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Old 10-09-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
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reluctant alsamixer


i have just managed run alsaconf(after much touble) and now, i can run no mixer, they all report me an error, alsamixer, wmmixer... As i have gentoo, i have emerged a lot of mixers. But non of them is willing to work. this is the error that is reported when i run alsaconf:

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

andthis is when i run wmmixer:

Opening Mixer failed.
wmmixer error: Unable to open mixer device: No such file or directory


Can someone help me.

I havn't been able to emerge the alsadrivers, bit my alsaconf detected well the card and i have the modules in my kernel. My card has a VIA chipset. moreover, when Kde starts i have an error saying that /dev/snp don't exist, so i will have no sound.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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If the modules are static, you'll need to recompile and make sure they are loadable modules instead. Here is a link to the trouble shooter.

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=TroubleShooting

Here is a link to the gentoo alsa guide.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml

good luck.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
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I have folowed the instruction, but my problem is with the mixers. None of them is willing to work. What must I do???????? HELP!!
 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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OK. ALL IS OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I only had to change my module alsa from <*> to <M> in the "make menuconfig". And now all works.

Youpii
it was such a long time i had this problem
 
Old 10-09-2004, 06:31 PM   #5
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That's the first step in the trouble shooting guide, ensure that alsa modules are in fact loadable rather than static. Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for posting the answer.
good luck.
 
  


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