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Does anyone know of a site that tells you the up to date way of configuring ALSA? Everything I come across seems old or is too hard for me to understand. Yes, I have checked the ALSA website itself but the soundcore module doesn't even exist in the 2.6.9 kernel. As a second question, is OSS necessary in order to use ALSA. Getting my sound to work is giving me a headache. Thanks.
you don't need OSS, you can set OSS-emulation when configuring the kernel.
and have you tried " #alsaconf " to configure, and " #alsamixer " to unmute the sound ?
( after unmuting, use "#alsactl store " to store settings ).
I tried alsaconfig just a while ago. It said it need pnp. I went back into make menuconfig to try and compile it in and I can't select the category. I don't know why. Does anyone know why I can't select plug and play?
Well, I figured out why couldn't select plug and play support. I needed to select ISA support first. I have no ISA slots though. Why do I need to select ISA support when I only have PCI slots? At least, I thought ISA was a slot type. Anyways, I compiled that into the kernel along with all the sound support (sound not as modules).
What do I need to do in order to get this stuff working now? I'm using a soundblaster AWE sound card. I have already compiled support for it into the kernel using the emu10k1 driver. What do I need to do next? Thanks.
I also ran alsaconf which reported back that it couldn't find a compatible card. Maybe because, I have my sound built into the kernel. I ran alsamixer and alsactl store in hopes that it would work anyway. I had no such luck. Both alsamixer and alsactl came with my distribution(slackware 9.1). Thanks again.
I figured I should also post my sound start up messages.
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.6 (Sun Aug 15 07:17:53 2004 UTC).
no UART detected at 0x1
Motu MidiTimePiece on parallel port irq: 7 ioport: 0x378
ALSA sound/drivers/mpu401/mpu401.c:138: specify port
ALSA device list:
#0: Dummy 1
#1: Virtual MIDI Card 1
I hope I'm not posting too much. If I am, sorry.
maybe better to compile all soundsupport as modules ( don't know if it's needed, but good for trouble-shooting ).
and for configuring the kernel, i think " make xconfig " gives a better view at things.
just put in all alsa stuff ( incl. oss-emulation ) as modules ( sound card support = module ).
then you can check wich modules are loaded ( or not ).
I compiled the alsa-driver-1.0.7, alsa-lib-1.0.7, and alsa-utils-1.0.7. I used these commands
./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 --with-sequencer=yes;make;make install
chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi
modprobe snd-emu10k1;modprobe snd-pcm-oss
modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
I know the make install copied alsaconf to the appropriet directory because it says 1.0.7. Now, what should I do?
I think I know what could be wrong now. I'm using a dell computer. On the ALSA website, they have specific instructions for compiling the soundblaster PCI X (Dell OEM) I bet windows detects the card as a soundblaster AWE. Lol, I hope this works. Thanks a lot egag.