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Old 12-10-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
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ALSA Woes!? And KDE sounds

I'm having trouble with my sound...
I'm running alsa-driver-1.0.7rc2 and Slackware 10
Sound in Mplayer and xmms work fine, but KDE sounds do not work.
Before it complained I didn't have /dev/dsp but I ran snddevices and it made the links... but that didn't solve the problem. Now it says like trying to open defualt sound device.. or something and it doesnt work.
If I try to run quake 2 it says :

------- sound initialization -------
/dev/dsp: Broken pipe
Could not toggle.
Segmentation fault

output of lsmod gives me
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_pcm_oss            48168  0
snd_mixer_oss          18432  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq                51216  0
ipv6                  232448  10
snd_usb_audio          63072  0
snd_usb_lib            11904  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            21028  1 snd_usb_lib
snd_seq_device          8076  2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
intel_mch_agp           8976  0
intel_agp              20128  1
snd_intel8x0           29220  1
snd_ac97_codec         72160  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm                83204  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_usb_audio,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              21892  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    48740  13 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_page_alloc          8584  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
nvidia               3465468  12
ide_scsi               14980  0
If you need anymore info to diagnose my problem please ask
I need help!
Old 12-10-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: IL, USA
Distribution: Slackware 10
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what sound card are you using?

if you go to the alsa website, it can tell you what modules need to be running for your sound card to work. then i would do a lsmod, to see if those mods are loaded, if not load them with a modprobe. If it can't find the modules. then recompile alsa with the modules according to the instructions on the alsa webpage.
Alsa SoundCard Matrix
Old 12-10-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Jakarta
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the easiest way is to run alsaconf...........
that always solved my problem
Old 12-11-2004, 12:18 AM   #4
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: kubuntu-current
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KDE 3.3 by chance?

There is a recent thread here at LQ/slackware if it is the case.
(same or similar problem?)

Info contained there fixed some peoples problems, others it didn't (yet).

Last edited by tw001_tw; 12-11-2004 at 12:19 AM.


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