Have Sound Card, But No Device?

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Hello everyone,

I’m stumped on trying to get my sound card to work on my new server.

#dmesg |grep snd snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 71 for MSI/MSI-X
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 36 (level, low) -> IRQ 36
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: setting latency timer to 64

I have an onboard Intel sound card, and I think I actually have two, looking in /proc/asound:

card0 cards hwdep NVidia PCH seq version card1 devices modules oss pcm timers

I am not getting any sound from either of them. I installed alsamixer to control the sound levels, but despite all having the volume up, I can’t hear anything. However, that is not the problem; I only offer that to say this…

I am trying to run an audio server using Icecast and Darkice, but no device can be found. In the past, it has shown up as a device: /dev/dsp1. Using a “default” option offers no help. It doesn’t work. There is no
“/dev/dsp1”, like there is on my other machines.

OK, so off to the configuration panel on Gnome I go. System->Preferences->Sound. And, it hangs with a “waiting for sound system to respond” message.

I have Google-foo’d everything: no, I don’t have Pulseaudio, as that messes up Icecast and Darkice. I have never had this issue before on any server. Does anyone have any ideas, or a webpage/wiki you could point me at that I might have missed? I want my /dev/dsp1 back. :-)


Gilbert Sebenste ********
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