Re: Can't get ALSA to configure. PLEASE HELP!
Steve Juranich wrote:
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:
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.
I finally got mine working a couple of days ago after months of trying.
It's integrated on an Epox 8KHA+ board. Here's what I did.
1) dselect/installed kernel-source-2.4.18
2) Compiled a kernel, including sound support as a module (but not any
other sound stuff)
3) dselect/installed alsa-source
4) unzipped/untarred the /usr/src/alsa-source
5) followed the 7 "Quick Step"s in /usr/src/modules/alsa-drivers/INSTALL
6) Sound now works.
If you need more specific info on any of these steps, holler.
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