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Old 11-30-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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alsa : unable to modprobe snd-emu10k1


Hi,
I just installed the alsa drivers (0.9.8), alsa utils and the alsa lib packages. However, after issuing the command modprobe snd-emu10k1, this is the error message I get :

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[root@localhost alsa]# modprobe snd-emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-emu10k1 failed
The soundcard I have is Soundblaster Live!5.1 and the module for this, I believe, is snd-emu10k1. Could somebody help me out with this ?

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Sanjiv
 
Old 11-30-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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Unresolved symbols is a little odd, that's all that's stopping the module load. You can probably force it with:

insmod -f /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o

and then try the modprobe on the snd-emu10k1.

The unresolved symboling is bothersome though, it usually means something doesn't match between all of your compiled modules. Do you get any errors when you run:

depmod -a

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:50 PM   #3
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Well i have the same problem and i've tried a lot of things...

My results are:

[root@patomax root]# modprobe snd-emu10k1
/lib/modules/2.4.22-21mdkenterprise/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-21mdkenterprise/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-emu10k1 failed

[root@patomax root]# depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.22-21mdkenterprise/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o

All this happens after install the alsa-driver-0.9.8

The ./configure was good
The make had no problems
and the make install was good

but

if i try things like

rpm -qa | grep alsa

i have no answers

If i check for the package in the rpmdrake to uninstall it, i see tha have no alsa installed

So, i supose that alsa modules or whatever are not installed, or not well installed...

Any idea
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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Finegan,
Thanks for your reply. No, I do not get any errors when I run 'depmod -a' or 'depmod -e'. However, when I run alsamixer, this is what I get :

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[root@localhost alsa-driver-0.9.8]# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
Before installing alsa, I was using OSS. The mp3s would play fine with OSS, but the audio CDs were playing horribly (very poor quality). That is why I thought I should give alsa a shot. Is it possible that I have not done the "cleaning up" of oss files properly ? There is still a /etc/modules.conf.pre-oss file. Do you think I should delete that file and try re-installing alsa ?

Thanks once again for your reply.

Regards,

Sanjiv
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:46 PM   #5
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improvement!

Hi,
The snd module was not loaded when I did the compilation. I had only checked for soundcore (which was loaded). So, after 'modprobe snd', the compilation went smoothly.
Howeve, if I open xmms, then the alsa driver is not listed under the list of output drivers. Why is that ?

Regards,

sanjiv
 
Old 11-30-2003, 11:04 PM   #6
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When you first load up alsa, you need to create a configuration file for your card. This is supposed to be done with "alsactl store" I think. The man page for alsactl should clear anything up.

The alsa plugin for Xmms is entirely part of xmms, you might be able to get it as a precompiled package from Xmms's site... or more likely just compile xmms from the ground up. Distros that don't have alsa by default tend to be a hastle when you switch to alsa.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-30-2003, 11:31 PM   #7
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Just installed the xmms-alsa package for mandrake 9.1. However, when I try to play a track, xmms just freezes. Even for mp3s.

Sanjiv
 
  


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