Sun Solaris 10 Realtek audio driver - available?

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-21
We have a customer who is using a Foxconn 661FX7MI-RS motherboard with a
Realtek ALC653 AC’97 audio controller.

Foxconn do not provide any Solaris drivers at all and I have not been able to find any.

This is the motherboard:

Could you help, or will they have to get a PCI sound card (to go with the PCI network card!) ?

Thanks for your time,

Nigel Butler

Question by:dabler
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Expert Comment

ID: 17009867
Unfortunately, the ALC653 isn't listed on the Sun Bigadmin HCL list:


I see a few but with models just above or just below the ALC653.

Also, most important question.  Which Solaris 10 are you trying to use ?  Solaris 10 06/06 (aka U2) just came out.  Some of the results I saw from the ALC stuff are reported for Soalris 10 06/06.  If you're not using Solaris 10 06/06, I strongly suggest you give it a try.

Author Comment

ID: 17016774
My customer has just report this. I will ask him to try U2, thanks.

I have tried this one;

Audio drivers Version 1.8 and Beta Version 1.9 for Solaris:

I can't get it to work, when I run it in the Media player I get the following:
"Unsupported or Invalid Media File"
"Failed to prefetch: Cannot open the Audio Device"

When run from the Command Line I get
"Audioplay: cannot stat /dev/audio: No such file or Directory"
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Nukfror earned 2000 total points
ID: 17017818
If you add a driver to the system, you need to do a reconfiguraton boot.  Assuming the device driver works *and* /etc/path_to_inst is setup correct, a reconfiguration reboot will create the appropriate device file.  Fastest way is "reboot -- -r".  Just manually shutdown all the imporant applications you may have installed.  You can also do a "devfsadm" command but for the audio device I would trust the recconfiguration reboot before the devfsadm command.

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