Sound won't work / want to find out network card model

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Sound won't work / want to find out network card model

Postby ml2 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:52 pm

I just installed LinuxMint on an old desktop, but the sound won't work. The same desktop has Windows installed, too, and the sound doesn't work there either. But I should still try, because I bought it used and with an empty harddrive and no drivers.
Firstly - how do I find out the model of the sound card or motherboard, (where the soundcard is probably on. I have looked inside the box and not seen a separate soundcard)? Finding that out might help to find a driver for Windows.
If LinuxMint didn't recognize the sound card, where do I start to find out what's wrong?

The ethernet card works in Mint but not in Windows. I should try to find out in Mint what's the model and then download a driver for Windows. Where do I get to know the model?
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Re: Sound won't work / want to find out network card model

Postby clay on Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:53 pm

Have you tried using the command lspci - that should give you a good starting point.
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Re: Sound won't work / want to find out network card model

Postby ml2 on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:20 pm

clay wrote:Have you tried using the command lspci - that should give you a good starting point.


I have not tried that, I did not know the command. I will try, in a short while. Meanwhile I have opened up the box and I see that it has an NVidia GeForce FX5200 video card and an Epox EP-8KMM3I motherboard. I searched for windows drivers and it seems that the motherboard should be able to generate video itself, too.
When I have the Windows driver downloaded, I'll at least know for sure that the audio works. Or then again, not.
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Re: Sound won't work / want to find out network card model

Postby ml2 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:37 am

I've tried one Windows driver in the meantime (I got it from some webpage among the motherboard's producer's drivers), which did not work- Then I tried driver update through Windows's hardware devices list and it updated to another driver and gave it a whole new name. But that did not work either.

Now, back in linuxmint, the lspci says this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
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