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Old 01-22-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Problems with Sound Card on Debian ( already tried alsaconf )


I have the following soundcard:

80:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA High Definition Audio Controller (rev 10)
I'm trying to use it on Debian Etch but even after using alsaconf i don't get any sound.

Alsaconf, itself, doesn't shows any erros. But if i try to run alsamixer just after running alsaconf i get this error:

# alsaconf
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm snd-timer snd-page-alloc.
Building card database...

Running update-modules...
Loading driver...
Setting default volumes...
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device
Saving the mixer setup used for this in /var/lib/alsa/asound.state.
/usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1254: No soundcards found...


 Now ALSA is ready to use.
 For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.

 Have a lot of fun!

# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
Any ideas of what should i do?
Old 01-23-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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some how it is the wrong module that is loading.
Old 01-23-2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Drakeo View Post
some how it is the wrong module that is loading.
How can i load the right module?


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