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sphen
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How strange... works fine when built into kernel instead of modules. Oh well, sorted now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone help...

please check here for my info and problem:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=185290

have the same alsa problems,

cant seem to load my sound driver module,
"modprobe snd-intel8x0" doesnt work, get error message, please check the link for more info.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: Re: ALSA & 2.6 kernel mini HOW-TO? Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Helena for your tip ! That works for me. I now have sound on my ASUS Laptop !
Thanks to Gentoo Forums !
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Helena wrote:
I had some trouble enabling ALSA on my 2.6 kernel. I was able to get it working when i applied the following changes to the standard ALSA-guide (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml):

In 2.6 ALSA support is built into the kernel, so you have to enable it there (do NOT build it as a module). Also make sure that all relevant options are set:
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux-beta
make menuconfig

Choose the Sound option, and answer Y to:
    <*> Sound card support
and, under Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
    <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
    <*> Sequencer support
    <*> OSS API emulation
    <*> OSS Mixer API
    <*> OSS PCM (digital audio) API
    <*> OSS Sequencer API
and enable your soundcard under the correct subheading (mine is under "PCI devices"). Make sure you disable
    < > Open Sound System (DEPRECATED)
Now rebuild your kernel with
Code:
make clean bzImage modules modules_install
mount /boot
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot

and reboot. So you no longer have to emerge any ALSA drivers. But you still have to emerge the utilities with
Code:
emerge alsa-utils

Clearly there is no need anymore to add alsasound to the boot runlevel since it's built into the kernel already, so skip that and proceed to unmuting the sound channels as described in the guide:
Code:
amixer set Master 100 unmute
amixer set PCM 100 unmute

Now sound should be working when you start KDE!

/EDIT Note: I just found out that unmuting is not preserved across reboots!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: 2.6.15-gentoo with alsa Reply with quote

Thank you a lot for the howto.

I use kernel 2.6.15-gentoo-r1,
a "AMD-8111 AC97 Audio" sound device
with Athlon64/Opteron.

After installing alsa with the gentoo alsa howto, coldplug could not start the modules.

Because of very big frustration I removed anything in
/lib/modules/2.6.15-gentoo-r1/alsa-driver/
and
/lib/modules/2.6.15-gentoo-r1/kernel/sound/
and unmerged alsa-driver and alsa-headers

After that I put (nearly) everything alsa like in the kernel settings to <Module>:

Quote:
<M> Sound card support
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->


Quote:
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
<M> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
<M> Sequencer support
< > Sequencer dummy client
<M> OSS Mixer API
<M> OSS PCM (digital audio) API
[*] OSS Sequencer API
< > RTC Timer support
[ ] Verbose printk
[ ] Debug
Generic devices --->
PCI devices --->
USB devices --->

Quote:
Generic devices
<M> Dummy (/dev/null) soundcard
<M> Virtual MIDI soundcard
<M> MOTU MidiTimePiece AV multiport MIDI
<M> UART16550 serial MIDI driver
<M> Generic MPU-401 UART driver

Quote:
PCI devices
<M> Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD/ALi AC97 Controller

Quote:
Open Sound System
< > Open Sound System (DEPRECATED)

and compiled the kernel ...

And ONLY reemerged alsa-utils - rebooted - and I 've sound again!

!!!Great!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!
To have the discussion from the start of the topic maybe reinitiated :P :
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ALSA_sound_mixer_aka_dmix#Kernel_2.6.16
Quote:
Be aware that as of right now, you should only run 2.6.16 with Alsa built into the kernel.


-Anyway: before i read that, i was trying to get it done with modules... now how do i get rid of all those?
(emerge unmerge ... & modules update didnt suffice)

Greets,
Zweiblum
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