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Old 11-07-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Alsa not working in Kernel 2.6.9

I have just migrated from kernel 2.4.26 to 2.6.9 (on slack 10). I recompiled the kernel and alsa is not able to detect my sound card. I downloaded the latest alsa driver from alsa-project and installed the latest lib and uti s also. After ./configure and make;make install in alsa... I ran alsaconf and all I get is an error saying that sound card could not be found...

Please help....
Old 11-07-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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Alsa is a difficult thing. Try recompiling the kernel but using the kernel's alsa instead of your own.
Old 11-07-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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i had issues upgrading my slackware 10 distro to the 2.6 kernel. It would work 85% but either the sound (auidgy 2) or net cards wouldnt work. If im not mistaken one thing i did was added a line to rc.local script that chmods 777 the /dev/snd point and two other dev points(one was for my nvidia video card).
Im not sure if this is "the way" to do it, but I remember when i had this error it was related to UDEV and how UDEV works.

I also remember that you can configure UDEV to automatically apply the correct permissions to the dev points. This isnt a difinitive answer for you but i hope i give you some basis for troubleshooting your problem.
Old 11-08-2004, 02:25 AM   #4
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HI lavadevil and animehair,

thanks for the help... I recompiled the kernel and am using the kernel alsa now... it works like a charm... thanks alot.... but there is just one hitch in all this... every time I reboot I have to set the permissions correct.. I dont know how to set the correct the udev for the above...

thanks again..


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