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Old 06-18-2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question emu10k1.o: Device or resource busy

Alright guys. I need some HELP! This thing is stressing me out. Well here it goes. I did a fresh install of Slackware9 and everything went fine. Everything was found and I was getting sound, but the sound I was getting was way to low. I had to physically turn my speakers all the way up just to get some sound. Also I cannot get no sound when i play something from my cdplayer. I do have the audio cable from the cdrom to the soundcard installed. So I thought I would downloaded the latest stable kernel from and install. I recompiled my kernel with ease and it came up with no problems, with sound, but still the same results from the soundcard. So I thought i would download the lastest driver for my sound card which is a SBlive! 5.1 platinum. So I downloaded the emu10k1-v0.20a driver and extracted. I do the "make" with ease then I do the "make install" and I get a error:

root@home:/home/tmnt/emu10k1-v0.20a# make install
** The driver was succefully compiled, now install it with:
** make install
mkdir -p //lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1
install -c -m 664 emu10k1.o //lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1
install -c -m 664 ac97_codec.o //lib/modules/2.4.21/kernel/drivers/sound
/sbin/depmod -a 2.4.21
/sbin/modprobe -r emu10k1.o ac97_codec.o
emu10k1.o: Device or resource busy
ac97_codec.o: Device or resource busy
make: *** [install] Error 2


This thing is getting on my last nerve. BTW slackware is slick. I am a n00b at linux, but i am loving it. There is no turning back now. ;-)
Old 06-18-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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ok a couple of thoughts
have you played with a mixer to adjust the sound volume. I find that sound in Linux is usually better than in windows especially with volume.

I think you are getting those errors due to the fact that they are still in your kernel and loaded into memory you may want to recompile the kernel with out your driver installed. you will also need to take the driver from your autoload file.
Old 06-18-2003, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yes I have played with the mixer and all sound volumes is at the max level. Palin which options should not be selected in the kernel, so they wont be loaded into memory? Please tell me which options so i can compile my kernel again. You also mentioned i need to take driver out from my autoload file. What is that? Thanks.......


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