Alsamixer, sound, etc

Anything that pertains to Portage

Moderator: Moderators

Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby Sollen » Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:38

I don't really know if this is the right forum to ask in, topic may or may not be related.
However, I can't get sound on my tx1020ea.
I had Kubuntu before, and I managed to get sound on it, downloading alsa-driver thingies, so I tried the same thing on this computer, but gcc tells me that the alsa-drivers are built in when I try ./configure in the terminal.
So I wonder, how do I get sound on it, and how do I update the drivers?
Sollen
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:28

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby gaffu » Mon Sep 10, 2007 19:05

Hi, I assume you are building alsa-driver manually (you say you are typing ./configure...)
If you want to build alsa-driver you should use portage, type (as root):
Code: Select all
emerge -va media-sound/alsa-driver


As you said, alsa driver should be built in your kernel so you probably don't need this.

Have you tried to configure your soundcard? Use alsaconf (also as the root user):
Code: Select all
# alsaconf

and follow instructions.

Hope this helps!
gaffu
Growing Hen
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 16:16

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby Sollen » Mon Sep 10, 2007 23:14

gaffu wrote:Hi, I assume you are building alsa-driver manually (you say you are typing ./configure...)
If you want to build alsa-driver you should use portage, type (as root):
Code: Select all
emerge -va media-sound/alsa-driver


As you said, alsa driver should be built in your kernel so you probably don't need this.

Have you tried to configure your soundcard? Use alsaconf (also as the root user):
Code: Select all
# alsaconf

and follow instructions.

Hope this helps!

When I tried emerge -va media-sound/alsa-driver, I got this:
Code: Select all
 *   ALSA is already compiled into the kernel.
 * Please check to make sure these options are set correctly.
 * Failure to do so may cause unexpected problems.
 * Once you have satisfied these options, please try merging
 * this package again.

!!! ERROR: media-sound/alsa-driver-1.0.14_rc3 failed.
Call stack:
  ebuild.sh, line 1637:   Called dyn_setup
  ebuild.sh, line 704:   Called qa_call 'pkg_setup'
  ebuild.sh, line 44:   Called pkg_setup
  alsa-driver-1.0.14_rc3.ebuild, line 104:   Called linux-mod_pkg_setup
  linux-mod.eclass, line 464:   Called linux-info_pkg_setup
  linux-info.eclass, line 572:   Called check_extra_config
  linux-info.eclass, line 471:   Called die

!!! Incorrect kernel configuration options
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.
!!! A complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/media-sound/alsa-driver-1.0.14_rc3/temp/build.log'.

And alsaconfig should help, but it doesn't.
:/
Sollen
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:28

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby wolfden » Mon Sep 10, 2007 23:20

you can't have both in the kernel and installed
wolfden
Sharecropper
 
Posts: 9051
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 0:55
Location: Midwest USA

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby Sollen » Mon Sep 10, 2007 23:42

When I try the ./configure command I get:
*** NO PREDEFINED KERNEL COMPILER IS DETECTED
*** Assuming the same compiler is used with the current system compiler.

*** Please make sure that the same compiler version was used for building kernel.

checking for built-in ALSA... yes
configure: error: You have built-in ALSA in your kernel.
Sollen
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:28

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby wolfden » Mon Sep 10, 2007 23:50

wolfden wrote:you can't have both in the kernel and installed


once again.....
wolfden
Sharecropper
 
Posts: 9051
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 0:55
Location: Midwest USA

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby Sollen » Tue Sep 18, 2007 15:56

Then what should I do?
Really, I have no clue.
Sollen
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:28

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby wolfden » Tue Sep 18, 2007 16:35

you have to decide what you want to do. If you want to use portage you will have to recompile your kernel without the alsa. Right now, alsa is built into your kernel. You can't install it when it is already built in.
wolfden
Sharecropper
 
Posts: 9051
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 0:55
Location: Midwest USA

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby Sollen » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:15

wolfden wrote:you have to decide what you want to do. If you want to use portage you will have to recompile your kernel without the alsa. Right now, alsa is built into your kernel. You can't install it when it is already built in.

Is there a howto or something? I'm quite retarded when it comes to anything compiling ._.
Sollen
Baby Hen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:28

Re: Alsamixer, sound, etc

Postby wolfden » Sun Sep 23, 2007 16:38

check the gentoo wiki and see, they might have something

http://gentoo-wiki.com/Main_Page
wolfden
Sharecropper
 
Posts: 9051
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 0:55
Location: Midwest USA


Return to Portage|Emerge Package Managers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest