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Old 03-19-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
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Alsa sound server!

Hi, I'm trying to install the Asla Sound Server but when i get to the MODPROBE part, it says it can't find the MODULE snd-intel8x0. But I coppied the text from the site for the module.conf file, and it still doesn't work. what to do?
Old 03-20-2003, 03:48 AM   #2
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i forgot exact order of configuring alsa
however these will be helpful
alsaconf edits /etc/modules.conf for you

1350 cd ../alsa-driver-0.9.1
1353 utils/alsasound
1354 utils/alsasound start
1356 utils/alsaconf
1458 utils/alsasound status (check if your alsa is working)

alsa's volume is 0 by default

583 amixer set Master 100 unmute
584 amixer set PCM 100 unmute
585 amixer set Headphone 100 unmute

alsactl stores your volume setting
put /usr/sbin/alsactl restore in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local

1566 alsactl store
1720 alsactl restore
Old 03-20-2003, 06:12 AM   #3
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I want to recompile it with the kernel..
I tried going to the Kernel directory and then typing in MAKE...but I doubt that recompiled the kernel with ALSA.
Old 03-20-2003, 03:45 PM   #4
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i thought module is independent kernel component
which means u can compile it independently and add it to system.
the when you compile/install alsa-driver-version, it'll copy modules under /lib/modules/kernel-version/kernel/sound/pci or somewhere close

i hope what i said is correct =(
Old 03-20-2003, 09:36 PM   #5
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Here is what I did after installing the alsa files:
1. Login in as the superuser.
2. Issue /sbin/insmod snd-intel8x0, this command will try to insert the module in the kernel space, but it's likely that you will get "unresolved symbols" error messages, if you get something else, my solution won't work for you (sorry).
3. Go to /usr/src/<the linux version you are running>/sound, you will find modules (*.o files) required by snd-intel8x0.
4. Load all the modules in that directory (I mean all, including the ones in subdirectories). You'll get the "unresolved sysmbols" error, just look at what is after that phrase and you'll figure out what module is needed to solve the dependency. Leave snd-inteli8x0 for the end.
5. If you loaded the modules correctly, remove the current sound module (not snd, type /sbin/lsmod to view the loaded modules, my best guess is that you have i810_audio). Do this with /sbin/rmmod <module name>.
6. Now load snd-intel8x0 with the insmod command.
7. Modprobe if you'd like to.
8. Modify /etc/modules.conf by changing any entry that points to the old sound module, replace it with snd-intel8x0.
9. Finally, since alsa leaves the audio channels muted by default, you may want to edit /etc/rc.local/. You can add:
amixer set <audio channel: PCM, Headphone, Master, etc> <desired volume in %> unmute.
Well, I think that's it, I'm pretty bad explaining so feel free to email me if any questions.
Old 11-20-2004, 12:02 PM   #6
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Hello from Santiago de Chile (spanish user)

I resolve this problem in my RedHat 9 : (NOTE : Always i have installed the kernel sources)

Note: First you must check if your soundcard is supported by the ALSA project.

Step 1.
- First download alsa sources from (alsa-driver, alsa-lib, alsa-utils, alsa-oss)

Step 2.
- unpack alsa-lib and compile. (./configure && make && make install)
- Compile alsa-oss (./configure && make && make install)

Step 3.
- Unpack alsa-driver
- ./configure --with-isapnp=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes
- touch include/linux/workqueue.h
- make install
- run the ./snddevices script

Step 4.
-- Check if you have unresolved simbols with depmod -ae. If you get errors repeat step 3.

Step 5
-- run ldconfig

Step 6.
- unpack alsa-utils and compile. (./configure && make && make install)

Step 7
- run alsaconf ( here this must be configure your modules.conf )
- run alsamixer ( your channels are muted by default )
- run alsactl store

Step 8
- reboot
- cd /etc/init.d/alsasound start
- startx

Here my ALSA configuration in modules.conf

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
options snd-intel8x0 snd_ac97_clock=0 snd_enable=1 snd_index=0


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