[Lugstuff] Thank you for your responses - still seeking a solution

Thomas Gallen kaori.hinata at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 16:10:16 EST 2010

Ahh, sorry about the confusion. /bin/dmesg is a program not a log file. To run it, you type "dmesg" (without the quotes) in a terminal window and press enter. If your distribution prevents normal users from running the dmesg program then you will have to type "sudo dmesg" (without the quotes) then input your password when asked (the one you use to log in to your computer) in order to run it.

Another option you have if you want to find out what's going on is to try to load the module then use "sudo less /var/log/messages" to look at the system log for messages regarding the loading of your sound card module. Once the file loads, use page down to go to the bottom of this file (the newest entries are at the bottom). If you find anything that looks like an error, go ahead an post it to the list. You can then quit "less" by pressing the "q" key.

Hope that helps clear that up,

On Jan 20, 2010, at 4:02 PM, David F Bleil wrote:

> Background of problem-
> OS = open Suse 11.1    Kernel  Kernel sound driver 
> snd_via82xx
> Hardware Info reports Model VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio controller
> IO Port  Active:yes   Length: 256  Mode:rw  Start:56320 
> IRQ   Count 8941     Enabled:yes    IRQ: 22
> Subvender ASRock incorporated
> Attempting to configure the sound with Yast2 the error message is "The kernel 
> module snd_via82xx could not be loaded. This can be caused by incorrect 
> module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters."  
> Sound was working perfectly on this hardware with this driver under open  
> Suse10.3. Sound still works perfectly when Knoppix (kernel 2.6.19 ) is 
> booted.
> What I have done-
> I have attempted to run alsaconfig without success.
> I have attempted to look for information in /bin/dmesg  using vim but the 
> output is not readable to me.
> I have downloaded and installed the most recent alsa-driver-1.0.xx from 
> www.alsa-project.org. This may have been a mistake. It did not fix anything.
> I would like to find out how to 1. identify the proper IO and IRQ parameters 
> for this sound chip and 2 modify the sound module so that the proper 
> parameters are used.
> -- 
> David F. Bleil
> Catboat sailor from Crofton
> SUSE Linux 11.1
> This penguin can fly!
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