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Old 04-01-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Total noob having sound card issues. "Unknown device"


Hello everybody.

I'll start this thread by saying that I have ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE WITH ANY LINUX DISTRIBUTION, WHATSOEVER. So, if you can help me, please assume that I am utterly clueless...because, I am.

I've recently purchased a copy of the 2007 Linux Bible, and am trying out the KNOPPIX live CD. Now, all of my hardware autoconfigs on the boot screen, except my sound card. It comes up as "Unknown Device"

I opened the "soundcard configuration" option through the KNOPPIX icon (the little squashed penguin) I recieved this message


"ERROR: No Sound Modules Found"

"You don't seem to be running a kernel with modular sound enabled (soundcore.o was not found in the module search path) To use sndconfig, you must be running a kernel with modular sound (Debian GNU/Linux, or a 2.2 kernel, and sound must be compiled as modules."


I just want to have sound, play music, etc. Now, I'm sure the slution is something rediculously simple. But, at the moment, I'm just a little confused. Modules, ALSA...It's all greek to me. I'm not sure if I'm even on the right track. So, if you guys could please save me from myself, I'd be eternally grateful.

J
 
Old 04-01-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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Could you post the output of lspci?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 02:27 AM   #3
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Ok, now I feel really stupid. I booted KNOPPIX again, and now it detects...apparently. Don't ask me what I did, or how I did it. Here's the output.



0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Processor to I/O Controller (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:03.0 Mass storage controller: Integrated Technology Express, Inc. ITE 8211F Single Channel UDMA 133 (ASUS 8211 (ITE IT8212 ATA RAID Controller)) (rev 11)
0000:01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
0000:01:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
0000:01:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
0000:06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B62 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)]
0000:06:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X600(RV380

Now...my next question is...how do I get 7.1 surround sound to work?
 
Old 04-02-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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you open a terminal, enter alsamixer, and play around with the settings.
There of course is Kmix (kde graphical mixer) or a GNOME Mixer, depends on what you're using, where you can play around with the settings too.
 
  


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