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Old 11-03-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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no sound after 2.6.9 kernel compile

I recently upgraded my kernel on Slackware 10.0 from 2.4.26 to 2.6.9. When I had the 2.4.26 kernel I had sound but with the new kernel I do not. When I startx I get and error that says "device /dev/dsp can't be opened no such file or directory". I have a soundblaster live soundcard. I am using the emu10k1 driver

Things I have tried....
unquoted the /sbin/module quote in the /etc/X11/rc.module file (still no sound)
updated to the latest alsa drivers and libraries via swaret and ran "alsaconf" (alsa did not detect my card)
ran modprobe em10k1 and mobprobe snd-em10k1 (result is always FATAL: module XXXXX not found)

Here is my lsmod list

Module Size Used by
ipv6 223648 -
ehci_hcd 25452 -
usbcore 100772 -
via_rhine 17420 -
mii 3784 -
crc32 3688 -
nvidia 4813812 -
evdev 7168 -
ide_scsi 13676 -
agpgart 27784 -


Also, my ntfs partition won't mount wherease before it would. I would like to fix that as well but right now sound is more important to me. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Old 11-04-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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hi there,

when you configured your new kernel, did you include the drivers for your sound-chip ?
as modules. ( and did you include ntfs support ).
this because the modules seem to be missing.

Old 11-04-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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if your sound modules are ok and loaded then reinstall alsa. that usually does the trick after kernel recompile.

good luck
Old 11-04-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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Well, i have a kind of problem like this.

I have modules loaded

Module Size Used by
ipv6 236832 -
snd_pcm_oss 48712 -
snd_mixer_oss 17544 -
eth1394 18640 -
ohci1394 31468 -
ieee1394 97464 -
tsdev 5568 -
evdev 7232 -
ds 13452 -
pcmcia_core 53572 -
ntfs 148688 -
ide_scsi 14028 -
scsi_mod 66020 -

I know the modules i need in my sound card for alsa snd_intel8x0 and for oss i810_audio
I installed them as modules. But there is no reaction at all. What can i do? When i Open MMS i plays the MP3s normally but sound from my speakers. It seems like drivers are alright but no sound.

I also have the fatal error agpgart was not found at startup and i dont see anything related to agpgart in .config of my kernel 2.6.9

Can anyone help me with this?

Last edited by ShoCkwave; 11-04-2004 at 01:49 PM.
Old 11-04-2004, 04:22 PM   #5
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I ran into the same problem
re-compile the kernel, loading only "Sound Card Support" - no other sound options
then: download and recompile alsa-utils, alsa-lib, and alsa-driver


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