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Old 12-29-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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FC6 laptop, external speakers not working


Merry christmas everybody,

I have been using FC6 now for sometime without any problems. However I have just tried to plug some external speakers into my laptop and all I get is silence... I have checked the speakers are turned on and the volume is turned up I have tried them on another machine (not a laptop) and they work fine.

I can hear everything fine without the speakers plugged in but that isn't what I want.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-29-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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Need more details. What brand/model laptop? What is the sound controller? What version of Alsa?

It's likely a simple fix to alsa, or just a matter of upgrading the alsa-driver (FC6 uses an older version).
 
Old 12-29-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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[me@myLaptop ~]$ /sbin/modinfo soundcore
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
alias: char-major-14-*
license: GPL
author: Alan Cox
description: Core sound module
srcversion: 69B73D502EF87CE567454E1
depends:
vermagic: 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 SMP mod_unload 586 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-4.1

Laptop: Fujitsu Siemens
Vendor: Via Technologies, Inc.
Model: VT8233/A/8238/8237/ AC97 Audio Controller
Module: snd_via82xx
 
Old 12-29-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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erm.... working now....

not too sure how I did it though

Thanks anyway.
 
  


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