March 26, 2010

Trying to install Realtek Linux Audiopack 5.14

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The source code copy from www.alsa-project.org. ver:5.14
Linux Source Code for ALC audio codec
Support Codec list:
====AC97 Codec=====
ALC100,100P
ALC200,200P
ALC650D
ALC650E
ALC650F
ALC650
ALC655
ALC653
ALC658
ALC658D
ALC850
ALC101
ALC202
ALC250
ALC203

====HD Audio codec ====
ALC260
ALC262
ALC267
ALC268
ALC259
ALC269
ALC270
ALC272
ALC275
ALC660
ALC660VD
ALC661
ALC662
ALC663
ALC665
ALC670
ALC861
ALC861VD
ALC880
ALC882
ALC883
ALC885
ALC888
ALC889A
ALC892

Installation:
This Source Code is from www.alsa-project.org.
For OS installation, please remember add the Development tool kit.
For driver installation, please follow below steps.

Automatic install: (Recommend RedHat distribution)
execute

./install

Note: Ubuntu OS, please use manual install.
Run commands need to add sudo at first words.

Manual install:
Step 1. unzip source code
tar xfvj alsa-driver-1.0.xx.tar.bz2

Step 2. Turn on sound support from kernel config
(soundcore module, default turn on)

Step 3. Complied source code
a. cd alsa-driver-1.0.xx
b. ./configure (--with-cards=hda-intel)<= for HDA options
c. make
d. make install
e. alsaconf

Step 4. Edit your /etc/modules.conf or conf.modules depending on the distribution
(Please refer to the attached modules.conf)

snd-xxxx is the card ID.

-- Azalia controller --ALC880 ALC882 ALC260 ALC262 ALC883 ALC885 ALC888
--- Intel ICH6 ICH7 ---------
snd-hda-intel

-- AC97 controller --ALC655 ALC650 ALC250 ALC255
--- Intel ICH6 ICH7 , SiS 7012 and NVidia----------
snd-intel8x0
--- Via8233 Via686a -------------------------------
snd-via82xx
--- ATI Chipset -------------------------------
snd-atiixp

Copy and paste this to the bottom of your /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf file.
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-xxxx
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Step 5. reboot your machine

Step 6. Use the alsamixer the disable mute (All audio line default is mute)
Must to compile and to install the ALSA library and utility. (Use automatic install is already install)
excute alsamixer

Note: 1. The most detail information, can refer the alsa-kernel/Documenttation/ALSA-Configuration.txt in the azx-021705.tar.bz2.
2. Kernel Version must be 2.6 or later.
3. All mixer channels are muted by default. You must use a native
or OSS mixer program to unmute appropriate channels.
4. If can not compile the source code, try to rename the /usr/src/linux-2.x -> /usr/src/linux.
5. The driver added to support the SPDIF functoin.
6. a. You can download the alsa-lib-1.0.x and alsa-utils-1.0.x form the www.alsa-project.org, then unzip and install them.
b. Suggest use "alsamixer" to control mixer function.
c. Used "alsaconf" can autodetect which drive you need to install (step 4).
7. SUSE Distribution must install the ncurses package.

Directed to Karma, my personal Master Geek. It's been awhile and I am still giddy over Ubuntu. got a small problem with an installation. I have Realtek Audio Manager install in my Windows, which had superb sound output and many enhancements. Realtek offers the same for Linux and I downloaded it with one problem. I can't get it to install, and it is listed in my synaptic manager. I entered to the best of my knowledge the commands shown me in the read me text, but I keep getting, file cannot be recognized. The Alsa driver in Ubuntu is ok, but the quality of the sound output is pretty undesirable. I tried all the tricks, apt-get install, source, update etc., but nothing works. here are the folders and the files associated with Realtex./home/john822/Pictures/Screenshot-2.png/home/john822/Pictures/Screenshot-3.png
thank you, John

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