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Re: Couple of questions from a recent convert



"Willy" == Willy Lee <willy2@jps.net> writes:
> Ok, after recompiling and rebooting, yes, soundcore did show up in
> modconf.  And no, it still doesn't make any sound.  And /proc/sound
> still looks great with the exception of the absence of anything at
> all under "Installed drivers" and "Card config".

> I made the experiment of installing 'sndconfig' from unstable.  I
> remember using it on a RH 6.0 install.  It seems to basically do
> everything I already did, to no improvement.

> I've been searching the debian-user archives.  Haven't found a fix
> yet.  May just give up on sound.

> =wl

Oh the embarrassment....

So I look at the back of my box... and, you guessed it, the speaker
wire was unplugged. *DOH*!!  Now it works fine.  Boy, is my face red.

I thought it was plugged in because the modem was plugged in to the
speaker, but the sound card wasn't... that's what I get for assuming.

After reading some more kernel documentation, I've come to the
conclusion that the "Installed drivers" and "Card config" sections of
/proc/sound are for drivers that are compiled into the kernel, not as
modules.  Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks for everybody's help getting this working,

=wl

-- 
Albert ``Willy'' Lee, Emacs user, game programmer
"They call me CRAZY - just because I DARE to DREAM of a RACE of 
SUPERHUMAN MONSTERS!"



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