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Re: [SLUG] Debian Sound not working
- To: Adam Hewitt <adam.hewitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian Sound not working
- From: Ian Su <ians@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Mar 31 14:47:05 2003
- Cc: Mick Boda <jackcom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- User-agent: Mutt/1.4i
I've never gotten alsa working successfully myself. To me it introduces a lot of complexity, but I haven't touched it for a while so by all means try it.
I've gotten AC97 integrated sound chips to work without alsa before, but it was a while ago. Try "modprobe via82cxxx" and "modprobe ac97_codec". It might be different depending on your kernel etc. Have a look into your /lib/modules/ to see what's there.
To learn how to compile a kernel visit http://myrddin.org/howto/debian-kernel-recompile.html, though I don't think it should be required (but learning how to recompile a kernel is a good thing anyway).
On 2003-03-31 02:27pm, Adam Hewitt wrote:
> you might want to try:
> apt-get install alsa-base alsa-modules-2.4.20-686
> (or whichever modules package reflects the kernel you are using...)
> Thanks to StevenK's new debconf config script ALSA install is a breeze
> After this has been installed you will find that
> a) the volume is muted, use alsamixer to put your volume levels up.
> b) you will need to add your user to the audio group with:
> adduser <user> audio
> you will then need to COMPLETELY log off and log back in to have that
> take effect.
> Good Luck
> On Mon, 2003-03-31 at 14:06, Mick Boda wrote:
> > Ian asked
> > "Which sound card have you got? Have you modprobe'd the supporting
> > module or compiled support for it into your kernel?"
> > I haven't (I mean never) compiled a kernel, I have some redhat
> > documention on how to do it,will it be the same under Debian?
> > I have an AC97 intergrated sound card run by a VIA chipset (VT8233A I
> > Believe)
> > The device is listed under lspci as
> > 00:07.5 Multimedia Audio Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio
> > Controller(rev 5).
> > Here are the modprobe commands I tried
> > foo:~# modprobe -l -t misc sound*
> > foo:~# modprobe -a
> > modprobe: Nothing to load ???
> > Specify at least a module or a wildcard like \*
> > foo:~# modprobe sound*
> > modprobe: Can't locate module sound*
> > foo:~#
> > Regards
> > Mick