ASpotySpot
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Sound on Arch

Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:41 pm

Clean install of Arch sat at terminal.
Want sound to play though HDMI.
So installed alsa-utils.
aplay -l says no soundcards found.
lsmod returns nothing
So I did
modprobe snd-bcm2835
as seen in some forums and lsmod still returns nothing.
Help?

elmurato
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Re: Sound on Arch

Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:32 am

Make a full update with

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pacman -Syyu
and reboot to be safe. Try modprobing the module again. If it doen't work there's somehing wrong. In this case open two terminals. In the first enter

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tail -f /var/log/everything.log
and in the other try modprobing. After that look at the output in the first terminal to find the cause of the error.

chsims1
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Joined: Wed May 23, 2012 9:00 am

Re: Sound on Arch

Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:36 am

Have you looked at the ALSA article on the Arch wiki?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ALSA

ASpotySpot
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:22 pm

Re: Sound on Arch

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:25 pm

I was already running latest updates (updated again just to check still no luck). The arch Linux alsa page only helps if your system can actually see a sound device.
The message log did not change at all when running modprobe (apart from some cron job).
Everything else seems to be breaking down in the house at the moment though so I'll have to come back to this another time.

pepedog
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Re: Sound on Arch

Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:03 pm

I don't know if this issue is affecting you
https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/issues/199
X86 Archlinux has completely made /lib into a symlink.
Above gives temp solution, make sure your fully updated first, do temp symlink and then depmod -a

ASpotySpot
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:22 pm

Re: Sound on Arch

Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:24 pm

@pepedog
Thanks :)

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