Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81408
Red Hat Linux 8.0, No drivers included for VIa Technologies VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:33:25 EDT
Description of problem:
I just loaded Red Hat Linux 8.0 on a new HP 734n and everything but the sound
card seems to work ok. The sound car (VIA VT8233) was detected during
installation, but the sound test produced no sound. After resding the
installation guide, I tried using 'sndconfig.' The following errors were
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernal/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o: init_module: No
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/sound/via82cxxx_audio.o: insmod sound-
I've read that VT8233 AC'97 was supported by linux, so am I missing the drivers
for the card? Or, is this card not supported and I should buy [fill in here].
What do I do?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat 8.0 (Downloaded from www.redhat.com)
HP Pavilion 734n (AMD Athlon XP 2400, 512MB, 80GB, CDRW, DVD-ROM)
I've attempted to re-install the Linux OS and it happens every time. Also
tried logging in and out multiple times.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux 8.0 on system with VIA VT8233 AC'97 Audio Controller
2. Sound Card is located, test sound (sound will fail)
3. Log in and try sndconfig (will produce errors as listed above)
This is my very first attempt at Linux. So, keep that in mind when
It's fixed in the current rawhide kernel.
What is this "RAWHIDE" you speak of? How do I get it? How can I update my
system (not connected to network)? Details please. FYI: I just downloaded RH
8.0 on 1/6/2003, was it fixed between then and now? Should I download RH Linux
The problem describe has been fixed in the latest development release of our
product obtainable from our ftp site.
Rawhide is daily snapshots of our development tree, available from
It is not necessarily guaranteed to work on previous releases, but
that's where the fix is.
Which RPM(s) do I need to fix this problem (from RAWHIDE)?