Linux on the Sony VAIO C1XD


Sound and video

Warning: turn _off_ PnP in your BIOS!!! Forgot to mention this snippet that I picked up in one of the other C1 sites.

Free OSS in the 2.4.7 kernel supports the Yamaha chipset used in the C1XD. Sound recording works, 'nuff said...

Say yes to Sound card support, OSS modules, Yamaha YMF7xx PCI audioI and Yamaha legacy ports support

I now use the kernel driver for the Yamaha chipset but I have kept information on the ALSA modules for those who may be interested.

Download and untar the tarballs - ./configure, make install did the trick. The order to install is driver, libraries and utilities. Now modify your /etc/conf.modules like this:

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-ymfpci
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

ln -s /lib/modules/2.4.2/misc /lib/modules/2.4.2/kernel/misc

/sbin/depmod -a

In the Gnome multimedia menu open Xmixer and turn up the volume.

One of the easiest sound installs I have done!

The tiny little speakers aren't quite up to "Smells like Teen Spirit" but the headphone has ample bass boost. XMMS eats through your battery in record time. Tip: close the lid to turn off the screen while listening to music


You can use this driver or the newer ones (based on this one). More info later after tests



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