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Old 11-16-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
fenderman11111
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fresh deb install... sound issues (alsa, es1371)


I'm having somewhat of a strange sound problem... It's rather frustrating.

Fresh debian install... sound blaster 16 card... I'm probably just missing something.

I installed alsa-base package which presumably included alsa-utils etc... It's my understanding that the alsa drivers are compiled into the kernel (2.6).

I was added to the 'sound' group.

I run alsaconf...(i am root)

It finds my card and configures it...

Code:
root@brandon:/home/brandon# alsaconf
Building card database..


Running update-modules...
Loading driver...
Starting ALSA.../etc/init.d/alsa: Error: alsactl restore failed with message 'alsactl: load_state:1134: No soundcards found...'.
done.
Setting default volumes...
Saving the mixer setup used for this in /var/lib/alsa/asound.state.
/usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1061: No soundcards found...

===============================================================================

 Now ALSA is ready to use.
 For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.

 Have a lot of fun!

root@brandon:/home/brandon#
How could it not have found the soundcard that it just detected and configured?!

I can't figure out what's going wrong... I don't know enough about it. Help would be appreciated!! thanks everyone
 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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I have this exactly same problem with debian and self compiled kernel. Did you find some solution for this?
 
Old 12-08-2004, 03:09 PM   #3
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yeah ... I rebooted.

: \

I am so dumb sometimes!
 
Old 12-09-2004, 03:24 AM   #4
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That didn't help me
Any ideas how to fix that. I get the same error message when booting up my system. Do I miss some configuration? or some file? Does my old OSS or eSD configuration mess something up? Any ideas where to look?
 
Old 12-17-2004, 07:09 AM   #5
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A bit more info if sombody could point me where to look?


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debian:/home/pasi# /etc/init.d/alsa start
Starting ALSA.../etc/init.d/alsa: Error: alsactl restore failed with message 'alsactl: load_state:1134: No soundcards found...'.
done.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
debian:/home/pasi# cat /dev/sndstat
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.4rc2 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux debian 2.6.620041208 #1 SMP Wed Dec 8 18:09:55 EET 2004 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
--- no soundcards ---

Audio devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
7: system timer
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

debian:/home/pasi# lsmod |grep snd
snd_seq_oss 32640 0
snd_seq_midi_event 10240 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 50832 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_intel8x0 32808 0
snd_ac97_codec 58116 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 48804 0
snd_mixer_oss 18688 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83460 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 24708 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 12548 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 7680 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 9984 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 23200 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 10248 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 46308 12 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm ,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 11232 1 snd
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


I'm really lost here. I've been googling for couple of weeks now. I really don't want to go back to windows because this sound issue. Everything else seems to be working pretty good. Please help. Anybody?
 
Old 12-23-2004, 06:53 AM   #6
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dont give up

I'm having the same problem, will let you know when I fix it. (if I fix it.) it seems like it must be something minor, like a configuration problem, the right line in the right place, I dont know. dont go back to windows though. whatever you do.
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:54 PM   #7
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Ok. I got it working:
Following boot option got it going:
pci=noacpi
 
Old 12-24-2004, 12:58 PM   #8
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I had this problem one time myself, however, when I ran the debian net install and had it download everything instead of using the CDs, alsa and everything else worked great. It must have something to do with the CDs themselves, but I'm not sure what.

Regards,
Willie.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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well, if you install off the CD you probably need to do:

apt-get install alsa-base alsa-utils

the drivers are compiled into 2.6 but you still have to get the other packages for it to work right... those two packages aren't on the first CD.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:02 PM   #10
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Alsa not working

Ok, ignore all the other responses people gave. Your problem is that you are not compiling sound support as a module. You may have the Alsa drivers as modules, but if you have soundcore (the main option for sound support) compiled statically instead of a module you will get these errors. Good luck!
 
  


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