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Re: AMD64 / Debian / Sound

On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 11:04:34 -0500, lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart
Sorensen) wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 10:53:20AM -0500, Austin Denyer wrote:
> > 
> > OK, I added snd-intel8x0 to /etc/modules:

> Make sure /dev/adsp* and friends exist.  If they don't the snddevices
> script in alsa-base /usr/share/alsa-base/snddevices will create all
> the alsa device nodes if you run it.

Athlon64:/dev# ls adsp*
adsp  adsp0  adsp1  adsp2  adsp3
> Check /proc/asound/cards and see if it actually has recognized any
> hardware.

Athlon64:/proc/asound# cat cards
--- no soundcards ---

Aha!  I'm betting that's the problem ;-D

> Run lspci -n |grep 0401 and we can see what PCI ID the sound has and
> maybe look that up in the driver sources to make sure this really is
> the driver you should be using.  On my nforce2 I see:
> 0000:00:05.0 0401: 10de:006b (rev a2)
> 0000:00:06.0 0401: 10de:006a (rev a1)
> Which is the AC97 and the MCP devices (I believe the MCP is the DSP
> the nforce and nforce2 have).

Athlon64:/proc/asound# lspci -n | grep 0401
0000:00:04.0 0401: 10de:0059 (rev a2)
> I can check the driver in this case doing this:
> modinfo snd-intel8x0|grep -i 10de|grep -i 006[ab]
> which shows:
> alias:          pci:v000010DEd0000006Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> So the snd-intel8x0 knows about pci vendor 000010DE device 0000006A
> which matches 10de:006a.  Most kernel drivers seem to have such
> aliases to help out userspace module loading utilities and such.

Athlon64:/proc/asound# modinfo snd-intel8x0|grep -i 10de             
alias:          pci:v000010DEd000000EAsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd000000DAsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd0000006Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd000001B1sv*sd*bc*sc*i*

So, it looks like the problem is that my sound card is not being

How would I get Debian to detect the sound card?


(Spoiled by sndconfig)

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