Re: problem with sound card from a newbie
Sandip P Deshmukh wrote:
Kent West wrote:
I have the same problem and followed your directions exactly.
I even upped my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.18 and included the Intel
sound option into the kernel but having same problems.
On bootup I get the following message:
Sound Server Message: Error while starting driver: device /dev/dsp
can't be opened. (no such device).
I have done chmod 777 on /dev/dsp /dev/dsp1 2 and 3 added myself to
audio group. Here is my lsmod and lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82440MX I/O Controller (rev 01)
00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82440MX AC'97 Audio
00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100]
Module Size Used by Not tainted
eepro100 17680 1
Can someone help? I really miss my music. :-(
Run "modconf" and see if there's a module available for the 82440MX.
You'll either need such a module loaded (lsmod shows only the ethernet
nic module loaded), or you'll need support for that chipset compiled
directly into the kernel (which would probably only be the case if
you've compiled your own kernel and included that support, which you
seem to indicate that you've done). If the kernel sources or modules
don't work properly, you may need to use an "outside" driver, such as
the alsa drivers. I had to do this for my onboard AC'97 chipset
i did as you suggested. here is the output of my lspci and lsmod. i
logged in as root and did lsmod > lsmod.txt and lspci > lspci.txt.
Module Size Used by Not tainted
nls_cp437 4384 2 (autoclean)
agpgart 29824 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4668 0 (unused)
i810_audio 21248 0 (unused)
ac97_codec 9568 0 [i810_audio]
soundcore 3236 2 [i810_audio]
keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
input 3072 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
usb-uhci 20708 0 (unused)
usbcore 48032 0 [usbkbd usb-uhci]
It looks like everything is in place, but if I remember correctly, the
same could be said for my setup when it still didn't work, at which
point I believe I installed the alsa drivers, which solved my problem.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 GMCH [Graphics Memory
Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810-DC100 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA AC'97 Audio
01:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)
as suggested by one of the group, i also installed libmikmod. i could
not install splayer - it requires some other .deb package and i am not
too sure how to install packages that do not reside on my cd!
If you have broadband (or a decent dialup connection) you can modify
/etc/apt/sources.list to point to an ftp or http site rather than to the
local CDs. Then "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get install splay".
If you want, you can use XMMS from within X, but do it without KDE/Gnome
(for the present time, for testing purposes); use something simple like
ICEWM. Kill any session managers ("/etc/init.d/wdm stop" where "wdm"
might also be "kdm" or "xdm" or "gdm". Then create (or if they exist
already, rename and then create) .xsession and .xinitrc in your home
directory with the single line "icewm", and then start X manually with
anyway, is there a clue about what is wrong from my lsmod and lspci?
http://lists.insecure.org/linux-kernel/2002/Aug/1046.html and the
following posts in that thread.