sound configuration in fc8
I am using a dual boot lenovo system (fedora 8 and Windows XP). The system has internal speakers within cabinet and also a provision for connecting external speakers. Windows XP plays sound on internal speakers if external speakers are not connected whereas Fedora 8 with pulseaudio server plays sound only on external speakers.Fedora 8 plays only terminal beeps on internal speakers. What changes shoul d i make so that in fedora 8 the sounds are played on internal speakers if external speakers are not connected ?
Thanks in advance
M K Singh
fedora 8 has a sound configuration guis - check the setings for system and other sounds. It looks like different systems are claiming different parts of the card - look at your hardware info and see how many sound cards are listed.
Thanks for replying. I have checked the system configuration for sound. It lists only one sound card namely,Intel Corporation 82801H(ICH8 family) HD Audio Controller. My chipset is i965.
OK, but try disabling system sounds.
What does system-config-soundcard have to say in entirety?
# rpm -qa | grep alsa
# lsmod | grep snd
# uname -a
# pulseaudio --dump-modules
f8 uses pulseaudio by default, so I hope you didn't install by some other means...
Strongly suggest gaining an understanding of how pulseaudio works:
... is an overview. Use the links to the FAQ and the developer hints.
Following is the output of various commands. I hope this helps.I am using fresh installation of f8,i mean no upgrade from previous versions, with default pulse audio installation.
[root@mks ~]# alsamixer
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: Connection refused
[root@mks ~]# rpm -qa|grep alsa
[root@mks ~]# lsmod |grep snd
snd_hda_intel 361577 2
snd_usb_audio 95169 0
snd_usb_lib 24001 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi 28865 1 snd_usb_lib
snd_seq_dummy 11461 0
snd_seq_oss 37313 0
snd_seq_midi_event 15041 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 56673 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 15061 4 snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 45889 0
snd_mixer_oss 22721 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 80201 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 27721 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 16465 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 16073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio
snd 60137 13 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss ,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore 15073 2 snd
[root@mks ~]# uname -a
Linux mks.bhu.ac.in 188.8.131.52-49.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 22:14:09 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@mks ~]# pulseaudio --dump-modules
I am able to enable and disable system beep from system-config-sound gui.
Sound through headphones or external speakers but no through on-board speakers
mainly the same problem.
I can hear my sounds (films, music) only through headphones or external speakers, but my on-board speakers apparently don't work.
My computer: acer 5920G.
Do you listen to your sounds with the internal speakers?
How could you solve the problem?
alsamixer output is correct. I can modify system volume with no problem.
rpm -qa | grep alsa
... eliminate security as an issue. Disable SELinux.
thanks for the reply, but I think it does not apply to my case.
In other forums concerning about the installation of linux on an Acer 5920 I've read that the problem maybe is that I have to activate "surround" on the "mixer" (ubuntu people). Rocket engineering for me at this point. :scratch:
Is there any similar in Fedora? I've tried to do that but don't find the right option in System->Preferences->HW->Sound.
Any command?? alsamixer on the shell doesn´t show any mixer around neither.
Thank you very much!
Hi again, pal.
I was right, for my case. Now it has all the sense, don't you think? Find the option and all go smooth and clear.
Where did you find the option. Well done BTW.
gnome-volume-control (system -> preferences -> hardware -> volume control [or something similar])
Then you can go to Edit -> Preferences and enable the Surround option. Raise the volume and enjoy!
Lurking around I found that it also can be done with "amixer -c 0 sset Surround 1+ unmute cap", really useful combined with xbindkeys, to exploit all the options of the laptop, or if you don't use gnome.
Now I feel great with my laptop!
Thanks for the support!!
that helped me a lot guedallas.
thanks you so much!
I found on my last upgrade the file /etc/inittab.rpmnew was installed and did not replace inittab.
I had horrendous problems with printing, sound, networking, etc until I replaced inittab with inittab.rpmnew and rebooted.
[root@localhost ~]#mv inittab inittab.old
[root@localhost ~]#mv inittab.rpmnew inittab
[root@localhost ~]#shutdown -r 0
All my issues went away.
Check to see if you have a inittab.rpmnew that is newer than inittab.
[root@localhost ~]# ll inittab*
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