[linux-audio-user] sound on debian 2.4.26

Laura Conrad lconrad at laymusic.org
Thu Aug 5 10:22:05 EDT 2004

>>>>> "tim" == tim hall <tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk> writes:

    >> /proc/interrupts reports that both the SB-Live and the onboard
    >> sound are sharing interrupt 9.  Is this likely to be causing
    >> problems?

    tim> This suggests that you haven't actually disabled the onboard
    tim> via82cxxxx - It shouldn't be a problem if it's really not
    tim> being used, but then it shouldn't show up in /proc/interrupts
    tim> either in that case.

It definitely says "disabled" when I look in the bios.

    >> Is there anything else I should be trying?

    tim> Checklist:
    tim> /etc/group - check you are in 'audio' group (may be 'sound'
    tim> instead)


    tim> /dev/dsp* /dev/mixer* /dev/cdrom* etc. - check these are set
    tim> to the correct group also. 


    tim> [5] /etc/alsa/modutils/1.0 - check this has the right
    tim> settings for the soundcard you want to use 

There isn't a 1.0.  There is an 0.9, which is attached.  But "dpkg -l
alsa-base" says I'm running 1.0.5a-1.

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    tim> [4].  ~/.asoundrc - details at [4] again.

I don't have one.

    tim> Make sure the volume is turned up on your mixer and
    tim> theoretically you should have sound. You may need to log out
    tim> & back in again before these settings take effect.

The mixer is turned up, as far as I can tell.  There are some things
that are 0 but I don't think they're the important ones.  Attached is
the amixer output:

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The thing I see that's wrong that may be relevant is this:

debian:/etc/apt# depmod
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-686/pcmcia/prism2_cs.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-686/alsa/snd-pdaudiocf.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-686/alsa/snd-vx-cs.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-686/alsa/snd-vxp440.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.26-1-686/alsa/snd-vxpocket.o

At the end of all the time fiddling with this yesterday I ended up
with the 2.4.26 kernel with the relevant alsa-modules loaded.  I'm
getting no error messages when I try to play sound; just no sound.  

Laura (mailto:lconrad at laymusic.org , http://www.laymusic.org/ )
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