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9th January 2005, 10:49 PM
After fighting through all sorts of issues with the FC3 install, I now almost have a working system. All that is really missing is sound recording via the microphone. Does anyone out there have sound recording working on an Asus A8V with on-board sound, i.e. no extra sound card?
If so, give us the details and let the whole world know!
By the way, the sound recording won't work on that machine running Knoppix 3.7 either...
(given the amount of people wondering about sound on the various forums, maybe there should be a "sound" forum?)
18th January 2005, 06:12 PM
Sorry, can't help you but you can help me :)
What kind of problems you have had? I'll get AMD64 3000+ & Asus A8V Deluxe Wifi within couple of weeks and I'm going to install FC3 into it. I'll also have Samsung 160GB SATA HDD...
I'm total Linux newbie. Would it be better idea to try some other Linux distro?
18th January 2005, 07:09 PM
You have sound working? What do you get when you use the aplay command to play an *.au file?
I get a segmentation fault.
23rd January 2005, 07:34 PM
I have sound recording working on an AMD 64 Asus A8V Deluxe MB without a soundcard installed. :) I can record using the mic or line in. The best way to make sure everything is turned on is to use alsamixer in xterm. Don't use bash because in can crash your computer. I have had alsamixer crash my system a few times with bash but not with xterm.
5th February 2005, 12:49 PM
Did you experience problems with the wifi card? I've installed Fedora Core 3 x86_64 on the ASUS A8V Deluxe with a 3500+ processor. The wifi card is not recognized in any way. I've tried different PCI slots. The light on the wifi card does not light up at any time. Any suggestions?
5th February 2005, 02:30 PM
Your going to have to purchase another wi-fi card if you need one, the bundled one only works with windows.
6th February 2005, 02:47 AM
Is this because of the 64 bit kernel? What is the reason why it will not work?
Is there a list of Fedora x86_64 supported PCI cards?
14th February 2005, 01:05 PM
There are two drivers for the built-in wi-fi card on the a8v deluxe, one from the chipset manufacturers Ralink ( http://www.ralinktech.com/home.asp ) and the other one is an open source-project called rt2x00 ( http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ). I have managed to get the latter one to work in ubuntu 64-bit, but I haven't tried it in my FC3 x86_64 - mainly because I didn't bother with it and just bought a longer cable...;) If I for some reason should decide to install it, I will report if successful...
28th February 2005, 07:14 AM
I may be flogging a dead horse here, but I've asked all over the place and nobody has been able to help. I'm having exactly the same problem as the OP, with exactly the same hardware, but running SuSe 9.2. I've tried everything to make sure the mix level is set to max, etc. In alsamixer I see an option to cycle betwen mic1 and mic2, but that didn't help, either. I've been trying to fix this problem for some time, and it's quite important if I want to continue using Linux. Any help would be very much appreciated.
28th February 2005, 04:50 PM
You can run the 32 bit version of FC3 and sound playing will probably work. I haven't seen any reports on the forum of getting sound chips that are built-in to a motherboard to record something with the software in 64 or 32 bit FC3. Forum member kosmosik suggested that I use the software "audacity", but I haven't tried that yet.
18th August 2005, 01:40 AM
Wow! I feel your pain. I just got Skype working with my Asus A8V using onboard sound and FC 3.... It was taxing to say the least. I can record (quality still a little staticy) and I can hear. I hope this helps the world.
1. There is a new driver (July 05) from Realtek for the onboard sound:
It comes with all the alsa tools.
2. Unzip the file, compile and install as per readme.txt
3. I ran ./install and it worked great after I installed gcc (I can't believe it wasn't already on my machine installed). For users with a flaky "add/remove programs", just go to the command line and type
# yum update "Development Tools".
4. I monkeyed around with alsamixer, alsoconf, arecord, aplay and alsactl and serveral reboots before success.
I would reboot after install and go straight to a terminal session. Don't open any sound applications. My tests were:
# arecord -d 5 test.wav
Recording WAVE 'test.wav' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono
# aplay test.wav
Playing WAVE 'test.wav' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Mono
If I didn't hear anything, I went back and played with alsamixer. Once I got it working, I used aslactl to save the settings. I beleive they are stored in /etc/asound.state (I've attached a copy of my file here which you'll have to rename to replace your /etc/asound.state).
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