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Re: ALSA won't detect SB128

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:00:47PM +0100, Dr Garret Cotter wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm running unstable on a P3 750 / Intel D815EEA box with a Soundblaster
> 128 (SB 4.1 Digital, indeed). ALSA won't even see it. I have installed
> version 0.9.4-1. Running alsaconf I get the message
> modinfo: snd: no module by that name found
> repeated a couple of times and then a blue screen telling me that no
> supported PnP cards were found. 
> FWIW, if I try running esd I get the message 
> /dev/dsp: No such device
> So maybe there's something more subtle than a break in ALSA?
> Frustratingly as ever it's all rosy under Windows so I don't think it's
> a hardware problem. 
> Any suggestions? What other diagnostics should I post? 

Not an expert by any stretch, but it sounds to me like sound support is
missing in your kernel.  Try grep'ing your /boot/config-2.x.yy file for
SOUND and see what results are there.

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