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  1. #1

    Question Audio Card Problems

    I am running a Dell Dimension 9100 with an integrated audio card and I cannot get sound. I tried alsaconf with each of the selections, none work. I have tried the Soundcard Configuration program, and it gives me the following message.

    ERROR: No Sound Modules found
    You don't seem to be running a kernel with modular sound enabled. (soundcore.o was not found in the module search path). To use sndconfig, you must be running a kernel with modular sound, such as the kernel shipped with Debian GNU/Linux or a 2.2 kernel, and sound must be compiled as modules.

    What do you suggest I do?


  2. #2
    Linux Newbie objuan's Avatar
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    try adding snd and soundcore to the /etc/modules file

  3. #3

    Audio Card Problems

    How would I do that? (I am new to linux)

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    Linux Newbie objuan's Avatar
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    edit the /etc/module file and type in at the bottom of the list
    save the file and restart your system

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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Try "modprobe snd" before
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  7. #6
    I assume you have Knoppix 5.0.1
    try on the konsole
    lspci maybe will tell what audio driver it is.
    lsmod tells if it's installed correctly in the modular kernel.
    usually alsaconf in root should work (don't choose legacy)
    if btw it's digital alsamixer should have a anlog/digital switch(off). use m to turn it on.
    usually it's difficult to establish sound because alsa can't make a driver for every sound card.

  8. #7
    I tried the first 2 methods and no success.

    This is what came up when I did the lspci for audio.
    0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio
    Controller (rev 01)
    I am not sure what I do with the audio card for the it is still not working.

  9. #8


    try in su root
    root[ ]$ alsaconf
    and choose hda-intel instead of legacy. This is the driver you require.
    check with
    ]$ lspci
    if it's installed
    also kmix icon on the gui below should be working.
    if it's digital use
    ]$ alsamixer
    and turn on analog/digital ouput jack
    ]$ alsactl store
    to save.
    if you need to turn off pnp then at boot use cheatcode
    knoppix nopnp
    reference for alsa is here

  10. #9

    alsaconf worked for me

    Hey everyone. Just wanted to say thanks waka, alsaconf worked great for me..took about a minute. I am running knoppix 5.0.1 installed on the HD...worked nicely. Thanks everyone. I now have sound.

    JM Brown

  11. #10
    Hey Guys,

    I got it working...turns out I was an idiot and in KMix Surround was turned off and once I turned it on, BAM sound works! Thanks so much for all you help!


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