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Old 10-15-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
supervillan
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module loading


I just installed slackware 10 on my pc. It failed to detect the sound card so i tried to load the correct modules into the kernel. I added
Code:
/sbin/modprobe ac97
/sbin/modprobe ac97_codec
/sbin/modprobe ac97_plugin_ad1980
/sbin/modprobe ac97_plugin_wm97xx
to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, but the soundcard doesn't work and when i type lsmod it says that the modules aren't used. How am I supposed to make linux use those modules loaded in the kernel?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:35 AM   #2
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Are you using alsa? You might want to check your mixer settings cause default is all muted. In a terminal run "alsamixer" without quotes.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:49 AM   #3
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I know that all the channels are muted by default, but the problem is that i don't have a sound output device (the modules are not working). alsamixer doesn't work because of this. It says: "function snd_ctl_open failed for default: no such device"
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:37 AM   #4
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Did you install from source? In the driver directory there's a file snddevices (or something similar) If you run that it'll create the sound devices.
edit: you also have another problem if your alsamixer doesn't run. Is soundcore in your kernel as well?>
 
Old 10-16-2004, 07:07 AM   #5
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I loaded soundcore and sound modules as well but it still didn't work. I solved the problem by enabling hot plugable devices support from the slackware setup and it works fine (i thought that since i don't use this kind of devices this option would only slow the booting process). There were at least 4 more modules that had to be loaded.
 
  


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