modprobe for via 686a soundcard fails

modprobe for via 686a soundcard fails

Post by m » Tue, 09 Apr 2002 04:59:26

Can anyone tell me why loading the module fails? I have followed
via docs on how to build and install the alsa modules. I have
put everything thats needed in /etc/module.conf, however only a
few of the aliases are loaded (see bottom). Trying to load the
686a module from console fails, with this message:

/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/misc/snd-card-via686a.o: init_module: No such
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/misc/snd-card-via686a.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/misc/snd-card-via686a.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.7-10/misc/snd-card-via686a.o: insmod snd-card-via686a

Module                  Size  Used by    
snd-mixer-oss           4832   0  (autoclean) (unused)
snd-mixer              24584   0  (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss]
snd                    34752   0  (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss
soundcore               4452   0  (autoclean) [snd]


modprobe for via 686a soundcard fails

Post by Dave Uhrin » Tue, 09 Apr 2002 17:27:39

> /lib/modules/2.4.7-10/misc/snd-card-via686a.o: init_module: No such
> device

You are using a too old version of modprobe.  The 2.4.* sound modules
do not reside in that type of directory tree.  See for yourself:

cd /lib/modules/2.4.7-10


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