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    Sound in gentoo...


    after installing kde i realized that the sound didn't work and it was probably because i forgot certain sound support when compiling the kernel.... so i recompiled it adding what i thought i forgot.

    the sound still doesn't work, unfortunately. when i open up kmix.. there aren't any output bars to fiddle with and kde control center keeps saying "unable to start sound server or retrieve possible I/O methods"

    could someone help? i'm not sure what to do.

    here's my "lsmod":
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    parport_serial          9280  0 
    parport_pc             24616  1 parport_serial
    parport                24768  1 parport_pc
    tridentfb              19776  0 
    tdfxfb                 11532  0 
    radeonfb               88768  0 
    cfbcopyarea             4544  1 radeonfb
    cfbimgblt               3328  3 tridentfb,tdfxfb,radeonfb
    cfbfillrect             4864  1 radeonfb
    softcursor              2624  3 tridentfb,tdfxfb,radeonfb
    fb                     42928  4 tridentfb,tdfxfb,radeonfb,softcursor
    v4l1_compat            12548  0 
    v4l2_common             6976  0 
    videodev                9792  0 
    sx8                    15952  0 
    pktcdvd                26376  0 
    fakephp                 5316  0 
    pci_hotplug            11524  1 fakephp
    ieee1394               93424  0 
    i2c_algo_bit            9032  1 radeonfb
    i2c_core               19968  2 radeonfb,i2c_algo_bit
    snd_dummy              10432  1 
    snd_seq_dummy           3588  0 
    snd_seq_midi            7872  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event      8256  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                54432  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_pcm_oss            50592  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16640  1 snd_pcm_oss
    via82cxxx_audio        26888  0 
    ac97_codec             19928  1 via82cxxx_audio
    snd_atiixp             19296  0 
    snd_via82xx            25088  0 
    snd_mpu401_uart         7360  1 snd_via82xx
    snd_rawmidi            23648  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
    snd_seq_device          7436  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi
    snd_nm256              69504  0 
    snd_ac97_codec         85392  3 snd_atiixp,snd_via82xx,snd_nm256
    snd_pcm                89736  6 snd_dummy,snd_pcm_oss,snd_atiixp,snd_via82xx,snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer              22152  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd                    50120  15 snd_dummy,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_atiixp,snd_via82xx,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_nm256,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    snd_page_alloc          9480  3 snd_atiixp,snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
    crc_ccitt               2560  0
    and lspci:
    Code:
    0000:00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
    0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0050 (rev a3)
    0000:00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
    0000:00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
    0000:00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
    0000:00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
    0000:00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev a2)
    0000:00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
    0000:00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
    0000:00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    0000:00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
    0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    0000:00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    0000:00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    0000:00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
    0000:00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    0000:00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    0000:00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    0000:00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    0000:01:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
    0000:01:0d.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology Inc) SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
    0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 15)
    0000:05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV380 0x3e50 [Radeon X600]
    0000:05:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 3e70
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    Run this:
    Code:
    su -
    emerge alsa-utils
    alsaconf
    rc-update add alsasound default
    Also make sure that your user is in the audio group. If not, add him in /etc/group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilanth
    it works!
    wow, that was easyer than expected... thanks all!
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    i've got these same problem
    which module should i use?
    intel8x0?
    via82xx?

    plz help
    thx

    edit: my lspci has the same output

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