Bug#402601: [Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#402601: alsa-utils: Module no automatically added to /etc/modules after running alsaconf

Thue Janus Kristensen thuejk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 12:03:56 UTC 2006

On 12/28/06, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 the mental interface of
> Thue Janus Kristensen told:
> > Package: alsa-utils
> > Version: 1.0.13-1
> > Severity: normal
> >
> >
> > I succeeded in finding my ISA sound card by probing with alsaconf. It
> > did also correctly set up the alias in /etc/modprobe/sound.
> >
> > However, on reboot the sound card was not immediately available, as
> > the module had not been added to /etc/modules. I would have expected
> > that had been done by alsaconf. At least alsaconf should ask whether
> > the module should be autoloaded, or print out a message that the user
> > can add it manually to /etc/modules.
> Aren't ISA cards handled by udev as well? Check it, as on 2.6
> kernels /etc/modules usualy should be empty.
> Elimar

The problem was on an old laptop, and I ended up installing debian
sarge on it to get it to work. Testing this again by installing Etch
and then perhaps installing Sarge again would be a whole-day project,
which I don't have time for right now.

I just know that the sound module did not seem to get loaded on reboot
after running alsaconf, and that I got errors about non-extant devices
when trying to use ogg123.

ogg123 of course just hang when I tried using it after manually
loading the alsa module for my sound card. Which is why I ended up
installing Debian Sarge with a kernel 2.4.

Hilsen Thue

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