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Re: ALSA for Percision M60?

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  • henri_poincaraux
    ... documentation on ... they ... they ll ... might be ... FWIW, I didn t get sound working in gentoo. SuSE works like a champ, though.
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 3, 2005
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      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Wen ke Li"
      <corecentralconsciousness@y...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, ken <gebser@s...> wrote:
      > > Wen ke Li wrote:
      > >
      > > >--- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Haedn Thorn
      > > ><lordhaedn@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >>--- Wen ke Li <corecentralconsciousness@y...>
      > > >>wrote:
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>>Now I am completely, utterly confused about how to
      > > >>>go on about this. I
      > > >>>originally have my kernel configured to have ALSA
      > > >>>built in, but that
      > > >>>didn't do much. I was never able to make the
      > > >>>/dev/sndstat file
      > > >>>mentioned in the sound HOWTO documentation. I tried
      > > >>>to compile the
      > > >>>kernel with ALSA compiled as modules (and adding
      > > >>>them to the autoload
      > > >>>list), but that didn't do much. I tried to compile
      > > >>>the kernel without
      > > >>>ALSA support but with general soundcardsupport, then
      > > >>>install the
      > > >>>latest ALSA driver, 1.08 (appreantly the one I have
      > > >>>is 1.06), but for
      > > >>>some reason the build fails. So now I'm at a loss as
      > > >>>to what do to....
      > > >>>how should I begin this entire affair? Start with
      > > >>>the kernel without
      > > >>>ALSA support? Or have ALSA built in? Also, which
      > > >>>HOWTO should I
      > > >>>actually read? there was the sound HOWTO, the intall
      > > >>>from scratch
      > > >>>HOWTO, and some other HOWTOs.....
      > > >>>
      > > >>>
      > > >>/dev/sndstat is old. The HOWTO is likely out of date,
      > > >>at least for using 2.6 kernels. I compiled in sound
      > > >>support and used the 1.08 from alsaproject.org ... I
      > > >>believe I had some trouble getting to compile
      > > >>initially as well, but I can't recall for certain.
      > > >>Running 'alsaconf' as root cleaned up some config files.
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >
      > > >lol, I do feel dump now. Gentoo has provided specific
      documentation on
      > > > how to set up ALSA. Should have looked there first. Oh well, lesson
      > > >learned:) I'm still really new at this, only got my system installed
      > > >last weekend. But, thanks for the help:)
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > It would be nice of you to post the link to those instructions (if
      they
      > > are clear and work). If the instructions are Gentoo-specific,
      they'll
      > > still be helpful to some. But, given that a lot of Linux is the same
      > > from one distro to another, it's likely that the instructions
      might be
      > > of benefit to a wide range of Linux folks.
      > >
      > >
      > > tia,
      > > ken
      > >
      > > --
      > > "It is not knowable how long that conflict would last, it could last,
      > > you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."
      > > --Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 2/7/03
      >
      > You are right:) completely forgot about it, had much to do, setting up
      > java, openoffice, and acpi to get linux to be my primary system
      > (instead of windows, I try to avoid booting into it as much as
      > possible now). Aside from certain commands specific to gentoo, the
      > documentations indeed seem pretty adaptable to all distros. Anyways,
      > here is the link:
      >
      > http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop
      >
      > You can find the ALSA guide, the power management (ACPI) guide, the
      > java guide, kde guide, gnome guide, Nvidia driver guide, ATI driver
      > guide, X11 guide, etc. Hopefully it can be useful to people using
      > other distros:)

      FWIW, I didn't get sound working in gentoo. SuSE works like a champ,
      though.
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