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Old 01-12-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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ALSA and kernel 2.6.0 on Slack 9.1

I am using kernel 2.6.0 and when i succeed on compiling it...ALSA didn't work. I've tried using #alsaconf to redetect my soundcard but ALSA can't find it. But when i use my old kernel 2.4.22 alsaconf work just fine.

I also found the same problem on kernel 2.4.24 is there something i've done wrong....olease help Thank's

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:28 AM   #2
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I was able to get ALSA working with my 2.6 Kernel by taking out ALSA and OSS but leaving in sound support when I configured the new kernel. I then installed ALSA from source. Make sure to run ./snddevices in the ALSA directory after you install, the ALSA site said you did not need it if you are using drivers before 0.9.4, but I found that I needed it to get everything working for my user accounts.
Old 01-13-2004, 01:58 AM   #3
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Yea I agree with that one, i had to do the same thing. Your best bet is to follow the directions to a T on the ALSA site, and it should work fine.

But if it doesn't, then you should post the error message that you are getting, because it will be easier for someone to help you if they have seen the error before and know the exact fix for it. Also, like the ALSA documentation says, you should not run the ./snddevices script if you are using devfs, i believe that it screws around with the devices in /dev, however i am not 100% sure, so dont hold me to it.

what kind of hardware???
Old 01-13-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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ALSA worked for me on 2.6 by compiling Sound Card Support & the module for my soundcard directly into the kernel. ONLY those 2 though, I didn't have anything extra in there.
Old 01-13-2004, 10:43 PM   #5
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I'm getting the same problem as the first poster with 2.6.1 and the alsa driver that comes with slack 9.1. Alsaconf doesn't detect any soundcard and apps complain that there is no /dev/dsp. Under 2.4.22 alsaconf detected it fine as an intel8x0 / SiS 7012pci audio accel and the sound worked great.

From memory there is no option under the alsa options in menuconfig for this sound card. Should I recompile the kernel with sound support checked, but leaving the oss and alsa options unchecked, and then compile the latest alsa drivers from source and load them as modules as per this page? Are you guys loading alsa as a module/modules or did you compile it into the kernel somehow?


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