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.