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Old 06-08-2006, 04:33 AM   #1
ReGgaE-Bg
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ubuntu 4.10 don`t detect my soundcard


hello , I am from Bulgaria and don`t speak english very well ..
my problem is :


i have ubuntu 4.10 installed
my soundcard is Crystal WDM Audio but i don`t have sound . it tell me that i dont have installed sound card . can you hell me wath i must do to have sound ? f i must give you more information tell me i will do it .


btw i look in alsa web site and i dont found my sound card in support list ..





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Old 06-08-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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Check out the modules you have available, and those you have installed/already modprobed, to see if they support your card; in a console, do

Code:
lsmod | less
and see if there is a module name that refers to your sound card (probably not); after you've done this, probably not finding such a module, do

Code:
modprobe -l | less
and scroll it through and try to find a module name that could be for your card. when you find one, try loading it to the kernel with modprobe as follows (here the modulename is the name of the module you perhaps found with the last command, without the path and without the extension .ko):

Code:
modprobe modulename
after that try some player to hear if you got sound. Also, I'd suggest you to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu (6.06, Dapper Drake); alter your /etc/apt/sources.list and change every breezy to dapper after which do (as root):

Code:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
which will take some time. the newer Ubuntu might be better..
 
Old 06-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #3
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is there automatic way to do this : module modulename:



because modulename.ko is 1452 . i tray 121 but there is over 1200 left ;(( i am tired ;(

it will take a lot of time ..


must i do restart after each : module modulename:

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