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Well the title says it preety much. I've installed PC Linux OS 2007, and everthying works PERFECT, except the sound. I've done a config for the ALSA mixer, using the su root alsaconfig command, but in avail. KMix doesn't find any mixer, and Kamix crashes while starting. I'm stumped. Anyone's got a light to this?
I have this exact laptop, and had the exact same problem, just with Xfce's mixer.
In older versions of Alsa the sound was only able to be controlled with Front with this laptop, no Master or PCM like KMix is expecting, alsamixer should confirm this. Update Alsa and you should be fine, I have 1.0.15 now and it gives me Front and PCM, enough to keep Xfce's mixer happy.
Well, I've downloaded the newest kernel, but I have no clue how to install it. I'm not the Linux savvy and that's the only type of install that I still can't do. You know, it's with the install-sh and makefiles...how do I install it?
It looks like PCLinuxOS has the packages for Alsa 1.0.15 in the testing repositories. I guess you could try downloading all 3 Alsa related packages and installing them with whatever package manager the distro comes with. I have no idea if this will work, I don't know much about PCLinuxOS, but it is worth a shot. It would be easier than compiling your own.
Weird, it should be working, are the proper modules loaded? Not sure which ones exactly are needed, but I know snd_hda_intel is one of them. Does running alsamixer itself give you the ability to change volumes?