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1st April 2004, 03:10 AM
Hi all

i just upgraded my Kernel to 2.6.4 and it is soo sweeeeeeeeet ... BUT .. there is no sound.. everytime i reboot the system, i get this message saying that it cant detect my sound card

this is my card infos

Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)

if anyone knows whats the problem .. PLEASE respond

F*(#&$#*& windows

1st April 2004, 06:11 AM
Go to, under KDE, Preferences + Control Center + Sounds & Multimedia + Sound System + Hardware and in 'Select and configure audio..., Select audio device and choose 'Open Sound System' or 'Alsa".

Then go to 'General', and check sound.

Good Luck

1st April 2004, 07:04 AM
it is not helping
this is what i get :

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

1st April 2004, 08:29 AM
The newer kernels all use the alsa sound driver. Try typeing alsaconf at the command line. You can go to www.alsa-project.org to download the alsa driver if you don't have it. I hope this helps you out.


1st April 2004, 05:23 PM
i already installed alsa

and i tried that command 'alsaconf;
but it is not working

im about to give up

1st April 2004, 05:51 PM
Try, as root, with


1st April 2004, 10:46 PM
command not found

what im i doing wrong

any ideas guys?

this is how my /etc/modules.conf file look like

alias eth0 via-rhine
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias sound-slot-0 cmipci
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

1st April 2004, 10:49 PM
got it got it

this is what was wrong

alias sound-slot-0 cmpci

and i changed it to cmipci and it just worked

thx all for the help

2nd April 2004, 02:43 AM
Great, I'm glad you could fix it !!!

This is my modules.conf, I have audigy mp3+ sound card.

alias eth0 tulip
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394

# OSS original portion
#alias sound-slot-0 audigy
#post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
#pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
options snd-emu10k1 snd_extin=0x0003 snd_extout=0x1f0f
post-install snd-card-0 /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove snd-card-0 /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# OSS/Free portion - 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

Did you try with

or if you prefer a GUI interface, gnome-alsamixer, http://www.paw.co.za/projects/gnome-alsamixer/ for me this was my solution cause I use digital output.

2nd April 2004, 04:11 AM
yeah i did try it

but it didnt work

2nd April 2004, 05:30 AM
But, how do you change your master volume level?

2nd April 2004, 08:39 AM
alsamixer and friends are provided by the alsa-utils package.

23rd May 2004, 12:19 AM
I edited my modules.conf and changed it to snd-cmipci and now it works.

There is also a comment in modules.conf to make changes in another file which I also did. Sorry I can't remember the file name right now but you should see it when you edit modules.conf.

thx all for the help