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Old 05-06-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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Cant get sound with alsa and its causing me problem.


Some games require alsa.

I know it can work because it worked before i formatted my hd and installed gentoo. (I had gentoo before too).

I get this error when im trying to start alsamixer:

"alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory"

How the beep do i get alsa to work, i already spent to much time trying to get it work.

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Old 05-06-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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Do you have alsa support compiled into the kernel? If so, is your souncard driver compiled in as a module or directly into the kernel?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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No i didnt. I didnt the last time either, but it still worked.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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No i didnt. I didnt the last time either, but it still worked.
No you didn't what? You didn't compile support for your soundcard into the kernel? How do you expect alsa to work then? Did you use genkernel or compile the kernel yourself?
 
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I didnt compile alsa support into the kernel. Yes, i use genkernel.

I don't remember i added support the other times i installed gentoo, i just did work.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 02:39 PM   #6
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What soundcard do you have? What is the output of 'lsmod'?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 06:27 PM   #7
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bash-2.05b$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_mixer_oss 16128 0
snd 44388 1 snd_mixer_oss
uhci_hcd 28304 0
parport_pc 29508 0
parport 30664 1 parport_pc
nvidia 3914300 12
sata_sil 6020 2
libata 39556 1 sata_sil
ohci1394 29700 0
ieee1394 88884 1 ohci1394
nvsound 1528936 3
nvnet 65060 0
ehci_hcd 27656 0
ohci_hcd 18440 0
nvidia_agp 5916 1
agpgart 27688 2 nvidia,nvidia_agp
usbcore 99192 4 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd


I have a nforce2 integraded card on my Asus A7N8X-X motherboard.
 
  


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