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Old 02-14-2004, 04:23 AM   #1
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Can't setup the Alsa 0.96 sound driver for Asus P4P800

Just installed Red Hat 9 and downloaded the Asus's Alsa 0.9.6 Linux sound driver, but got the error "cp: Cannot stat 'snd-pnp.0' after yhe make install command.

I followed the instruction given by Asus, but do not know how to "Turn on the sound support (soundcore module).

Can someone help me to a clean installation? Thank you.
Old 02-14-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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Did you use the same C compiler that the kernel was compiled with. That was probably gcc-2.95 but you may know better than me. Also, what did you put in /etc/modules.conf. Also, what options have you got enabled for sound in your kernel config? I believe it's best to enable sound support and then say no to everything else on the sound menu (works for me) as if some sound options are enabled in the kernel it can prevent the ALSA modules loading.
Old 02-14-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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I'm sorry that I'm totally new to the Linux World.

I don't know which C compiler I'm having but it should come from Red Hat Linux 9.

I didn't finish the sound driver installation as I got the error message "cp: Cannot stat 'snd-pnp.0' after the "make install" command.

I didn't touch the "/etc/modules.conf" file, nor I know hot to enable the sound support in the kernal. What I did was to enable support for the "Sound server" in the GNOME sound setting.

I'm sorry that I think I need step by step instruction to install the sound driver (on Asus P4P800 motherboard).
Old 02-15-2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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If you are new to Linux you might find installing pre-configured packages easier than compiling from scratch. There are instructions for installing ALSA this way at:

Some people in this forum who had trouble compiling succeeded this way.
Old 02-15-2004, 02:53 AM   #5
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Many thnx for the link. Will try it out!
Old 02-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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p4p800 alsa sound driver problem

Try plugging speakers into the mic jack instead of line out :-0

It worked for me after several weeks of chasing configuration problems etc etc

this is a multi channel 5.1 card


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