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Old 05-04-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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just a quick question about kernel compiling and alsa:

i just compiled and installed modules for alsa according to the instructions @ alsa's website for my sound card (cmi 8738). when i do a modinfo snd-cmipci, i get a return with a bunch of info, which from what i understand means the module is present in the kernel. is this true?

i've been going on the assumption that it is true, so now what i want to do is compile the modules into the kernel. will following the instructions in DaOne's kernel compiling guide (located in Linux - Distributions > Slackware) do this for me?

totally a newbie question i know, but i just want to make sure i'm not going through a recompile for nothing, when there might be an easier way to do it.

thanks in advance.

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Old 05-04-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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"modprobe snd-cmipci" should install the driver if it is a loadable kernel module.

then run "lsmod |less" and look for snd-cmipci in it. if its there, its installed.

If its not a loadable module, try running "xconfig" or "menuconfig" in the /usr/src/linux directory and see if ALSA is listed in the sound section. Select it and recompile the kernel.
 
  


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