Re: Updating the Kernel, Sound Support
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Veli-Pekka Tatila wrote:
> ERROR: No Sound Modules found
> You don't seem to be running a kernel with modular sound
> enabled. (soundcore.o was not found in the module search path).
> To use sndconfig, you must be running a kernel with modular
> sound, such as the kernel images shipped with Debian Linux or
> a 2.2 or greater kernel.
> end of output
> What does this mean in more detail?
this means that the tool youa re using can/t find the soundcore.o module
which should be part of the kernel-package.
I find this somehwat weird cause it should be there.
modules are stored in /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/ and subdirs
> You are attempting to install an initrd kernel image (version 2.6.7-1-686)
> This will not work unless you have configured your boot loader to use
> initrd. (An initrd image is a kernel image that expects to use an INITial
> Ram Disk to mount a minimal root file system into RAM and use that for
> As a reminder, in order to configure LILO, you need
> to add an 'initrd=/initrd.img' to the image=/vmlinuz
> stanza of your /etc/lilo.conf
nweer debian kernels seam to use these small images to bootup.
Dunno why though, but that's not the isssue hehre.
It indeed simply needs the initrd=<imagenmae> line in the /etc/lilo.conf
> I repeat, You need to configure your boot loader -- please read your
> bootloader documentation for details on how to add initrd images.
man lilo.conf I believe.
> If you have already done so, and you wish to get rid of this message,
> please put
> `do_initrd = Yes'
> in /etc/kernel-img.conf. Note that this is optional, but if you do not,
> you'll continue to see this message whenever you install a kernel
> image using initrd.
meaning, it shows this message even if your lilo.conf indeed is correct
(as far as I can tell thatis.
> Do you want to stop now? [Y/n]y
> Ok, Aborting
> dpkg: error processing
> i386.deb (--unpack):
> subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> end of output
this is default dpkg-stuff, your install-process faield with statuscode
nonzero, so the install fails with an error.
> I have not even looked at any lilo config file yet but went with the default
> setting during installation so to speak. I don't even know what's on the
> lilo menu, I just know that if I type linux console=ttyS0 at bootup, it
> seems to forward all text to the serial port. I've got 3 partitions: boot,
> swap and root(?) only. My processor is a Celeron, by the way, as you
> probably guessed judjing by the above output. I tend to name machines on a
> LAN basesd on their type, I've got another named T-Bird here also, which is
> my main music machine.
well, one other thing is that you have to look if the -686 kernel is
usabel for your cpu.
Its pentinium-II at least.
> I think I'm stil running the 2.2 kernel based on the output receied at
> bootup. How do I check the kernel version? I suppose it should be easy. I've
> tried apropos kernel as well as Googling for displaying linux kernel version
> but with no luck so far.
uname -r does the trick.
But I'm sure you are still running the 2.2. kernenl, cause the install
failed (look at your dpkg-output).
> Finally, when I do get the kernel updated, do I have to do any manual
> configuring to ensure that it keeps the serial console support? I would not
> want to lose it at this point as accessing the machine through the serial
> port seems to be the best option I've got currently running. There are no
> screen readers yet and it is easier and faster to read the output with a
> familiar Windows screen reader, namely Supernova, than it would be with
yes, well what you could do is add append="console=ttyS0" ot the relevent
section in your lilo.conf or even out of a section to make it a global
This ensures you don't have to type it on the commandlien anymore.
For the most part the kernel-image should do everything else.
Maybe you need to check if that initrd= line is indeed there.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
well the kernel-howto won't help you here.
And this is all I know cause I'm compiling/installling manually.
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