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  1. #1
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    May 2008

    Question Screwed Up Sound Card

    I was trying to get a TV tuner to work by following some instructions to use the modprobe command. Now the system doesn't recognize my sound card. I don't remember exactly what the commands were that I used. Is there a way to use modprobe to get my sound card working again? This is the card I am using:

    :~$ lspci | grep -i "audio"
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
    :~$ uname -r
    ----- EDIT -----

    I don't know if this helps, but here is some other info:

    # autoloader aliases
    install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
    install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
    install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
    install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
    install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
    install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
    install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
    install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
    # Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
    install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq ; }
    install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
    install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-emu10k1-synth ; : ; }

    # Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
    options bt87x index=-2
    options cx88_alsa index=-2
    options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
    options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
    options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
    # Keep snd-pcsp from beeing loaded as first soundcard
    options snd-pcsp index=-2
    # Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
    options snd-usb-audio index=-2
    :~$ dmesg | grep -i "audio"
    [ 7.456360] VIA 82xx Audio 0000:00:11.5: PCI INT C -> Link[ALKC] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    [ 7.456517] VIA 82xx Audio 0000:00:11.5: setting latency timer to 64

    :~$ dmesg | grep -i "alsa"
    [ 6.300990] saa7134 ALSA driver for DMA sound loaded
    [ 6.301042] saa7133[0]/alsa: saa7133[0] at 0xe4008000 irq 16 registered as card -1
    the saa7134 driver is my TV tuner.
    Last edited by dodle; February 21st, 2012 at 08:04 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: Screwed Up Sound Card


    I am on Debian 6, but so far have not been able to solve the problem in the Debian forums.

    ----- SOLVED -----

    I'm not sure what fixed it but here is what I did: I renamed /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base-blacklist.conf then I removed alsa-base and restarted. Then I reinstalled alsa-base and restarted again and it was working. I'm not sure renaming the files did anything because after everything was working I renamed them back and restarted and it didn't affect anything. So I think just removing and reinstalling alsa-base did the trick.
    Last edited by dodle; April 5th, 2012 at 08:03 PM.

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