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    Hi. I recently installed Fedora Core 2 on my Dell Dimension 4550 desktop computer. The problem that I am having is that I cannot get the sound to work because I cannot seem to properly get the sound card drivers installed. I have found the following link:
    http://support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/fi...leid=R81351&sid=&os=Windows_NT&searchtype=age

    I downloaded this package and upgraded to the version of DKMS inlcluded with this package. But when I try to install the i810_audio RPM by typing "rpm -ivh i810_audio-2.4.21p-4dkms.noarch.rpm" at a command prompt, I get the following error:
    error: Failed dependencies:
    kernel-source is needed by i810_audio-2.4.21p-4dkms

    I would really appreciate if someone can please point me to the correct sound card driver for my computer
     
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    Some more information about my sound card:
    Vendor: Intel Corp.
    Model: 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller
    Module: snd-intel8x0
     
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    You need to install the kernel-source rpm from your distrobution cdroms. The rpm you downloaded obviously compiles a module for your system and needs the kernel source to be installed in order to do this.
     
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    The kernel sources should be on your installation CDs
    There is a program in the "start" menu that should allow you to install them

    that already may be installed

    (not to insult you(done same thing myself))
    Did you turn the volume up??
     
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    What exactly is the name of kernal-source rpm that you are talking about and what is it exactly? Also how should I check if it is already installed or it? In my Fedora Distro CD #1 (under RPMS directory), I have the following two kernel rpms:
    kernel-2.6.5-1.358.i586.rpm
    kernel-2.6.5-1.358.i686.rpm

    And yes I have checked the volume of my speakers.
     
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    Ok I have found kernel-source rpm, but the problem is that when I try to install this rpm, it wants me to install 3 other rpms. Then when I try to install those rpms, it tells me to install 6 more rpms... There *must* be some better way of going about installing the kernel-source rpm. Please let me know. Thanks.
     
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    wow nice to see you back after such a long gap.

    That is linux dreaded LDH - library dependency hell but.

    Most probably i686.

    Try getting into text-mode with those Ctrl + Alt + Fn (n = 1, 2 , ....6).
    You will see at the beginning the architecture whether it's i686 or i586.

    Get back in your GUI with Ctrl + Alt + F7 after you are done.
    It's been a while on linux, try to confirm this with someone who knows it right although I am pretty much sure of it.
    It really feels great helping someone.

    deleted_empathy
     
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    You say you have Fedora Core 2 (with 2.6 kernel), but the Dell link you give in your question says:

    - Deprecates the use of the ALSA project to provide audio support. Will work with all 2.4-based kernels greater than 2.4.21, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Fedora Core 1.

    Fixes an issue on Fedora Core 1 where the module would not build correctly.-

    Maybe you are now trying to get a 2.4 kernel driver to work on a 2.6 kernel.

    Searching the web with 82801DB+(ICH4)+AC'97+fedora seems to indicate that your soundcard should work "straight off" on FC2.
     
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    that is the kernel....
    one must be already installed.
    What you need is kernel-source-2.6.5-1.358.i386.rpm or something from your installation cd/dvd.

    Listen to #/bin/sh. He seems right. Most of the known hardwares usually work off the box itself. Maybe you have messed something up.

    For recompiling your kernel, get any tutorial from the web-site or if it doesn't help you, post here. I will do even that. I don't think you really need to do all these though.
     
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    many thanks
    both of you.
     
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