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I am trying to set up sound on fedora core 4 and a toshiba satellite a70 laptop. I founfd this on a site about setting up fc3:
Edited /etc/hotplog/blacklist and added
trying resolves the sound card problems.
I also got rpm -i alsaconf-0.4.3b-1.noarch.rpm but I now forget what problem I was trying to solve.
Still no sound: I did
Got sound, so I added the above line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
It now works, but run aumix to get all the volumes up.
I also found this on a site for setting it up on the a75.
Sound is supported through Alsa and the snd-atiixp module. In Windows, it's identified as AC97 sound; apparently there are several chipsets associated with this, and for this laptop, the corresponding module is snd-atiixp.
One problem if you use hotplug is that both snd-atiixp and snd-atiixp-modem are loaded by the hotplug script and sound doesn't work.
Solution is to add snd-attixp-modem to the hotplug blacklist file at /etc/hotplug/blacklist. Actually, I added both snd-atiixp and snd-atiixp-modem to the blacklist script and added "modprobe snd-atiixp" to /etc/rc.d/rc.local. After that, rebooted and ran as root "alsaconf", which set up /etc/modules.conf with the appropriate commands identifying the soundcard. Then used amixer to unmute the sound. I also added commands to unmute the mixer controls to rc.local so this runs when the laptop starts up:
amixer set Master 90% unmute
amixer set PCM 90% unmute
this is the output from lsci.
[root@simons testaccount]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS300 Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller (rev 01)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 18)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Dual Channel Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP]
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-710/2/4 Cardbus Controller
02:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0530
02:04.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0550
02:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0520
So, I did everything in the first one, and nothing happened, and in the second one, it said it used alsaconf, but I don't know what driver to choose. Can someone help me?