Re: No sound on GA-7ZX (2.4.1-ac6, via audio)

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 16:37:44 EST

Martin Braun wrote:
> I can not get sound working on a computer with a Gigabyte
> GA-7ZX mainboard (KT133 chipset). Is this a known problem?
> I have attached some config info. Mail me for further details.

Can you download and run via-audio-diag as described in the
documentation? That will provide me with excellent debugging info.
Also, define VIA_DEBUG at the top of the code, try to play something,
and let me know what the output in your kernel log (or from
/usr/bin/dmesg) says...

via-audio-diag is available in the via82cxxx_audio tarball posted at

> $ lsmod
> Module Size Used by
> via82cxxx_audio 27680 0
> ac97_codec 8720 0 [via82cxxx_audio]
> soundcore 4240 2 [via82cxxx_audio]

> 00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super AC97/Audio] (rev 20)

You are definitely using the correct driver. es13xx or whatever driver
won't work for this chipset.


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