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  1. #1

    New installation of sound card

    i just installed a brand new sound blaster audigy. i am running redhat 7.3. when i boot linux, it tells me the following:
    Sound server informational message:
    Error while initializing the sound driver:
    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
    The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

    how can i fix this?

  2. #2
    JimH
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    Re:New installation of sound card

    Sound Blaster Audigy support under linux is still experimental. :'( Red Hat 7.3 does not support it out of the box. :'(

    You can download the experimental driver here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/emu10k1

    Instructions they are very simple.
    http://sourceforge.net/docman/displa...group_id=44773

    If you have any problems just post the error messages.

    Jim H

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    Re:New installation of sound card

    you rock jim

  4. #4

    Re:New installation of sound card

    now how namy times have we heard that??? ;D ;D
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  5. #5

    Re:New installation of sound card

    ok, it says to get the kernel-source and compile it. since i installed from cd, is it not already compiled? i believe that it is. working off of that, i went to look for it so i could point config to it. they say looking under /usr/src. i do but my only option after that is redhat. so what do i do with that? i need to locate the kernel-source. do you know where it is?

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    JimH
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    Re:New installation of sound card

    To find out if the kernel source is installed:

    rpm -q kernel-source

    The kernel source installed must match the kernel you are running. You can see what kernel you are running with:

    uname -r

    You won't need to compile the kernel just configure it.

    cd /usr/src/linux-2.4
    make mrproper
    make xconfig

    Click "Load Configuration from file"
    Since you have a athlon processor in the dialog box put:
    /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/kernel-2.4.18-athlon.config
    Click "Ok" to load the config and exit the dialog box.
    Click "Save & Exit"

    Open the file "/usr/src/linux-2.4/Makefile " in a text editor.
    At the very top of the file look for the lines:

    VERSION = 2
    PATCHLEVEL = 4
    SUBLEVEL = 18
    EXTRAVERSION = -4custom

    remove the word "custom"
    It will look like this:

    VERSION = 2
    PATCHLEVEL = 4
    SUBLEVEL = 18
    EXTRAVERSION = -4

    Save the changes and exit.

    make dep

    Then follow the instructions for compiling the driver.

    Jim H

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    Re:New installation of sound card

    [greg@localhost /]$ rpm -q kernel-source
    package kernel-source is not installed

    where can i get this, and how can this be?

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    JimH
    Guest

    Re:New installation of sound card

    Are you still running the original 2.4.18-3 kernel that came with 7.3? You should update to 2.4.18-4 if you are. The kernel-source rpm for 2.4.18-3 will be on your CD's

    If you are using 2.4.18-4, at a shell prompt type:

    up2date kernel-source

    This will download and install kernel-source-2.4.18-4 rpm. This of course requires that you are registered with RHN.

    Jim H

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    Re:New installation of sound card

    now why would it tell me this?

    [root@localhost install]# rpm -Uph kernel-2.4.18-4.i386.rpm
    ########################################### [100%]
    ########################################### [100%]
    [root@localhost install]# cd /
    [root@localhost /]# rpm -q kernel-source
    package kernel-source is not installed

  10. #10
    JimH
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    Re:New installation of sound card

    Quote Originally Posted by babbing
    [root@localhost install]# rpm -Uph kernel-2.4.18-4.i386.rpm
    ########################################### [100%]
    ########################################### [100%]
    Oops. That was the new kernel you installed not the kernel source.
    And it wasn't the Athlon optimized kernel.

    Another thing you never use "rpm -Uvh" or "rpm -Fvh" when installing a kernel. If you had accidentally done this with a version prior to Red Hat 7.2 this would lead to a non-bootable system.

    Anyway you need to install kernel-source-2.4.18-4.i386.rpm. This rpm contains the source code for the kernel.

    Jim H

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