I've given in. I don't like posting to forums, I feel bad asking people to do things that may have already been done.
I overwrote my kernel that had working sound, and I didn't save the configuration. In hunting for the right driver, while looking in the backlogs here on LQ, I was convinced into trying ALSA... but things aren't going too well. The setup:
I'm on Debian Woody with a 2.4.18 kernel
I have an ABIT VA6 with the VIA 82c686 southbridge
, containing an AC97
00.07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 1b)
00.07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller (rev 21)
Being on Debian, everything was done with stable-version .deb files
alsa is v0.9+0beta12-3
as Debian installed them
Debian's debconf provided me with an option menu to arrange for the cards that would be specified under --with-cards= when
./configure --with-cards=card_name --with-sequencer=yes
I specified "via686a", noting my southbridge. Seems the obvious choice. However, when I build using "make-kpkg modules_image", the process ends with
checking for which soundcards to compile for... Unknown soundcard via686a, exiting!
Module /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver failed.
Poking around for holes, I have found in /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver/:
but that's as far as I go. I don't know where this hole is, or how it works (or doesn't for that matter)
ALL I WANT IS FOR MY SOUND TO WORK LIKE BEFORE!!
I don't care if it involves ALSA, or the kernel. Please, just give me a direction to go in!
NOTE: Since I've kept everything prearranged by Debian stable standards, upgrading ALSA would be painful, so I want to choose other options over that if possible
I've almost grown out of newbie-hood, but I'm not there yet...
MANY THANKS TO THOSE THAT GOT THIS FAR!