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Old 04-05-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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What is the meaning of insmod: i810_rng failed

I get lots of the following error message everytime i boot into linux. I didn't worry about it because it doesn't seem to affect the system But i just want know what it means and how to fix it:

insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22/kernel/drivers/char/i810_rng.o.gz: insmod i810_rng failed.

Last edited by bugsbunny; 04-05-2004 at 03:34 PM.
Old 04-05-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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add it to your blacklist


It means that the kernel is trying to load a
watchdog and the hardware doesn't support
the module.

Old 04-07-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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but how do you get sound to work?

I have added this to my blacklist, but that still doesn't fix my problem of sound support...Is there any way to get the sound card working?

Old 04-07-2004, 08:19 AM   #4
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1. find out what chipset it is
2. find the module associated with that chipset (read /etc/rc.d/rc.modules if you are using slackware)
3. type "modprobe [module name]" as root
4. if alsa (Adavanced Linux Sound Architecture)is installed, run "alsamixer" then "alsactl store" to store your settings; otherwise just run your desktop mixer (oss support)

edit: you may need to:
chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
chmod 777 /dev/mixer*
in order to use sound if you are not root.

Last edited by LinFreak!; 04-07-2004 at 08:21 AM.
Old 04-07-2004, 09:08 AM   #5
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Wayne have you tried as root

alsaconfig (or is it alsaconf?)


alsactl store

See how it goes.


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