[alsa-devel] hda-intel on Asus M2N-X Plus NVIDIA GeForce 6100/nForce 430 mobo

stan ghjeold_i_mwee at cox.net
Mon Jun 16 20:27:04 CEST 2008

Nigel Henry wrote:
> I've just built a new machine, and expected problems with the onboard 
> soundcard, and also have problems with the onboard NIC, but that's another 
> problem, which is resolved by installing my last remaining realtek 8139 PCI 
> card.
Is the sound device enabled in BIOS?  And I'm surprised that your NIC 
isn't working.  Those are
almost generic these days.
> Anyway the mobo is an Asus M2N-X Plus NVIDIA GeForce 6100/nForce 430, and the 
> Southbridge (which appears to handle allsorts of stuff) is MCP61.
> the specs for the soundcard from the Asus site are below.
> ALC662 6-Channel High Definition Audio Azalia CODEC
> Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming
> S/PDIF out on back I/O port
Did a search in the driver source and the azalia is mentioned in the 
hda-intel.c module.  Using hg snapshot of 20080520.
> This is using the Fedora 8 distro, which has alsa driver 1.0.15, and is 
> probably a bit old. 
Yeah, probably a good idea to upgrade this.  Did you notice that 
jaroslav had just posted the 1.0.17rc2 link?


> The card is not detected at bootup, but I did a modprobe snd-hda-intel, using 
> various model options. the modules were loaded, but a cat /proc/asound/cards 
> showed "no soundcards detected"
If you do a search in the dmesg output for intel or hda or snd or alsa 
or azalia does anything turn up?
> I don't want to waste too much time on this onboard card, and will probably 
> buy a cheap well supported card, just to get some sounds on this new machine. 
> All the same I've run the alsa-info.sh script, and the link is below.
> http://pastebin.ca/1048647
The modules showing here are not from bootup, but are manually installed?
> Any comments, as always welcome.
> Btw: My other machines use Audigy2 soundblaster (emu10k1) on the first 
> machine, and Ensoniq (ens1371) on the other machine, and no problems with 
> these cards at all. I cannot repeat my opinions/thoughts about hda-intel 
> cards.
> Thanks for all your work you folks.
> Nigel.
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