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Old 06-07-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Alsaconf says there is no soundcard, but there is and it has worked in the past


so . . . there it is in a nutshell. I am at a loss.
How can I make my system search for the soundcard, and then configure it?
I am using Mepis 3.4 (Debian Branch) running fluxbox( I do have both kde and gnome installed if that helps at all. I have tried going into kde and using the control center to get my sound working to no avail. Also, I have almost every package for Alsa installed, leaving out only some of the players.
I have isapnptools installed as well.
When I type /sbin/lspci as root, It tells me there is no such file or directory.
I have been doing my homework, but am now at a loss as to what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 10:54 PM   #2
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well the lspci command certainly should exist. just try running 'lspci' as root without specifying the full path. you probably do have all software packages isntalled, just the driver is not loaded. 'lspci' will help us know what card you have, unless you can tell us the exact name of it.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 05)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 05)
0000:00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 05)0000:00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 05)0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 05)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RF/SG AGP
0000:02:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
0000:02:0d.0 Communication controller: Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice Modem (Worldwide) (rev 08)


That worked, whats next?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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try
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modprobe snd-intel8x0
then run 'alsamixer' to unmute any controls and turn up the volumes. run 'alsactl store' to save settings. run all these commands as root.

this work?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:13 PM   #5
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root@2[sleekmason]# modprobe snd-intel8x0
FATAL: Module snd_intel8x0 not found.
FATAL: Error running install command for snd_intel8x0

Nope! but I'm guessing that was the easy start off.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:18 PM   #6
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Did you recently upgrade or install a new kernel? It seems the module has disapeared.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:31 PM   #7
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Not that i'm aware of . . . but I do run through the package manager like a kid in a candy store, uninstalling this for speed, installing that for collness etc . . . i suppose it's possible, Ilooked at the Kernal package, and it shows
Linux Image 2.6.15-1-586tsc 2.6.15-3.ww1

How can i do something about this?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:38 PM   #8
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it looks like suse10 comes with 2.6.13 so you must have updated it.
try using the locate or find commands and look for 'snd-intel8x0.o'
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:43 PM   #9
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I'm using this in Mepis 3.4 (see first post) but will try to find that.
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:48 PM   #10
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no luck. i tried variations of that as well. Any suggestions?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:01 AM   #11
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does this link help?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 12:04 AM   #12
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whats the output of 'lsmod'?
 
Old 06-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #13
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Thank you for all your helop. I'm an idiot. I removed the Alsa module at some time and didn't bother to check. Sorry for the time spent . . .
 
  


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