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Old 03-25-2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Sound problems (alsaconf cannot find sound modules.)


Please note that I'm not very experienced at all with dealing with sound on Linux, this is the first time I've attempted to get sound working.

When I try to play a sound file in amaroK (running on Fluxbox) it outputs the error message:

Quote:
[GStreamer error] Device "dev/dsp" does not exist.
even though it does appear to exist (as a symbolic link):

Code:
$ ls -l /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 9 2006-03-24 22:32 /dev/dsp -> /dev/dsp0
Similarly, XMMS outputs

Quote:
Please check that:

Your sound card is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the sound care
When I try to run alsaconf, it outputs:

Code:
modinfo: could not find module snd
modinfo: could not find module snd
modinfo: could not find module snd
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).
Building card database...
modinfo: could not find module snd-opl3sa2
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4236
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4232
modinfo: could not find module snd-cs4231
modinfo: could not find module snd-es18xx
modinfo: could not find module snd-es1688
modinfo: could not find module snd-sb16
modinfo: could not find module snd-sb8
I will post my lspci. Perhaps it will help.

Code:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Inter
face (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) US
B UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) US
B UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) US
B UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI 
Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Bridge (rev 0
2)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) UltraATA-100 I
DE Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Contr
oller (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4
-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200
] (rev a1)
0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT86C100A [Rhine] (rev
06)
Also, I am running Debian 3.1 with version 2.6.16 of the kernel. It was compiled with (modularized) sound support.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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Try # modprobe -a

...and see if alsaconf does anything different.

If it still doesn't work, post the output of lsmod | grep snd
 
Old 03-25-2006, 01:50 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Try # modprobe -a

...and see if alsaconf does anything different.

If it still doesn't work, post the output of lsmod | grep snd
I don't know if modprobe -a is a valid command:

Code:
$ sudo modprobe -a
Usage: modprobe [-v] [-V] [-C config-file] [-n] [-i] [-q] [-o <modname>] <modname> [parameters...]
modprobe -r [-n] [-i] [-v] <modulename> ...
modprobe -l -t <dirname> [ -a <modulename> ...]
It seems like you have to specify a module name.

[ lsmod | grep snd ] produces no output.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 02:18 AM   #4
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Sorry ... I meant depmod -a
Then modprobe snd

Last edited by rickh; 03-25-2006 at 02:20 AM.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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Sorry ... I meant depmod -a
Then modprobe snd
Code:
$ sudo depmod -a
$ sudo modprobe snd
FATAL: Module snd not found.
Alsaconf still acts the same afterwards.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 02:34 AM   #6
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Well ... your sound module is not being loaded. I would assume it is related to the kernel build. Did you install Sarge originally with the 2.6 kernel. If the original install had 2.4, it handled module insertion a lot different, and there could still be some residual issues related to that.

Maybe someone who knows more than me about it will come along.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 02:41 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by rickh
Well ... your sound module is not being loaded. I would assume it is related to the kernel build. Did you install Sarge originally with the 2.6 kernel. If the original install had 2.4, it handled module insertion a lot different, and there could still be some residual issues related to that.

Maybe someone who knows more than me about it will come along.
Thanks anyways, I do appreciate your attempt to help. My Debian netinst originally came with version 2.4.27 of the kernel.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
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Code:
$ sudo depmod -a
$ sudo modprobe snd
FATAL: Module snd not found.
Alsaconf still acts the same afterwards.
I have the exact same problem now with (K)ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy).
This was after I tried to install the ALSO driver for the integrated sound card on the motherboard, a Realtek ALC888, which I found here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Audio%20Codecs
(you have to accept an agreement and scroll down the the linux driver)
 
Old 11-12-2008, 03:36 AM   #9
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I know this was over a year ago but for anyone else , I was having exactly the same problem and depmod -a worked for me.
 
  


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