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I got this very strange problem. Whenever I try to run 'alsaconf' it says it can't find any soundcard! I think the problem is my pc can't find any modules either.. I'd like to post my lsmod, but since it doesn't show up anything, that's not possible:P I also tried to reinstall my kernel, but since it doesn't fix anything i set it back to my old settings.. getting agressive, grrrr:P Help me!
I think it installed without almost any driver (- at least no sound drivers)! However, i did try to download and reinstall the newest kernel and downloaded and Installed the latest Alsa-stuff, however the friggin' thing still does nothing... Very stange.. what can I do, should I try to reinstall some other stuff, and how do I get all the sounddrivers to work?
Ok, tried following the code and the link you gave me (read that document earlier though). There are 2 problems:
- Modprobe tries to search the 2.4.26 kernel, however I've kernel 2.4.29: It tried to find 'devices.dep' in that directory, but of course it can't find it.
I made a duplication of the directory called 2.4.29 and I renamed it to 2.4.26, to fool the computer:P
- Modprobe says it can't find the 'soundcore.o.gz' file in the 'drivers/sound/' dir or something like that, however a file called 'soundcore.o' does exist in that certain directory. I to duplicate and rename the file as well as well, but it doesn't seem to make any difference, just as packing it into a .gz archive..
Also, the link to the document doesn't bring any solution for this problem..
I didn't understand: have you recompiled your kernel to include your soundcard as a module? I've just run "make menuconfig" in my /usr/src/linux-2.4.26. Had a look at Sound section and found there's ESS Tec Solo1 support.
Switch to your 2.4.29 and run "make menuconfig" and look into Sound section. I think you don't have ESS Solo compiled either as a module, or inside the kernel.
And make sure you have "Loadable module support", so that modules are loaded automatically when needed.
Another way is to install 2.6.x kernel. I also have problems with sound when recompile standard 2.4.26 kernel (so now I use only the standard one). But no prbl with 2.6.x. It has ALSA section and this makes all dirty work to get sound working.
I didn't recompile my kernel or anything to make the support for ESS Solo1 available, because it already is available as a makefile: when I go into the KDE configuration and then look into the kernel menu, then under the 'sound' menu, it says ESS-Solo1 already is available (there's a green ehh... 'thing' before it).. Also, I don't think that's the problem because I'm missing the whole soundcore.o.gz file, and that shouldn't, should it?
I'll try to download and install a new kernel just like you said, cause i'm getting all freaked out by these weird sound drivers..
Well, green thing means "it's built into the kernel", a gear means "it's compiled as a module". So probably that's the problem. Your ESS Solo1 is inside your kernel. Still: try to recompile your 2.4.x kernel and build this ESS as module.