[PlanetCCRMA] Hammerfall rme-alsa Konfiguration

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Feb 6 11:01:02 2004

> Installing the alsa drivers is giving some problem.
> doing alsaconf i get the following message:
> Starting sound driver snd-rme9652 
> /lib/modules/2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/kernel/sound/snd-rme9652.o: 
> init_module: No such device
> /lib/modules/2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/kernel/sound/snd-rme9652.o: insmod 
> /lib/modules/2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/kernel/sound/snd-rme9652.o failed
> /lib/modules/2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrma/kernel/sound/snd-rme9652.o: Hint: 
> insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including 
> invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
>        You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
> insmod snd-rme9652 failed

Is this happening even after a reboot? The reason for the question is
that you may still have the OSS rme kernel module loaded and that will
prevent ALSA from loading. You can check by doing an "/sbin/lsmod" and
searching for anything that depends on soundcore but does not start with

Another possibility:

What kernel are you running? "uname -r" to find out. 
What version of alsa do you have installed? Specifically which version
of the alsa kernel modules for the kernel you are running?

Do an:
  rpm -q -a | grep `uname -r|sed s/smp//`
You should have an "alsa-kernel-*" package that matches the version of
your kernel and it should be version 1.0.1-1.cvs. Anything earlier
indicates you have an older version of alsa that will not have support
for the latest cards. 

For some cards you need to run "hdsploader" to load firmware into it.
For most of them you can use hdspconf and hdspmixer to set your setings.

-- Fernando