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Old 04-20-2004, 08:30 AM   #1
squash_racket
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Sound on slackware 9.1 - Asus A7V333


I have never had any sound out of my slackware 9.1 (current) system.
After starting KDE I get this message in a splash box:
'informational -artsmessage':
"Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device."

Hardware is ASUS A7V333 with an on board CMI chip - I don't have a separate sound card.

What steps do I need to take to get the sound running?
I have alsa installed:
alsa-driver-1.0.4-i486-2
alsa-lib-1.0.4-i486-1

Thanks
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:50 AM   #2
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First off, are you running a 2.4 kernel?

Second, you need to determine what driver module you need to load from alsa to run your sound.

Code:
modprobe snd-card-cmipci
http://opensrc.org/alsa/index.php?pa...stall+-+cmipci

Seems to have some good info for your series chip.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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First: I am running a 2.4.22 kernel.
Second: I tried the command as root:
# modprobe snd-card-cmipci
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-card-cmipci
#
I'm not sure if this means I haven't got alsa installed or just not configured?
If I query my system with 'swaret --show alsa-driver' I get:
Description for alsa-driver-1.0.4-i486-2:

Thanks
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:12 AM   #4
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I tried this command as root:
modprobe snd-cmipci;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
(Output is
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-cmipci
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-pcm-oss
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-mixer-oss
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-seq-oss
 
Old 04-26-2004, 01:02 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if this'l help or not, but at first, I didn't have sound either.

Did you try running "alsaconf" ?

I've got onboard sound too, for a different board, but I ran that, and then selected what came up, and then I had sound.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 09:25 AM   #6
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Here is the results of running ''alsaconf:
alsaconf
modinfo: snd: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd: no module by that name found

Building card database..
ALSA CONFIGURATOR
│ v1.0.4

│ This script is a configurator for
│ Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) driver.

│ If ALSA is already running, you should close all sound
│ apps now and stop the sound driver.
│ alsaconf will try to do this, but it's not 100% sure.
│ < OK >
No supported PnP or PCI card found.
Would you like to probe legacy ISA sound cards/chips?
< Yes >
modinfo: snd-opl3sa2: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4236: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4232: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-cs4231: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-es18xx: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-es1688: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-sb16: no module by that name found
modinfo: snd-sb8: no module by that name found

No legacy drivers are available
< OK >
bash-2.05b#

Tried it several times with various replies but result was the same.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:55 AM   #7
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Shitty :/

Found an old thread on someone else having onboard sound problems, and send them a message their way 'cause it was just over a month old (his board was almost the exact same model as mine)

He said the problem he'd had with his sound was fixed when his brother moved a jumper on his board. Maybe its something like that? Other than that, I don't know what to suggest, sorry :/

Hope that helps.
 
  


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