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Old 08-26-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy alsa prob (AD1980) w/ ASUS P4XP-X motherboard


Newbie with no sound. Please help!!!

Slackware 9.0 full new install (no patches):

I downloaded and installed alsa 0.9.6, copied and pasted modules.conf settings from the alsa page for the AD1980. On running alsamixer I get the dreaded snd_ctl_open failed message. I then tried running the ./snddevices script and chmod a+rw on the devices in dev. still no joy.
Has anyone got alsa running on this or other ASUS board using AD1980 chip?
FYI here's my modules.conf:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
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

TIA
 
Old 08-26-2003, 01:37 PM   #2
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type this as root ina terminal:
lsmod

see if the modules are listed.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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i have the same problem: fresh install, follow instructions for installing the alsa sources on alsa-project.org and the snd_ctl_open error hits me (=> no sound). what kind of sound card do you have?

can you remove the alsa modules and get sound back using standard distribution kernel modules? i haven't managed it yet. the alsa modules also reload on reboot, and this is pretty annoying too.

i've seen this error all over the internet in message forums, but nobody provided a real solution. i'm gonna try to use either the older drivers or the CVS ones, but i need to know how to get the current ones off my box. any suggestions?

for reference, i recently had this problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=85626

one person who had a solution just reinstalled from scratch and BAM, it worked (post listed below). this makes me suspect this is completely fixable, but i don't have more direction than that.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=65757

i also tried (to no avail) to get phoenixflame to respond b/c he had the same problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=55731
 
Old 08-26-2003, 05:38 PM   #4
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snd_ctl_open error
only time I ever got that error was when I tried 2.6.0-test4, alsa is broken in it I think cause 2.6.0-tes3 and down worked fine, and sources on site always worked to, but then again if the alsa in 2.6.0-test4 was inserted from the sources just before release it is possible the on site sources are bad... that woudl explain a lot actually.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:20 PM   #5
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Exodist

Thanks for your quick response. I logged into root and typed ls mod and there where no mod's listed...

I guess I should try 2.6.0-tes3...

Thanks again,

Sandy
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:37 PM   #6
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if you are a nebie I do not recommend 2.6.0, if you are a newbie use 2.4.22 (just released)
 
Old 08-27-2003, 05:22 PM   #7
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if you got the modules to insert correctly, then just go to the untarred alsa-driver directory and run the snddevices script. that fixed everything for me. it says you don't have to run it in the alsa-project instructions, but you should. now all my alsa utils work.
 
  


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