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Old 12-19-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Mandriva 2007 problem


Whenever I try and start the sound system, I get the following error: "device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)" In the hardware list under the system -> config -> config your computer, the Audigy is listed. Anyone know why I can't get sound? Edit: however, even though it is recognized under the config your computer list, there is no hardware recognized under the hardware tab of the sound system config
p.s. on an unrelated problem, I tried to install the ATI linux drivers, with the Mandriva 2007 specific package, and it tells me to
"Generating package: Mandriva/2007
Please install the rpm-build package !"
what is an rpm-build package, and how do I install it?

p.p.s. (last one for now I promise) I use a HDTV as my monitor, and the default resolution is 1368*768, but that is not one of the options for resolutions under the display menu. I assume that If I install the ATI drivers, Ill be able to select that resolution (I could in Windows), but if I can't, is there any other way to force it?

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Old 12-19-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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if you search in rpmdrake can you find rpm-build

or
type into konsole
urpmi -i rpm-build
p.s i always prefered the ATI drivers directly from their website

sound problem
the module/driver for your sound card isnt loaded hense why it isnt available at /dev/dsp

open a konsole and run
su
alsaconf

(if it doesnt work install alsa-utils)
alsaconf will search for your sound card and load/install the modules to use the card

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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In the control panel, I have the option for Advanced Linux Sound Architexture, but when I choose that option there is a progress bar that goes from 0-90% and then starts over again (ad ifinity). Ive tried typing the alsaconf in the console but it says that there is no command for it. what do I have to do?

edit: I downloaded Alsa utils, but it says that "No acceptable C compiler found in SPATH" -what does that mean?

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Old 12-19-2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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if anyone knows anything that I need to do in order to get this thing to work please let me know
 
Old 12-19-2006, 09:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Gnodab
In the control panel, I have the option for Advanced Linux Sound Architexture, but when I choose that option there is a progress bar that goes from 0-90% and then starts over again (ad ifinity). Ive tried typing the alsaconf in the console but it says that there is no command for it. what do I have to do?

edit: I downloaded Alsa utils, but it says that "No acceptable C compiler found in SPATH" -what does that mean?
You shouldnt need to download alsa-utils

Install it using
Mandriva Control Centre > Packages > Install

or as root

urpmi alsa-utils
 
Old 12-19-2006, 10:55 PM   #6
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The control panel says that alsa-utils is installed, but I can't access it from the console.

[root@c-69-140-234-154 alsa]# ./alsaconf
bash: ./alsaconf: No such file or directory
[root@c-69-140-234-154 alsa]# /alsaconf
bash: /alsaconf: No such file or directory
[root@c-69-140-234-154 alsa]# alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found

(don't know which one to use).
I typed this in at the usr/shared/alsa directory where all the alsa stuff is located.


p.s. the file name in the directory is alsa.conf, I tried the same thing above with that instead of alsaconf and I still got the same errors. I've also tried entering it from different directories, and still, same thing happens

what am I doing wrong?

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Old 12-19-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
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if you type alsa and hit tab what can you see?

mandriva might also call it alsa-tools
or search for anything alsa in rpmdrake
 
Old 12-19-2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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alsa.agent alsactl alsamixer

btw thanks for helping, I appreciate it quite a bit (like I'd ever figure this out on my own)!

what do you mean by alsa in rpmrake?

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Old 12-19-2006, 11:32 PM   #9
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alsa.agent alsactl alsamixer

btw thanks for helping, I appreciate it quite a bit (like I'd ever figure this out on my own)!
alsaconf is only available for a root user

Gatekeeper:~/test # alsa
alsaconf alsactl alsamixer
 
Old 12-19-2006, 11:48 PM   #10
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alsaconf is only available for a root user

Gatekeeper:~/test # alsa
alsaconf alsactl alsamixer

I did th su command before I did the alsa <tab> thing.

Im not sure what you mean with the gatekeeper part?
 
Old 12-19-2006, 11:52 PM   #11
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I did th su command before I did the alsa <tab> thing.

Im not sure what you mean with the gatekeeper part?
its the same as yours

root@c-69-140-234-154 alsa]#

my username on my server is gatekeeper
and the directoy is test

yours is root and directory is alsa


@symbolises your computers name
 
Old 12-19-2006, 11:53 PM   #12
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also, I'm able to run alsamixer, and it recognizes the onboard intel audio chip, but not the sound blaster (although its probrably some command line variable that changes it)
 
Old 12-20-2006, 12:04 AM   #13
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alsaconf is missing from my distro...should I uninstall and reinstall the package?


[root@c-69-140-234-154 /]# alsa
alsa.agent alsactl alsamixer

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Old 12-20-2006, 12:31 AM   #14
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I just tried to uninstall it and reinstall it, and there is still no alsaconf, just alsactl, alsa.config, and alsamixer.

is there some other way to get it to recognize my sound card?
 
Old 12-20-2006, 12:52 AM   #15
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Should I just try another distro?
 
  


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