[debian-knoppix] Multiple hardware issues
Multiple problems including no sound, doesn't like the second IDE
controller card, etc. However, my ignorance of Linux
prevents me really understanding the issue with some of them so I need
to ask help. Let's focus on sound first.
This is a BIOSTAR mothboard with imbedded LAN, Modem, and sound support.
1st problem - no sound. The sound imbedded on the mother board is listed as:
VIA Technologies | VT8233 [AC97 Audio Controller], driver=via82cxxx_audio
and I get the error
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-0
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-service-0-0
This occurs when booting from the KNOPPIX CD. When attemping to use
sound such as playing the ogg file on the CD, xmms reports that the
sound card is not configured.
2nd issue - while there appear to be various hardware isssues. I need to
ask the dumb question - how to major and
minor device numbers get assigned in Linux. Back in my days working on
Microport UNIX (SVR4), we set the major
number up explicitly in the kernel and the minor numbers were assigned
via the driver itself. Now, I'm trying to understand
the device /dev/dsp. If I have mulitple sound cards, how do the minor
numbers get setup? I have installed KNOPPIX
using the knx-install script and now I get Can not open device errors. I
used to get Solo1 device timeout errors but I've been swapping sound
cards in and out and now I'm not sure whats linked together.
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