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Old 01-16-2004, 12:10 AM   #1
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Alsa patches on 2.4 problem


Hi all,

Alsa was working fine out of the box for 9.1 until I started downloading the newer patches, 0.9x and 1.x, when sound stopped working and I got the kde startup message "/dev/dsp not found" etc.

What I'm doing is uninstall the patches and re-install the original which comes on the slack 9.1 cd.

Any suggestions?

(Please no "compile your kernel" tips! I tried to do it last week for acpi and I ended up, although I was scrupulously following the required steps, re-installing all of slack!)

Thanks!
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:55 PM   #2
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i would suggest downloading swaret and updating everything. I have a lot of problems with sound until I did this.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:40 AM   #3
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This is what I did!

I've done ALL my updates with swaret, that's why I'm surprised!
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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The latest ALSA update from swaret (0.98 and above i think) requires also the latest Kernel update frm swaret too.

I had the exact same problem, till i updates my kernel to 2.4.23, restarted, and all works perfectly again.

Either downgrade your ALSA to 0.96 (i think thats the version.. its the default one on a clean slack installation) with your Kernel 2.4.22, or update your kernel to 2.4.23 or even 2.4.24,

To update your kernel, there's no 'compiling' to do
just go to your /etc/swaret.conf file, and comment the
EXCLUDE kernel (by adding # in beginning of line)

swaret --update
swaret --upgrade
lilo
reboot

and it should all work. (Dont hold me responsible for any kernel update problems tho... it worked perfectly for me.)

hope this helps
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:42 PM   #5
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Thanks all for your suggestions!

Maybe keeping (downgrading) to the original slack 9.1 alsa is the safest option (since it was fine and working).
 
Old 01-17-2004, 06:22 PM   #6
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yeah i had problems until i changed the version to current and took out the part that excluded the kernel.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 11:43 PM   #7
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I had similar problems getting alsa-drivers to work after upgrading to 2.4.24. I use swaret to upgrade, but I still have the kernel excluded.
I finally got alsa-drivers 1.0.1 to work by compiling from source. The INSTALL file in alsa-drivers-1.0.1 says, after running ./configure && make && make install, to run ./snddevices to create new sound devices in /dev directory. Then alsaconf found my sound card with no problems since.
This is the only one I compiled from source, the alsa-lib, -oss & -utils slackpackages work fine.
 
  


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