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Old 06-22-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy snd-intel8x0 failing to load on Fedora 1

I have an ASUS P4P800 Deluxe/Intel P4/865PE Chipset and an AD1985 Analog Devices sound chip. It uses the AC97 codec. I have tried ALSA and their guide for the AD1985, but it seems to fail on Fedora Core 1. (kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl) It has worked for me before on Mandrake Linux 9 and 10..
I have tried three versions of ALSA( 0.94, 1.03, 1.05 ), all miserably failing with the same messages. This is configured without the alsa OSS and sequencer. If I ./configure with the sequencer, i get errors about the I thought turning it off in configure might help, but apparently not. Both turned off I still get these error messages:

[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.3]# modprobe snd-intel8x0
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_ctl_unregister_ioctl_Rbe83da37
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_device_new_R747d564a
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_card_file_remove_R7426ab6c
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_ctl_register_ioctl_Rdbac0140
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_info_create_card_entry_Rf58c8215
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_info_register_R29855d36
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_register_device_R901fc6fc
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_info_unregister_Ra91b9d3d
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_unregister_device_Rcc93fee2
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_info_free_entry_R6df399a4
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: unresolved symbol snd_card_file_add_R20838245
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/sound/acore/snd-rawmidi.o: insmod snd-intel8x0 failed
[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.3]#

My dmesg has nothing relevant to the intel8x0 in it..


[root@localhost alsa-lib-1.0.3]# lspci | grep audio
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
[root@localhost alsa-lib-1.0.3]#


[root@localhost alsa-lib-1.0.3]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
nls_iso8859-1 3516 1 (autoclean)
viamraid 98080 1
sd_mod 13772 2 (autoclean)
ntfs 59232 1 (autoclean)
snd 47620 0
soundcore 6468 0 (autoclean) [snd]
parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 9060 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 13364 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sk98lin 163136 1
floppy 58012 0 (autoclean)
sg 36492 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18168 0 (autoclean)
microcode 4700 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 0
scsi_mod 108168 5 [viamraid sd_mod sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35776 0
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ohci1394 29160 0 (unused)
ieee1394 204676 0 [ohci1394]
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
hid 24708 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 20264 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 26380 0 (unused)
usbcore 79168 1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
mousedev 5556 1 (autoclean)
input 5888 0 (autoclean) [keybdev hid mousedev]
fglrx 194408 118
agpgart 54820 0 (unused)
ext3 71300 1
jbd 52084 1 [ext3]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 06-22-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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i have a different soundcard, SiS 7012, but same sort of problem, it refuses to load the modules =/
Old 06-22-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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Well, unresolved symbols means the file is accessing external symbols but can't find them. You can try doing a

depmod -a

then modprobe it again, or as I do it myself, the manual way:

cd /lib/modules/[kernel-version]/kernel/sound
for i in `find . -type f`; do grep -l $symbol $i; done

Replace $symbol for the unresolved symbols, lika for example snd_device_new_R747d564a. It looks like you don't have the soundcore module loaded, though, but I'm not sure.

Oh, and if you find the symbols in a module called, say, modulexx.o, but upon

insmod modulexx

you get

/lib/modules/[kernel-version]/kernel/sound/modulexx.o: unresolved symbol snd_some_symbol_here_1234567

Then repeat the search with the symbol snd_some_symbol_here_1234567, and so on until you have loaded all the modules. Just like recursing

And keep your progress, preferably on a notebook, so that when you have succesfully loaded all the modules, you can insert the dependency into /etc/modules.conf (read the man page)

Old 06-22-2004, 08:34 PM   #4
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wpyh, thanks a lot!

I now have my snd-intel8x0 driver loaded.

[root@localhost root]# cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound
[root@localhost sound]# rmmod snd
[root@localhost sound]# rmmod soundcore
[root@localhost sound]# for i in `find . -type f`; do grep -l snd_ctl_unregister_ioctl_Rbe83da37 $i; done
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd.o
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-pcm.o
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_dma_free_pages_Rb8f535b9
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_malloc_pages_Rd2c7e32e
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_dma_free_reserved_R7850d92d
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_dma_set_reserved_Rf7f1ac41
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_interrupt_R6abc3bfc
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_free_pages_R3b91f3af
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_dma_get_reserved_Rd244b0d5
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_notify_R7ffd7fd9
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_dma_alloc_pages_R8041f620
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_new_Rb72f2efd
[root@localhost sound]# for i in `find . -type f`; do grep -l snd_dma_free_pages_Rb8f535b9 $i; done
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-page-alloc.o
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-pcm.o
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_interrupt_R6abc3bfc
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_notify_R7ffd7fd9
./acore/snd-pcm.o: unresolved symbol snd_timer_new_Rb72f2efd
[root@localhost sound]# for i in `find . -type f`; do grep -l snd_timer_new_Rb72f2efd $i; done
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-timer.o
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-pcm.o
[root@localhost sound]# insmod ./acore/snd-rawmidi.o
[root@localhost sound]# modprobe snd-intel8x0
[root@localhost sound]#

[root@localhost sound]# dmesg | grep intel8x0
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49925 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000

Excellent, excellent!

Thank you so much. Hopefully I can use this for other 'unresolved symbols' as well.
One question: Do I have to insert these commands in /lib/modules.conf?

Current /lib/modules.conf:
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias eth0 sk98lin
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

# and would I insert ALL of those insmod commands right here? or just modprobe snd-intel8x0?

I will also test the audio to make sure it works, if it doesnt, I'm probably doing something wrong. I'll report my findings here.

Oh.. and one more thing yet: do you know any easy way to restart ALSA (or to avoid those "/dev/dsp device in use" messages when an audio application crashes)?

Thanks again.

Last edited by xtknight; 06-22-2004 at 08:40 PM.


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