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Old 01-18-2003, 10:53 PM   #1
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Slackware 8.1 and sound


Greetings. I'm running Slackware 8.1 on a Sound Blaster Live! Value sound card on an Asus P4S8X motherboard and I'm just curious as to how to get sound to work, as I'm rather clueless. Thank you for reading (and possibly responding to) this post.

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Old 01-18-2003, 11:12 PM   #2
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modprobe emu10k1 (as root) will get you going until you have to reboot. To make it load at startup, edit the file /etc/rc.modules and uncomment the line for the emu10k1 driver.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 11:16 PM   #3
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Also you will want to chmod 666 /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer* so other users have permissions for sound besides root.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 11:20 PM   #4
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Oops, forgot about that. Thanks for mentioning it.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 01:45 AM   #5
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You can also recompile your kernel to include the emu10k1 sound drivers, so it will not need to be modprobed.

(trickykid: are you sure these device don't need executable right too? I was tolding everyone to chmod +777. )
 
Old 01-19-2003, 03:12 AM   #6
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You can also recompile your kernel to include the emu10k1 sound drivers, so it will not need to be modprobed.

(trickykid: are you sure these device don't need executable right too? I was tolding everyone to chmod +777. )
No, you want to set them to read and write only. There's nothing to execute from them, they're device files.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 03:44 AM   #7
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The modprobe works, however the file /etc/rc.modules does not exist. I've tried opening it up with gedit and vi (as root) to no avail.

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Old 01-19-2003, 04:46 AM   #8
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/etc/rc.d/rc.modules

next time you can try 'find /etc -name rc.modules'

<nag>read up on it in the man pages</nag>
 
Old 01-19-2003, 05:22 AM   #9
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Don't blame him, it was my fault. I posted the incorrect location, he never would have asked had I made sure it was correct before I posted it.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 10:36 AM   #10
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Don't blame him, it was my fault. I posted the incorrect location, he never would have asked had I made sure it was correct before I posted it.
Oh man, I didn't even notice either from your post. Leaving out important info, giving wrong path's to files.. trickykid hands LSD a cup of coffee..
 
Old 01-19-2003, 01:00 PM   #11
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Ah, so thats where its located! Many thanks!

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Old 01-20-2003, 09:23 AM   #12
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One way to do this is to create an audio group, have the audio group own:

/dev/audio*
/dev/dsp*
/dev/mixer*


Then when using the adduser command make sure the user is part of the audio group



(changing permisions on a device seems very strange to me)

Last edited by flashingcurser; 01-20-2003 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 01-21-2003, 06:33 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Half_Elf
You can also recompile your kernel to include the emu10k1 sound drivers, so it will not need to be modprobed.

(trickykid: are you sure these device don't need executable right too? I was tolding everyone to chmod +777. )
Or more elegant by adding the following line to /etc/modules.conf:
alias sound-slot-0 emu10k1

This way the kernel will load the driver when needed.
 
  


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