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Old 05-06-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
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Angry how to install alsa drivers?

hi there,

sound card = cmedia 8738 cmpci

i have downloaded alsa-driver-0.9.2-fr1.i386.rpm, alsa-kernel-0.9.2-fr1_2.4.18_27.8.0.i386.rpm, alsa-lib-0.9.2-fr1.i386.rpm, alsa-utils-0.9.2-fr1.i386.rpm

i installed all of them however nothing works at all
when i run alsamixer, an error msg comes up:

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

when linux redhat 8 loads up, i don't see any process saying that alsa is starting, however when i shutdown the computer, it say alsatcl failed to start.
so basically it starts when i shutdown the computer instead of starting when i boot up the computer?

i have installed these packages and now i got no idea what to do, help please?

i haven't type any commands in terminal yet.

help please, thx

Last edited by ausmedia; 05-07-2003 at 03:47 AM.
Old 05-06-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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might be alsa-config,
when you install that stuff, it just adds utilities and kernel
modules for you but doesn't change any system settings.
you can depmod -a
then modprobe <modulename>
for your sound card.
but go to a prompt,
type alsa no space after alsa and hit tab afew times and
see what choices you have.
Old 05-06-2003, 12:57 PM   #3
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this is what happen when i type depmod -a

[root@ausmedia root]# depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-gu
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-ha
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-hw
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-mi
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-pa
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-pc
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-pc
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-ra
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-se
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-se
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-se
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-ti
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-us
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-vx
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-wa
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd-ym
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o

then this is what happen when i try to type

modprobe cmpci

[root@ausmedia root]# modprobe snd-cmipci
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol __pollwait_R88ce877e
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol vfs_follow_link_R04ffbf97
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol add_wait_queue_R97fe625d
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol __down_read_Rbebf4a44
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol remove_wait_queue_Ra28c4c51
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol fasync_helper_Rda926f8b
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol register_chrdev_Rd8c34155
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol __up_read_R98a5b601
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol kill_fasync_R82f4bb42
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol create_proc_entry_R707afcdd
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol init_rwsem_R322cb358
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol proc_root_Rde04b831
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol remove_proc_entry_R524a9812
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol __up_write_R77fd5393
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol register_sound_special_R45a2a2bc
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol vfs_readlink_Rc756d4da
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: unresolved symbol __down_write_R716dfc70
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/snd.o: insmod snd-cmipci failed

so many errors, i got no idea whats going on, i love linux and everything is has so far, but if it force me to live in a world of silent, i rather suicide then sitting on the computer without music...

please help.
Old 05-06-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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it looks like you'll need to download the source for
alsa compile it yourself. it's not that hard. alsa will
even complain to you if you're compiling the packages
in the wrong order. i think it's drivers, then libs, then utils,
but i'm not sure.
Old 05-07-2003, 03:40 AM   #5
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alsa installtions

installing src successful until i type

[root@ausmedia alsa]# modprobe snd-cmipci
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cmipci.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cmipci.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cmipci.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-27.8.0/kernel/sound/pci/snd-cmipci.o: insmod snd-cmipci failed

this is what happen when i try the modprobe snd-cmpci command,
installation was very successful until i get to this part where i cannot load the module. please help someone?


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