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G00fy 05-20-2006 05:46 PM

[ALSA]: no soundcards found...

I don't know if this is the right forum, but here the question is ;)...

I have a problem that when I do:

root@steven:/home/steven# /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart
 * Shutting down ALSA...  * /etc/init.d/alsa-utils: Warning: 'alsactl store' failed with error message 'alsactl: save_state:1163: No soundcards found...'.
 * Setting up ALSA...  * /etc/init.d/alsa-utils: Warning: 'alsactl restore' failed with error message 'alsactl: load_state:1236: No soundcards found...'.
                                                                                                                                                      [ ok ]

But I do have sound in Linux... But it is called OSS I think.

root@steven:/home/steven# lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0          33344  0
snd_ac97_codec        84028  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss            53152  0
snd_mixer_oss          19392  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                89032  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc        10696  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_seq_dummy          3716  0
snd_seq_oss            33664  0
snd_seq_midi            9184  0
snd_rawmidi            25056  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      7040  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                51024  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              24260  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          8524  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    55172  10 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore              9696  4 nvsound,snd

What can I do to make ALSA work?

Thanks a lot ;)

kaz2100 05-20-2006 07:30 PM

When did you install ALSA? and HOW?

G00fy 05-21-2006 05:11 AM

I don't know when, I don't know how :).

I just installed Ubuntu 5.10, did all the upgrades. Installed this: [nforce chipset drivers]...

That's all I did. But to use Twinkle Phone (VOIP program), I have to use ALSA, but it seems like I can't get it to work...

That's why I am asking ;)

davcefai 05-21-2006 05:41 AM

In KDE, Control Panel, Sound and multimedia, Sound System, Hardware, you can select which sound system you want to use.

There is probably something similar in Gnome but I wouldn't know as I avoid using it (no flames please:))

However don't be surprised if ALSA is already selected! I used to get this message too and attributed it to a timing problem, ie the sound system took longer to initialise than the boot process was willing to wait.

Never caused any problems.

G00fy 05-22-2006 01:18 AM

Hi davcefai,

In Gnome I found something under System > Administration > Device Manager. But there I only see what kind of hardware I have... Nothing to choose (and I see I have nVidia CK 804 capture/playback/... ALSA stuff).

The thing is that I have sound, but can't use twinkle phone :(. So I always have to boot to windows to call... Kinda stupid ;).

I just found System > Preferences > Multimedia Systems Selector. Seems what you meant...
When testing ALSA I get a rather high constant tone... So I guess that's OK?

I tried twinklephone after that and I heard it rang, and it didn't gave any error, so it's resolved by this small little trick of yours ;)

Thanks a lot!

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