[PlanetCCRMA] Re: [CM] no sound with latest kernels/alsa modules

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Dec 11 12:14:01 2003

[I'm cc'ing the Planet CCRMA list...]

> Sorry to reply to myself, but I have tried removing *all* alsa packages
> so I could reinstall the latest (dependencies of planetccrma-core).  Now
> I don't have any sound, and I cannot reinstall the modules for the
> previously working version!  So I'm totally stuck, with absolutely no
> sound from any application, and no indication of errors anywhere I can
> find.  Help!!!!!

Sorry for the trouble. What is it you have installed now? What versions
of ALSA? Do an "rpm -q -a | grep ^alsa" and post the result.

Which kernel are you booting? (if it is the latest it should be
2.4.23-1.ll.xxx), see which one you are booting by typing "uname -r". 

And finally, what hardware do you have? Do an "lspci -v -v", one of the
entries should correspond to the sound card (or which module are you
loading for your card?). 

Anyway - I have not erased all the old alsa modules from the web site
yet. Maybe you will find what you need at:


There is a very old alsa-kernel there for 2.4.21...
-- Fernando

> > I've used apt-get update/upgrade to get the latest planetccrma-core, but
> > I have found that whenever I boot with any of the following kernels, I
> > cannot get any sound:
> > 
> > 2.4.23-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma
> > 2.4.22-1.2129.nptl.caps.rhfc1.ccrma
> > 2.4.22-9.23rc3.ll.rhfc1.ccrma
> > 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.caps.rhfc1.ccrma
> > 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
> > 
> > The most recent kernel that does work for me is:
> > 
> > 2.4.21-1.ll.acpi
> > 
> > There are no errors when starting or restarting alsasound (except
> > complaints about the change in names of controls by alsactl).  I've
> > twiddled with the mixer to make sure nothing is muted.  I've checked to
> > see that all modules are loaded with lsmod.  What else can I try?
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Noel