trying to set up sound on a laptop. the required module for my soundcard( ess maestro1978) is the snd-es1968; when i try to load it everything freezes and i have to do a hard reboot.
i have followed alsa setup in the wiki, but there is no sound device listed in /dev/
any tips on how to get sound. sound works fine with simplymepis, so it should work with arch,
Try this :
pacman -S alsa-driver
pacman -S alsa-lib
pacman -S alsa-utils
Then load your module and :
amixer set Master unmute
amixer set PCM unmute
to your rc.local
finally got sound up and running!
i had to un-install kernel26 and install kernel26mm and then followed the alsa procedure and it worked.
Hmmm interesting... Maybe my sound problems (see "Files do not play!" thread in this forum) have to do with the kernel?
it worked for me and i'm glad cause it was getting very frustrating not being able to have sound.
i un-installed 26 and then installed kernel26mm and then changed grub to reflect new kernel.
i have an older laptop and kernel26mm works and the hotplug daemon now works also.