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Old 04-08-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Angry Ensoniq AudioPCI soundcard not found or device busy...


Hi there, I was just finished to install the lastest kernel 2.6.5 and when i want to load my sound's module snd-ens1371 and in the boot, i receive this output error :

Ensoniq AudioPCI soundcard not found or device busy

And i have no sound.

I don't know if my config are ok, but i type lsmod and i have only that :

wibo@base1:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nvidia 2072232 12
ide_scsi 14628 0
rtc 11912 0
wibo@base1:~$

Any1 can help me?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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ur using alas or OSS?
you must first check your kernel configuration. you must have all of alsa avaiable option checked but some you cant be omited such as sequencer.

you alsa must enable sound, sound\alsa and you soundcard driver es1371 as modules.

then go to http://alsa-project.org/ and download alsa-lib and alsa utils. compile and install them and the run alsaconf and you set you soundcard to be enable by default. it will automatically add entry into you modprobe.conf file
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:45 AM   #3
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alsa.

All my Alsa's option and a little bite OSS are coched...

My module was in /lib/modules/2.6.5/kernel/sound/pci/snd-ens1371.ko

I have already Alsa-lib and other stuff..

What i do now?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Check etc/modules.conf has the following two lines

above snd-ens1371 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-slot-0 snd-ens1371

It may help,
Larry
 
Old 08-07-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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error in the "above" line?

hi

i'm running Fedora Core 2 (installed 1 week ago today). i have an "ensoniq" sound card.

i tried the solution offered here but after 1 week of working more or less fine, i suddenly can't get any more sound from my speakers.

when i reboot, i see an error that says something to the effect of:

"error in /etc/modprobe.conf. ignoring line starting with "above""

and when i go into the /etc/modprobe.conf file, i see that this is what is written:

alias eth0 8139too
above snd-ens1371 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-slot-0 snd-ens1371

the first line is my NIC and it's working fine.

the second and third lines are what i added per this thread's suggestion ... and it did work for a week. but suddently it doesn't work anymore.

anyone have ideas how to fix this?

thanks,

laughzilla
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:32 AM   #6
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eureka! it has been solved!

hah! i got a solution to this problem.

i got help from the #fedora channel on irc.dal.net

here's what i did:
i changed the "0" in the third line of my modprobe.conf to a "1" and saved the change. but still i got no sound, even though the files were seemingly playing in xmms.

so .... i was then instructed to run "lsmod" to show all the modules running on my machine.

that revealed a lot of info that i did not understand but it turns out it was basically showing things properly set.

so ... i simply ran this command in shell:
system-config-soundcard

and that gave me this output:
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 23 [74%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 23 [74%] [on]
-8

with some confusion and patience, eventually the "Soundcard Detection" application opened up a little window with a "play test sound" button, which i clicked, and lo and behold, the sounds *eventually* started (after about 20 seconds of silence).

i don't really know what caused this to fix itself but it is very weird.

i don't know how to "permanently fix this" so that it doesn't mess itself up again, but at least this solution is now posted online. i hope it's useful to others who have similar problems with sound cards from ensoniq on fedora core 2.

cheers,

laughzilla
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:57 AM   #7
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note: the fix that i found did not "stay" after reboot. i had to run the shell command again to get it working again.

it's annoying but it does work.

meanwhile i'm still looking for a way to fix the problem "permanently". any help will be much appreciated

cheers,

laughzilla
 
  


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