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Old 04-09-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Sound woes


Well, I finally got a nice kernel going that is working with my wifi card (atheros), SATA, and a few other things. Thanks to all of you guys of course!

Currently, I'm trying to work on getting the sound going. Doing a "lspci -vv" I get this as to what I believe is the sound card:

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00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Unknown device ff00
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB
2B-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <
PERR-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 3
Region 0: Memory at d0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
So I recompiled the kernel and configured sound card support as a module and ALSA as a modue. Then inside of ALSA I have everything compiled as module/hardware in except Sequencer Dummy Client, Dynamic Device file minor numbers, Verbose printk, and debug. Then, finally, inside of PCI devices, all thee creative cards are compiled as modules (there is only 4). I didn't compile in the "Open Sound System". Wasn't sure if I needed it.

When I install the new kernel, system.map, and modules I reboot like normal. Then when I do a "alsaconf" I get "No supported PNP or PCI cards found".


So, I'm a little stuck. I am thinking perhaps I need something else compiled in the kernel...
 
Old 04-09-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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i had this with my desktop back in the day, the modules was blacklisted. but i do not think that the ati module would be black listed. do a lsmod and see if the module is loaded. if not modprobe it and the run the config again
 
Old 04-10-2007, 02:15 PM   #3
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Hmm.. I'm a litte confused on the entire sound issue.

From what I can tell. ALSA drivers do not support the new kernel (i.e. like mine, 2.6.20.6) so I have to compile them in as modules. I went ahead and removed everything "ALSA" that slack installed (drivers, libs, utils) as it was built for the 2.4 kernel.

So I went ahead and compiled in modules under AlSA for my ATI sound card. But I still can't get it to work. Of course, I am really not sure what I am supposed to do. Do I need to download the Alsa-utils? I did that but configure chokes out complaining that that a

"Sufficiently new version of libasound not found".

Not sure where to begin here...
 
Old 04-10-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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I needed to install the alsa-lib before the alsa-util. That is why I kept getting that error message.

Well I ran alsaconf and it still doesn't work. Still says it can't find any pnp sound cards...

Grrr... Going to check my kernel config again and make sure I didn't miss any modules that I needed...
 
Old 04-10-2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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so did you check that the module is actually loaded?
 
Old 04-10-2007, 03:08 PM   #6
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so did you check that the module is actually loaded?
Just figured it out. Didn't have the correct module compiled...

Stupid me. On to getting fglrx going. Should be fun. :-)
 
  


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