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Old 10-02-2007, 04:45 AM   #1
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Cool Redhat Linux volume control error /dev/mixer cannot be found


Hi everyone,

I'm a new user to Linux. I cannot start the Volume Control. Details say my /dev/mixer cannot be found.

I tried cat urandom > /dev/audio and it says the same error. /dev/audio cannot be found.

Please help!

Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hi ranjeeva, Welcome to lq. Have you checked to see if the modules are loaded? Please post the ouput from the following.
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v | grep audio
/sbin/lsmod | grep snd
We also may need to know what kernel you're running?
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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Hi ranjeeva, Welcome to lq. Have you checked to see if the modules are loaded? Please post the ouput from the following.
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v | grep audio
/sbin/lsmod | grep snd
We also may need to know what kernel you're running?
Good luck. ;-)
Hi Peacedog,

First of all thanks for the reply....

for both the commands you asked the output is nothing!!!!

This is my prompt...

[root@ranj download]# /sbin/lspci -v | grep audio
[root@ranj download]# /sbin/lsmod | grep snd
[root@ranj download]#

Please advice further....

Kind Regards,
Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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How about this.
Code:
lspci -v
lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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How about this.
Code:
lspci -v
lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
Hi Peacedog,

Thanks for the reply.

I get lot of lines for the output and it doesn't allow me to copy and paste it in this editor box.

Please give me your email. I'll attach and send it to you.

Kind Regards,
Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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Can you copy and paste to a text editor, then copy and paste to the editor box? I prefer to keep forum discussions public, as they are likely to help others. Thanks.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #7
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Hi Peacedog,

I couldn't mention the redhat linux version.

It's Linux 9. Kernel is 2.4.

Thanks & Regards,
Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #8
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Hi Peacedog,

I'm sorry sir...

I tried to copy it from the text editor but failed.

I also tried advanced reply, but it doesn't give me a paste option.

I know your intention is great, but I'm helpless here.

Anyway Thanks for the reply...

Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #9
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To paste try this, left click in the editor window, then push the middle mouse button/scroll wheel once. If that doesn't work, or you have no middle button/scroll wheel, push the left and right buttons at the same time. If neither of those work try hitting ctrl + v on your keyboard. One other thing, don't close the text editor until after you paste.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #10
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Hi Peacedog,

This is the output for lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 1.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
(prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: e4000000-e5ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e6000000-e6ffffff

00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80
[Master])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
I/O ports at f000 [size=16]

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at e000 [size=32]

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 9

00:10.0 Ethernet controller: Davicom Semiconductor, Inc. Ethernet 100/10 MBit (rev 40)
Subsystem: Unknown device 4554:434e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 12
I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Expansion ROM at e7000000 [disabled] [size=256K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:13.0 USB Controller: OPTi Inc. 82C861 (rev 10) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: OPTi Inc. 82C861
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
Memory at e8001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV4 [RIVA TNT] (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=16M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 1
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 1.0
 
Old 10-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #11
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Hi Peacedog,

this is the output for lsmod.

Module Size Used by Not tainted
udf 98400 0 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 3516 0 (autoclean)
ide-cd 35708 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 33728 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 8996 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
dmfe 17025 1
ipt_REJECT 3928 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2412 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 15096 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
keybdev 2944 0 (unused)
mousedev 5492 2
hid 22148 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26348 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 21480 0 (unused)
usbcore 78784 1 [hid usb-uhci usb-ohci]
ext3 70784 2
jbd 51892 2 [ext3]

Please help and thanks for the patience!!!!

Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-02-2007, 03:07 PM   #12
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Two more questions, is that all of it, and how old is this machine? I don't see a sound card listed which would explain no modules loaded. Let's have a look at the output from this.
Code:
pnpdump
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-03-2007, 02:07 AM   #13
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Two more questions, is that all of it, and how old is this machine? I don't see a sound card listed which would explain no modules loaded. Let's have a look at the output from this.
Code:
pnpdump
Good luck. ;-)

Hi Sir,

My machine is old one PII 350GHz and sound card id also ISA Yamaha OPL3-SAX.

I'll send you the output of this command once I go back home.

Thank You,
Ranjeeva
 
Old 10-03-2007, 08:10 AM   #14
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Try running
Code:
alsaconf
if that doesn't work or you don't have the alsa packages installed, try
Code:
modprobe
with the parameters you get from the pnpdump. Then run a mixer and see if that gets you going.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-03-2007, 09:02 AM   #15
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Try running
Code:
alsaconf
if that doesn't work or you don't have the alsa packages installed, try
Code:
modprobe
with the parameters you get from the pnpdump. Then run a mixer and see if that gets you going.
Good luck. ;-)
Hi Peacedog,

pnpdump says "command not found"

I executed alsaconf and it said PCI and PNP hardware not available and went to search legacy ISA cards. And it "No legacy drivers available".

Then I executed modprobe opl3 which was successful.

Then again I executed alsaconf and it gave the same error message.

Please advise further. Is this hardware problem?

Ranjeeva
 
  


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