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Old 26th February 2013
J65nko J65nko is offline
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Your board is MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7253. A quick google shows that you can find the manual at

The manual is not very detailed, but says it has onboard VGA and Audio:
On-Board Peripherals
l    External:
  -   1 x PS/2 mouse connector
  -   1 x PS/2 keyboard connector
  -   1 x Parallel port
  -   1 x COM port
  -   1 x VGA port
  -   4 x USB connectors
  -   1 x RJ-45 connector
  -   1 x Audio jack

  -   1 x Intel/MSI standard Front Panel Pinheader
  -   2 x Front USB pinheader (4 ports)
  -   1 x COM pinheader
  -   1 x CPU Fan connector
  -   1 x System Fan connector
  -   1 x Power Fan connector (Optional)
  -   1 x Clear CMOS connector
  -   1 x Chassis Intrusion Switch connector
  -   1 x Intel Front Audio pinheader
  -   2 x IDE(ATA133) connectors
  -   1 x Floppy connector
  -   1 x CD-in connector
  -   2 x SATA connectors

     8-channel audio codec Realtek ALC883.
  -     Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
  -     Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement. mentions:

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC883
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
The VIA specs for the VIA K8M890 chipset (North Bridge) are here
According to that page the corresponding South Bridge is VIA VT8251 that has
the following audio:
VIA Vinyl™ HD Audio (AC'97 integrated)
VIA Vinyl™ Gold HD Audio (PCI companion controller)
For some reason MSI uses another VIA South Bridge, the VT8237A.

But this chip also mentions the VIA Vinyl audio, and the Realtek ALC883 is not mentioned at all. So I don't know what MSI did with the audio.

At a Linux user also has problems with audio. According to this post
 Default Sound with chipset K8M890 (pci device not found!)
Dear runa,

We checked the kernel source 2.6.18.
It said that those chips(VT8237A and ALC883) would be supported.
We had no such set of combined chips to test.
You can try it.

So it looks like this Linux user also has a similar (MSI ?) board with a similar problem
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