
But according to top only 2-3 % of the cpu is used, and that's mainly by "artsd".

My machine consists of the following hardware:
AMD XP 3200+ Barton
1 GB DDR400
ABiT NF7-S v2.0
2 x 300 GB Maxtor S-ATA not in raid.
OS installed is FC5 updated to kernel 2096_FC5.

I think it might relate to my problems stopping the alsa layer + snd_intel8x0 (do I want to stop the alsa layer?)

[root@ bin]# lsmod | grep 8x0
snd_intel8x0          30301  0
snd_ac97_codec        83937  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm                76869  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd                    50501  9 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc        10441  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

wang from the other nvsound thread has alot of extra code in his modprobe.conf, or it seems extra to me.
But since I'm very new to linux I would like a very hands on solution that dosen't require several years of linux experience.

Also sometimes the sound crackles, how can this happen on a digital lineout?

I've attached my install log, bug report log and my modprobe.conf for more indeepth info for the gurus.

Thanks in advance guys


PS. If you guys give nice responses this thread might just pop up on top when searching :)
PPS. Dang, all that time used and I end up posting in the wrong subforum, a mod please move me to NVIDIA Linux Forum because that would seem more relevant for this thread. Again thanks.

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