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Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

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Jenn
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Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

I have tried a couple of linux distros on my laptop (debian and RH 7.3) and I am having problems with the sound.
I am using RH 7.3 and I have the right audio driver, (via82cxxx_audio) but when I try to play anything, it loops the first 3 seconds or so of whatever I play...I'm not really sure what to do to fix it...if any one can think of something I'd appreciate it...
Thanks.
-Jenn
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John-Thomas Gaietto
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Re: Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

Jenn,
I've never heard of this issue before with a sound driver. However what you might try is updating your kernel to 2.4.X series which includes a lot of different drivers, also if you don't want to try and update your kernel (which is easily done and there is LOADS of documentation on the net about how-to do this) You might also try OSS (Open Sound System) http://www.opensound.com/

Also documentation for installing a 2.4.x kernel
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html

Also you can download the new kernel at kernel.org

I know this isn't an exact fix but I hope this helps or gives you another Idea. Also I'm not quite sure how 'Linux savvy' you are but if you just want to try a Linux distro with 2.4.x out of the box you can try Slackware 8.1 available at slackware.org
James McIlhargey
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Solution

Re: Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

I have been having the same issue with the zt1190 and the 2.4 kernel.

So far it seems to relate to the APM and ACPI components of the laptop.

I was able to download and compile an updated ACPI kernel driver (one time) and resolve the issue.

Unfortunatly, I have been unable to repeat the process and I am now having the same issue again.
Mark Fenton
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

Jenn, I don't have an HP to test, but I always refer to

http://www.linux-laptop.net

for reports of solutions to problems with linux on laptops. Most of the experiences for a laptop family will be relavent (but take care that you match the correct component chipsets, as manufactures sometimes will switch pieces between production runs.

hth
Mark
Milan Antunovic
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux and HP pavillion zt1170

Take a look on this one to>
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/hp.html
Have a nice day
Milan
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