Sound problems

James Drabb JDrabb at
Mon Dec 10 09:44:13 PST 2001

I can get the exact error when I get home.  From what I remember when I
insmod the es1370 module the version info is printed and then I get
something like:
	init_module(): device not found

I don't have those entries in my modules.conf file so I will put them
in.  I looked through a bunch of docs but haven't found any thing that
talked about putting the following alias's in /etc/modules.conf:
	alias sound es1370
	alias sound-slot-0 es1370
	alias sound-service-0-3 es1370
Where could I look for more reading on that?

I did compile PnP support into the kernel.  I know I have /dev/dsp,
/dev/sndstat not 100% sure of /dev/mixer but it should be in there.
If I do:
	cat /dev/sndstat
I get a device not found message as well.
I did a:
	cat /dev/dsp
and got all kinds of unreadable garbage on the screen : )

James Drabb JR
Darden Restaurants
Business Systems
Programmer Analyst
JDrabb at <mailto:JDrabb at> 
AstroDrabb at <mailto:AstroDrabb at> 

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Heerdink [mailto:marc_heerdink at]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 12:36 PM
To: blfs-support at
Subject: Re: Sound problems

Can you give us the exact error?

Do you have PnP support in the kernel? Does /etc/modules.conf contain
these lines:

alias sound es1370
alias sound-slot-0 es1370
alias sound-service-0-3 es1370

Do you have the special devices /dev/dsp, /dev/mixer and /dev/sndstat
some others, but these are the ones you'll use most of the time)?

There is no programming language, no matter how structured,
that will prevent programmers from writing bad programs.
- L. Flon

Marc Heerdink
marc at
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