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Old 09-14-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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ALSA Drivers: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk

Hello everyone. I am trying to get Mandrake 9.1 working on a Compaq Armada 7400 laptop. Things are going good so far, I have X and the network setup and working well, but I'm having trouble getting my soundcard working with ALSA.

First, I installed Mandrake 9.1 from CD and then downloaded the kernel source and installed that from RPM (I have not compiled the kernel myself, I'm hoping to avoid that if possible). This is because the installation CD was giving me hell trying to do it from the CD, but I'm not sureif that makes a difference or not.

I downloaded and installed the ALSA drivers, lib, and utils. I followed the instructions given here for my laptop and this was done with Mandrake:

Everything went well, except I recieved numerous warnings when compiling the drivers - just redefinition warnings (location of previous definition etc. The make seemed to work well otherwise so I ignored them.

At any rate, once I tried to modprobe the modules, I get the following error:

[root@localhost src]# modprobe snd-es18xx
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-es18xx failed
[root@localhost src]#

lsmod gives the following output:

[root@localhost src]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
sg 34636 0 (autoclean) (unused)
st 29488 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod 16920 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sd_mod 13100 0 (autoclean) (unused)
scsi_mod 103284 4 (autoclean) [sg st sr_mod sd_mod]
ide-cd 33856 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 31648 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-cd]
nls_cp437 5148 1 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 3516 1 (autoclean)
smbfs 40144 1 (autoclean)
nfsd 74256 0 (autoclean)
pcnet_cs 14144 1
8390 7916 0 [pcnet_cs]
ds 8456 2 [pcnet_cs]
yenta_socket 13056 2
pcmcia_core 57184 0 [pcnet_cs ds yenta_socket]
af_packet 14952 0 (autoclean)
floppy 55132 0
supermount 15296 2 (autoclean)
usb-ohci 20584 0 (unused)
usbcore 72992 1 [usb-ohci]
rtc 8060 0 (autoclean)
[root@localhost src]#

Also, I checked for the soundcore module to make sure and I thought it was installed, but I'm not sure. This is what I get:

[root@localhost src]# modinfo soundcore
filename: /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/soundcore.o.gz
description: "Core sound module"
author: "Alan Cox"
license: "GPL"
[root@localhost src]#

Finally, it didn't look like and devices were created with the make install - /dev/midi, /dev/dsp, /dev/mixer, and /dev/sequencer don't exist - but one of the instructions indicated, I think, that if you ran devfs that this doesn't matter - is this correct?

Any help would be appreciated - and let me know if there's any other information I can provide that might help locate what the problem is.

Old 09-14-2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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There is a very similar thread going -

- unfortunately also without much success. If you can find the 'snddevices' script in the driver source you might try running it to see if it makes any difference.


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