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I have gentoo installed and I need a little help. First of all, when booting I see "modprobe failed /ect/blahblah" and they fly past. I want to see what's causing this and stop it.... so: is there a command to view the boot log. I'm a newb so I don't have a clue what it is.
Also, I want to get my sound working. Unfortunately I have built in sound using nforce... i know i know, not the best of things to use. But I have emerged the alsa drivers. I took a glance into the file I was supposed to edit and I don't have a clue what I'm supposed to change in there. Any help to get the sound working would be awesome.
## You need to customise this section for your specific sound card(s)
## and then run `update-modules' command.
## Read alsa-driver's INSTALL file in /usr/share/doc for more info.
## ALSA portion
## alias snd-card-0 snd-interwave
## alias snd-card-1 snd-ens1371
## OSS/Free portion
## alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
## alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
# OSS/Free portion - card #1
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
## OSS/Free portion - card #2
## alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
## alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
## alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss
# Set this to the correct number of cards.
options snd cards_limit=1
NFORCE2: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 48
NFORCE2: detected chipset, but driver not compiled in!
NFORCE2: chipset revision 162
NFORCE2: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
but this is referring to the mobo chipset. This would't affect my hds would it? and would you think it worth me setting hdparm to DMA mode 5 or just leave DMA switched on?
Apart from that I don't actually see in dmesg where it shows the modprobe failures. It shows them whilst everything is being loaded.
I will get there though. I'm gonna emerge the utils and frontend for the mixer now and see how that goes.
Thanks a lot for your help.
This is totally unrelated but... I have to use konquerer to view LQ.org because mozilla loads only the top menu/ad-banner. I haven't experienced troubles with any other website except this one. Is there something on this page which would be a problem for mozilla [it's weird because sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.]
But again, thanks for your help guys. See how this goes :-)