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Old 07-07-2004, 06:54 AM   #1
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how to compile a kernel with modular sound?

I've compiled a new kernel (2.6.7) like 20 times now and sndconfig still isn't working. It gives an error that I don't have modular sound enabled cause it can't find soundcore. I've compiled with sound support as module and according to a site (can't remember which it was) this was the right option.

Is sndconfig broken or do I have the wrong option enabled?
Old 07-07-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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Having sound support enabled as a module (soundcore) is done through setting the Device drivers --> Sound --> Soundcard support checked as a module. You need it to look like <M> in make menuconfig, not <*> (which would make it built-in).

Old 07-07-2004, 08:05 AM   #3
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I have that but why don't I have the module soundcore and does sndconfig say that I don't have it. It looks like I can't do anything wrong there and I have tried compiling the kernel so many times but it just doesn't work Is it maybe the kernel compilation that goes wrong (bug or something?). I have the modular sound support as you told me and as I had been trying to compile it all those times and if I look in the make history (don't know how to call it) I have this:

  LD      sound/core/built-in.o
  LD      sound/drivers/built-in.o
  LD      sound/drivers/mpu401/built-in.o
  LD      sound/drivers/opl3/built-in.o
  LD      sound/drivers/opl4/built-in.o
  LD      sound/drivers/vx/built-in.o
  LD      sound/i2c/built-in.o
  LD      sound/i2c/other/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/ad1816a/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/ad1848/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/cs423x/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/es1688/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/gus/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/opti9xx/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/sb/built-in.o
  LD      sound/isa/wavefront/built-in.o
  LD      sound/oss/built-in.o
  LD      sound/parisc/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/ac97/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/ali5451/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/au88x0/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/cs46xx/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/emu10k1/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/ice1712/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/korg1212/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/mixart/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/nm256/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/rme9652/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/trident/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/vx222/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pci/ymfpci/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pcmcia/pdaudiocf/built-in.o
  LD      sound/pcmcia/vx/built-in.o
  LD      sound/ppc/built-in.o
  LD      sound/sparc/built-in.o
  LD      sound/synth/built-in.o
  LD      sound/synth/emux/built-in.o
  LD      sound/usb/built-in.o
That doesn't seem rigth as it's doing the complete opposite from what I'm trying to do isn't it?
Old 07-07-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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anyone know why the kernel doesn't include modular sound support if I'm damn sure it's checked. I've compiled kernel 2.6.7 over 25 times, kernel 2.6.6 2 times now and it just doesn't work


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