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Old 03-13-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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making sound work on debian


Hi! I installed alsa-base and alsa-oss on my A6VA*** laptop. I'm using kernel 2.6.15 and
Quote:
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
When I run alsaconf I get :
Quote:
No supported PnP or Pci card found.
Would you like to probe ISA sound cards/ chips?
YES
Quote:
Probing legacy ISA cards might make your system unstable.
YES
Quote:
(nothing writen)
OK
What I get in the terminal:
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azeroth:/home/spartan# alsaconf
modinfo: could not find module snd
modinfo: could not find module snd
modinfo: could not find module snd
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).
Building card database...
modinfo: could not find module snd-opl3sa2
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4236
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4232
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4231
modinfo: could not find module snd-es18xx
modinfo: could not find module snd-es1688
modinfo: could not find module snd-sb16
modinfo: could not find module snd-sb8
azeroth:/home/spartan#
and when trying to run alsamixer:
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alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
 
Old 03-13-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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apt-get install alsa alsa-base alsa-utils alsa-oss alsa-mixer alsa-player(this last one helps resolve later problems with other programs). Then lsmod | grep snd. Something like snd_intel8x0 should be module for alsa to work.
Then alsaconf should find sound card and using alsa-mixer or kmix to adjust volumes should get you going. Good luck.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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You discussed a problem very much like this several months ago here. At that time, you were using FreeBSD ... Now you have the same problem with Debian?

From the output here, it appears that no sound module has been inserted. On the other thread was a line I wondered about...
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I recompiled the kernel with the line "device sound"
Did you also compile this kernel?

try # depmod -a
then # lspci | grep snd
and post the lspci output.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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@lestoil: can't find alsa-mixer and alsa-player packages.
No output for #lsmod | grep snd

@rickh: It seemed that my soundcard couldn't be detected by the version of FreeBSD I was using and I couldn't use my usbmodem so I simply uninstalled it. Then a got a modem with ethernet port and installed debian 2 week ago and now I hope my soundcard will be detected.
I compiled the kernel just for wifi and done nothing yet for sound.
No output for #lspci | grep snd
 
Old 03-13-2006, 07:31 PM   #5
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Actually, I had my commands confused. lestoil and I were on the same page, tho.

Try

# lspci | grep audio
# depmod -a
# lsmod | grep snd

...and see if that makes any difference. Your sound card is not one that should be difficult for Debian (or Alsa) to recognize. I'm also still mystified about how you could have exactly the same symptoms on 2 different distros.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 07:50 PM   #6
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# lspci | grep audio
no output
# lspci | grep Audio
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
# depmod -a
no output
# lsmod | grep snd
no output
I'm cursed...
 
Old 03-13-2006, 08:40 PM   #7
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Are you using Sarge, Etch, Sid?

Do you, perchance, have a file named /etc/modutils.conf? If so, what's in it?
 
Old 03-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #8
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Im using the last Sarge. There is no /etc/modutils.conf. There is a directory /etc/modutils. Maybe were talking talking about /etc/modules.conf?
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### This file is automatically generated by update-modules"
#
# Please do not edit this file directly. If you want to change or add
# anything please take a look at the files in /etc/modutils and read
# the manpage for update-modules.
#
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/0keep
# DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE!
# This file is not marked as conffile to make sure if you upgrade modutils
# it will be restored in case some modifications have been made.
#
# The keep command is necessary to prevent insmod and friends from ignoring
# the builtin defaults of a path-statement is encountered. Until all other
# packages use the new `add path'-statement this keep-statement is essential
# to keep your system working
keep

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/0keep

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/actions
# Special actions that are needed for some modules

# The BTTV module does not load the tuner module automatically,
# so do that in here
post-install bttv insmod tuner
post-remove bttv rmmod tuner


### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/actions

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/aliases
# Aliases to tell insmod/modprobe which modules to use

# Uncomment the network protocols you don't want loaded:
# alias net-pf-1 off # Unix
# alias net-pf-2 off # IPv4
# alias net-pf-3 off # Amateur Radio AX.25
# alias net-pf-4 off # IPX
# alias net-pf-5 off # DDP / appletalk
# alias net-pf-6 off # Amateur Radio NET/ROM
# alias net-pf-9 off # X.25
# alias net-pf-10 off # IPv6
# alias net-pf-11 off # ROSE / Amateur Radio X.25 PLP
# alias net-pf-19 off # Acorn Econet
alias net-pf-24 pppoe

alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
alias char-major-10-200 tun
alias char-major-81 bttv
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate

# Crypto modules (see http://www.kerneli.org/)
alias loop-xfer-gen-0 loop_gen
alias loop-xfer-3 loop_fish2
alias loop-xfer-gen-10 loop_gen
alias cipher-2 des
alias cipher-3 fish2
alias cipher-4 blowfish
alias cipher-6 idea
alias cipher-7 serp6f
alias cipher-8 mars6
alias cipher-11 rc62
alias cipher-15 dfc2
alias cipher-16 rijndael
alias cipher-17 rc5


### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/aliases

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/alsa-base
# snd module options
options snd device_mode=0660
# autoloader aliases
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-slot-2 snd-card-2
alias sound-slot-3 snd-card-3
alias sound-slot-4 snd-card-4
alias sound-slot-5 snd-card-5
alias sound-slot-6 snd-card-6
alias sound-slot-7 snd-card-7
above sound-slot-0 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-1 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-2 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-3 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-4 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-5 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-6 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
above sound-slot-7 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
# Load optional modules above their base modules
above snd-pcm snd-pcm-oss
above snd-mixer snd-mixer-oss
above snd-seq snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi
# Cause a script to be run after snd-emu8000-synth module initialization
post-install snd-emu8000-synth /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu8000-synth
# Cause a script to be run after card driver module initialization
post-install snd-ad1816a /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1816a
post-install snd-ad1848 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1848
post-install snd-ali5451 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ali5451
post-install snd-als100 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-als100
post-install snd-als4000 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-als4000
post-install snd-asihpi /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-asihpi
post-install snd-atiixp /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-atiixp
post-install snd-au8810 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8810
post-install snd-au8820 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8820
post-install snd-au8830 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8830
post-install snd-azt2320 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azt2320
post-install snd-azt3328 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azt3328
post-install snd-azx /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azx
post-install snd-ca0106 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ca0106
post-install snd-cmi8330 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cmi8330
post-install snd-cmipci /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cmipci
post-install snd-cs4231 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4231
post-install snd-cs4232 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4232
post-install snd-cs4236 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4236
post-install snd-cs4281 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4281
post-install snd-cs46xx /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs46xx
post-install snd-darla20 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-darla20
post-install snd-darla24 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-darla24
post-install snd-dt019x /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-dt019x
post-install snd-emu10k1 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu10k1
post-install snd-emu10k1x /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu10k1x
post-install snd-ens1370 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ens1370
post-install snd-ens1371 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ens1371
post-install snd-es1688 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1688
post-install snd-es18xx /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es18xx
post-install snd-es1938 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1938
post-install snd-es1968 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1968
post-install snd-es968 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es968
post-install snd-fm801 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-fm801
post-install snd-gina20 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina20
post-install snd-gina24 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina24
post-install snd-gina3g /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina3g
post-install snd-gusclassic /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusclassic
post-install snd-gusextreme /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusextreme
post-install snd-gusmax /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusmax
post-install snd-harmony /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-harmony
post-install snd-hdsp /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-hdsp
post-install snd-hdspm /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-hdspm
post-install snd-ice1712 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ice1712
post-install snd-ice1724 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ice1724
post-install snd-indigo /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigo
post-install snd-indigodj /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigodj
post-install snd-indigoio /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigoio
post-install snd-intel8x0 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-intel8x0
post-install snd-interwave /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-interwave
post-install snd-interwave-stb /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-interwave-stb
post-install snd-korg1212 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-korg1212
post-install snd-layla20 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla20
post-install snd-layla24 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla24
post-install snd-layla3g /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla3g
post-install snd-maestro3 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-maestro3
post-install snd-mia /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mia
post-install snd-mixart /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mixart
post-install snd-mona /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mona
post-install snd-mpu401 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mpu401
post-install snd-msnd-pinnacle /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-msnd-pinnacle
post-install snd-mtpav /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mtpav
post-install snd-nm256 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-nm256
post-install snd-opl3sa2 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opl3sa2
post-install snd-opti92x-ad1848 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti92x-ad1848
post-install snd-opti92x-cs4231 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti92x-cs4231
post-install snd-opti93x /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti93x
post-install snd-pc98-cs4232 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pc98-cs4232
post-install snd-pcxhr /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pcxhr
post-install snd-pdaudiocf /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pdaudiocf
post-install snd-pdplus /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pdplus
post-install snd-portman2x4 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-portman2x4
post-install snd-powermac /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-powermac
post-install snd-rme32 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme32
post-install snd-rme96 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme96
post-install snd-rme9652 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme9652
post-install snd-sa11xx-uda1341 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sa11xx-uda1341
post-install snd-sb16 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sb16
post-install snd-sb8 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sb8
post-install snd-sbawe /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sbawe
post-install snd-serialmidi /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-serialmidi
post-install snd-serial-u16550 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-serial-u16550
post-install snd-sgalaxy /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sgalaxy
post-install snd-sonicvibes /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sonicvibes
post-install snd-sscape /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sscape
post-install snd-sun-amd7930 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-amd7930
post-install snd-sun-cs4231 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-cs4231
post-install snd-sun-dbri /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-dbri
post-install snd-trident /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-trident
post-install snd-usb-audio /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-usb-audio
post-install snd-usb-usx2y /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-usb-usx2y
post-install snd-via82xx /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-via82xx
post-install snd-vx222 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vx222
post-install snd-vxp440 /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vxp440
post-install snd-vxpocket /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vxpocket
post-install snd-wavefront /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-wavefront
post-install snd-ymfpci /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ymfpci
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-bt87x index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/alsa-base

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/apm
alias char-major-10-134 apm
alias /dev/apm_bios /dev/misc/apm_bios
alias /dev/misc/apm_bios apm

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/apm

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/paths
# This file contains a list of paths that modprobe should scan,
# beside the ones that are compiled into the modutils tools
# themselves.


### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/paths

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/arch/i386
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias char-major-10-144 nvram
alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout
alias char-major-10-135 rtc

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/arch/i386
 
Old 03-14-2006, 07:49 AM   #9
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The reason I asked about a modutils.conf file is that sometimes obsolete instructions for wireless cards tell you to build such a file. If you do, it's likely to screw things up.

Post the output of ... ls /etc/modprobe.d/
If there is an /etc/modprobe.d/sound file, post it's contents.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 01:58 PM   #10
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Quote:
spartan@azeroth:/etc/modprobe.d$ ls
aliases alsa-base arch arch-aliases isapnp
Here is the alsa-base file...
Quote:
# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 modprobe snd-card-7
# Load optional modules above their base modules
install snd-pcm modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm && { modprobe snd-pcm-oss ; : ; }
install snd-mixer modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixer && { modprobe snd-mixer-oss ; : ; }
install snd-seq modprobe --ignore-install snd-seq && { modprobe snd-seq-midi ; modprobe snd-seq-oss ; : ; }
# Cause a script to be run after snd-emu8000-synth module initialization
install snd-emu8000-synth modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu8000-synth && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu8000-synth
# Cause a script to be run after card driver module initialization
install snd-ad1816a modprobe --ignore-install snd-ad1816a && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1816a
install snd-ad1848 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ad1848 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ad1848
install snd-ali5451 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ali5451 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ali5451
install snd-als100 modprobe --ignore-install snd-als100 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-als100
install snd-als4000 modprobe --ignore-install snd-als4000 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-als4000
install snd-asihpi modprobe --ignore-install snd-asihpi && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-asihpi
install snd-atiixp modprobe --ignore-install snd-atiixp && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-atiixp
install snd-au8810 modprobe --ignore-install snd-au8810 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8810
install snd-au8820 modprobe --ignore-install snd-au8820 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8820
install snd-au8830 modprobe --ignore-install snd-au8830 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-au8830
install snd-azt2320 modprobe --ignore-install snd-azt2320 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azt2320
install snd-azt3328 modprobe --ignore-install snd-azt3328 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azt3328
install snd-azx modprobe --ignore-install snd-azx && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-azx
install snd-ca0106 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ca0106 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ca0106
install snd-cmi8330 modprobe --ignore-install snd-cmi8330 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cmi8330
install snd-cmipci modprobe --ignore-install snd-cmipci && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cmipci
install snd-cs4231 modprobe --ignore-install snd-cs4231 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4231
install snd-cs4232 modprobe --ignore-install snd-cs4232 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4232
install snd-cs4236 modprobe --ignore-install snd-cs4236 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4236
install snd-cs4281 modprobe --ignore-install snd-cs4281 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs4281
install snd-cs46xx modprobe --ignore-install snd-cs46xx && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-cs46xx
install snd-darla20 modprobe --ignore-install snd-darla20 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-darla20
install snd-darla24 modprobe --ignore-install snd-darla24 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-darla24
install snd-dt019x modprobe --ignore-install snd-dt019x && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-dt019x
install snd-emu10k1 modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu10k1
install snd-emu10k1x modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1x && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-emu10k1x
install snd-ens1370 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ens1370 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ens1370
install snd-ens1371 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ens1371 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ens1371
install snd-es1688 modprobe --ignore-install snd-es1688 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1688
install snd-es18xx modprobe --ignore-install snd-es18xx && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es18xx
install snd-es1938 modprobe --ignore-install snd-es1938 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1938
install snd-es1968 modprobe --ignore-install snd-es1968 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es1968
install snd-es968 modprobe --ignore-install snd-es968 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-es968
install snd-fm801 modprobe --ignore-install snd-fm801 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-fm801
install snd-gina20 modprobe --ignore-install snd-gina20 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina20
install snd-gina24 modprobe --ignore-install snd-gina24 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina24
install snd-gina3g modprobe --ignore-install snd-gina3g && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gina3g
install snd-gusclassic modprobe --ignore-install snd-gusclassic && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusclassic
install snd-gusextreme modprobe --ignore-install snd-gusextreme && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusextreme
install snd-gusmax modprobe --ignore-install snd-gusmax && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-gusmax
install snd-harmony modprobe --ignore-install snd-harmony && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-harmony
install snd-hdsp modprobe --ignore-install snd-hdsp && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-hdsp
install snd-hdspm modprobe --ignore-install snd-hdspm && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-hdspm
install snd-ice1712 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ice1712 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ice1712
install snd-ice1724 modprobe --ignore-install snd-ice1724 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ice1724
install snd-indigo modprobe --ignore-install snd-indigo && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigo
install snd-indigodj modprobe --ignore-install snd-indigodj && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigodj
install snd-indigoio modprobe --ignore-install snd-indigoio && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-indigoio
install snd-intel8x0 modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-intel8x0
install snd-interwave modprobe --ignore-install snd-interwave && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-interwave
install snd-interwave-stb modprobe --ignore-install snd-interwave-stb && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-interwave-stb
install snd-korg1212 modprobe --ignore-install snd-korg1212 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-korg1212
install snd-layla20 modprobe --ignore-install snd-layla20 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla20
install snd-layla24 modprobe --ignore-install snd-layla24 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla24
install snd-layla3g modprobe --ignore-install snd-layla3g && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-layla3g
install snd-maestro3 modprobe --ignore-install snd-maestro3 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-maestro3
install snd-mia modprobe --ignore-install snd-mia && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mia
install snd-mixart modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixart && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mixart
install snd-mona modprobe --ignore-install snd-mona && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mona
install snd-mpu401 modprobe --ignore-install snd-mpu401 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mpu401
install snd-msnd-pinnacle modprobe --ignore-install snd-msnd-pinnacle && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-msnd-pinnacle
install snd-mtpav modprobe --ignore-install snd-mtpav && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-mtpav
install snd-nm256 modprobe --ignore-install snd-nm256 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-nm256
install snd-opl3sa2 modprobe --ignore-install snd-opl3sa2 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opl3sa2
install snd-opti92x-ad1848 modprobe --ignore-install snd-opti92x-ad1848 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti92x-ad1848
install snd-opti92x-cs4231 modprobe --ignore-install snd-opti92x-cs4231 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti92x-cs4231
install snd-opti93x modprobe --ignore-install snd-opti93x && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-opti93x
install snd-pc98-cs4232 modprobe --ignore-install snd-pc98-cs4232 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pc98-cs4232
install snd-pcxhr modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcxhr && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pcxhr
install snd-pdaudiocf modprobe --ignore-install snd-pdaudiocf && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pdaudiocf
install snd-pdplus modprobe --ignore-install snd-pdplus && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-pdplus
install snd-portman2x4 modprobe --ignore-install snd-portman2x4 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-portman2x4
install snd-powermac modprobe --ignore-install snd-powermac && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-powermac
install snd-rme32 modprobe --ignore-install snd-rme32 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme32
install snd-rme96 modprobe --ignore-install snd-rme96 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme96
install snd-rme9652 modprobe --ignore-install snd-rme9652 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-rme9652
install snd-sa11xx-uda1341 modprobe --ignore-install snd-sa11xx-uda1341 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sa11xx-uda1341
install snd-sb16 modprobe --ignore-install snd-sb16 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sb16
install snd-sb8 modprobe --ignore-install snd-sb8 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sb8
install snd-sbawe modprobe --ignore-install snd-sbawe && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sbawe
install snd-serialmidi modprobe --ignore-install snd-serialmidi && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-serialmidi
install snd-serial-u16550 modprobe --ignore-install snd-serial-u16550 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-serial-u16550
install snd-sgalaxy modprobe --ignore-install snd-sgalaxy && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sgalaxy
install snd-sonicvibes modprobe --ignore-install snd-sonicvibes && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sonicvibes
install snd-sscape modprobe --ignore-install snd-sscape && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sscape
install snd-sun-amd7930 modprobe --ignore-install snd-sun-amd7930 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-amd7930
install snd-sun-cs4231 modprobe --ignore-install snd-sun-cs4231 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-cs4231
install snd-sun-dbri modprobe --ignore-install snd-sun-dbri && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-sun-dbri
install snd-trident modprobe --ignore-install snd-trident && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-trident
install snd-usb-audio modprobe --ignore-install snd-usb-audio && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-usb-audio
install snd-usb-usx2y modprobe --ignore-install snd-usb-usx2y && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-usb-usx2y
install snd-via82xx modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-via82xx
install snd-vx222 modprobe --ignore-install snd-vx222 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vx222
install snd-vxp440 modprobe --ignore-install snd-vxp440 && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vxp440
install snd-vxpocket modprobe --ignore-install snd-vxpocket && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-vxpocket
install snd-wavefront modprobe --ignore-install snd-wavefront && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-wavefront
install snd-ymfpci modprobe --ignore-install snd-ymfpci && /lib/alsa/modprobe-post-install snd-ymfpci
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-bt87x index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #11
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OK. One last try.

$ ls /lib/modules/(uname -r)/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0*
(I think you know what to replace (uname -r) with).

Assuming you come up with a couple modules there ...

Create a file named /etc/modprobe.d/sound with this:
Code:
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0 
options snd-intel8x0 index=0
Reboot and see if a miracle occurred.

*************

If that fails, my advice is to reinstall using Debian 'testing' (etch) instead of 'stable' (sarge). Testing, is much more likely to include support for newer hardware. You may want to try getting another opinion about that, tho.

If you elect to reinstall, go to http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and get the netinst .iso (about 100 mb) for your hardware

After the base installation, you get to select from groups of packages defined as a 'task'. Several tasks are offered. Select only the 'Desktop'. You can get other stuff later.

The installation will include kernel 2.6.12. I would go ahead and update to kernel 2.6.15.(whatever)

# apt-cache search 2.6.15 --names-only

Find the right one

# apt-get install linux-image-2.6.15.(whatever)
# apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.15.(whatever)

While you're there, you may also wish to pick up the nvidia modules, or whatever else looks important.

# apt-get install alsa-base
# apt-get install alsa-utils

# alsaconf

That's my best shot ... Sorry I can't just magically make it work.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:58 PM   #12
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making sound work

I remember at least with pre-2.6.13 kernel in Slackware we had to blacklist the very similar i810m module from hotplug before i810 sound card would work because hotplug would load the modem as sound card and not load the sound card. Newer 2.6 kernel are supposed to make that unnecessary. Similar thing could be done with Sarge hotplug and/or discover, I suppose. Good luck.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:06 PM   #13
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This is not the same problem. The one you decribe sometimes happened on Debian, too. But here the issue is that no sound module is being loaded at all.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 08:26 PM   #14
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Quote:
azeroth:/lib/modules/2.6.15.5/kernel/sound# ls
soundcore.ko
Only one module there and no pci/snd-intel8x0*...

Quote:
Create a file named /etc/modprobe.d/sound...
I waited for the miracle in vain...

I really don't know what to do. Maybe should I recompile the kernel setting value to CONFIG_SND? Here are some lines from my current kernel config...
Quote:
# Sound
#
CONFIG_SOUND=m

#
# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
#
# CONFIG_SND is not set

#
# Open Sound System
#
# CONFIG_SOUND_PRIME is not set

Last edited by Spartan552; 03-14-2006 at 08:34 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 09:03 PM   #15
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If there was no snd-intel8x0 sound module there, building the modprobe.d entry wouldn't accomplish anything. That module comes with a stock kernel, but on yours it's not there.

What I think you should do, unless you're sure you know what you're doing, is leave the kernel alone. That's why I went thru the install process. Get sound, etc working with the Debian stock kernels ... then if you rebuild them and something stops working, you know why.

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