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Old 08-22-2008, 07:11 AM   #1
arunabh_biswas
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Exclamation Lenovo R60 Audio Problem !!


Dear Experts,

Best wishes for the day......

I've Lenovo R60 thinkpad. Thinkpad type is 9457-BA6. I've installed RHEL ES 3.0 along with WinXP SP/2 in dual boot. Everything is working fine except sound. During booting into to RHEL, its gives a messege something saying that the audio driver failed. I can't play audio files in Linux. Pls provide me the drivers and installation process for the same. If any has the solution, pls suggest.

Thnx in Advance.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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1. First find out what your sound hardware is:

lspci -- this will list the PCI Bus IDs and Vendor Strings -- post the Vendor String here and take note of the PCI Bus ID.

lspci -n -- this will list the PCI Bus IDs and VendorID:ProductID -- match the bus ID from the previous 'lspci' and post the corresponding VendorID:ProductID here. That information will help us work out what driver to use (if the sound hardware is supported - which it probably is)
 
Old 08-23-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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1. First find out what your sound hardware is:

lspci -- this will list the PCI Bus IDs and Vendor Strings -- post the Vendor String here and take note of the PCI Bus ID.

lspci -n -- this will list the PCI Bus IDs and VendorID:ProductID -- match the bus ID from the previous 'lspci' and post the corresponding VendorID:ProductID here. That information will help us work out what driver to use (if the sound hardware is supported - which it probably is)
Thanks for your reply.

Below are the output of both the commands......

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27a0 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27a2 (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27a6 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d8 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d0 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d4 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27d6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c8 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c9 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27ca (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27cb (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27cc (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27b9 (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27c4 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 27da (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 167d (rev 21)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4227 (rev 02)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller

# lspci -n
00:00.0 Class 0600: 8086:27a0 (rev 03)
00:02.0 Class 0300: 8086:27a2 (rev 03)
00:02.1 Class 0380: 8086:27a6 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: 8086:27d8 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 Class 0604: 8086:27d0 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 Class 0604: 8086:27d2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 Class 0604: 8086:27d4 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 Class 0604: 8086:27d6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 Class 0c03: 8086:27c8 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 Class 0c03: 8086:27c9 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 Class 0c03: 8086:27ca (rev 02)
00:1d.3 Class 0c03: 8086:27cb (rev 02)
00:1d.7 Class 0c03: 8086:27cc (rev 02)
00:1e.0 Class 0604: 8086:2448 (rev e2)
00:1f.0 Class 0601: 8086:27b9 (rev 02)
00:1f.2 Class 0101: 8086:27c4 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 Class 0c05: 8086:27da (rev 02)
02:00.0 Class 0200: 14e4:167d (rev 21)
03:00.0 Class 0280: 8086:4227 (rev 02)
15:00.0 Class 0607: 104c:ac56

I can't understand what the above output means..can you help me how can it be helpful to resolve the above problem.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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According to Lenovo it's a SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio.
So you can try to install alsa.It should recognize your audio card.If not choose snd-hda-intel with alsaconf.

Last edited by songyuw; 08-24-2008 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 05:24 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by songyuw View Post
According to Lenovo it's a SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio.
So you can try to install alsa.It should recognize your audio card.If not choose snd-hda-intel with alsaconf.
Thanks alot for your reply dear...

think the above solution will work.

Can u pls be little more discriptive..So that I can do it easily. Pls explain it in few more steps. Whether it is required any rpm package to download. If yes, then pls give me the link or site..

Thanks.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 04:43 AM   #6
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Sorry that I don't know the exact name for the rpm packages because I had not use a redhat-base distribution for a long time.
Maybe you can compile source packages from www.alsa-project.org.
1.download the three packages at least alsa-driver alsa-libs alsa-utils(the 1.0.18rc2 has some problem so you'd better use the 1.0.17 packages)
2.decompress the packages to /usr/src/alsa
3.Get into these dirs in terminial in the turn(driver\libs\utils)and do this:
./configure
make
make install
4.After that type alsaconf and it will detect you card and let you choose
5.reboot you system
6.normally the mixer is default to be muted so you should change the volume with alsamixer or any other GUI mixer such as the speaker icon on the taskbar.
Good luck!
 
Old 08-28-2008, 09:05 AM   #7
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Sorry that I don't know the exact name for the rpm packages because I had not use a redhat-base distribution for a long time.
Maybe you can compile source packages from www.alsa-project.org.
1.download the three packages at least alsa-driver alsa-libs alsa-utils(the 1.0.18rc2 has some problem so you'd better use the 1.0.17 packages)
2.decompress the packages to /usr/src/alsa
3.Get into these dirs in terminial in the turn(driver\libs\utils)and do this:
./configure
make
make install
4.After that type alsaconf and it will detect you card and let you choose
5.reboot you system
6.normally the mixer is default to be muted so you should change the volume with alsamixer or any other GUI mixer such as the speaker icon on the taskbar.
Good luck!
Thanks alot songyuw ,,

I'll try the solution you've given to me. Then I'll give you the feedback.

Thanks.
 
  


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