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Switching between integrated and pci soundcards...solved

Postby cristiano007 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:44 pm

Hi to everybody in the community, I'm from Venezuela so don't expect perfect prose here. I'm pretty new to Linux and have a very old home machine 1.5G PIV, 256 Mb, 80G HDD. I tried many LiveCD distros and finally decided for Mint to give it the dual boot treatment, because was nice, complete and everything worked fine. The strange thing is I didn't get any sound at the beggining like in the LiveCD session: I started searching through the Forum and found some advice. Finally I discovered that Mint was using the integrated soundcard on my motherboard. I prefer to use the standalone PCI soundcard, which is my default option in Windows, because have more options and better sound quality, for me. I don't like to switch connections everytime I switch OS, so please help me to put the PCI card to work, just like it worked with LiveCD. :shock: :?: I've tried with the Mixer and nothing. Here is my lspci output if can help:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8753 [P4X266 AGP] (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:09.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 30)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)
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Re: Switching between integrated and pci soundcards...

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:13 am

Start with disabling the built in audio in the BIOS - it should be possible to do that
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Re: Switching between integrated and pci soundcards...

Postby cristiano007 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:31 am

Husse, I solved the problem following your advice> disabling the integrated audio in the BIOS. Now I can use the same soundcard for both OS. You rule, thank you. :D
Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE dual booting w/WinXP in these machines:
Work: 2.8 GHz Intel Dual Core, 1 Gb RAM
Home: 1.5 GHz, 256 Mb Ram
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