Re: Can't get ALSA to configure. PLEASE HELP!
Have a look at /etc/alsa/modutils/0.5. I had the same problem
and I found it was caused by an incorrect statement in that
file. More precisely alsaconf wrote snd-card-intel8x0 instead of
snd-intel8x0. I've edited the file and now it works fine.
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 10:19:39AM -0700, Steve Juranich wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've had this computer for a couple of months now and I still can't get my
> stupid sound hardware to work.
> I have an on-board ac97 via-8233 based sound controller (from lspci):
> coffee (steve)$ lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266]
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8367 [KT266 AGP]
> 00:07.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 20)
> 00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
> 00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
> 00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1b)
> 00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1b)
> 00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 1b)
> 00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 10)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon VE QY
> As root, I run 'alsaconfig' and things seem to go well until the end when I
> get the following error message:
> Loading driver:
> Starting ALSA sound driver (version 0.9.0rc1): (card-via686a)
> Setting the PCM volume to 100% and the Master output volume to 50%
> amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
> Could not initialize the mixer, the card was probably
> not detected correctly.
> Just for fun (and because I saw it on a couple of web pages), I try 'alsactl'
> and get the following message:
> % alsactl -d store 0
> /usr/sbin/alsactl-0.9: get_controls:432: snd_ctl_open error: No such file or directory
> And finally, because I can't think of anything else to do, I try a regular
> 'aplay' with the following results:
> coffee (steve)$ aplay Vapors-Turning_Japanese.wav
> No ALSA driver installed
> Could somebody please, PLEASE help me get this working. I'd like to have this
> badge of shame removed from me and be able to listen to my Vorbis files once
> Many thanks.
> Stephen W. Juranich firstname.lastname@example.org
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