Originally Posted by drkstr
4. Ran alsaconf.
an error flashes right before It goes into config utility:
modinfo: could not find module snd
sounds like you don't have soundcore module.
and see if you have the following line
soundcore 3300 4 [snd]
or something similar ( the numbers will probably be different )
you need to have the soundcore module to use alsa, I have had this problem several times when I forget to compile in soundcore support.
once you have the snd part right the other parts that rely on it (snd-pcm-oss, snd-mixer-oss etc) should be ok.
remember to run alsamixer
to unmute and set sound levels and then alsactl store
to keep settings for future use.
Hope this helps.
also the alsa pages have a good install walkthrough just pick the section relevent to your soundcard.