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Old 08-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
trewick
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Problem with sound card on laptop


Hi there,

I have a problem with my SigmaTel soundcard on laptop Dell Inspiron 1520. I have tried to download the latest alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-util, compiled them and installed, but I still can't get any sound. If I run alsaconf, it works fine but at the end it outputs this:

Code:
Loading driver...
Starting sound driver: snd-hda-intel done
Starting sound driver: snd-hda-intel done
No mixer config in /etc/asound.state, you have to unmute your card!
Setting default volumes...
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device
Saving the mixer setup used for this in /etc/asound.state.
/usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1253: No soundcards found...
Alsa unmute says "wrong card index 0" and alsamixer doesn't work:

Code:
[root@resnetdhcp-207-65 ~]# alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
This is what outputs dmesg and aplay:
Code:
# dmesg | grep alsa
ALSA /tmp/alsa-driver-1.0.14/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:558: hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to polling mode...
ALSA /tmp/alsa-driver-1.0.14/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:564: hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to single_cmd mode...
ALSA /tmp/alsa-driver-1.0.14/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:1020: hda-intel: no codecs initialized
Code:
# aplay -l
aplay: device_list:204: no soundcards found...
Does anyone could give me some advice. I'm kind of new to linux and I'm trying to get rid of Windows,but still can't because of some hardware problems.

The sound has already worked in previous installation of the same distribution, but it has been I while and I don't remeber how did I figure it out.

Thank you in advance
Trewick

btw: My distribution is Fedora 7.

Last edited by trewick; 08-12-2007 at 08:41 PM. Reason: added distro info
 
Old 08-13-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Do you have alsa support in your kernel?
 
Old 08-13-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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I guess so, but anyway, how do I make sure?
Thanks for reply.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 07:27 AM   #4
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Go to your kernel configuration:
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
Then when you are there, go to the "Device Drivers" section. Then go to the "Sound" section in there. Make sure that the box for "Support for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture" is checked. Look through and check any other boxes in there that it recommends, and then exit the configuration menu. Type
Code:
make && make modules_install
then copy over the new kernel to your /boot directory (might be different on your comp) and set up your bootloader to use the new kernel.

Anyway, hope this helps...
--Mr. Snorfles
 
Old 08-15-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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Hi, thanks for an advice.
I run the make menuconfig, but everything has been already checked. Than I tried to run make, but I got this
Code:
# make && make modules_install
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
  CHK     include/linux/utsrelease.h
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `missing-syscalls'.  Stop.
make: *** [prepare0] Error 2
Do you know, how to get over this problem?
Thanks
 
  


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