Re: [linux-audio-user] nVidia MCP51 HDA

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 06:47:53 EEST

On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 18:12 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Lee,
> OK, I'll play along. I'm a new user setting up a new machine. I
> don't know what driver to build. How do I find out without resorting
> to joining lists or doing long, boring web searches. I looked at the
> sound card lists didn't show it. It only listed the
> intel8x0 driver which was all I built before I started writing emails.
> Next, what do you mean by 'built and installed the driver'? Since
> nothing tells me to use the Intel HDA driver the only way I think this
> logic holds up is if I build every single driver offered by the kernel
> and hope for the best. I'm sure you're not really suggesting that
> path...
> And alsaconf worked just fine, but only once the driver was built.
> My original thought, which seemed innocent enough, was that alsaconf
> understood all the PCI IDs and then determined what driver to put in
> modprobe.conf from that. Apparently not.

You're right, it doesn't help with choosing the driver to compile. I
was just referring to alsaconf which chooses the driver to load. It
assumes that they are all present, as would be the case if a distro
kernel was used.

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