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Old 11-12-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
jamescov
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No sound (ALSA) after install custom Kernel


Hi everyone,

I compiled a new Kernel last night for Slack 9.1 so ACPI would work. Now all ACPI features work, but I have no sound. I worked with it last night and decided to remove alsa packages and reinstall. I had no problem removing or compiling the new ALSA modules. The sound card is started at boot, howerver, when I try to access alsamixer to unmute the system, I get the following error:

ALSA lib control.c:601snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL default
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory.

I thank everyone in advance for your help. You guys and gals are great
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:08 PM   #2
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try an alternate mixer, even a gui one (gnome-alsamixer) if need be.

links can be found from the main www.alsa-project.org site
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:22 PM   #3
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we need a sticky for this.
alsa modules get wiped out if you compile a custom kernel.
uninstall, then reinstall alsa-drivers, or if you want, reinstall all the alsa packages, just to be safe.

Last edited by stevenhasty; 11-12-2003 at 07:29 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 09:12 PM   #4
jamescov
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I have reinstalled the driver and it is being loaded correctly, but I am unable to run alsamixer so I can unmute the necessary channels. What other packages need to be installed?
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:17 PM   #5
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I got the issue resolved I guess. I was able to get the ALSA mixer to work after reinstalling the Driver and library files however when I unmuted the it worked but when the computer was restarted the settings didn't save. I ran "alsactl store" but the settings would not save. I decided to back up my data and reinstall. When I reinstalled, I used the bareacpi kernel and now the sound and ACPI work.

James
 
  


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