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Old 06-22-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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Cannot get soundcard to work through ALSA


I posted not too long ago on this and got nowhere, so I just wiped my system and have started again hoping I could get things resolved - no such luck.

I've installed 2005.0 for AMD64 and followed the Gentoo ALSA guide to the letter. I've built modular soundcard support as indicated and compiled my soundcard driver as a module too.

I first of all run lspci to see my card and get:

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# lspci -v | grep -i audio
0000:00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
The card uses the SI7012 chipset which the ALSA Card Matrix tells me uses the intel8x0 driver.

I run alsaconf and select my driver from the list it provides but when it exits I get the message:

Code:
* Storing ALSA Mixer Levels...
/usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1194: No soundcards found...                       [ !! ]

* Loading ALSA modules...
*   Loading: snd-card-0...
FATAL: Module snd_*** not found.                                                 [ !! ]

*   Loading: snd-seq-oss...                                                      [ ok ]
*   Loading: snd-pcm-oss...                                                      [ ok ]
*   Loading: snd-ioctl32...                                                      [ ok ]
* ERROR: Failed to load necessary drivers                                        [ ok ]
* Restoring Mixer Levels...                                                      [ ok ]
I get the same thing if I restart ALSA - nothing.

I don't know what I've done wrong here, I even tried doing this using alsa-driver having recompiled my kernel without ALSA support but get the same thing. Any ideas?

10x...

Last edited by 10xOXR; 06-22-2005 at 10:33 AM.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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i have Asrock Mb, sis sound card (on board), intel8x0 ALSA driver... No errors, but no sound... I think you (and i ) have to buy other sound card
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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I, too have an ASRock MB (K8S8X) - I think it's the bloody CMI9739 chip that the SI7012 uses that's causing the problem. I really don't understand how this refuses to work as I have ran SuSE 9.2, Knoppix, Kanotix, etc and the sound works perfectly.

Total loss...

10x...
 
Old 06-22-2005, 12:57 PM   #4
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@mmmm

Got it working properly!

Refer to http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...2.html#2517432 to findout how.

10x...
 
Old 06-23-2005, 08:30 AM   #5
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On my computer also ASLA from redhat didnt work... Knopix either didnt..
 
Old 06-23-2005, 03:09 PM   #6
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You are lucky... I think I wont try this, becouse my computer have burned out....... But I still will be on LQ, I have got an old notebook with Mandrake.
 
  


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