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Old 07-09-2003, 08:02 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 and sound

Hi all...I have a question about some sound related issues. I'm currently running Mandrake 9.1 on the Abit KD7-S mobo. This mobo has built in sound running off of the VIA VT8235 (ALC650?). My sound was abosolutely horrible...crackly and poppy. So I said what the hell and went to ALSA and got the driver, lib, and utils packages (9.4.0) I believe. Ran configure, make, and make install just like the documentation said. All that went without a hitch. Then the documentation said to do modprobe on a few different things. Well modprobe isn't comes up with unresolved reverences in lib/modules/2.4.2(not sure exactly what version)/kernel/asoundcore/....some path like that. Sorry for the vague references...i'm not currently on the machine having problems. I can list them exactly as they appear later today. Was wondering if anyone out there is having the same issues, or can help me with i said if need be i can list the exact error messages later today. Thanx for your help.
Old 07-09-2003, 10:52 AM   #2
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First: you need the kernel source code. Get it from Mandrake. Install it on the "/usr/src/linux" directory. You´ll need it to recompile the kernel later.
Second: You need to rewrite the "modules.config" file and add the ALSA modules there, so that you kernel will load them at boot time.
Third: A mixer program should already be installed in your system, something like kmix or aumix.
Fourth: Now you need to recompile the kernel with sound card support only. No other modules.
If you need help recompiling the kernel try reading the thread about it on the Slackware Forum.
Hope this helps
Old 07-09-2003, 08:13 PM   #3
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here's a link to the instructions that i've been following to try and set this up. below that is the error messages that i get after trying to do the modprobe that the instructions on that link are talking about. can anyone help me?

alsa-utils-0.9.4]# modprobe snd-via82xx;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-via82xx failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-pcm-oss failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-mixer-oss failed
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o: unresolved symbol snd_verbose_printk
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/sound/acore/snd.o failed
modprobe: insmod snd-seq-oss failed
Old 07-09-2003, 10:21 PM   #4
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Try this link for VIA sound:
I hope this helps, there are other via drivers there also at


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