Linux on DFI Infinity RS482 (ATI x200 based)
I fried an Athlon XP, so I got a DFI Infinity RS482 mobo:
I ran across the following problem(s) getting Linux (Debian Unstable) installed on it:
- Unsupported SATA controller (ATI SB450 south bridge)
- At the time of writing, ALSA didn't correctly see the sound card
I looked around on many fourums, usenet, etc and couldn't find any info. I cheated here I just picked up a supported PCI SATA card. End of story.
ALSA Sound Round 1
The current version of ALSA in debian unstable (1.0.10) simply doesn't properly detect this card. This thread helped:
Here's the abbreviated steps. In short, the CVS version supports it.
mkdir /usr/src/progs mkdir /usr/src/progs/alsacvs cd /usr/src/progs/alsacvs cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/alsa co . cd alsa-driver
The INSTALL doc says to use the cvscompile script here to compile. Well, there were a few bugs and it didn't work, so here's what worked for me:
cd /usr/src/progs/alsacvs/alsa-driver make ALSAKERNELDIR=/usr/src/progs/alsacvs/alsa-kernel all-deps aclocal autoconf ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel make dep make
Alsa Sound Round 2
It ends up that the above instrucitons didnt work. Here's another URL:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/doc-php/template.php?company=ATI&card=ATI-IXP \ +southbridge+HD-audio+and+modem.&chip=SB450&module=hda-intel