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Old 01-18-2004, 04:16 PM   #16
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Try this.

Ok that AC '97 isn't actually made by Intel, the chipset isn't. I don't remember who it is by, but I had massive troubles with it. There is a driver in the kernel that supports it. I'm not completely sure, as you have a PCI and mine was onboard, and so were all the others I did this for, but try

modprobe trident

The Trident driver works with all onboard AC '97 audio chipsets, I don't really see a reason why it wouldn't work on your soundcard, other then maybe intel's other chips prevent it from doing so or they made some other modifications.

Hope it works for ya.
Old 01-18-2004, 04:58 PM   #17
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Did you specify all of the correct information in your modules.conf file? You should try running alsaconf if you haven't already; alsaconf compiles all of the correct information for you alsa stuff and writes it to the modules.conf file. Without the correct lines in modules.conf, you won't have any sound after a reboot.

Hope that helps! I haven't rebooted my machine yet, so I may have the same problem someday soon.

Old 01-19-2004, 06:28 PM   #18
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thanks for your suggestions guys, I don't understand it but i just did everything over again recompling alsa-driver alsa-utils etc from scratch and it just worked. I still had the sechdule work error but after fixing that the modprobes works I was shocked. i haven't figured out how to save my alsa settings though I have to turn on digital out each time i reboot.; which is not really a bother right now.

Old 01-22-2004, 01:55 AM   #19
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It sounds like it's not picking up the snd module for some reason. Try modprobe snd or insmod snd.

If it doesn't work, post back.
Old 01-27-2004, 08:36 PM   #20
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Alsa Verison 1.0.2

Verison 1.0.1 is broken. Try Verison 1.0.2 they just posted it today. All the problems went away.
Old 03-06-2004, 01:18 PM   #21
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Re: Alsa Verison 1.0.2

Originally posted by harley51
Verison 1.0.1 is broken. Try Verison 1.0.2 they just posted it today. All the problems went away.
I'm using 1.0.2 and still having similar problems. Typing 'cat /proc/asound/cards' gives me this:

0 [ICH5 ]: ICH - Intel ICH5
Intel ICH5 at 0xf6001000, irq 5

The sound related portion of my /etc/modules.conf file looks like this:

# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.3 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---

Note that I can play sounds (.wav files) from GNOME/XD2 Sound Preferences. Running 'alsamixer' however gives me this error (whether I'm root or not):

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

And 'aplay' gives me this error:

aplay: main:502: audio open error: No such file or directory

Any clues?

Old 01-04-2007, 11:01 AM   #22
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alsa intel8x0 soundcard configuration

hi every one!
i am new Linux user, and i do not know anything about driver instalation :-( i have a sound card intel8x0 , or thats what my computer said to me, i tried everything that you posted on this page, but i still have not sound, modeprobe snd-intel8x0 is working but i tried in gnome play test sound but nothing sounds !

please explain me what is that about alsamixer i cannot find anything like that in my computer!!!

thanks everybody!!!


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