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Old 10-09-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem starting sound card on Acer Travelmate

I am completely new to Linux and have installed Mandrake 9.1 - everything is working (even got the wireless network with WEP to work!), except for the sound card.

I've been looking on the forums to try to find a solution but can't find anything. From other posts the following seems important to you out there, in order to help, so here goes:

# modprobe trident
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz: init_module: 
No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module
 parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
      You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz
modprobe: insmod trident failed

# modinfo trident
filename:    /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/sound/trident.o.gz
description: "Trident 4DWave/SiS 7018/ALi 5451 and Tvia/IGST CyberPro5050
 PCI Audio Driver"
author:      "Alan Cox, Aaron Holtzman, Ollie Lho, Ching Ling Lee"
license:     "GPL"

snd-seq-oss            31104   0  (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      5640   0  [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                42608   2  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-seq-device          5832   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-pcm-oss            43556   0  (unused)
snd-mixer-oss          14488   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-ali5451            14412   0
snd-pcm                77536   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-ali5451]
snd-timer              18376   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc          7732   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec         40160   0  [snd-ali5451]
snd                    40868   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event
 snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss
 snd-ali5451 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore               6276   0  [snd]

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1621 (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI
 AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c3)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
00:13.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus
 Controller (rev 01)
00:13.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6933 Cardbus
 Controller (rev 01)
00:14.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage
 Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64)
As I mentioned, this is all completely new to me, so any instruction would be useful! Cheers.

Last edited by Seajays; 10-09-2003 at 11:00 AM.
Old 10-11-2003, 09:00 AM   #2
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have you added yourself to the audio group?
Old 10-18-2003, 06:08 AM   #3
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Thanks shadowhunter - I've added it in, but it hasn't helped - the sound card fails even during the initial boot up sequence of Linux. I will try posting to the Mandrake group in case anyone there has any ideas. Cheers.
Old 11-08-2003, 12:34 PM   #4
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Seajays, did you ever find help with this? I am having the same problem on a Toshiba laptop... only difference is mine was working before it crashed... I'd be interested in trying to work on this together...

Old 12-14-2003, 10:01 AM   #5
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Lightbulb upgrade kernel to latest version 2.4.23

I also had the problem when I newly installed my debian. I was very puzzled because it was working on my old redhat. In fact there might be a bug in the kernel with 2.4.18 <= releases <= 2.4.?
Anyway, I upgraded my kernel the latest 2.4.23. And it's working fine.
Old 12-14-2003, 02:58 PM   #6
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It's kernel problem. I had same problem with RH9 on Acer Travelmate 212TXV.
It was 2.4.20-8 kernel, AFAIK. It was fixed in later kernels.


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