I have hesitated posting about this until I had tried a few times at least
but I am still having a lot of problems setting up my sound card under
RedHat Linux 5.2. In fact, I had an easier time setting up PPP!!
My setup :
RedHat Linux 5.2
I started with the Alsa-sound mini-Howto, and downloaded the Alsa driver,
and lib packages from their website. I was able to compile and install the Alsa
source and some stuff was copied and installed to the /dev/ directory.
/dev/snd was created as a symlink to one of the /dev/dsp devices.
After that, following the Alsa-sound mini-HOWTO, I proceeded to compile
and install the alsa-lib package. When I ran the script "./configure", at the
very end of that script there was an error message saying that :
error : alsa-driver package not installed
I tried to run the sndconfig program and it recognized my sound card as an
Audio PCI. Auto detection of my card failed because "/dev/dsp" did not
support some operation and then the program proceeded with manual
configuration of the sound card. Then again, the same error message
about /dev/dsp not supporting the operation or sth about it being busy
and in use (sorry I am posting this from Windows).
Can someone please tell me how to setup my SB PCI128 sound card ?
Exactly what files do I have to download ?
And exactly how do I proceed to install these ALSA drivers from scratch
(ie by removing the older stuff left over from my two failed attempts) ?
I'd like to be able to do this without having to recompile the kernel.
I'd appreciate any help on this.
Salman S. Ahmed
ssahmed AT interlog DOT com
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