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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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