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help i can't get my sound working, it is the soundcard on the asus p4c800-e deluxe, i have googled and it seems it needs the i8x0 drivers so i compiled it into my kernel and it still isn't working, do i have to add something to the modules.conf file, if so what? do i have add stuff to any other file? plese help i need sound
The 2.6.x kernels use ALSA, so maybe try 2 things. Run as root
and then exit to a normal user and run
That's the mixer that alsa uses. All channels are muted by default, but once you unmute them and set your levels, press ESC to exit. Then su to root and run
# alsactl store
so that your settings will be saved.
And check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to see if it's actually enabled in there.
Last edited by Bruce Hill; 01-10-2004 at 09:59 PM.
Originally posted by edman007 alsaconf finds no cards
alsamixer won't run, says this:
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
ALSA is compiled into the kernel too
Okay, you need to get ALSA properly working, or either use some other sound device. This link on the ALSA web site has specific instructions for that onboard chip. I have it and it installs okay with those instructions under kernels 2.4.23 and 2.4.22. You know, of course, that kernels 2.6.x have ALSA and no OSS, so it may be a little different. Try searching here at LQ, for there have been many posts trying to get sound and the new 2.6.0 kernel working.
Check the permissions on /dev/dsp. They should be rw for everyone (owner, users and other).-ie something like rwx-rw-rw. If they are not , then su to root and "chmod a+rw /dev/dsp". Also, dev/dsp is frequently a symbolic link to /dev/dsp0 and as such, /dev/dsp0 needs the permissions set to rw for everyone.
Originally posted by edman007 i did chmod 766 on both of them and added them to the users group and still no go, i even tried 777 and it still didn't work, running the games as root gave the same error
the weird thing is even when i did chmod 777 on /dev/dsp it was still lrwxr-xr-x, is that because its a link?
The l means it's a link. Do $ ls -l /dev/dsp to determine what it's linked to, like ->
mingdao@paul:Mon Jan 12 12:35:01~$ ls -l /dev/dsp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Dec 2 02:43 /dev/dsp -> dsp0
I really don't know about the permissions problem. I don't have any such problems, but I also don't play any games. What game is giving you this error?