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Old 12-30-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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ALSA and Fedora 4


Hi everyone, my head hurts and I'm giving up on searching the web on this, though it is most certainly a simple topic. I try all the commands that the help files demand, but some work and some don't. I'm fishing at this point, so it is probably wise to ask for help.


What all needs to be done to get ALSA drivers properly configured with an updated Fedora Core 4? alsamixer and alsactl both work, but alsaconf is nowhere to be found.

I've read through (with much despair) all the online howto documents and the included ALSA-Configuration.txt, and they both tell me that I need to build kernals and download drivers. As far as I can tell, all this is already built. Soundcore is there, and the alsamixer detects the AC'97 soundcard that is currently installed.

I am trying to figure out how to configure ALSA because
1) I can only get the right speaker to work, which may be hardware or software malfunctioning. and
2) I plan to buy an RME hdsp multiface in a couple weeks, which I hear takes some time to get to work.


At one point I decided to just start from the beginning of the instructions at this link:
(It won't let me post the link, but it is the instructions at the linux-project website concerning the drivers for the Intel Ac'97 soundcard)

even though it appears that I have soundcore already set up. I don't get past the basic steps because they tell me to copy files with

cp /downloads/alsa-* .

and install the alsa-package with
bunzip2 alsa-driver-xxx
tar -xf alsa-driver-xxx
cd alsa-driver-xxx
./configure --with-cards=intel8x0 --with-sequencer=yes;make;make install


But I thought this was included with Fedora. I don't know, I'm already lost at this point.

I hope someone has the time to help a poor ignoarnat soul. Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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lasaconf is inbuilt into the kernel---however u can download it from alsa project
 
Old 12-31-2005, 05:16 AM   #3
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I'd like to know why alsaconf doesn't work, or how I can view the settings of the soundcard. ie. it should take up to 5.1 speakers, but I can only get one speaker to make sound.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 07:36 AM   #4
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If some of your speakers are working, then maybe you need to tinker with your mixer settings.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 07:56 AM   #5
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I'd like to know why alsaconf doesn't work, or how I can view the settings of the soundcard.
FC4 doesn't use alsaconf. Use system-config-soundcard.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg03119.html
 
Old 12-31-2005, 11:27 AM   #6
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FC4 doesn't use alsaconf. Use system-config-soundcard.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg03119.html
I have had problems with system-config-soundcard and alsaconf managed to configure the soundcard right. You can get alsaconf by removing the Fedora Core alsa-utils package and compiling the one from the alsa project from source.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 07:04 PM   #7
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ah, good to know... system-config-soundcard I should be able to figure things out from there. My head hurts a little less...but now I need to figure out how to get all the speakers working.

Thanks for the help, and happy New Year's
 
  


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