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Old 09-20-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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oss complaining about existing sound driver?


I have disabled the sound system using the built in kde control center. When I intsall oss it says
Checking for any previously installed sound drivers...
You appear to have the the kernel level sound driver installed as a loadable
module. Unload it by executing rmmod sound and try installing OSS/Linux again.

If this error repeats again you probably have the sound driver being loaded
automagically by the kerneld daemon. In this case you should log out from the
X Windows session, then press <ctl><alt><F1> and log in on the Linux console
as root and then install OSS again.

Am I allowed to do these changes automatically for you (Y/N) ? y
Trying to disable the conflicting sound driver


Error: OSS cannot be installed because there is another sound driver loaded.
Driver 'sound' has registered the sound device (character major 14) for itself.



*** You may try if running oss-install a second time helps. ***

debian:/home/sc# rmmod sound
ERROR: Module sound does not exist in /proc/modules
Also tried modprobe -r sound but still get the same error

also it seems everytime I restart debian I have to reinstall the kernel source only then will it not complain about not being able to find it.


Last edited by linuxmandrake; 09-20-2005 at 01:35 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hi!

Please post the result from "lsmod" command, so we can see what drivers it has loaded.

Cheers!
 
Old 09-20-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:47 PM   #4
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I had the same thing on Slack with a 2.6.11 kernel. No matter what I did it always complained about sound module char 14.
I disabled all sound in the kernel - no effect
purged all other kernels - no effect
rmmod everything no effect

In the end i found an init file that was aliasing sound type modules to be called just sound...dunno where it came from but i suspect it was the cause. OSS looks for the soundcore.ko to be loaded and the way it checks seems to be flawed..i've just upgraded to 2.6.13 because i can't live with ALSA.

Not a lot of help really but you are not alone.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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2.6.13 frsh install (except /home partition) has exactly the same problem so unless its a hidden .buggermysoundupinitfile I dunno what it is.

Still, 2.6.13 has better OSS support in the kernel which it's more than good enough for me and sooooooo much better than ALSA.
 
  


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