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Old 10-23-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
brynjarh
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Question No sound/Setting up the sound card?


I installed Debian recently, I have got everything working now except the sound card.

I have a nForce2 motherboard and the sound card is integrated with that I presume. Using the HAL Device Manager I can see a "nForce2 AC97 Audio Control (MCP)".

Running sndconfig gives me this message
"You don't seem to be running a kernel with modular sound enabled. (soundcore.o was not found in the module search path). To use sndconfig, you must be running a kernel with modular sound, such as the kernel images shipped with Debian Linux or a 2.2 or greater kernel."
I'm not using a custom kernel or anything like that just to have that clear.

"cat /dev/sndstat" gives me this:
Code:
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.4 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux HAL 2.6.8-1-386 #1 Thu Oct 7 02:21:16 EDT 2004 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
--- no soundcards ---

Audio devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
7: system timer

Mixers: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Maybe I'm missing some packages? Something I forgot to configure/don't know I'm suppose to configure?
Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


//edit
When I right click "volume controle" on the gnome pannel and select "open volume controle" I get:
"Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found".

Last edited by brynjarh; 10-23-2004 at 12:47 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:05 PM   #2
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is your pc a dell by any chance....i've found that dell sound cards just don't work with linux.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:30 PM   #3
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No it's not Dell.
And the sound works in Fedora Core 2 for example.

I think there is just something I need to configure or some package I need to install, like what packages do I need to get sound working? It's possible that it's just missing.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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I don't know if the instructions in the
Debian Configuration Posti-Install sticky will work with a 2.6 kernel but give it a try, you got nothing to lose.
If it doesn't work, at the beginning there is a link for kernel 2.6 problems, look for 'audio'.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 03:30 AM   #5
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See if running alsaconf as root gets you anywhere.
 
  


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