troubleshooting Question

cannot get Alsa to work

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Debian 3.1. New install. Everything seems perfect except no sound from audigy soundcard.

When I run alsaconf, it detects the proper card, apparently, and when I OK out of alsaconf I get this.


# alsaconf
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-emu10k1 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-hwdep snd-util-mem snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-page-alloc.
Building card database...

Running update-modules...
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-586tsc/updates/alsa/snd-pdaudiocf.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-586tsc/updates/alsa/snd-vx-cs.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-586tsc/updates/alsa/snd-vxp440.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-586tsc/updates/alsa/snd-vxpocket.o
Loading driver...
Setting up ALSA...amixer: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
amixer: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
......


Outputs of dpkg and apt-get check


# dpkg -l alsa-utils libasound2
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  alsa-utils     1.0.8-4        ALSA utilities
ii  libasound2     1.0.8-3        ALSA library


# apt-get check
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done

More info:


# cat /etc/debian_version
3.1

# find / -name libasound.so.2

(nothing found)

I finally removed all alsa packages, restarted and then:

I installed, via Synaptic: (per article at  http://xtronics.com/reference/Debian-sound.html)

      
            
      
alsa-base       ALSA driver configuration files
alsa-modules    ALSA driver modules
alsa-oss        ALSA OSS-compatibility library
alsa-source     ALSA driver sources
alsa-utils      ALSA utilities
alsamixergui    graphical soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver
alsaplayer      PCM player designed for ALSA
alsaplayer-com  PCM player designed for ALSA (common files)
alsaplayer-gtk  PCM player designed for ALSA (GTK version)
alsaplayer-jack PCM player designed for ALSA (jack output module)
alsaplayer-oss  PCM player designed for ALSA (OSS output module)
snd-gtk-alsa    Sound file editor (GTK+ user interface)
vlc-plugin-alsa ALSA audio output plugin for VLC
      
            
      
alsaplayer-jack PCM player designed for ALSA (jack output module)
jack            Rip and encode CDs with one command
jackd           JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients)

Then:

# lspci | grep audi

0000:03:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)

I put  

jack -d alsa &

in my .bash_profile as the article suggests

but the one line in that article that doesn't make sense is:

"Get module-assistant and run it and select the audio card from the list (you can fix an error here by running dpkg-reconfigure alsa-source)"

when I run module-assistant, I don't see a place to select an audio card. I can get an overview of packages, update cached packages, prepare the system, Select source packages
....

I even install alsa-source again from module-assistant and it is already the latest source...already exists, not rebuilding.

But, I don't have libasound.so.2...

I'm at a loss? Any suggestions?
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Tim_Utschig

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