Please guide me in alsa installation? Success.
Seng Huat Yeoh
stanleyshyeoh at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 9 13:23:52 PDT 2002
Finally, it works. Here are some of the steps I went through after my
failed installation from BLFS book's.
Having been reminded of devfs, I went into the kernel and deselected:
File System -> /dev/pts file system for Unix98 PTYs
I have no idea what is does nor if it did caused any trouble but it was
initially compiled into the kernel.
As Mark suggested, I omitted --with-moddir from BLFS book's Alsa
'Installation of the driver' hence:
--with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes \
Next, I made a change to the second command and added a third command to the
ln -s /proc/asound/oss/sndstat /dev/sndstat
chmod a+rw /dev/sndstat
Now this is what really made it worked I suppose. In /etc/modules.conf
file, I used:
alias snd-card-0 snd-via8233
instead of the book's:
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-via8233
Restarted XMMS, played a song and no warning messages. No sound at this
point either until 'alsamixer' was run and unmuting some outputs.
Thanks Mark. Yea! Funky alright. ALSA *shrug* ...
>>>I went through alsa's installation in the BLFS book. However, XMMS
>>>still unable to detect my soundcard. I'm using an MSI KT333-Ultra mobo
>>>with VT8233a southbridge.
>>Unable to detect ? Whats the message ?
>XMMS pops up "Couldn't open audio" window saying:
>Please check that:
>1. You have the correct output plugin selected
>2. No other programs is blocking the soundcard
>3. Your soundcard is configured properly
>Well I included the result when running 'lsmod' after this warning appeared
>if it helps:
>Module Used by Tainted: P
>snd-pcm-oss 37284 0 (autoclean) (unused)
>snd-pcm 54048 0 (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
>snd-timer 11104 0 (autoclean) [snd-pcm]
>snd-mixer-oss 11104 0 (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss]
>snd 27432 0 (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss snd-pcm snd-timer
>soundcore 3940 0 (autoclean) [snd]
>>>1) Before installation, I've checked that my kernel has,
>>><M> Sound card support
>>><M> OSS sound modules
>>You don't need the second, probably doesnt matter but it might complicate
>Alright I made the changes. The 'Sound' section in my kernel
>configuration now only has:
><M> Sound card support
>>>2) I proceed to install the driver with:
>>> --with-moddir=/lib/modules/2.4.19/kernel/drivers/sound/ \
>>> --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-2.4.19 \
>>> --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes \
>>> --with-cards=via8233 &&
>>Leave out the --with-moddir, you shouldn't need it and i'm not sure its
>>>3) Modified /etc/modules.conf and substituted <soundcard> with via8233.
>>>I skipped the /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsa and /etc/sysconfig/alsa scripts
>>>altogether and ignored creating symlinks in rc.#.d directories.
>>>4) Ran ./snddevices
>>Static /dev or are you using devfs ?
>I'm unfamiliar with devfs but I assume it was something during "Creating
>devices (Makedev-1.5) from the LFS book? Devpts? I went with the
>recommended option having all devices created. That's using static /dev
>>>5) Installing alsa-lib and alsa-utils. Did not install alsa-oss-lib and
>>>also-tools because I couldn't run ./configure in both of their source
>>>6) Configure alsa by making symlinks /dev/sndstat->/proc/asound/sndstat.
>>> Finally chmod-ed device permissions.
>>>I basically followed the alsa installation in blfs. Am I missing
>>>something? If there's anything helpful I've yet to provide, let me
>>>know. I know I'm missing alot of things.
>>Alsa setup is always funky.
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