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Old 07-01-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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help with sound

ive been installing the asla sound drivers over and over but they wont work because i cant get it updated in my kernel, i think. but i cant figure out how to find the name of my sound because its freakign on board of my mobo. i run ./configure make make install and they work great, but i cant figure out how to plug the updated modules back into my kernel so i can freakign load the sound device drivers when my comp starts. any ideas please
Old 07-01-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ daf0x. Based on your description, if the installation goes smoothly but you can't get the sound to work, it may be that it's muted. Have you attempted to run alsamixer (which will allow you to set the volume levels of various components?) I had a similar problem, where no matter what I tried to do, everything was silent and the problem turned out to be simply that my volume levels were all set to zero. Running alsamixer took care of it, and perhaps it may be the solution for you as well. Along those lines, be sure to do a quick scan of what I call the "Obvious Dept", meaning that the volume of your speakers is turned up, the speakers are powered on, the speaker cable hasn't come unplugged from the sound card, etc.

Good luck with the project. -- J.W.
Old 07-01-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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Are you saying that the sound modules aren't loaded or that they are loaded but not when you reboot? If it's the former, what is your sound card information (model, manufacterer, etc)?
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could you take me step by step on running alsa mixer. I have no command line experience and will need step by step. Thanks
Old 07-04-2004, 03:14 PM   #5
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If I followed you correctly you can't find out what your sound card is and thus you don't know what module you need to load up.

Change to root and type the following:

# lspci | grep audio

Alternatively if you're a normal user just do the following (provided you have the root password):

$ su -c "lspci | grep audio"

It should print out what sound card it finds connected to your system. Go to ALSA's website and find out which set of drivers you need. You'll probably want to follow the directions for your specific sound card.

If you don't happen to have lspci available to you it's available at it's homepage.


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