Hi I'm a new Linux user and I was messing around with the Kernel trying
to set up sound and other stuff. I've got an ESS688 (SB clone) and I'm
running Redhat 4.1, (using lilo off a floppy).
So, basicly, I did 'make menuconfig', turned on sound support and turned
on Sound Blaster with the proper irq etc. Then I came out and did a
make dep ; make clean ; make zlilo. I then rebooted and I got the
message 'Read: No space left on device.' on my login prompt.
I ran rundoom - to test the sound :).
Of course the whole machine crashed. After a while I read the
Sound-HOWTO. And it said to run a script to set up the sound device
files (section 4.3). So I did that, although, I think Redhat had them
setup already. I rebooted the machine and did a dmesg to see if the
soundcard came up - which it didn't. cat /dev/sndstat gave the message
file not found (or similar).
In the troubleshooting section of the HOWTO (4.5) it said type uname -a
or /proc/version to see the date stamp of the kernel - December. It
gave three reasons why this might happen:
Did you really reboot?
If you use LILO, did you re-install it
If booting from floppy, did you create a new boot floppy and use it
I thought I had forgotten to re-install LILO - I ran /sbin/lilo but that
didn't make a difference and I read the lilo man pages. I read the lilo
README and I realised I had actually run zlilo when I was recompiling.
So after all that, what am I doing wrong?
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