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Old 08-17-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Alsa Sound problem, gentoo


gentoo 2.6.8 kernel
Alsa wont detect my sound card. I have a A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard with a intel8x0 onboard sound.

i emerged
alsa-utils
alsa-tools
alsa-driver

and ran alsaconf and it says no pci cards detected. acouple weeks ago when i first install gentoo for the first time this worked. but now 3 fresh installs and nothing. i even tried 2.4 kernel.

I said screw it i realy want some sound til i get this working.
I put in my Sound Blaster Live and it wont even find that.

When i compiled my kernel i made sure that i included emu10k1 (sb live) and intel8x0

Please help im dieing here i have to have sound for my line of work and i realy want to make the switch from windows to linux.

Last edited by sendas4; 08-17-2004 at 12:47 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:51 AM   #2
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Make sure you modify /etc/module.d/alsa and do "modules-update"
Also you do not need to install alsa-driver since it is included in the 2.6 kernel.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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When you installed alsa-driver, you overwrote the 2.6.8 kernel alsa modules and userland headers. This shouldn't matter, but there seems to be a lot of problems getting alsa-driver code to work with 2.6.x kernels. Don't know why. Try recompiling the kernel (likely you can just do make modules_install in the /usr/src/linux-2.6.8 directory, provided it's in the state it was in at the end of the last compile. A reboot wouldn't hurt here. Then recompile and reinstall alsa-lib and alsa-utils in that order. (alsa-utils requires> alsa-lib requires> the userland headers installed by either alsa-driver or make modules_install.

Finish by running alsaconf.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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Ok ill try a recompile. I tried editing the /etc/modules.d/alsa file but didnt work.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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Does it matter if the snd modules are built in or module when i compile the kernel?

i just recompiled the kernel to have the modules built in.
i ran

Code:
make && make modules_install
copied everything over i needed. rebooted.

then installed alsa-lib alsa-utils in that order like you said. ran alsaconf and it didnt detect either one of my cards.

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Old 08-17-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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I have heard reports that alsa doesn't like to have them compiled in. Better have your sound as modules.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 02:47 PM   #7
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I had the same problem untill I compiled them as modules,that did the trick!
 
Old 08-17-2004, 03:13 PM   #8
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I too am having problems with sound in Fedora Core 2 I have a Turtle Beach Pinnacle (on the list for supported). My question is though, everyone talks about recompiling, doing this, etc, but I either am dense, or too newbie-ish to understand, where are commands for this, what is the syntax for the commands and where can I start to understand this. I bought a fedora bible and fedora troubleshooting bible, and have read chapter, after chapter, but still am kinda lost. Where's best place to start
thanks (I don't want to return to windows)
 
Old 08-17-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
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bili you should start your own thread, for the kernel check this out http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:01 PM   #10
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Well i tried with modules and i tried with built in. Emerged alsa-lib then alsa-utils in that order. Nothing its still not detecting either card.
Im really at a loss.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:53 PM   #11
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#
# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
#
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_RAWMIDI=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
# CONFIG_SND_SEQ_DUMMY is not set
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y
# CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PRINTK is not set
# CONFIG_SND_DEBUG is not set

#That is mine,also nothing for oss.

# PCI devices
#
CONFIG_SND_AC97_CODEC=y
# CONFIG_SND_ALI5451 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ATIIXP is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AU8810 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AU8820 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AU8830 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_AZT3328 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_BT87X is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CS46XX is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CS4281 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_EMU10K1 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_KORG1212 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_MIXART is not set
# CONFIG_SND_NM256 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_RME32 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_RME96 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_RME9652 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_HDSP is not set
# CONFIG_SND_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_SND_YMFPCI is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ALS4000 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_CMIPCI is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ENS1370 is not set
CONFIG_SND_ENS1371=m
# CONFIG_SND_ES1938 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ES1968 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_MAESTRO3 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_FM801 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ICE1712 is not set
# CONFIG_SND_ICE1724 is not set
CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0=y
# CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M is not set
# CONFIG_SND_SONICVIBES is not set
# CONFIG_SND_VIA82XX is not set
My card is the ENS1371

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Old 08-18-2004, 10:00 PM   #12
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im not having any luck with anything. Do you think i should just go back down to a 2.4 kernel would i have more luck with that?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:42 AM   #13
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Well i compiled a 2.4 kernel and sound worked first try. I guess im going to be using that for now
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:46 AM   #14
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Yeah, the developement teams don't seem to want to admit anything, but there has been a lot of trouble moving alsa from 2.4 to 2.6. I have a au8830 chip based card that won't work with a 2.6 until 2.6.7 . I could get modules to compile and load without error, but alsaconf couldn't see it, so of course the system thought I had no soundcard. Don't know what the problem was. Really frustrating. Works great now though. With a preemptable kernel I can play simutaneous sounds with no pauses or breakups. Try that with oss and a k6-3 450

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Old 08-19-2004, 01:52 AM   #15
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A few things I noticed. First off, did you check to make sure that your modules were loaded by doing an lsmod? Secondly, for some reason which I have yet to figure out, alsa mutes everything by default when its installed. You have to do:

# amixer set Master 100 unmute
# amixer set PCM 100 unmute
 
  


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