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Old 04-23-2004, 10:23 AM   #1
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Alsa Service Won't Load--No Card Found


I have an Intel AC97 i810 Soundmax audio card running on a Compaq Presario 5300us. I am using Kernel 2.6.3-7.mdk.

Sometimes the sound works and sometimes it doesn't. I think part of the problem is that ALSA is not loading. When I tun alsaconf I get this error:

No compatible PnP or PCI sound device found.

And if I run alsamixer I get this error:

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

I can play MP3s, MAVs and MIDI but sometimes Xine or Mplayer will crash loading the audio channel of a movie. Sometimes I have to reboot to get sound back. One day when I have some extra money I will get a soundblaster and dump this POS soundcard, but for now I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what the problem is.

Thanks,
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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what alsa version are you running? have a look at this

2003-12-01 1.0.0rc1 release | ENJOY! | intel8x0 driver fixes, OSS PCM emulation fixes

http://www.alsa-project.org/

looks like the driver had some issues until then. if your running an older version than 1.0.0rc1, then the answer may be to upgreade.
good luck.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the help.

I am running version 0.9.0. I'll try the upgrade and see if that helps.

Have a good day,
Ted.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 03:12 PM   #4
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I installed the new alsa driver and libraries and I still get an error message:

Loading driver:
Setting the PCM volume to 100% and the Master output volume to 50%
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
Could not initialize the mixer, the card was probably
not detected correctly.

I selected the Intel i810 option in alsaconf.

I have to go to work now. I'll look around and see what I can figure out.

If anyone has seen this problem and knows a way to fix it please let me know.

Later,
Ted.
 
  


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