ALSA 1.0.6a and Dell SB Live!
I am having difficulty getting sound to work. I have the Dell OEM SB Live!, so module snd-emu10k1x! Here are the steps I have taken thus far to get things underway.
I compiled kernel 188.8.131.52 successfully with Sound Support built in. I excluded ALSA from the Kernel compile.
I then used module-assistant and successfully compiled the Nvidia drivers. I have nice graphics now and can read this webpage, yeah!
Next I downloaded alsa-driver-1.0.6a.tar.bz2 from the ALSA Project web page. I untarred the tar.bz2 file in my /usr/src directory. It created the alsa-driver-1.0.6a directory there.
Then I followed the Quick Install instructions:
I did the ./configure which seemed to work fine.
I ran make which seemed to work fine.
I ran make install which seemed to work fine.
I ran ./snddevices which looked good.
Now things get hairy. I am running Debian (testing) Linux. My /etc/modules.conf file says I'm not supposed to edit it under any circumstance and should instead look in my /etc/modutils directory. Inside that is a file called alsa-base. It is currently empty.
Next, if I run modprobe snd-emu10k1x I get a whole slew of Unresolved Symbols (as an aside, where does this get logged so that I can copy it into these posts??).
Upon rebooting my computer and entering KDE as root, I get the sound error relating to /dev/dsp, a device not found. A similar error shows up on trying to play an audio file in XMMS.
I should say I am Linux Newbie so type slowly ;)
I'd appreciate any help, thanks.