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Old 07-13-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Onboard sound card not recognized


Hi, I installed DSL 3.0.1 to my mp3/usb device, then I booted from it but my sound card doesn't seem to be recognized. I installed and executed sndconfig since I think dsl uses OSS, but even when my sound card was autodetected by sndconfig, it failed to initialize the sound (I'm not on DSL now, but the error I got was something about some kernel modules). When I run lspci from ubuntu I get this output for my sound card:

0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)

I tried dsl-n-01RC2 thinking that it would recognize my sound card, but it hangs on boot when detecting my ethernet card (the same happens on my machine with knoppix).

Any idea on how to fix the sound problem? Also will DSL installed on my mp3 drive work on an old machine with only 64 mb of ram? (is the one I use at work).
 
Old 07-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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I found the easiest way to fix this problem is to install a different sound card, but I'm not a linux guru.
I got DSL up and running on a 486-mmx with only 32meg ram, frugal install with full desktop. It was slow but worked fine.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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you are the VERY first person i've come across that has the EXACT same problem i have.....and quite frankly, i am not excited about spending $100 on a pcmcia sound card either...ANY REAL help would be GREATLY appreciated!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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...and quite frankly, i am not excited about spending $100 on a pcmcia sound card either...
Me neither, since it works fine with every distro I have installed on my machine. I realized some days ago that my sound card is detected upon boot but for some reason DSL fails to initialize the sound. I don't remember quite well what was the error I had when running sndconfig but it was something related to some kernel modules (when I get home I'll regenerate the error again and post the results here)... I'm thinking it might be some bug of this kernel version driver for my sound card, but I'm not sure. Anyway, if I manage to solve the problem I'll post the answer here.

P.S.:Taime, do you have the same sound card as me? What's the result of running /sbin/lspci?


EDIT:

OK, I'm on DSL now. This is the error I get when running sndconfig:

Code:
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: 
init_module: No such device                                    
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod  
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o failed   
/lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/sound/i810_audio.o: insmod  
sound-slot-0 failed
I installed alsaconf but this is what I get during the installation:

Code:
Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.26/modules.dep
No ALSA driver installed
depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.26/modules.dep for writing
Starting ALSA sound driver (version none):Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.26/modules.dep
modprobe: Can't locate module snd
 failed.
Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.26/modules.dep

Setting up libasound2 (0.9.0beta10a-3) ...

Setting up alsa-utils (0.9.0beta12-1) ...

Setting up alsaconf (0.4.3b-4) ...

bash-2.05b# apt-get install alsa    
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package alsa
Any clue on how to solve this issue?
Also, how to make the system-wide changes permanent when having DSL installed in a usb device? (e.g., programs installed dissappear when I reboot).

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Hungry ghost; 07-19-2006 at 08:59 PM.
 
  


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