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Old 02-05-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Alsa on Epia ME6000. No sound.

I've got a Epia ME6000 mini-ITX board, which I've installed LFS 6.2 (quite a while ago now, hence not 6.3), and have started on BLFS to add more. I'm trying to get sound out of the thing and have installed alsa. I'm pretty sure I enabled the sound in the kernel when I made it.

Anyway, I'm not getting any sound out. I've tried alsaconf, but that can't seem to find any hardware. It spits out some errors which appear too quickly to read before bombing out. The whole alsa thing seems rather mysterious to me, and I'm struggling to get to grips with it. How do I go about tracking down what the problem is?
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alsa libraries are missing. in the kernel modules you put the alsa program on that is the program that runs your mixer and soundserver. but the alsa sound modules that alsaconfig looks for are not there. so what kernel is that because the the newer kernel have them in there build so I think if you are using 2.6.21 and up you need to build those module and install them. /lib/modules/uname -r/kernel/sound/pci this is where they live. But on older kernels like lfskernel- it does not have the modules as part of the kernel you build them out side the kernel and install them and they live.
/lib/modules/uname -r/alsa
in the newer kernel in 2.6.21 and up it is you build the kernel and it is in.
/usr/src/uname -r/sound/pci
then you install the kernel.modules after building the kernel.
you are missing the module
Build them. or build a newer kernel

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