problems with alsa sound

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Mar 28 20:51:22 PST 2002

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 11:26:46AM +0100, tia wrote:
> Hallo to everybody...
> I have installed my LFS 3.2 ( yuppieee), but i'm having some problems with alsa sound...
> Audio works fine but not with alsa drivers: when i try to run "/etc/init.d/alsasound start" it returns :
> Starting sound driver: snd-card-via686 /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/driver/sound/snd-card-via686.o: init_module: No such device
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/driver/sound/snd-card-via686.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/driver/sound/snd-card-via686.o failed
> /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/driver/sound/snd-card-via686.o: insmod snd-card-via686 failed
> done
> I my /lib/....../sound i had snd-via686.o and i made a simlink called snd-card-via686.o i thought it should have worked but...
> do you have some tricks for me? thank you all

I'm not sure what the alsa script runs for commands, but I have had good
experiences by simply running this simple command. Try it out and see what
happens. If it doesn't work, show us the output of this one command.
That'll make it easier to see what you ran and what you get:

	modprobe snd-card-via686

Gerard Beekmans

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