[Lugstuff] sound driver conundrum

Theodore Knab tjk at annapolislinux.org
Fri Jan 15 08:47:37 EST 2010

The AC97 chip is pretty generic.

Maybe your kernel got upgraded but the kernel modules did not get
rebuilt. Can you load the old kernel and see if does the same thing ?

You should be able to run this as root to see if something is missing:
+ /sbin/depmod -a

Depmod will 'generate module dependancies and map files' according to
man page. This command will prope all the modules. If there are errors
they will get displayed.

On 15/01/10 08:15 -0500, David F Bleil wrote:
> Sound was working fine in Open Suse 10.3. Sound chip is an onboard AC97 audio 
> controller and the kernel driver is snd_via82xx
> Upgrading to Suse 11.1 killed the sound. Attempting to configure the sound is 
> Yast produces the error message that the kernel can not load the module 
> because of incorrect parameters.
> Running alsaconfig as root does not change this.
> Knoppix finds and uses the sound chip so the issue is with Suse 11.1.
> Questions are - How do I find and set the parameters so that the kernel will 
> load the Suse sound module?
> or
> How do I find what sound driver the Knoppix is using and make that driver 
> available to suse?
> -- 
> David F. Bleil
> Catboat sailor from Crofton
> SUSE Linux 11.1
> This penguin can fly!
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Ted Knab
Stevensville, MD USA

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