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First off, I should let you know that I have a Creative Labs SB Live! Value, and it was working just fine beforehand.
I followed the kernel compiling guide with the 2.6 kernel source except that I symlinked /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux-2.6.0-test9
When I ran make menuconfig, I enabled alsa as a module, sequencer support, OSS API emulation, OSS Mixer API(module), and OSS PCM API (module).
When I rebooted, I got a blank screen for a while (I guess framebuffer support didn't work out right), but eventually it came to the Dropline Gnome login.
After I logged in, I tried to play something in xmms, but it said something like "device doesn't exist." So... I reboot and load my old kernel, and now xmms "plays" but no sound is coming out. Any ideas why?
On the 2.6, I'm guessing that the module didn't get loaded. I have no clue why sound won't play anymore in my 2.4.22 kernel.
You definitely need to reinstall ALL the alsa packages whenever you compile a kernel including the libs tools and oss support if you use it. There's some info about it on the alsa site. It's a pain in the butt.
In the old kernel, there are no error messages. Just no sound.
I remember that in the menuconfig that devfs is now deprecated and if in doubt there, say N, so I did. I think that's different, though.
I haven't checked anything like /dev/sound/mixer to see where it goes.
Oh, boy. Where do I get started reinstalling all the ALSA packages?
(Would I need to do it for radeon as well? What about the scrollwheel?)
Ok, download the main alsa package then do a ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 --with-sequencer=yes make
as root make install.
as root chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi
do a normal ./configure make make install for alsa-util, alsa-library and oss if u need it
I have an nvidia graphics card and I need to reinstall that every time I compile a kernel but thats easy just one file to run. I don't know about radeons sorry.
what do you mean about the scrollwheel, is it not working? As your asking about your radeon I presume x did not work for you, so you regenerated an xf86config file? You need to put your scrollwheel settings back in here if you did. You should probably then make a copy of the file so you can copy it over every time without any hassle. And another exactly the same but set up with your radeon drivers.
Will recompiling my kernel b0rk my ATI Radeon 7500 driver?
I re-installed Slack 9.1 and now I want to recompile my kernel to trim it down and enable power management (the ACPI kernel provided on the Slack disc hangs my system at the RTC line), but I don't want to get burned like I did with the 2.6 kernel.
Namely, I want to keep my sound and 3D acceleration, so I'm sticking with 2.4.22 for now.
Above is how to get alsa back up and running, but what about the radeon driver? Will recompiling the kernel blow away my existing module?
Where would I go to get it again?
(Not ATI's web site. They only provide Linux support for 8500 and up, and I've got a 7500. I couldn't get the one at dri.sourceforge.net to work either. Does gatos.sourceforge.net provide the correct driver?)