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Gentoo Sound Card Trouble
0000:00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
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- Oct 2004
Have you checked the gentoo alsa handbook, its pretty thorough? If you have your kernel setup correctly you just need to look up your cards driver in the alsa card matrix, modprobe it, and then add the name of the driver to your make.conf.
The guide is pretty well written up, you may have to emerge additional drivers or alsa apps though.
Gentoo Alsa Handbook[/url]Operating System: GNU Emacs
heh you can try in the kernel this i found this listed on google for this card even though it dont list the correct chipset's in the menuconfigCode:
-> Device Drivers -> Sound -> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture -> PCI devices=20 Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMD MC97 or < > Intel i8x0/MX440, SiS 7012; Ali 5455; NForce Audio; AMD768/8111 (NEW)Code:
< > Intel i8x0/MX440; SiS 7013; NForce; AMD768/8111 modems (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)Code:
that's my 2cents
also check that you dont have anything checked at all in the OSS section under sound in the kernel ...that will block alsa from loading
this is from the alsa matrix: description: "Intel 82801AA,82901AB,i810,i820,i830,i840,i845,MX440; SiS 7012; Ali 5455"
i think i have the same chipset an my compaq lappie ...yeah i do...and the last thing to do is run alsaconf and it will set up the snd driver in /etc/modules.d/alsa and modules-update and all the other little things
also dont forget to unmute your speakers!
Nope. it's still buggered.
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- Apr 2005
Re: Gentoo Sound Card TroubleOriginally Posted by lakerdonald
Tried both ways.
what is the output of your /etc/modules.d/alsa file:
do you have the relevant snd-card0 portion pointing the the driver of your card?
mine looks like this for the cs46xx driver for my card:
# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
## You need to customise this section for your specific sound card(s)
## and then run `update-modules' command.
## Read alsa-driver's INSTALL file in /usr/share/doc for more info.
## ALSA portion
alias snd-card-0 snd-cs46xx
## alias snd-card-1 snd-ens1371
## OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-cs46xx
## alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
# OSS/Free portion - card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
## OSS/Free portion - card #2
## alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
## alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
## alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
If you change this just type: modules-update. then try amixer and see if you get any output: if you do then card should be working then just umute with alsamixer command.
Sorry if you tried all of this and this is repetitive but I screw up little things all the time. good luck. Also...I did all this stuff and wasn't getting any sound and was very confused but I realized that my thinkpad has sound buttons on the keyboard which are hardwired and need to be unmuted regardless of any alsa stuff. I just hit the unmute button at top of keyboard and all my problems solved...even though it took me 2 hours of messing with stuff to try the simplest of all solutions.
oh yeah make sure you have started alsa. /etc/init.d/alsasound start.
then add to startup. rc-update add alsasound boot.
Sorry I've tried all of that :/
but using the alsa-driver ebuild, i get this when trying:
#insmod snd-card-0 WARNING: Error inserting snd (/lib/modules/2.6.7-gentoo-r11/alsa-driver/acore/snd.ko): Input/output error WARNING: Error inserting snd_timer (/lib/modules/2.6.7-gentoo-r11/alsa-driver/acore/snd-timer.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) WARNING: Error inserting snd_pcm (/lib/modules/2.6.7-gentoo-r11/alsa-driver/acore/snd-pcm.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) WARNING: Error inserting snd_ac97_codec (/lib/modules/2.6.7-gentoo-r11/alsa-driver/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-codec.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) FATAL: Error inserting snd_intel8x0 (/lib/modules/2.6.7-gentoo-r11/alsa-driver/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) #dmesg 1.0.8/work/alsa-driver-1.0.8/acore/sound.c:352: unable to register native major device number 116 snd_mixer_oss: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_mixer_oss: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk ALSA /var/tmp/portage/alsa-driver-1.0.8/work/alsa-driver-1.0.8/acore/sound.c:352: unable to register native major device number 116 snd_timer: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_timer: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk snd_pcm: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_pcm: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk snd_ac97_codec: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_ac97_codec: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_pcm_close snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_resume snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_pcm_open snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_set_rate snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_update_bits snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_mixer snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_bus snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_pcm_double_rate_rules snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_suspend snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_get_short_name snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_pcm_assign snd_intel8x0: Unknown symbol snd_ac97_tune_hardware ALSA /var/tmp/portage/alsa-driver-1.0.8/work/alsa-driver-1.0.8/acore/sound.c:352: unable to register native major device number 116 snd_mixer_oss: Unknown symbol snd_compat_kcalloc snd_mixer_oss: Unknown symbol snd_verbose_printk ALSA /var/tmp/portage/alsa-driver-1.0.8/work/alsa-driver-1.0.8/acore/sound.c:352: unable to ... ... ...