alsa 0.9rc3

Horacio Ferrero horace.linux at
Sun Aug 18 10:02:51 PDT 2002

On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 06:18, Oliver Martin wrote:

I've the same problem as you : I got the same string "alsamixer:
function snd_ctl_open failed ..."
But if the compiler do not complain is because it recognizes your card
I cannot solved my problem so I cannot solve yours!

    snd_ctl_open failed 
    snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
    I've just compiled alsa-0.9rc3 (driver, lib, utils) using gcc-3.1.1. 
    When I try to run alsamixer, it only prints "alsamixer: function 
    snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory". I compiled 
    the alsa-drivers package with support for the via686 chipset as I have a 
    vt82c686b onboard sound controller. My modules.conf file contains the 
    alias char-major-116 snd
    options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=1
    alias snd-card-0 snd-card-via686
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
    alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
    alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
    post-install snd-card-via686 /usr/sbin/alsactl restore
    I don't know if this is correct as I didn't really know what to put for 
    the <soundcard> pieces. I just put the same I used with the --with-cards 
    option when compiling alsa.


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