[gobolinux-users] acpi and sound card problems

Jonas Karlsson jonka750 at student.liu.se
Fri Nov 24 10:26:17 UTC 2006

About acpi, if not all modules are loaded from start you can add the  
failing modules to the UserDefinedModules array in  

For the sound card problem, can you do 'ls -l /dev/dsp' and paste the  
output here (also note the color). Could you also paste the output from  
'lsmod' and 'lspci'?


On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 08:14:15 +0100, valerio arnaboldi  
<valerio.arnaboldi at libero.it> wrote:

> Thanks Lucas,
> now acpi works fine, but I have always problems with my sound card!
> How can I know if /dev/dsp exists? aumix works whitout errors...
> I think drivers are installed properly, but there's some kind of problem
> with initialization. If I start the system with the liveCd the message
> appears too!
> Bye,
> Valerio
> Lucas C. Villa Real ha scritto:
>> On 11/23/06, valerio arnaboldi <valerio.arnaboldi at libero.it> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>> Hi there,
>>> I'm a Linux newbie and i have just installed Gobolinux on my laptop.
>>> I have troubles with acpi installation and soundcard initialization.
>>> In the KDE control center i founded that acpi is not completely
>>> installed and I have to rebuild the kernel after having enabled AC
>>> Adaptor and Control Method Battery, but I don't know how to do this.
>> I guess you already have these modules. You just need to modprobe
>> them. The list of available modules for acpi is found at
>> /System/Kernel/Modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/acpi.
>>> I have already tried to compile the kernel with a different
>>> distribution, but here I can't find /usr/src/'kernel name' and I don't
>>> really know what to do!
>> I think you can just do that with the existing drivers. However, if
>> you really want to compile it, just type 'Compile Linux' in the
>> command line (or 'Compile Linux' to specify the version).
>>> The second problem I've met is sound card initialization: every time I
>>> start KDE the system prompt out a message like: "Error while
>>> initializing sound driver: device: default can't be opened for playback
>>> (No such device)". I have a sis integrated sound card and I've also
>>> tried to install oss. When I install oss it sais that the driver  
>>> already
>>> exists and then the sound card works, but when I reboot the system the
>>> message pops out again and the card doesn't work!
>> Do you have a device named /dev/dsp? I'm pretty sure permissions are
>> ok on 013, but you might want to double check that, too. You can run
>> 'aumix' on the command line, as super user, just to verify that your
>> card's mixer was registered by the loaded drivers.
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