Re: sarge 2.6.8 kernel, ALSA ESS1869 No Sound
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:50:09 +0100, Colin Tuckley wrote:
> ajp:/etc/modprobe.d# alsaconf
> Unloading sound driver modules...done.
> Probing legacy cards.. This may take a few minutes..
> Probing: es18xx : FOUND!!
> grep: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base: No such file or directory
alsaconf is in the alsa-utils package which Depends on alsa-base
which includes /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base. You _should_ have the
latter file. If you don't then purge alsa-base and alsa-utils
and reinstall them from sid.
While you're at it, make sure udev and hotplug are up to date.
> One I think is necessary: /etc/modules/alsa and/or
> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa, as I seemed to find conflicting information
> about whether 2.6 uses /modules or /modprobe.d
Linux 2.4 uses /etc/modules.conf which, in Debian, is generated from
the files in /etc/modutils by means of the update-modules program.
Linux 2.6 uses /etc/modprobe.conf or, if that is not present, the
files in /etc/modprobe.d/.
> If you installed 2.6.8 through apt-get, then the module should
> be built. Check the directory that it points to. It should be
> there. If it's not, you may need to reinstall the kernel,
> because alsa drivers should come standard with 2.6 kernels.
alsa drivers come in 2.6 kernel-image packages. Nevertheless you
can build an alsa-modules package for your 2.6 kernel from
alsa-source using make-kpkg. The drivers built from alsa-source
are more up to date than those in kernel-image.
Another point: Try to ensure that your alsa drivers' version
number, as revealed by /proc/asound/version, is the same as the
(upstream) version number of your libasound2 package.