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invisibastard 08-29-2004 11:35 AM

Sound module disappeared mysteriously
I have been running slackware 10 w/ kernel 2.6.7 for a month or more now with no problems. When I rebooted today, I keep being told module snd-intel8x0 is not found. I haven't made any changes that would affect this, as far as I know.

I am completely puzzled. What would make a module that has been there disappear suddenly? This is why I love slackware. just when I think I know everything I need to, something new appears and shows me just how little I know.

Any ideas?

Thank you,

suslik 08-29-2004 12:31 PM

Harddrive corruption? Unclean unmounts?

invisibastard 08-29-2004 01:01 PM

My hard drive seems fine, it is pretty new. Haven't had any unclean unmounts.

I uninstalled and reinstalled alsa, hoping that might do something.

Nothing out of the ordinary has happened. I simply rebooted and then was no longer able to modprobe the module. It still shows up in /usr/src, too.

I am baffled.


zgauthier 08-29-2004 03:44 PM

I had the same problem with my sound module too. It was the emu10k1 module. It happened after I was trying to install a DC30 video capture card. Taking the card out and rebooting fixed the problem however.

suslik 08-30-2004 02:30 AM

Re: Sound module disappeared mysteriously

Originally posted by invisibastard
I keep being told module snd-intel8x0 is not found.
Who/What tells you that? When?

1. plz, do "lsmod" and post.
2. please, post "ls -la /lib/modules/[your kernel version here]/kernel/sound/pci"

Linux.tar.gz 08-30-2004 05:04 AM

If you updated your alsa packages, try alsaconf, followed by alsamixer and alsactl store.

invisibastard 08-30-2004 06:32 AM

Sorry for being unclear. Modprobe gives me this:

FATAL: Module snd_intel8x0 not found.

lsmod give me this:

Module Size Used by
lp 9388 0
parport 32456 1 lp
ipv6 212064 12
uhci_hcd 27920 0
joydev 8000 0
evdev 7168 0
nvidia_agp 5788 1
ohci_hcd 18436 0
ehci_hcd 27012 0
forcedeth 12032 0
nvnet 67492 0
nvsound 1535208 0
soundcore 6752 1 nvsound
pciehp 89836 0
shpchp 92140 0
nvidia 4815540 12
eeprom 6408 0
i2c_sensor 2688 1 eeprom
i2c_isa 1920 0
i2c_nforce2 5504 0
i2c_core 18452 4 eeprom,i2c_sensor,i2c_isa,i2c_nforce2
usb_storage 59968 0
agpgart 26920 2 nvidia_agp
psmouse 17544 0
reiserfs 218576 2

nvsound is there because i installed the nvidia Nforce2 drivers to get sound, since intel8x0 was missing.

finally, and interestingly, ls gives me this:
ls -la /lib/modules/2.6.7/kernel/sound/pci
/usr/bin/ls: /lib/modules/2.6.7/kernel/sound/pci: No such file or directory

thanks for the help,

suslik 08-30-2004 03:39 PM

/lib/modules/2.6.7/kernel/sound/pci is where I would expect the module to reside.

Just to make sure the file doesn't exist, do "locate snd-intel8x0"

If you use 2.6.7 form Slack10 CD2, with no recompile, just
1. reinstall ALSA packages from CD1 /slackware/l folder.
2. reinstall kernel packages (somewhere in /testing folder on CD2) (or may be just the kernel-modules*.tgz)

I am not sure how Pat chose to include alsa modules in his 2.6.7, i.e. as part of kernel-modules or as as part of alsa*.tgz.

I would try just step 2 alone, but in case ALSA problem is wider, I don't see how step 1 would hurt.

Did you do any slapt-get or other "upgrade" things before that evil reboot?

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