[Grml] grml on Asus eee-pc 700 -- Alsa problem

Thorsten Strusch thorsten at ksan.de
Mon Aug 11 07:38:34 CEST 2008

Hello David,

Am Sonntag, den 10.08.2008, 12:02 +0200 schrieb david.feest at arcor.de:
> Hello listmembers, 
> I bought an eee-pc 700 and installed grml, since although I'm by no
> means a system admnistrator it provides me with exactly the software   
> I need in everyday life! The installation  went fine and I set up a 
> nice lightweight system using wmii as a windowmanage -- grml sems to
> be the ideal solution for a rather slow mini computer!

I´m running debian/lenny with XFCE on it.

> One problem remains:  I can't get the sound started. While there seems
> to be no problem configuring Alsa with alsaconfig, alsamixer gives me: 
>   alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: Invalid argument
> and amixer says:
>   amixer: Mixer default load error: Invalid argument
> Now, I've googled the problem and read that this can happen due to 
> incompatible versions of the kernel and alsa. But that's impossible
> in this case, since on other computers, grml works out of the box . 
> The sound card is: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
> Does anyone in the list have a clue? And is there anybody else using rml on an eee-pc?

sound worked out-of-the-box under lenny. 
What do you get after "modprobe snd-hda-intel"?
Perhaps you give the lenny-kernel (2.6.25-2-686) a try?


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