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Old 12-07-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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Toshiba A215-S7422. Fedora Core 8. NO SOUND. HELP.


All righty... firstly I got a Toshiba A215-S7422 laptop and I set up a dual boot with Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 + Vista. Well, I found no support for sound on Ubuntu, due to the fact the updated kernel doesn't support it and I wasn't willing to go back to Feisty Fawn 7.04. So I decided to expand my horizons with Linux distros and I tried out Fedora Core 8, which so far, I love.

So this is mostly to do with Fedora Core 8. Anyway, on Ubuntu I used to get bombarded with errors regarding my sound card not being configured. On Fedora Core 8, I don't get any errors... in fact... I just get no sound. It's extremely frustrating.

I configured the latest ALSA drivers and everything. I have no idea what to do. This is getting very old and I just simply want some sound to work.

Does anybody have ANY input whatsoever??
 
Old 12-08-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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I don't use fedora but check out /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
you may need to play with the options like;
Code:
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel model=3stack
or
Code:
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

then you may need to restart alsa or reboot to see if it works.

this should give you the idea, may work may not;
http://linuxhappy.wordpress.com/2007...rs-plugged-in/

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-08-2007 at 05:50 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2007, 12:03 AM   #3
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Can you give me a brief rundown of what exactly those options do?
 
Old 12-09-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Hda
 
Old 12-13-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 sound is working now...

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 and the sound and wireless were not working and the screen resolution was only up to 800x600.

I first installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon and shrunk Windoze Vista, the 32-bit version, down to 50 Gb and I gave the other 150 Gb over to Ubuntu Linux, the 64-bit version.

Well, installing the ATI driver and rebooting then brought the screen resolution up to 1280x800 as it is under Windoze Vista, the 32-bit version, which I hate.

Next, I fixed the wireless problem by going to this website http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/blo...te-a215-s7407/ and following their instructions and downloading their PATCHED driver and installing it. The wireless now works. However, whenever I boot up Ubuntu, I have to open a root terminal and change to the directory of the wireless driver and manually crank up the wireless lan connection and it works fine. The wireless drivers did not compile or work with hardy heron kernel 2.6.24; only with 2.6.22-14-smp gutsy gibbon kernel. Don't know why.

Next, the sound problem. Apparently, the alsa drivers did not properly edit or modify the /etc/modules.conf files and other files? Anway, I fixed it by first using Synaptic to remove all the alsa drivers and utilities and tools, also, just in case, and then going to this website and following their instructions:

http://www.alsa-project.org/main/ind...dule-hda-intel

It seems that you have to properly manually edit the /etc/modules.conf file and possibly other files. Then I installed the realtek audio drivers.

Here is a copy of my EDITED /etc/modules.conf file:

# ALSA portion
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias snd-card-1 snd-cmipci
options snd-cmipci id=”first” mpu_port=0330

# OSS/Free portion
#alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
#alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
# OSS/Free portion - card #1
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

# OSS/Free portion - card #2 (cmipci)
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss

Here is a copy of my ORIGINAL /etc/modules.conf file:

# ALSA portion
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias snd-card-1 snd-cmipci

# OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1

Also, here is a copy of my ORIGINAL /etc/modutils/alsa file which I have NOT yet edited. I will try editing it after I see how everything works:

# ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
# module options should go here

# OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0

# card #1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

Also, here is a copy of my “/etc/modprobe.d/sound” file which I edited, according to some instructions on this website [http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/blo...e-a215-s7407/] which I followed:

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

My original “/etc/modprobe.d/sound” file is:

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

I had to add the line “options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba” to the /etc/modprobe.d/sound file in a text editor such as gedit.

I rebooted and the sound works. You figure it out.

A linux fanatic,

Jean Brown Harrell

Last edited by JeanBrownHarrel; 12-25-2007 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Correcting instructions and adding extra info
 
  


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