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Old 08-02-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
Lolaaatje
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Suse 9.1 fresh install: no sound


I have searched everywhere but can't seem to find a solution. I have just installed Suse 9.1 (have no Linux experience whatsoever) and I have no sound. Read a lot about ALSA and alsa.conf, but when I try to run alsa.conf it opens in Kwrite and I don't really know what to do with that. How can I get my soundcard to work properly?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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Try opening a terminal in X and then type in:
Code:
su

alsaconf
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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If I type su, it asks for a password but it doens't allow me to type anything after 'password: ' so my password is always seen as incorrect. Therefor I cannot run the alsaconf command either..
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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I have found out that I can install my soundcard using Yast2, but now a new problem occurs.

"The kernel module snd-ali5451 for sound support could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect moduleparameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters."

What does this plain in plain language and what can I do about this?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 03:35 AM   #5
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If I type su, it asks for a password but it doens't allow me to type anything after 'password: ' so my password is always seen as incorrect. Therefor I cannot run the alsaconf command either..
When it gives you the password: prompt, it purposely blanks out what your typing, so you can't actually see anything. But if its some problem deeper than that, you can always just login as root when you boot up, and then just run the alsaconf commad.

As for the module error, no idea. I never had to deal will sound modules because alsaconf did them for me.
 
  


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