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Old 03-27-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
Zolan
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Cant get sound card to work


On kde startup i get this message:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/sdp cant be opened (no such device)
The sound server will continue using the null output device.

I learned from another post in this forum that i could type lspci to list all my cards and this is the output for my sound card (I think) :

00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller <rev 50>

I would post the hole message but i cant copy the text so i had to type manually.
Why dont ctr+c work?
Nether do i have an option if i right click on the selected text.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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try with the module Ensoniq AC97.. check in the kernel's config

See ya
 
Old 03-27-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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Hey i am totally new at this, you are gonne hafto be a bit moore specific.
Sorry i should have let you know.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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You need to manually configure your sound card,should have in the menu sound card configuration or in control panel,david
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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I am sorry to be such a pain, but i cant find sound card configuration in the menue or eny ware else. sorry.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:31 PM   #6
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In control panel click sound,see what happens,david
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:38 PM   #7
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In the control center i have chosen sound, but it dont see enything that enables me to configure my sound card.
I have theese choises:
Audiocd lO Slave, Midi, Sound server, System Bell, and System Notifications.
Nothing in there enables me to configure my sound card?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 05:55 PM   #8
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help....
 
Old 03-27-2004, 06:06 PM   #9
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Go the alsa homepage.

Do a search for your sound card.

Follow the instructions.

I just have a common intel i8x0 soundcard and I could find no way of getting it working other than loading the right modules, reinstalling alsa, amending the modules.conf, then adjusting alsamixer.
 
  


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