[PlanetCCRMA] Re: PlanetCCRMA digest, Vol 1 #1915 - 13 msgs

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jan 2 10:15:01 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 17:31 -0800, Jonathan Segel wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2006, at 7:07 PM, planetccrma-request@ccrma.Stanford.EDU  
> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 18:18 -0800, Jonathan Segel wrote:
> >> so i went back to trying to make an fc6 partition on my laptop. it's
> >> weird. fc6 seems to work on my desktop machine (for the most part)
> >> but on the laptop there is no alsa! i mean no /dev/dsp or /dev/snd,
> >> no /proc/asound, no pcm anything. no /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound.
> >> doesn't exist.
> >>   alsa can't do anything without knowing where to go. is this an
> >> alsa-1.0.12 issue?
> >
> > Hard to know. What sort of chipset or sound card do you have? Do  
> > you see any audio messages in the output of dmesg during the boot process?  
> > What does /sbin/lspci see in your pci bus?
> oh boy. well, for any card. lspci shows the intel8x0 and the xilinx  
> hdsp thing, but dmesg ahs a ton of probs insmodding. every snd module  
> has an error showing unknown symbol . there is one telling dmesg,
> snd: version magic '2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 SMP mod unload 686 REGPARM  
> 4KSTACKS gcc-4.1'
> should be '2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 SMP mod unload 586 REGPARM 4KSTACKS  
> gcc-4.1'
> this is my old p3 1.1ghz laptop....

I've read that sometimes Fedora would install the i586 kernel instead of
the i686 kernel, probably this is what is happening to you. 

It is weird in the sense that even if it did, there should be no
problems loading modules. It looks from what you say that the kernel
modules do not match the kernel but that should be impossible as
everything is built it. Did you try to install a newer version of alsa
from source?

Anyway, to see what you have installed:
  rpm -q --queryformat "%{NAME} %{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}  %{ARCH}\n" kernel

They should be i686...
Here's instructions on how to fix the problem:

-- Fernando