well it took a while but we got there eventually.
I recompiled my kernel three times, reinstalled twice, compiled my way
through three days of faffing with the alsa drivers and came to the
conclusion that it just wasn't going to happen for me.
I have a fairly old(ish) laptop with an ES1788 Plug and Play Audiodrive card
on it. I know it works because I whipped the hardrive out and popped in the
spare that still has windows on it. I have no idea what I did wrong or why I
couldnt get the alsa drivers to work with it, the final time, there were no
error messages, nothing. Everything compiled ok, everything said it was
there, then it said it proclaimed "can't locate module snd-card-........".
So i gave up and went to http://www.opensound.com, downloaded the drivers,
ran the install, answered three questions and had sound.
$20 and five minutes or nearly two weeks of fiddling. Kind of enjoyable in a
peverse way ;) I now know my machine and install intimately, but I have to
say OSS won hands down for me, and to be fair Alsa dont actually say they
support (fully) the ES1788, I did find some literature on it, but that didnt
really come to any overly succesful comclusions.
Thanks all for the suggestions and pointers esp the kernel stuff, my first
kernel compile was an unmitigated disaster, however subsequent ones have
panned out a lot better !
From: Colin Watson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 01 May 2003 21:46
Subject: Re: modversions.h
On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 02:21:43PM -0400, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 2003 10:48:49 -0400
> "drew cohan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I believe modversions.h is in the kernel headers not source, so
> > "apt-get install kernel-headers-(mykernel-version-here)" should do
> > the trick.
> Good grief.
> Kernel headers are part of the source.
> modversions.h is indeed in the source tree.
Only if you enable CONFIG_MODVERSIONS and 'make dep' first. Drew is quite
correct that modversions.h is not in the kernel-source packages.
[cjwatson@arborlon /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.20]$ tar tjvf
../kernel-source-2.4.20.tar.bz2 | grep modversions
Search for 'update-modverfile' in Rules.make to find the script that builds
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