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Old 07-08-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy sound problem (i810_audio/ac97)

I don't get my onboard-sound (ac97) working...
I've compiled the kernel with support for for i810...but I can't find an option for ac97 support and the module doesn't exist on my system...
It didn't work neither before I've recompiled my kernel and loaded the ac97+codec modules.
does anyone know how to fix this problem ?

here are the error messages related to this problem:
Jul 8 07:57:36 firestarter kernel: i810_audio: Audio Controller supports 6 channels.
Jul 8 07:57:36 firestarter kernel: i810_audio: Primary codec not ready.
Jul 8 08:00:19 firestarter modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-1
Jul 8 08:00:19 firestarter modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-service-1-0
Old 07-08-2003, 06:38 AM   #2
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check your permissions to /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer
Old 07-08-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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Exclamation Permissions...

> check your permissions to /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer

Be sure to have users "rw" permissions...

chmod u+rw /dev/dsp


chmod u+rw /dev/mixer

when doing ls -l, you must get:


or something like that....
Old 07-09-2003, 10:35 AM   #4
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I use to have the same program on my desktop computer, had to do some serious studying to fix it. Here´s what I did:
1- Download and install de ALSA drivers (alsa-driver, alsa-libs and alsa-util). Follow the instructions on their web page.
2- Actualize the rc.modules file according to ALSA to include their modules.
3- Create the .asoundrc file according to ALSA specs.
4- Install a mixer program like aumix or kmix
5- Recompile the kernel to support sound card only and nothing else
6- Reboot with your new kernel and enjoy the sound

Thats it!. This is what I did, and it worked on my computer, so I hope it works for you.

Last edited by yolopollo; 07-09-2003 at 10:37 AM.


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