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Fe++ 09-28-2006 05:01 AM

no such device for sound
I try to configure my sound card,a Sound Blaster Audigy, for my Slackware 10.2.
In first I run alsaconf and the program found my card and install that correctly, but when I try to run alsamixer the terminal saw me: no such device.Also when I launch the x kde there is an error message that the sound server cannot start for the same problem: no such device.
What can I do?
Sorry for my english and thanks in advance for your support.

cathectic 09-28-2006 10:27 PM

Is /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa executable?

If not, then the sound modules would not be loaded (even though correctly configured), hence the alsamixer and KDE errors.

cereal83 09-29-2006 11:18 PM

You have to re-compile the kernel with support for that card. I have the same card and it works with no issue, you can do some reading as I am sure you will learn how to compile a kernel as it is is easy

make menuconfig make bzlilo; make modules; make modules_install; reboot

dive 09-30-2006 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by cereal83
You have to re-compile the kernel with support for that card.

I have audigy 4 but didn't need recompile. It all depends how you installed alsa - as kernel module or from source.

ciotog 10-01-2006 10:44 AM

Try adding your user account to the audio group:

gpasswd -a username audio
Also if you do compile your own kernel, please don't use old and/or wrong instructions - read the documentation that comes with the kernel to do it properly.

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