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Old 07-10-2007, 06:43 AM   #1
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no alsa-drivers in slackware 12?


I've got no sound since upgrading to slackware 12. I thought to reinstall the alsa drivers, but when I tried to find them in slackware/l it wasn't there.

Help appreciated.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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That's odd, I'm using alsa and audio worked fine right out of the box (though it stopped working yesterday and I haven't yet figured out why; mixer levels are ok, no mute on, audio players start playing but nothing comes out).
 
Old 07-10-2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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From CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT:

l/alsa-driver: removed since the 2.6.x kernels include the alsa modules.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 07:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
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From CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT:

l/alsa-driver: removed since the 2.6.x kernels include the alsa modules.
I am having a similar issue when I found out i didn't have sound. I checked alsamixer and everything was fine, and I checked lspci and my sound card was loaded, and I did a lsmod and the kernel modules were loaded...what gives? I had thought about putting on 2.6.22 thinking that might solve my problem. BTW this is all out of the box stock. I have an audigy2 zs.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 08:30 AM   #5
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are these fresh installs or upgrades ?
 
Old 07-10-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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are these fresh installs or upgrades ?

fresh install, using kde or even xfce.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 09:16 AM   #7
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and you have used alsamixer to set volumes and check kmix (in kde) to make sure the volume is not mute, i have to tick 2 settings in there main and pcm before any sound is heard
 
Old 07-10-2007, 09:21 AM   #8
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and you have used alsamixer to set volumes and check kmix (in kde) to make sure the volume is not mute, i have to tick 2 settings in there main and pcm before any sound is heard

I have used alsamixer to set settings...but I have not used kmix...I will have to check that out.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 11:46 AM   #9
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Installed slackware 12.0 yesterday. I had sound problems as well. I ran alsaconfig and alsamix to unmute everything. After that, my mp3's played but my CD's wont work when I use KsCD. I'm not really too bothered though, but keep us posted.

[EDIT]

I think I remember reading somewhere that you would really wont to run alsaconfig as a user rather than root. Just to keep that in mind.

Last edited by RoughEdge; 07-10-2007 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 12:16 PM   #10
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yea, I ran kmix, still nothing. hmmm.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 12:20 PM   #11
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Are you all using the huge kernel?

I've left the huge-smp kernel untouched since installation, it's been a week and still have sound.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 01:09 PM   #12
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Are you all using the huge kernel?

yes, I am using the default kernel for installation.

You have an audigy2 zs too?
 
Old 07-10-2007, 01:33 PM   #13
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Forgive my ingorance, but is your sound card an actual installable sound card or onboard? I was sure that there can be problems when using two sound cards. Not sure if it was a slackware problem or just a problem in general.

If you have onboard sound AND are using an installable card try

1. Disabling it in the bios
2. Running alsaconfig to ensure only one card is detected

I am sure some more experienced people here will be able to tell you quickly if that may be the problem.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 03:39 PM   #14
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Forgive my ingorance,
easily done :-)

Quote:
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1. Disabling it in the bios
2. Running alsaconfig to ensure only one card is detected
The sound card I am wanting to use is a pci sound card. I do have onboard and it is in fact disabled in the bios.

I ran alsaconfig twice and I am using the emuk...which I
have always used when compiling a new kernel.

I have used slack 10 and 11 with no problems with my sound card...which is really puzzling.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 05:17 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RoughEdge
If you have onboard sound AND are using an installable card try

1. Disabling it in the bios
2. Running alsaconfig to ensure only one card is detected
If your sound card drivers are built as modules, then you have another option:

3. Blacklist the module for the sound card you don't want to use.

Brian
 
  


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