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Old 04-26-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing AWE64 sound drivers on slackware9.1 2.4.22 kernel


I'm having a problem getting my Sound blaster AWE64 sound card to work with Slackware 9.1 on the 2.4.22 kernel.

I have been trying to follow the Soundblaster-AWE HOWTO included with slack and I'm having a few problems.

I have downloaded the AWE sound drivers as directed by the HOWTO from the following site:

I have untarred the file to my /usr/local/src directory and read through the documentation there.
I have then run the script as directed by the instructions, and the script attempts to copy the various awe* files to the relevant folders in the linux source (/usr/src/linux/drivers/sound/) however, when it does this, it appears to search for a directory that doesn't exist (/usr/src/linux/drivers/sound/lowlevel/) when trying to copy the files across.

I'm not sure I should have done this..but as a result of the error running the script I have edited the script to copy the relevant files across to the /usr/src/drivers/sound/ directory instead. This appears to work OK.

I have then recompiled the kernel as per the following kernel compile guide on this very forum.

I have used make xconfig, and have answered y to 'Sound card support', m to 'OSS sound modules', y to persistent DMA buffers, m to Adlib cards (didn't mean to do that actually!), m to loopback midi device support, m to '100% sound blaster compatibles (SB16/32/64, ESS, Jazz16) support' and m to 'AWE32 synth'.

I am able to carry out all these steps:

make menuconfig (make your changes here...when done, save your new configuration)
make dep (sets all the kernel dependencies)
make clean (removes un-needed files)
make bzImage (builds the kernel)
make install (installs, moves and renames all the needed files and updates lilo)

without any problems.

However, when I make modules, the complier quites with the following errors:

gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-2.4.22/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -DMODULE -DMODVERSIONS -include /usr/src/linux-2.4.22/include/linux/modversions.h -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -DKBUILD_BASENAME=awe_wave -c -o awe_wave.o awe_wave.c
In file included from awe_wave.c:25:
awe_compat.h:63:26: ../soundvers.h: No such file or directory
awe_compat.h:82:28: ../soundmodule.h: No such file or directory
awe_compat.h:91:29: ../sound_config.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [awe_wave.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22/drivers/sound'
make[1]: *** [_modsubdir_sound] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22/drivers'
make: *** [_mod_drivers] Error 2

Can anyone help me with this, I'm pretty much stumped at this point. The only thing I can think of is to go back and create the /usr/src/linux/drivers/sound/lowlevel/ directory that the awe driver install script looks for in the first place, but I don't see how this is going to help, as it appears that it is other files that are causing the problem

I have checked using find -iname sound*.h as root in the / partition, and the files soundvers.h and sound_config.h exist but not soundmodule.h - could this be where the problem lies?

I have had a look at other posts from people who've had problems with Sound blaster AWE cards, but these haven't really helped me solve my problem as of yet, unless I'm missing something.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm keen to get this to work (and I hate being beaten by computers) - the card should be fine as has worded under SuSE9.0 and appeared to have no problems, to the extent that I added an entry to the HCL - made I was mistake but I was able to get mp3s to play, sound effects from kde adn able to loud soundfonts under SuSE.

Thanks very much,

Old 04-30-2004, 01:00 AM   #2
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So it appears that nobody can help me with this?

In that case, can anybody tell me where make dep command picks up the list of kernel dependancies to complie?




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