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I'm new to Unbuntu/Linux (version 13.10)

I have a Super micro motherboard X7DAL-E+, which I need to install realtek audiopack. In sound settings it doesn't seem to recognize the audio, I only see "Dummy Output" in the option to play sound through.

There is a Readme.txt with instructions,that come with the drivers I downloaded from the Supermicro website. Most of the steps are foreign to me and unclear. If someone can explain better each step that would really help me out. Keep in mind I have only been using linux for about a month.

The source code copy from www.alsa-project.org. ver:3.3-4 Linux Source Code for ALC audio codec Support Codec list: ====AC97 Codec===== ALC100,100P ALC200,200P ALC650D ALC650E ALC650F ALC650 ALC655 ALC653 ALC658 ALC658D ALC850 ALC101 ALC202 ALC250 ALC203

====HD Audio codec ==== ALC260 ALC262 ALC267 ALC268 ALC269 ALC272 ALC660 ALC660VD ALC662 ALC663 ALC861 ALC861VD ALC880 ALC882 ALC883 ALC885 ALC888 ALC889A

Installation: This Source Code is from www.alsa-project.org. For OS installation, please remember add the Development tool kit. For driver installation, please follow below steps.

Automatic install: (Recommend RedHat distribution) execute

./install

Note: Ubuntu OS, please use manual install. Run commands need to add sudo at first words.

Manual install: Step 1. unzip source code tar xfvj alsa-driver-1.0.xx.tar.bz2

Step 2. Turn on sound support from kernel config (soundcore module, default turn on)

Step 3. Complied source code a. cd alsa-driver-1.0.xx b. ./configure c. make d. make install e. alsaconf f. ./snddevices (Only kernel 2.4 does it)

Step 4. Edit your /etc/modules.conf or conf.modules depending on the distribution (Please refer to the attached modules.conf)

    snd-xxxx is the card ID.

-- Azalia controller --ALC880 ALC882 ALC260 ALC262 ALC883 ALC885 ALC888 --- Intel ICH6 ICH7 --------- snd-hda-intel

    -- AC97 controller --ALC655 ALC650 ALC250 ALC255
       --- Intel ICH6 ICH7 , SiS 7012 and NVidia----------
           snd-intel8x0
       --- Via8233 Via686a  -------------------------------    
     snd-via82xx
       --- ATI Chipset  -------------------------------
     snd-atiixp

    Copy and paste this to the bottom of your /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf file.   # ALSA portion
      alias char-major-116 snd
      alias snd-card-0 snd-xxxx     
    # OSS/Free portion
      alias char-major-14 soundcore
      alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
    # card #1
      alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
      alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
      alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
      alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
      alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Step 5. reboot your machine

Step 6. Use the alsamixer the disable mute (All audio line default is mute) *Must to compile and to install the ALSA library and utility. (Use automatic install is already install) excute alsamixer

Note: 1. The most detail information, can refer the alsa-kernel/Documenttation/ALSA-Configuration.txt in the azx-021705.tar.bz2. 2. Kernel Version must be 2.2.14 or later. 3. All mixer channels are muted by default. You must use a native or OSS mixer program to unmute appropriate channels. 4. If can not compile the source code, try to rename the /usr/src/linux-2.x -> /usr/src/linux. 5. The driver added to support the SPDIF functoin.
6. a. You can download the alsa-lib-1.0.9 and alsa-utils-1.0.9a form the www.alsa-project.org, then unzip and install them. b. Suggest use "alsamixer" to control mixer function. c. Used "alsaconf" can autodetect which drive you need to install (step 4).
7. SUSE Distribution must install the ncurses package.

I have got past the first step unpacking the code :P But dont know where to begin for step two. Cheers

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