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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 10:53 pm    Post subject: Trying to get sound working and have question about Doc. Reply with quote

I am going through the instructions to install ALSA so my sound will work and in the Desktop Config Guide it says to look in

/lib/modules/[kernel version]/misc/

for a list of supported modules. My problem is this. There is no /misc directory under /lib/modules/[kernel version]/. Is the doc wrong or do I have TWO Gentoo systems that are somehow hosed? I need to know where to find the list the doc is talking about so I can add it to my /etc/modules.autoload file.

Here is what I have.

1st PC: Ensoniq 1373 based
2nd PC: Yamaha YMF724-PCI (or something like that, it may be 742, that PC is at home and I am at work right now.)

Can anyone help?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hardware howto (www.tldp.org) lists all supported soundcards and what modules they require.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link, but I think that doc is a little out of date. I know that the new kernel supports my card (YMF724) because it will work with MKD8.1, 8.2 and RH 7.0, 7.1. etc....

I guess my main question is not whether my card is supported or not, but why the Desktop Config Guide on this site refers you to a directory that doesn't exist, at least not on any of my Gentoo boxes anyway. It also states something making sure you don't add a module that is built into your kernel. Well, I selected that the YMF724 driver be loaded as a module. Do I still need to add it to the modules.autoload file or not.

Thanks for the reply and your help, it is greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had that problem too except my mobo didn't come with any soundcard docs (it's onboard :evil: ). The knowledge you seek should be in /lib/modules/[kdenel]/modules.pcimap.

I found out my soundcard name (Its a ac97 supported by the via 686a south bridge or somthing) and did the following.

cat /lib/modules/2.4.19/modules.pcimap | grep ac97

and got an entry for an ac97 module (I also did this in modules.dep) and tried the ac97 module. This didn't work so I then grepped for via and got the snd-via686 module which does work. Unfortunatly I still have to unmute the card by hand using amixer (in alsa-utils)

amixer set Master 100 on
amixer set CD 100 on
amixer set PCM 100 on

The moral is that if you try a module and it dosn't work, try another or look on http://www.alsa-project.org for a table of what modules support what cards.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Trying to get sound working and have question about Doc. Reply with quote

Cyris wrote:
My problem is this. There is no /misc directory under /lib/modules/[kernel version]/.


Did you emerge alsa-driver? this creates the alsa-modules.

Btw. kernel support / kernel drivers, are different from the alsa-drivers, but maybe your card is supported by both.

Cya lX.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The doc is wrong--file a bug report--and i know the es1373 is supported under linux--i've used it but not on gentoo
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ens1371 is definately supported. Here's what I do to use mine:

Enable sound card support in the kernel.
DON'T enable any sound cards in the kernel.
emerge alsa-driver
Configure /etc/modules.d/alsa for the ens1371 module.
Add alsasound to the default runlevel.
/etc/init.d/alsasound start
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