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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/filelib/download/index.asp?fileid=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 and also instructions of how to install it. Thanks a lot.
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by:happyhippo97
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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
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by:knollbert
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that already may be installed

(not to insult you(done same thing myself))
Did you turn the volume up??
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by:happyhippo97
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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. Thanks!
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by:happyhippo97
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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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by:tolgadalkilic
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not related to sound problem but for dependency problems you can use "synaptic"
it is a packet management tool based on rpm (also for deb in debian linux) and installs the dependent packets for a packet that you want to install. A comment for dependency, i wish this helps..

you can also get kernel source by hand, but its better to use packets for the packet system compatibility.
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by:r-t
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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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by:IOException
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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.
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by:atiounkine
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Hello
  Your sound card may be other that using chip 82801DB as AC'97 codec.
It's may work or not work with Linux standard drivers for intel chip.
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