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rocken7 10-28-2004 05:14 PM

VGN-260 Sony Vaio Fedora-Core-2 no sound ?
 
VGN-260 Sony Vaio Laptop 2004 (brand new!)

sound: intel8x0
wifi: ipw2200
screen: 1280x800

Fedora Core 2 with KDE
kernel 2.6.8-1.521

First off, the install and KDE setup went pretty well.

It even recognized the FN keys which cause issues on VIAO's sometimes.

I got the 2.6.8-1.521 kernel source code, compiled and installed it ok.

BUT, no sound, my only gripe. Sound has never worked properly on the
install or upgrade. It did work fine on the default windows XP ugly OS setup.

If anyone can help me get sound going, check this out...

The TEST SOUND button produces a real soft sound with headphones, but
nothing on the external speakers.

Yes I have checked out the alsamixer tool, and I get those vertical
bars in which I turned the volume all the way up, but I did not see a
MUTE toggle ...

In KDE, Preferences | Control Center | Sound & Multimedia | Sound System:

On the Hardware tab, audio device: ALSA is selected.

Full duplex: off, quality: default

On the General tab, Sound System enabled

Using aplay -l, I get a list of 2 devices:

card 0: [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 92901DB-ICH4]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice: #0: subdevice #0

card 0: [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel
92901DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice: #0: subdevice #0

They look the same, but have different device numbers.

Also, I tried compiling and installing the ALSA 1.0.6a drivers, and I
used the alsaconf tool to modify the modprobe.conf file.

Using xmms, in Options, I select ALSA 1.2.10 output plugin
[libALSA.so] ... and in Configure, if I choose any audio device listed
besides "default" then I get an error in the xmms player when playing
a file. Should the "Use software volume control" be checked or not?
What Mixer device should I pick?

Using KMix I see green lights on the bars, and the bars are mostly up
for output. I still don't see any Mute toggle?

I am way confused when it comes to the primary source for audio in
KDE. Is there a hiding volume switch somewhere ... its a riddle,
tucked inside an enigma, wrapped into a dream.

Read on for conf files and extra info...

------- begin /etc/modprobe.conf -------------------

alias eth0 e100
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 &&
/usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ;
}; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias usb-controller1 uhci-hcd
alias eth1 ipw2200
# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.6 ---
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---



------- begin "lsmod" -------------------

Module Size Used by
snd_intel8x0 35404 1
snd_ac97_codec 63952 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 90504 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 29188 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 9736 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4352 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 9216 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 25636 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8200 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 51300 9
snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8032 1 snd
parport_pc 21696 0
lp 9452 0
parport 36424 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 21124 0
ds 13188 4
yenta_socket 16256 0
pcmcia_core 51784 2 ds,yenta_socket
sunrpc 142564 1
ipw2200 104460 0
ieee80211 26788 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 6472 1 ieee80211
e100 34692 0
mii 4096 1 e100
ipt_REJECT 5376 1
ipt_state 2176 7
ip_conntrack 26144 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2688 1
ip_tables 14336 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
sg 28832 0
scsi_mod 106064 1 sg
microcode 5920 0
dm_mod 47892 0
uhci_hcd 28824 0
ehci_hcd 28420 0
button 5144 0
battery 7436 0
asus_acpi 9496 0
ac 3852 0
radeon 114116 2
md5 4096 1
ipv6 218436 8
ext3 96872 2
jbd 66328 1 ext3


------- begin /etc/asound.state -------------------

state.I82801DBICH4 {
control.1 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.2 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Playback Volume'
value.0 23
value.1 23
}
control.3 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Headphone Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.4 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Headphone Playback Volume'
value.0 30
value.1 30
}
control.5 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.6 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Master Mono Playback Volume'
value 31
}
control.7 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Switch'
value true
}
control.8 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Phone Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.9 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Switch'
value false
}
control.10 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Playback Volume'
value 0
}
control.11 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Boost (+20dB)'
value true
}
control.12 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.13 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Line Playback Volume'
value.0 28
value.1 28
}
control.14 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.15 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'CD Playback Volume'
value.0 28
value.1 28
}
control.16 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.17 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'Aux Playback Volume'
value.0 31
value.1 31
}
control.18 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.19 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 31'
iface MIXER
name 'PCM Playback Volume'
value.0 23
value.1 23
}
control.20 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.item.0 Mic
comment.item.1 CD
comment.item.2 Video
comment.item.3 Aux
comment.item.4 Line
comment.item.5 Mix
comment.item.6 'Mix Mono'
comment.item.7 Phone
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Source'
value.0 Phone
value.1 Phone
}
control.21 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Switch'
value.0 true
value.1 true
}
control.22 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type INTEGER
comment.range '0 - 15'
iface MIXER
name 'Capture Volume'
value.0 15
value.1 15
}
control.23 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.item.0 Mix
comment.item.1 Mic
iface MIXER
name 'Mono Output Select'
value Mix
}
control.24 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type ENUMERATED
comment.item.0 Mic1
comment.item.1 Mic2
iface MIXER
name 'Mic Select'
value Mic2
}
control.25 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'Stereo Mic'
value true
}
control.26 {
comment.access 'read write'
comment.type BOOLEAN
iface MIXER
name 'External Amplifier'
value true
}
}

any ideas or pointers would be kewl ...

thanks.
-John

sNicker 10-30-2004 08:27 PM

Using alsamixer you have to mute the "external" column: it's far on the rightt, go through it using the arrows and then press 'm'. (This is what I did with my VAIO S260 and it worked) ;)

Otherwise you can open kmix, click on the square near "Advanced" and turn off external by clicking on it... you could have some other sound issues... if it still doesn't work, be sure to turn off Arts (the KDE sound system)... but before doing everything else mute the external amplifier as I said before!

Good luck with your S260! And ask for any problem :)

rocken7 11-01-2004 11:55 AM

re: sound
 
Dude, thank you for that. Its been almost a week scouring forums for this trick.

And now, sound oozes outta it, let the games begin...

Thanks. -JOhn

heavymetaler 11-13-2004 09:26 PM

Same exact problem in fedora core 3 except i tried the external deal and it didn't work. When i try to play anything with sound it freezes up the application.

I have an HP DV1040US


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