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Old 07-06-2003, 08:40 AM   #1
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Question Kill thE Sound

Hi there,

i cannot stop de OSS sound driver

I type : Soundoff then they said

cmpci: Device or resource busy
uart401: Device or resource busy
opl3: Device or resource busy
pnp: Device or resource busy
soundbase: Device or resource busy
sndshield: Device or resource busy

If i try soundon,
OSS driver (sndshield) is already loaded
Use soundoff to unload it and try again.

does linux have a safe mode (with no sound drivers loaded)?????

Last edited by ironz; 07-06-2003 at 11:22 AM.
Old 07-18-2003, 03:55 AM   #2
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Get out of X and try that again, to get out of X completely:
And login as root. Then type:
telinit 3
Log back in as root, then use:

If that doesn't work, type:
Locate the modules relating to sound and rmmod them one at a time since they have dependencies too:
rmmod soundcore
and so on.



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