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Old 03-10-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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Many Problems


1. I recompiled the kernal, just for the learning experiance. When I rebooted, I got a message: Error while initilizing sound driver. Device /dev/dsp Cannot be opened (no such device). Sound server will continue using null output device. If I try to run alsaconf it says
modinfo:snd:no module by trhat name found.
Then alsa starts and says "No Supported Sound cards"

2. I installed a ttf font, and when I use it in GIMP, it is very small and cannot be sized bigger.

3. My mic doesnt work at all.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:00 AM   #2
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Did you make sure to include the proper sound card module in your kernel (either as module or builtin)?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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I didn't change the kernal config at all. I just wanted to recompile as a learning experiance. Im assume that because alsaconf worked before I recompiled, that it should work without changing anything. Maybe Im wrong tho. Can you tell me how to include it in the kernal compilation?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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I still can't get this to work. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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If you're using Slackware 2.4 stock kernel, try reinstalling alsa-driver Slack pack or get the latest ones from Alsa website and compile it yourself.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 08:48 PM   #6
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I went to the alsa website. Im really not sure what to download. There is so much on thier ftp site. How can I just reinstall the "alsa-driver Slack pack".

Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2004, 08:58 PM   #7
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I found how to uninstall and install packages, is there a command (possibly an argument to installpkg) that will let me reinstall? How is this done?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:32 PM   #8
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uninstall and then install = reinstall
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:37 PM   #9
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Okay, Ill try that tonight. Thanks for the tip!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:55 PM   #10
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I got the sound to work! How can I test the mic tho? I can't find any utilities that allow you to record sound. Any ideas on the font problem?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 07:39 PM   #11
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Your alsa install should include some type of mixer. This usually allows you to control input, output, etc.
 
  


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