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Old 03-17-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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kernel 2.6.4 c-media 8738 (5.1ch) alsa problem


hello all,

good day, well first I installed slackware 9.1 upgraded to kernel 2.6.2, everything worked fine. then kernel 2.6.4 came out so i gave it a shot and compiled with almost the same .config settings with kernel 2.6.2, set alsa as static choose my soundcard (pci c-media 8738) as static.. I checked 2.6.2 and 2.6.4 .configs and they are the same. but I'm wondering now why my sound doesnt work.

errors I got were:
FATAL: Module snd_mixer_oss not found.
FATAL: Module snd_pcm_oss not found.

should I install alsa as modules?(but it worked as static under 2.6.2), should I download and install the lastest alsa drivers, utils, and libraries?

thanks,
bashrc2
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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I have found that with the 2.6 kernels.. i have better luck leaving alsa out and compiling from source afterwards.

i would suggest trying that
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply.

are you suggesting I should not install alsa(driver, utils, lib) from srouce, then leave alsa alone in the kernel and just install the sound core?

also..if its not a bother to you, do you kno how to get 5.1 channels to work? coz when I install alsa in kernel 2.6.2, I only get 4 speakers to work and they act like 2 channels. i have a creative speaker(5 small speakers and 1 sub).

thanks again...

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Old 03-18-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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yes, just compile sound support into the kernel do not include alsa (or OSS), after the compile install alsa from source.

About getting the 5.1 to work.. check out the alsa page. http://www.alsa-project.com and pick you card from there.. it should tell you if 5.1 is working with that card or not.. or how to get it to work .

btw.. the kernel includes 1.0.2 latest version is 1.0.3

EDIT: also, on sound cards.. alsa is updated regaurly.. so compiling it staticly into the kernel.. you are stuck with a kernel recompile to upgrade alsa, so I would make all that stuff modules if you are going to include it in your recompile.

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Old 03-19-2004, 01:25 AM   #5
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thanks so much for your reply.... i will do that tonight when I get back to work. and I better start reading on how to get 5.1 to work.

thanks again,
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