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Old 09-11-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
abodana
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Error while initializing the sound driver:


Hi

I couldnot configure my soundcard although trying to use system-config-soundcards but it displayed ,

Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback
(Invalid argument)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

[B]00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
Module:snd-hda-intel

Any ideas , please .
 
Old 09-11-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hi
A few questions you should find the answers to:
First of all, which soundcard?
You should check if all the necessary modules are loaded. To find out about this, go to http://www.alsa-project.org and find your card on the sound card matrix. On the page for your card you can find out which modules you have to insert.

This is a KDE problem, if I remember correctly? (I had the same problem when I started using Linux). Do you have sound on Gnome?

If all else fails, download the latest Alsa source code an compile it instead of simply using system-config-soundcard. Again, you'll find all the information on how to do that on the page for your card at www.alsa-project.org. You should compile it with the option --with-cards=driverforyourcard

Hope this is gonna help or at least give you some new ideas on what to try.

Tanja
 
Old 09-11-2006, 10:38 PM   #3
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I found this thread to be similar to issues I was having, and downloading latest source code solved problem for me, along with some ideas from the website. Tnx for the info also.

Kenneth
 
  


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