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Old 05-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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Sound on Toshiba Laptop running Debian

I've previously been running Knoppix, and the sound has until today when I installed Debian worked flawlessly... so what I am trying to figure out is what I need to do, to get sound working here...

- I get a /dev/dsp error when starting KDE.
- All users are member of audio group
- I get permission denied when trying to run sndstat

Hmm... don't know what other info I need to provide...

Thanks for reading
Old 05-30-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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Boot Knoppix on the machine, then run /sbin/lsmod. It should tell you what module you need to load to get your sound up and going.

Post the results of that command, and maybe someone can suggest what module you need loaded at startup.
Old 05-30-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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lsmod run as root in Knoppix


Module Size Used by Not tainted
autofs4 8756 1 (autoclean)
af_packet 13448 0 (autoclean)
ext3 64132 0 (autoclean)
jbd 46292 0 (autoclean) [ext3]
nls_iso8859-1 2876 1 (autoclean)
ntfs 51168 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4652 0 (autoclean)
agpgart 38296 0 (unused)
trident 29236 0
ac97_codec 11916 0 [trident]
soundcore 3428 2 [trident]
pcigame 1448 0 [trident]
gameport 1388 0 [pcigame]
eepro100 19380 1
mii 2256 0 [eepro100]
serial 52004 0 (autoclean)
usb-ohci 18184 0 (unused)
usbcore 57472 1 [usb-ohci]
ds 6536 2
yenta_socket 9408 2
pcmcia_core 39712 0 [ds yenta_socket]
apm 9768 2
rtc 6940 0 (autoclean)
cloop 9092 2


just realised that I'm not running any sound modules in Debian, how do I do that, and which
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found out that all I need to do is to load the trident module... working on how I do that
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Old 05-30-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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didn't have the damn module, oh well compiled the new kernel (from 2.4 to 2.6.6) (and remembered to include the damn sound...) but now my DHCP broadcast thingie disappeared, I can't go on the internet with the new kernel, but I can do it with the old (remembered to make dual boot lilo boot)


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