8.10: SiS AC'97 soundcard no longer detected

Daniel T Chen crimsun at fungus.sh.nu
Fri Nov 28 22:09:28 UTC 2008

On 11/28/2008 03:27 PM, David M wrote:
> (Just for the record, in case it helps anybody to diagnose possible
> problems in the upgrade process)
> /lib/modules/2.6.25-2-386/kernel/sound/ does contain:
> ac97_bus.ko  soundcore.ko
> I obviously have no idea why these weren't being picked up.. :-(

Normally you can check `modinfo snd-intel8x0|grep ^filename' for the 
installed location.  What does that command return for your 2.6.25-2-386 

> *Many thanks*, I did just that and installed that kernel image package
> (which brought in a firmware package and another one which I've
> forgotten already (kernel-headers, perhaps?)) and now my sound is
> working again absolutely perfectly!
> I do really appreciate you taking the time to help me out with this.
> Now I can listen to the radio or to music on my computer again! :-D
> I can only wonder why the upgrade didn't work properly in this regard.

If linux-generic isn't installed, upgrades can be problematic.

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