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Old 08-20-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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creative lab sound card not detected, no sound at all


i've been having problem with my sound for a while now. i have a intel mobo with 915 chip, and the onboard sound worked for a while and then stopped. so i dowloaded the latest alsa driver (1.0.8) about 4 months ago, worked again and then stopped out of nowhere. i went out and bought a creative sound blaster audigy ls and that didnt fixed the problem. i just finished downloading the latest alsa driver and was trying to compile from source and im getting the following message:

"checking for kernel version... The file /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3smp/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
"

can anyone tell me what i'm missing, thanks in advance
 
Old 08-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Hey snakeo2!

Sorry to hear that you are having trouble. It sounds like you didn't install the kernel sources when you installed Fedora. If you go to the Fedora software package management GUI, I forget what it's called since I haven't used Fedora in some time, but if you go there and look under the development section, select to install the kernel sources. After this, you shouldn't be getting these error messages.

On another note, you might think about downloading/installing a package management tool like apt-get for Fedora. This makes downloading/installing/installing dependencies a snap! If you would like more information, you can find this information here. This way you wouldn't have to build ALSA from scratch!

I know what a pain it can be because I've been there and had to do that before! It's great experience, but fraught with frustration!

Let me know how it works out, and good luck!

sax
 
Old 08-20-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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hey sax, thanks for the advise. went to the package management, went into the development tools folder and i did not see kernel source. also, i installed every single package in that folder. as for apt-get, i dont have it, but will install it later on today. if you have any more tips, i'll appreciated
 
Old 08-20-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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Your welcome snakeo2!

I know there is a entry in the installer to install the kernel sources, unless Fedora has made some serious changes as of late. I apologize for my lack on exact knowledge in this area, but I haven't seen RH/Fedora in a while. Keep looking, it's got to be there!

Seriously think about apt-get. Makes package management much easier. If you want, you can also install Synaptic, which is the GUI front-end for apt-get.

Good luck and let me know how it goes!

sax
 
Old 08-21-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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hey sax, i looked again and did not find the kernel sources. what is the default directory where the kernel sources typicallly install itself to? if you have nay other suggestions, let me know, thanks
 
Old 08-21-2005, 05:45 PM   #6
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Hey snakeo2,

I found an article on how to download/install/build the kernel sources on FC3. This also explains that the kernel sources are not included with FC3, which I think is weird. Here are the directions I found:

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In order to eliminate the redundancy inherent in providing a separate package for the kernel source code when that source code already exists in the kernel's .src.rpm file, Fedora Core 3 no longer includes the kernel-source package. Users that require access to the kernel sources can find them in the kernel .src.rpm file. To create an exploded source tree from this file, perform the following steps (note that <version> refers to the version specification for your currently-running kernel):

1.

Obtain the kernel-<version>.src.rpm file from one of the following sources:
*

The SRPMS directory on the appropriate "SRPMS" CD iso image
*

The FTP site where you got the kernel package
*

By running the following command:

up2date --get-source kernel
2.

Install kernel-<version>.src.rpm (given the default RPM configuration, the files this package contains will be written to /usr/src/redhat/)
3.

Change directory to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/, and issue the following command:

rpmbuild -bp --target=<arch> kernel.spec

(Where <arch> is the desired target architecture.)

On a default RPM configuration, the kernel tree will be located in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/.
4.

In resulting tree, the configurations for the specific kernels shipped in Fedora Core 3 are in the /configs/ directory. For example, the i686 SMP configuration file is named /configs/kernel-<version>-i686-smp.config. Issue the following command to place the desired configuration file in the proper place for building:

cp <desired-file> ./.config
5.

Issue the following command:

make oldconfig

You can then proceed as usual.
This is an excerpt from the FC3 release notes found here.

I hope this helps! You may want to cruise the Fedora/RH boards to see if there isn't an easier way.

Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

sax
 
Old 08-21-2005, 09:12 PM   #7
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hi,
download the kenrel-smp-devel for your currnet kernel version from:
http://public.www.planetmirror.com/p...pdates/3/i386/
and install ti.
 
  


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