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Old 05-30-2008, 12:35 PM   #1
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Linux Kernel : 2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem : No Sound


hello

I have installed Linux Kernel 2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem -

A) The sound card is detected as intel as follows " 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 293e (rev 02)"

B) When I contacted Dell Support they mentionied that sound card is from RealTek ALC880 series.

C) I have downloaded driver from "http://tinyurl.com/ggy4rb" site, and installed as per the instructions -

D) But sound does not come.. if I do lsmod command I am getting "soundcore" as the module which is loaded in kernel.

E) alsamixer command does not work and gives error as "00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 293e (rev 02)"

F) aplay command also throws some errors .

I am not able to find out any solution, can someone please help me ?

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? The 2.6.9 kernel is quite old. I believe that chipset uses the snd-hda-intel module which is built into the kernel in the newest kernels. When you run lsmod, look for to see if that module is loaded. If it is, run:

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alsaconf
and follow the prompts.

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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Open a terminal window su to root and run alsaconf follow the directions.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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293e is ICH9 ( http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/iii/?i=8086 )

As already said your kernel is way too old for this.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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I cannoot see "snd-hda-intel" module in the output of "lsmod"

But, I could see a file "snd-hda-intel.ko" in directory
/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/pci/hda


What shall I do now ?
 
Old 05-30-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Well, you can try, as root:

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modprobe snd-hda-intel
and then run alsaconf. But, as Emerson pointed out, it may not work as your kernel is well out of date.

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Old 05-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #7
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I am getting following error once I run modprobe

[root@localhost hda]# /sbin/modprobe snd-hda-intel WARNING: Error inserting snd_page_alloc (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd-page-alloc.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting snd (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting snd_timer (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd-timer.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting snd_page_alloc (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd-page-alloc.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting snd (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting snd_timer (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd-timer.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting snd_pcm (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/acore/snd-pcm.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error running install command for snd_pcm
WARNING: Error inserting snd_hda_codec (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting snd_hda_intel (/lib/modules/2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko): Invalid module format
 
Old 05-30-2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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The uname-a command output is as follows : I have not changed the hostname , and hence its still "localhost.localdomain"

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.ELhugemem #1 SMP Sun Oct 15 14:06:18 PDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
 
Old 05-30-2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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Someone may correct me on this (I am not an expert on this one), but I believe these errors mean that the snd-hda-inel modules were compiled for a different kernel version.

Have you considered installing a more recent distro with a more up-to-date kernel? It is very likely that your sound issues would be solved with a newer distro.

Bob
 
  


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