[Lugstuff] Thank you for your responses - still seeking a solution

David F Bleil dfbleil at toad.net
Wed Jan 20 16:02:11 EST 2010

Background of problem-

OS = open Suse 11.1    Kernel  Kernel sound driver 
Hardware Info reports Model VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio controller
IO Port  Active:yes   Length: 256  Mode:rw  Start:56320 
IRQ   Count 8941     Enabled:yes    IRQ: 22
Subvender ASRock incorporated

Attempting to configure the sound with Yast2 the error message is "The kernel 
module snd_via82xx could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect 
module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters."  

Sound was working perfectly on this hardware with this driver under open  
Suse10.3. Sound still works perfectly when Knoppix (kernel 2.6.19 ) is 

What I have done-
I have attempted to run alsaconfig without success.

I have attempted to look for information in /bin/dmesg  using vim but the 
output is not readable to me.

I have downloaded and installed the most recent alsa-driver-1.0.xx from 
www.alsa-project.org. This may have been a mistake. It did not fix anything.

I would like to find out how to 1. identify the proper IO and IRQ parameters 
for this sound chip and 2 modify the sound module so that the proper 
parameters are used.


David F. Bleil
Catboat sailor from Crofton

SUSE Linux 11.1
This penguin can fly!

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