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Old 02-10-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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Question modprobe.conf 2.6.2 DIY

I've compiled the Vanilla 2.6.2 over a Mandrake 9.2, and (now) everything is _almost_ running perfect....
I still have problems having my modules (sound card) to start up at boot time. If i do a modprobe snd_intel8x0, it loads fine, and I can use it, but how can I have it to launch at boot time ?

My modprobe.conf was empty, so i created the line :
alias snd-card-0 snd_intel8x0
And now it loads after a while in the kernel, but the alsamixer setting are not saved, they're all muted at every bootup...

Then I wanna use a usb device. To make it work as soon as I plug it (a usb still camera), how do i do ?
I have usb support in my kernel, I have usb mass storage driver, and I've put in fstab a line like this :
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
I can see, then, the camera listed in the device file under /proc/bus/usb/devices, but how can I have access to it ?

That's a bit more than 1 question... sorry... any help is appreciated !


Old 02-10-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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For the first problem, the alsa sound levels, I would do something like this in an init script:

start up:
if [ -f /etc/aumixrc ] ; then
      ebegin "Loading Mixer settings"
      /usr/bin/aumix -f /etc/aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1
      ebegin "Setting Mixer settings"
      /usr/bin/aumix -v75 -c75 -w75 >/dev/null 2>&1
This will read mixer values from /etc/aumixrc and if it isn't there it'll just set the levels to 75%.

/usr/bin/aumix -f /etc/aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1
Saves whatever your current settings are to /etc/aumixrc so when you boot up next time they will be the same.

As far as having the usb device mount automatically, you need to use supermount which I believe Mandrake includes automatically.
Old 02-10-2004, 11:17 AM   #3
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well since you didn't mention it i am going to have to ask ....
after changing volume settings alsamixer, did you run
alsactl store

as of your camera, are you mounting it ?
something like
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camerafiles
would be a similiar command you would be using, unless like stated above if you want to use that silly automount stuff ....


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