Re: ALSA setup problem
cmetzler> Getting soundcards to work under ALSA is *usually* a
cmetzler> three-step process: 1. does the kernel see the soundcard
cmetzler> OK (what does lspci -vv say about the soundcard)? 2. do
cmetzler> you have the right modules installed (what does lsmod
cmetzler> say)? 3. have you unmuted everything you need to in
cmetzler> alsamixer (are Master, PCM, and CD unmuted), and are the
cmetzler> relevant sliders (Master, PCM, CD and Wave) turned up to
cmetzler> reasonable values? You haven't given us enough
cmetzler> information yet.
[sarge/kernel-2.4.26-1-686. I am in the "audio" group.]
I'm going to jump in here since I, too, can't get ALSA to work
correctly with my board (SB Live!). The first two steps above are OK.
[BTW, all works fine under a non-ALSA RH9.]
When I run 'alsaconf', it shows,
emu10k1 Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 0a)
in the dialog which I select and configure. My radio/TV card does
*not* show up.
When I run 'alsamixer', it *only* shows my "Brooktree Bt878" card
(radio, TV). The "Bt878" mixer controls do nothing. More importantly,
I can't get what I'd call the "general mixer controls" to show up
(e.g., Master, PCM, etc). 'Kmix' seg faults!
I tried "alsamixer -c 1", and it returned:
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for hw:1: No such device
Here are some relevant installed modules:
snd-bt87x 5704 0
snd-pcm-oss 39464 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 13848 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-pcm 61124 0 [snd-bt87x snd-pcm-oss]
snd-timer 14532 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 6392 0 [snd-bt87x snd-pcm]
snd 33508 0 [snd-bt87x snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss
soundcore 3940 8 [bttv snd emu10k1 sound]
Thanks for any help!
Prof Kenneth H Jacker firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Science Dept www.cs.appstate.edu/~khj
Appalachian State Univ
Boone, NC 28608 USA