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Old 08-24-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu failing to reconise sound card opl3sax??


hi,
I have recently changed from windows 98 to ubuntu 6.06, after instalation all seems well exept from the os seems not to reconise the sound card, opl3sax. I am very new to linux but do prefer it over Windows.
from other forums i have been helped out but none of the sugestions have helped the problem, for example alot of people have said type "sudo modprobe snd-opl3sa2" into a terminal but i just get a reply no such device?
Can someone help me?? as i said im new to linux and still learning so any help would be greatfull exepted.

Thanks,
 
Old 08-24-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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If you type in "sudo lspci", does something show up that seems to remotely look like your sound card? If so, What is the line and have you tried "sudo lsmod"? lsmod will list the modules that you already have loaded. snd-opl3sa2 should be loaded if you saw a relevant entry in your lspci output.

Also - have you tried "alsa-conf"? That may help if it isn't being detected on boot. After alsa-conf does it's job, you can use "alsamixer" or some other mixer to up all of the volumes (if alsa-conf worked.)

Note: I'm not sure if it is "alsaconf" or "alsa-conf" - go ahead and try both.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 09:01 PM   #3
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Hi, XpromiseX, I looked in sudo lspci and there was nothing about my sound card, but in sudo lsmod i did see this:
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snd_opl3_lib 10624 0
snd_hwdep 9376 1 snd_opl3_lib
snd_cs4231_lib 26752 0
snd_mpu401_uart 7808 0
snd_rawmidi 25504 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8716 2 snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm_oss 53664 0
snd_mixer_oss 18688 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 89864 2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 25220 3 snd_opl3_lib,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
snd 55268 10 snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_cs4231_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mix er_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10208 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10632 2 snd_cs4231_lib,snd_pcm
dont know how relevant this is with it mentioning "snd_opl3_lib"??

Also when i typed "alsa-conf" and "alsaconf" it returned with an erorr.?

Thanks for your time in trying to help me,
Rob
 
Old 08-24-2006, 10:17 PM   #4
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What error did it return when you tried to run either alsaconf or alsa-conf?

Also - check /etc/hotplug/blacklist.d/alsa to see if it lists that driver. If not, good - if so, comment out the line with the driver and reboot to see if that helps.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:08 AM   #5
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I have looked for /etc/hotplug/blacklist.d/alsa on my system and i cant find it, the error i get when typing alsaconf in a terminal window is "file not found".
thanks
Rob
 
  


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