View Full Version : sndconfig looking in the wrong place?

02-21-2003, 12:22 PM
This relates specifically -- as will be seen -- to a HD install, but seems to apply generally.

Once again, with Knoppix 3.1 on my hard drive I attempt to get the sound working.

I run sndconfig and get:

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 images shipped with Debian Linux or a ?
? 2.2 or greater kernel.


root@rom-box:~# locate soundcore.o
root@rom-box:~# locate via8233.o
root@rom-box:~# cd /lib/modules/2.4.20-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound/
root@rom-box:/lib/modules/2.4.20-xfs/kernel/drivers/sound# ls
ac97.o cs4232.o maestro.o pas2.o trix.o
ac97_codec.o cs4281 maestro3.o pss.o uart401.o
aci.o cs46xx.o maui.o rme96xx.o uart6850.o
ad1816.o emu10k1 mpu401.o sb.o v_midi.o
ad1848.o es1370.o msnd.o sb_lib.o via82cxxx_audio.o
adlib_card.o es1371.o msnd_classic.o sgalaxy.o wavefront.o
aedsp16.o esssolo1.o msnd_pinnacle.o sonicvibes.o ymfpci.o
ali5455.o forte.o nm256_audio.o sound.o
awe_wave.o gus.o opl3.o soundcore.o
btaudio.o i810_audio.o opl3sa.o sscape.o
cmpci.o mad16.o opl3sa2.o trident.o

/mnt/hdc3 is my "old" SuSE drive.

I'm running sndconfig from the command line because I can't find it on the KDE menu (although I'm sure it's there). What happened to the alsa sound tool?

In all this, it looks to me as though:

a. The right module (i.e. snd-via8233.o) simply isn't there.
b. sndconfig is looking in the wrong place anyway!

This, BTW, is with the 0.69 sndconfig which is pretty ancient but which ships with 3.1 :cry:

Inspiration gratefully recieved: I did think of popping stuff where this godaweful configuration tool expects them, but.......

03-01-2003, 07:12 PM
Ok, seems to be a problem of those who have seen Linux at least once before.

Its in the KDE menu, KNOPPIX foder.

When there is a solution on how to make a Soundblaster ES1371 soundcard work on a notebook let me know please.

I couldn't manage it.
(Twinhead Slimnote VXe) with ES1371.

I can remember that ALSA did work at least once uisng SUSE 8.x