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Old 08-06-2005, 05:54 PM   #1
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Angry alsaconf is not detecting sound card

Hello ,

Yesterday i installed Foresight Linux on my desktop.
Alsaconf is not able to reconganize sound card. I don't exactly what sound card i have.
lspci is not displaying anything related sound card.

Here is lspci output

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV4 [RIVA TNT] (rev 04)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
02:0b.0 Communication controller: 5610 56K FaxModem USR 56k Internal WinModem

In windows, i am able to here sound properly.

Did i miss something while installing Linux?

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

I googled in the net , but i didn't find any answer for this. But lot of ppl are facing the above same problem.

Help me out

Old 08-07-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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Try recompiling the kernel, making the entire sound tree modules instead of compiling it directly into the kernel. You shouldn't *have* to do that, but I have had a lot more luck getting alsaconf to work when you use modules.
Old 08-07-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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If i were you, id just pop open your box and look at the sound card to see what make it is. Then try to find drivers for that card. Whats the specs on your P.C? and what Kernel are you using? I think the 2.6 Kernel is for newer hardware and 2.4 is for older hardware which might suit your needs.

If you still cant get the sound card working, id recomend using Mepis 3.1. It has a great hardware dectection on it.

Still, dont give up on your current dist. yet. Post us your P.C hardware specs.



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