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Old 03-25-2001, 10:13 AM   #1
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I'm trying to use the alsa drivers.
They compiled correctly, but I cannot load the modules !

The error message I get when I use modprobe is : module_init: no such device

I used snddevice script, and checked in the /dev directory : I have a snd link pointing to /proc/asound.

If i put options in the modules.conf file, then the error message given by modprobe is : parm_snd_xxx invalid parameter, where xxx is always the last option from the list i put in the file.

I tried the alsa-conf utility, for no better results.
(same errors)

I didn't find anything in tha FAQ's an so on ...

please help me !
Old 03-27-2001, 01:27 PM   #2
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Lightbulb You probably need to upgrade your modutils

What kernel version are you using? I'm using kernel 2.4.2, and had to upgrade up modutils in order to load modules (I belive I got the same error as you did from module_init). Go to: , get the latest modutils RPM and install it. Hope this solves your problem.
Old 03-27-2001, 02:05 PM   #3
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Unhappy nope

Thanks for the idea, but it does'nt solve the problem.

I really don't know what's wrong with the system, i would rather bet on de /dev directory, or something like that.

anyway : no such device ...


Hope somenone has another idea ...
Old 03-29-2001, 08:16 AM   #4
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unfortunately if the modules is not correct ( or not installed properly ) the /dev/dsp won't be created . Alsa sux, because it requires bazzilions of modules . I had to install 8 modules so that my CF82something could work - but!
A very important thing:
did you make all the necessary aliases in /etc/conf.modules ?
It doesn't work without this ..
Old 03-29-2001, 11:19 AM   #5
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Lightbulb it works...almost perfectly

Well, err...
I found out what was wrong : i had not all the oss modules removed when trying to insert alsa ones...
(shame on me, I know, sorry :-) )

Still a problem : with amixer.
here is what i try and the message i get
>mixer set Master unmute
>amixer: Unable to find simple control '',0: Success

Happily i can use alsamixer to turn on the sound.

an idea why this detail seems wrong ?


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