New modules.conf + sound...
Hi. Well, after running another system upgrade a couplea days ago (on
Potato, of course), I seem to have broken my sound configuration again. I
am not sure if it was this upgrade or a previous one that shifted module
configuration from conf.modules to modules.conf (or whatever they're called)
but my alienized package of sndconfig still tries to use conf.modules ;-)
This, of course, forced me to try to figure out how to actually install and
configure kernel modules (!!). Unfortunately, I seem to be doing something
wrong. Here's the short of it: when I try to modprobe the sound module, I
/lib/modules/2.2.10/misc/sound.o: invalid parameter parm_io
/lib/modules/2.2.10/misc/sound.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.2.10/misc/sound.o
/lib/modules/2.2.10/misc/sound.o: insmod sound failed
After a quick search, I have not yet found where sound.o is handed a parm_io
parameter (I could just be totally misinterpreting the error). I have been
making blind guesses as to what I need to do in order to get sound to work.
I have an SB AWE64, first of all.
When things first started to go wrong with the sound, the isapnp.conf dump
seems to have been wrong (IRQ conflicts with nothing apparent to conflict
with), so I redumped the info and the card was detected just fine. Next, I
went after the modules. For some reason, most of the soundmodules were not
selected in modconf, so I did so. That still didn't work, so I dumped the
sndconfig attempt at module configuration at the bottom of the script:
alias sound sb
options opl3 io=0x388
alias midi awe_wave
post-install awe_wave /usr/bin/sfxload /etc/midi/GU11-ROM.SF2
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=0 dma16=0 mpu_io=0x330
Finally, I noticed something a bit puzzling further up in the modules.conf
# Soundcard: alias for gen_sound needed!
alias /dev/sound gen_sound
What should I use for a gen_sound alias? sb? sound? Anyway, I figured
that I should see if I could fix the sound module problem before I did any
of the rest of it (though they're probably interrelated...). Also, I should
mention that i haven't been able to add the opl3 module yet because of the
sound module problem.
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