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Old 05-27-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question I have 2.6.6 , now do I need Alsa?

Slackware9.1 after compiled 2.6.6 kernel my sound disappeared. Do I need to install the Alsa packages? I thought in 2.6.6 all the sound modules work from within the kernel and no need for externel sound module such as Alsa.
Old 05-27-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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ALSA is integrated into 2.6, but besides the module you still need alsa-libs, alsa-utils etc in order to utilise it.
Old 05-29-2004, 01:48 AM   #3
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Well, I installed alsa-lib alsa-util alsa-tool all in version10.4 by compiling from source "make" then "checkinstall" everything went ok. When I ran alsaconf it detected my soundcard alright but I can't run alsamixer and in xwindows when I try to play some sound using xmms, it complaned about some error in output. I remember one thing thought, when I type alsaconf and in the following instances a row of text saying "driver not found" or "can't load driver" something of that sort. It only appear for a fracttion before alsaconf program comes up, I think you all have seen that. Is there something I can do?


I also tried to install the alsa-driver 10.4 package but on ./configure a message told me that this function is already included in the kernel so this proves that the 2.6.6 kernel already has alsa but I still don't have sound despite installing alll the other alsa packages.

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Old 05-29-2004, 02:18 AM   #4
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how did you compile alsa with the kernel. i think there will be problems if you compile it into the kernel. instead, compile it as a module and see if it works


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