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Old 06-23-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
AfwasTurk
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Sound problems


Ive just installed debian and kde prompts me with this message:
"Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device."

If I try lsmod | grep snd, I get nothing
I also tried alsaconf, but it said it could not find any pnp or pci cards.

What should I do?
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Find out what chipset your soundcard uses first off. Then load the module for that card. Start at the kernel module level and work from there up.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:30 PM   #3
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what kernel are you using ?
( type: "uname -r " )

to find your sound chip id type ( as root ) : " lspci |grep audio "

you've gotto load the module for your chip with " modprobe <modulename> "
after that, run " alsaconf " to configure it.

if you can't get it working , post the output for the commands.

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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I have a msi k8n neo3 motherboard with an nforce4-4x chipset, what are the appropriate modules for it?

Edit:
kernel: 2.6.8-11-amd64-k8
sound chip id: 0000:00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0059 (rev a2)

Last edited by AfwasTurk; 06-23-2005 at 01:37 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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So which module do I have to load?
 
Old 06-24-2005, 09:59 AM   #6
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i think you have to install the linux-drivers from nvidia.
you can get them here :

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_n..._1.0-0301.html

there are instructions for installation also...

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Old 06-24-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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ok, I downloaded it but it said I did not have the kernel-source.
(my kernel: 2.6.8-11-amd64-k8) so I downloaded kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd42-k8
and kernel-source-2.6.8 but it still does not work:
"Unable to load the kernel module 'nvnet.ko'. This is most likely
because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel;"
 
Old 06-24-2005, 12:22 PM   #8
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i don't know debian , but i guess you had kernel-headers before ?
i think you've got the wrong headers but i'm not sure.
you'll need advice from a debian user here.

maybe you just post on the debian forum a link to this thread and
ask the users there to take a look here...

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