[pulseaudio-discuss] Needed kernel modules for pulseaudio

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Jun 12 13:16:34 PDT 2008

On Thu, 12.06.08 00:04, Michael Schöller (michael.schoeller at schoeller-soft.net) wrote:

> I'm really sorry if this is the wrong place to ask or if this question 
> was already answered 100 times before but I did not find anything about 
> this.
> I'm running Fedora9 on an PS3. I configured pulseaudio and with the 
> default kernel sound is running fine. Now I want to compile my own 
> kernel. So I download the newest kernel sources from the ps3 kernel tree 
> and created an config file with make ps3_defconfig. Well with this 
> kernel sound aplay is working so sound support seems to be ok. The 
> problem is that it looks like pulse audio is not finding the sound 
> device. The mixer applet in gnome stop working too.
> So my question is what have to be activated in the kernelconfig, so that 
> pulseaudio (or maybe audio, I'm not really sure if this is an pulseaudio 
> problem) is working again. Maybe it has something to do with HAL support 
> but I know really nothing about that stuff so I hope some "sound 
> experts" could give me an Hand.

Check if your sound card is found by "lshal". If it is, is it tagged
as ALSA device, i.e. bears properties that begin with "alsa."?


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