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Old 03-13-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Alsa doesn't do anything!


I got this very strange problem. Whenever I try to run 'alsaconf' it says it can't find any soundcard! I think the problem is my pc can't find any modules either.. I'd like to post my lsmod, but since it doesn't show up anything, that's not possible:P I also tried to reinstall my kernel, but since it doesn't fix anything i set it back to my old settings.. getting agressive, grrrr:P Help me!
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Code:
lspci
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ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/sound
 
Old 03-16-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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Ok, sorry for this late reply, lately been doing some other stuff. These are my results:

Code:
bash-3.00# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:09.0 Communication controller: Rockwell International HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (rev 01)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c900 10BaseT [Boomerang]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
The other file does not exist the way you wrote it down, however I think you want to have this (found it in file:/lib/modules/2.4.29/kernel/drivers/sound):

Code:
bash-3.00# ls
aci.o  ad1848.o  ali5455.o  sound.o  soundcore.o
It seems my devices.dsp is missing... what can I do?
 
Old 03-16-2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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May be your kernel was compiled without "ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive" support?
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:56 AM   #5
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I think it installed without almost any driver (- at least no sound drivers)! However, i did try to download and reinstall the newest kernel and downloaded and Installed the latest Alsa-stuff, however the friggin' thing still does nothing... Very stange.. what can I do, should I try to reinstall some other stuff, and how do I get all the sounddrivers to work?
 
Old 03-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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O.k> here is your card;
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...&module=es1938
yours is the snd-es1938 so enable that in the kernel as a module "m"
then modprobe snd-es1938
Code:
su
<password>
modprobe snd-es1938 (if nothing happens that means the module is loaded then)
alsaconf
good luck
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:05 AM   #7
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Ok, tried following the code and the link you gave me (read that document earlier though). There are 2 problems:

- Modprobe tries to search the 2.4.26 kernel, however I've kernel 2.4.29: It tried to find 'devices.dep' in that directory, but of course it can't find it.
I made a duplication of the directory called 2.4.29 and I renamed it to 2.4.26, to fool the computer:P
- Modprobe says it can't find the 'soundcore.o.gz' file in the 'drivers/sound/' dir or something like that, however a file called 'soundcore.o' does exist in that certain directory. I to duplicate and rename the file as well as well, but it doesn't seem to make any difference, just as packing it into a .gz archive..

Also, the link to the document doesn't bring any solution for this problem..

Help!
 
Old 03-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #8
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I didn't understand: have you recompiled your kernel to include your soundcard as a module? I've just run "make menuconfig" in my /usr/src/linux-2.4.26. Had a look at Sound section and found there's ESS Tec Solo1 support.
Switch to your 2.4.29 and run "make menuconfig" and look into Sound section. I think you don't have ESS Solo compiled either as a module, or inside the kernel.
And make sure you have "Loadable module support", so that modules are loaded automatically when needed.
Another way is to install 2.6.x kernel. I also have problems with sound when recompile standard 2.4.26 kernel (so now I use only the standard one). But no prbl with 2.6.x. It has ALSA section and this makes all dirty work to get sound working.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:11 AM   #9
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I didn't recompile my kernel or anything to make the support for ESS Solo1 available, because it already is available as a makefile: when I go into the KDE configuration and then look into the kernel menu, then under the 'sound' menu, it says ESS-Solo1 already is available (there's a green ehh... 'thing' before it).. Also, I don't think that's the problem because I'm missing the whole soundcore.o.gz file, and that shouldn't, should it?
I'll try to download and install a new kernel just like you said, cause i'm getting all freaked out by these weird sound drivers..
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:11 PM   #10
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Well, green thing means "it's built into the kernel", a gear means "it's compiled as a module". So probably that's the problem. Your ESS Solo1 is inside your kernel. Still: try to recompile your 2.4.x kernel and build this ESS as module.
 
  


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