Cannot get ALSA to work; soundcard not found?

Paul Lauria lauriafour74 at
Fri Oct 22 14:45:14 PDT 2004

I have an Audigy 2 sound card (emu10k1 driver). Both the driver and ALSA 
are compiled within my 2.6.9 kernel, NOT as modules.

At boot, when alsactl tries to restore my sound, I get "Error: no 
soundcards found..."

Alsamixer and amixer both fail because of "no such file or directory" 
errors which I assume are because of the driver not working.

I have compiled ALSA libs and utils versions 1.0.5 (to match the ALSA in 
the kernel). I have recompiled/installed them several times, so I'm not 
quite sure what the problem is.

I created a modprobe.conf file in /etc, as the ALSA directions say, and 
here are the contents;

# ALSA portion
       alias char-major-116 snd
       alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
# module options should go here
       # OSS/Free portion
       alias char-major-14 soundcore
       alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss


Any ideas - this worked in gentoo!!? I even created a modules.conf with 
the same contents, to no avail. Thanks for any help.

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