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Re: Sound in g4

Martin Habets wrote:

With ALSA/Debian I have the issue that I have to add snd to
/etc/modules manually. /etc/init.d/alsa won't do anything
otherwise, as /proc/asound does not exist.

Not sure if the init script is from debian or alsa. This happens
on all hardware platforms. In your case, a
modprobe snd-powermac
should load the sound driver for you. Run alsamixer to unmute it.


On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 02:30:51AM +0000, Mike S wrote:
this is probably a totally newbie question, but I have just switched to debian from ubuntu, and am working on a self compiled 2.6.11 upstream kernel. I compiled all the sound stuff as modules, but I do not know what file to edit to load them, or even how to start. KDE reports no /dev/dsp on startup, and when I run lsmod it shows no snd or anything like that, so could someone point me in the right direction to start setting up sound on this thing?

--Mike S
if specs are needed this is a G4 Dual 450 (Gigabit Ethernet model) and I am not sure what the sound card is.

I thank you martin, that cracked it, atleast for now, haven't restarted the computer yet, but I did modprobe snd-powermac, and that loaded all the snd modules, and then I changes the group id of /dev/dsp so that my user's group had permission to it, and long story short three logout's later kde finally uttered sound on startup and did not give me the /dev/dsp not found or /dev/dsp (permission Denied) errors. looks like there's a lot of subtle little differences in debian and ubuntu, as it looks like I am going to have to change o lot of group id's just so I can access them without being root.

Thanks again,
--Mike S

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