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Old 09-03-02, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default nForce sound - Help on RH 7.3

I have an MSI Nforce 420 motherboard, and RedHat 7.3 with a default workstation install.

Everything is installed and working alright, but the soundcard (builtin) is having major issues. When anything tries to use the card it frezzes up in this manner: (specifc example from sndconfig 's testsound atempt)

I tried sndconfig, choosing the ac97 i810 driver (that it auto-suggested). It hang with this:
i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels
i810_audio: AC'97 Codedec 0 unable to map surround DAC's (or DAC's not present), total channels = 2
AC97_codec: Secondary AC97 codec not present
i810_audio: timed out waiting for codec 1 analog ready

lsmod lists nothing for sound

I have gathered that the i810 linux sound driver is unable to process the 5.1 channel (technically 6) souround sound.

Does anyone know how to get sound working correctly on RedHat 7.3? The nvidia sound drivers were troublesome for me, but if they can be made to work I suppose.
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