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Old 06-02-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
vmt1
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Alsa Sound Error: reduced sound to stereo from 5.1 after kernel upgrade


Hi,

I just compiled the new 2.6.16.19 kernel, having upgraded from the 2.6.15.4 version because of a mildly annoying bug. All the past times I've upgraded, I've chosen not to not compile in alsa support (but I have included sound card support), opting to instead compile seperately.


However, this latest time I haven't met with much success. I first tried installing it with the latest 1.0.11 drivers, but I only get stereo sound (as opposed to the 5.1 sound I got before I upgraded my kernel). Reverting to my previous 1.0.10 drivers hasn't fixed anything.

I'm presently using slackware 10.2, with an Creative Audigy 2 card.

When I try to run alsamixer, I get the following error:

alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

A google search on the above error didn't generate any useful results. I'm at a little bit of a loss here, and would really appreciate any sort of help. It seems my upgrade had something to do with it, but I compared my previous .config files, and I can't see anything too different (although there were some changes made).

I'd really like to get my woofer, center, and rear speakers back online - it's not the same listening to music without a good bass line...

Many thanks,

Victor


Here is my lsmod:

Module Size Used by
snd_pcm_oss 38944 0
snd_mixer_oss 16768 2 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6 242880 14
snd_emu10k1 121380 2
snd_rawmidi 20128 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec 92192 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_bus 2176 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 78980 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_device 6924 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_timer 20740 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8072 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem 3584 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 7172 1 snd_emu10k1
snd 46564 10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,sn d_hwdep
ohci1394 31408 0
ieee1394 87220 1 ohci1394

lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation E7525 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:00.1 Class ff00: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 Error Reporting Registers (rev 0c)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A (rev 0c)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A1 (rev 0c)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 PCI Express Port B (rev 0c)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge A (rev 09)
02:00.1 PIC: Intel Corporation 6700/6702PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller A (rev 09)
02:00.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge B (rev 09)
02:00.3 PIC: Intel Corporation 6700PXH I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller B (rev 09)
04:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
04:01.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 04)
04:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
04:02.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
04:02.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc R480 [Radeon X850XT (PCIE)] (Primary)
05:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc R480 [Radeon X850XT (PCIE)] (Secondary)
 
Old 06-03-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
vmt1
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Fixed: Installed Slackware packages

Hi,

I resolved this issue by installing alsa-1.0.10 slackware packages. This seems to have fixed everything...

Regards,

Vmt1
 
  


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