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Layne Lund
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My sound card wasn't quite configured correctly when I upgraded to RH8. I have to run sndconfig every time I boot up. How do I make sound card drivers load at boot time? As a side note, it seems that startx initializes the sound card, too, because it works when I get into XWindows.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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okay, are you saying that you have to run sndconfig everytime you boot into text mode, but your sound card works when you boot into (or startx) an Xwindow session?
this is just a guess, but it sounds like you need to change the run level of your sound card... maybe it is only set up for run level 5 (Xwindow level) and it should also be set up to run in level 4.
however, i have no idea what i am talking about here... so i could be totally wrong.
 
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Yes, that's what I'm saying. It sounds like you know something about what you are talking about. How do I change the run level of the sound card?
 
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I had my AC-97 sound drop out when I upgraded to RH 8 and a modprobe can't config it anymore. May be a similar problem.
Except for maybe a mixer daemon whose name I forget, there's nothing in the sound system that is controlled by runlevels - it's all done by the module loading that's normally run at boot time.
 
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>> there's nothing in the sound system that is controlled by runlevels
see, i told you that i do not know what i am talking about... but it sounded good.
 
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Any other ideas about how to solve this problem?
 
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sndconfig SHOULD be modifying your /etc/modules.conf file with the results it found (assuming you have write privileges, and you have to run sndconfig as root). Thus, unless something is overwriting things, that should fix it the first time out.
My problem - a VIA sound chip on Shuttle AK31 motherboard - is a bit stickier:
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/long_list.cgi?buglist=54905
So I may just live with a silent box until RedHat 8.1 comes out and (hopefully) fixes my problem.
 
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