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Old 10-04-2002, 12:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy SBLive problem in Slack 8.1


I've recently installed Slackware 8.1 and sound is not working. I have an SBLive card. I've read previously posted messages on people solving the problem my adding the driver as a module or recompiling their kernel. I would like to avoid recompiling my kernel because I'm booting off a floppy. Being somewhat of a newb, if one of you guys could list the commands to fix the problem by adding it as a module, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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Old 10-04-2002, 12:47 AM   #2
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As root try,
/sbin/modprobe emu10k1
can't e easier than this!!!
 
Old 10-04-2002, 12:50 AM   #3
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OMG Thank you... Awesome. Double awesome. Would I do the same for future driver installs or what? or where can I list drivers available to add to /sbin/modprobe
 
Old 10-04-2002, 01:42 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Flat_Tire_
or where can I list drivers available to add to /sbin/modprobe
Try out: vi /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

Actual modules (drivers) can be found in /lib/modules/<kernel_version>
 
Old 10-04-2002, 10:57 PM   #5
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I've noticed that the module emu10k1 doesn't automatically load when I restart my computer. And that each time I boot I need to reload the emu10k1 driver using /sbin/modprobe emu10k1. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Once again is it possible without recompiling my kernel? Thanks
 
Old 10-05-2002, 01:04 AM   #6
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Yes the file mentioned above '/etc/rc.d/rc.modules' is the file you will want to edit.

So open up for your favorite text editor, and locate the sound card section, and find the emu10k1 entry. Uncomment (means delete the # sign in front of it) the entry /sbin/modprobe emu10k1
And now each time you start your computer it will be loaded. You will need to do a chmod a+r /dev/dsp and to /dev/mixer /dev/audio and /dev/sequencer also, this will allow your users to access the card as well. I don't think they need execute priviledges... Anyone know for sure?

Anyway, yeah, that's how you get it to load each boot.

Cool
 
Old 10-05-2002, 01:04 AM   #7
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Well you can activate it on boot by commenting out (removing '#' sign in front of /sbin/modprobe emu10k1 ) the appropriate line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
somewhere in the middle in sound section there is one for emu10k1

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Old 10-05-2002, 03:18 AM   #8
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Cool. Thanks for the help guys.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 05:53 PM   #9
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Unhappy error: couldn't open mixer /dev/sound/mixer

I also have slackware 8.1 and the sblive soundcard. I removed the comment mark in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and modified the permisions as suggested, but still can't get it any sound.

When i load dropline-gnome i get an error as it comes up that reads "Couldn't open mixer /dev/sound/mixer".

I don't see a /dev/sound/mixer. I see the /dev/mixer, but i don't know where to modify the dropliine confi to reference the device i do have.

any ideas?
 
Old 03-07-2003, 07:03 AM   #10
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I guess that you could try to fool gnome by making a symbolic link from /dev/mixer to /dev/sound/mixer. Try that and see what happens.!!

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Old 03-07-2003, 11:54 AM   #11
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I created the symbolic link as suggested, but i still get the same error when launching dropline.

I created a different user account and ran xwmconfig and selected kde for it and when i launch that i get an error that says /dev/dsp does not exist. i could see that it does exist and modified permissions again to check, but got the same error when i launched kde the second time.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 05:03 PM   #12
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did you changed the permisions to the /dev/mixer as root?
just to make sure try again?
su

chmod 777 /dev/mixer
(for the time being, later reember to change the

which version of gnome are you using?
 
Old 03-07-2003, 10:22 PM   #13
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humm, I'm finally back to my system,
Do you actually have a dir called sound in /dev?
I don't have that. I do have a /dev/mixer , that is actually a link to mixer0
1 root root 11 Feb 7 21:45 mixer -> /dev/mixer0
 
  


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