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Old 04-04-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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why can i not open this file


Hi, I am looking to get the sound card working under Fedora Core 1. I have do the alsaconfig command and everything was fine, it does find my card. My card is a

Manufacturer: Advace Logic
Model :ALS4000
module :SND-ALS4000 driver

If i run the sound card detection app, it tells me that the card has been detected but it does not run, Can you guys help, what am i doing wrong. Oh the volume control does not work as well.

here is the error:

Volume control is unable to run correctly.

Unable to open audio device '/dev/mixer'.
Please check that you have permissions to open '/dev/mixer'
and that you have sound support in your kernel.

Who to i check for sound support on the kernel?
Volume control came with Fedora why in it not in the dev folder when i look for it?


P.s. why can i not look at this file or run it if i am loged under root

[root@localhost dev]# ./dsp
bash: ./dsp: Permission denied
[root@localhost dev]#
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:09 AM   #2
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under root type:

For Mixer:
chown 777 /dev/mixer
chmod 777 /dev/mixer

For ./dsp
chmod 777 ./dsp
./dsp
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:15 AM   #3
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what permissions does the mixer device file have right now???

ls -l /dev/mixer


maybe you just need to adjust the permissions, with something like (as root):

chmod a+rw /dev/mixer


see if that helps...

just curious, why are you trying to execute the dsp device file???

Last edited by win32sux; 04-04-2004 at 01:22 AM.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for getting back so fast.

I did what you said and for dsp i get this error

[root@localhost dev]# chmod 777 ./dsp
[root@localhost dev]# ./dsp
bash: ./dsp: Permission denied
[root@localhost dev]#

and for the mixer

[root@localhost dev]# ./mixer
bash: ./mixer: Permission denied
[root@localhost dev]#

still no sound i am going to root maybe that will help
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:26 AM   #5
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the permissions for the file are

crwxrwxrwx 1 777 root 14, 0 Sep 15 2003 /dev/mixer

and

crwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14, 3 Sep 15 2003 /dev/dsp

i guess that is full control but no luck still.

Sound Card Detection says this

The snd-als4000 driver could not be loaded. This soundcard may not be compatible with
Red Hat Linux. I guess if the card will not work under linux the volume control should not untill I have a card that does right or wrong?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 01:48 AM   #6
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i did some googling and i'm not sure but it seemed to me like A LOT of people using ALS4000 cards have this "no sound" problem...

i think it's possible that the card just isn't currently supported by linux... of course it doesn't hurt to continue trouble-shooting, but from what i just saw on google, i wouldn't get my hopes up too high with that card...
 
Old 04-04-2004, 03:15 AM   #7
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thank i did the same and no luck so far. Quick off topic question how do I install or extract bin files
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:01 AM   #8
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./example.bin
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:19 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Malique
Sound Card Detection says this

The snd-als4000 driver could not be loaded. This soundcard may not be compatible with
Red Hat Linux. I guess if the card will not work under linux the volume control should not untill I have a card that does right or wrong?
You wouldn't happen to be running on a Dell 400SC would you? I ran into the same problem and ended up having to download the alsa drivers from dells site. It includes the mixer.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 02:44 PM   #10
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Originally posted by MiscGeek
You wouldn't happen to be running on a Dell 400SC would you? I ran into the same problem and ended up having to download the alsa drivers from dells site. It includes the mixer.

No, I do not have a Dell 400SC . I have a clone pc that I put together from parts I found on the net and at work. Maybe the soundcard did come from a Dell. I will try the alsa drivers from there and see what happens.
 
  


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