Sound weirdness

David Barron David.Barron at
Tue Mar 23 08:46:18 GMT 2004

Intel-810, using snd-intel8x0 in modules
Yes, sounds module is loaded in the kernel.  Seems to me the snd-intel8x0 wouldn't load without that.
Yes, I unmuted all the channels.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Hudson [mailto:nhudson at] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:40 AM
To: Lunar general discussion list
Subject: Re: Sound weirdness

Did you compile alsa-driver for your specific sound card?  What kind of sound card do you have?  Did you make sure that the sounds module is loaded in the kernel?  Are you 100% sure that you unmuted all the correct channels in your alsamixer?


On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 08:34 -0500, David Barron wrote:

> I can't seem to get sound to work at all in Lunar.  Hardware-wise 
> everything is working because the sound works fine when I boot off the Knoppix live cd.  Here's what I've done in Lunar: Installed alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils.
> Brought up alsamixer to unmute all sound channels and set volume to max.
> Used alsactl store to do the obvious.
> My user id is in the following groups: audio, users, cdrom, floppy
> Installed mp3blaster.  Start it up, load an mp3 file and start it playing.  Mp3blaster runs with no error, but there's NO SOUND!  I've also tried playing a wave file in Gnome Sound Recorder but I get an error about /dev/dsp being busy.  When I exit Xwindows I see that esd has generated some errors:
> Audio device open for 44.1Khz, stereo, 16bit failed
> Trying 44.1Khz, 8bit stereo.
> Audio device open for 44.1Khz, stereo, 8bit failed
> Trying 48Khz, 16bit stereo.
> I know it's not likely that anyone will be able to say "this is what's 
> wrong" but can anyone make any suggestions where I might start?
> Thanks
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