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I recompiled my 2.6 kernel, as I wanted to take my time and go through all the options in 'make xconfig', pick the stuff I need, etc.
I unselected (said No) to the 'Open Sound System' option in the kernel config. I checked off the 'ALSA' option (said Yes) as well as the 'OSS API Emulation', 'OSS Mixer API', and the 'OSS PCM' (I said 'Yes' to all of these options, I didn't make them modules). Under 'PCI devices' I said 'Yes' to 'EMU10K1 (SB Live! & Audigy, E-mu APS)', as my soundcard is a Soundblaster Live Value.
My kernel compiled fine. But ALSA still doesn't seem to work. When I run alsaconf it says "No supported PnP of PCI card found". When I run alsamixer it lists my card info as follows:
First off... in order to fix the problem with XMMS using the ALSA drivers, you will need to:
chmod 777 /dev/dsp*; chmod 777 /dev/mixer*;chmod 777 /dev/pcm*
This is a common problem, and having the permissions set correctly should fix it.
As for alsaconf not finding the card, if you are able to get sound in XMMS after you chmod the files above, then it would seem that ALSA is working fine. Can you post the results of lsmod so that we can see if the correct modules are loading?
I had the same problem... alsaconf says no sound devices present... but alsamixer works, and mpg321 works... tho' my mp3s are scratchy if I use alsa and work well only if I use he -o oss switch... but that was a problem I had even with 2.4.22 and the 0.9.6 alsa... so not specific to 2.6.0 ... I do also get a couple of errors during startup, I forgot what... two lines related to oss emulation or something, I think... Im on windows right now, since I just CANNOT get my nVidia driver working under 2.6.0, so dont remember... oh, and I already tried minion.de ... I think I messed up previous kernel compiles so badly that I have a system incapable of installing nVidia... :-)
*goes to start a new thread for that*
anybody with info on why alsaconf refuses to pickup the card, but still works, let us know.. btw, I have an nForce2 mobo, and ALSA is compiled into the kernel...
I noticed when I run dmesg I see the following concerning ALSA and my sound card:
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 0.9.7 (Thu Sep 25 19:16:36 2003
ALSA device list:
#0: Sound Blaster Live! (rev.8) at 0xdc00, irq 12
It doesn't give me any errors. Yet if I try to use ALSA in the KDE Control Center, or in XMMS, I don't get any sound. I only get sound when I set the KDE Control Center to 'Autodetect', and XMMS to 'OSS'. And alsaconf doesn't find any cards, although alsamixer works.
well, we all know that link, but this is not helping the noobs a lot (like me) I guess we have to patch the kernel to get the latest alsa? What's the point in including them into the kernel? Isn't this more easy just as module or am I thinking in a wrong way?