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Old 09-22-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
vs_optimist
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Problem with sound on Dell Inspiron 1300


Hi!

I need an advice of Linux expert.

I installed FC5 on my laptop Dell Inspiron 1300. But after instalation it turned out that I have some problem with sound.

The output of Soundcard detection was:
Quote:
The following audio device was detected.
Vendor: Intel
Model: Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) Hijh Definition Audio Controller
Module: snd-hda-intel
But when I tried to play the sample sound I heard nothing and got a message:
Quote:
Automatic detection of the sound card did not work. Audio will not be available on the system. You can inspect /root/scsound.log and file a new bug at http://bugzilla.redhat.com
And when I log in as root or as a usual user the message appears
Quote:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue< using the null output device.
Is there any way to fix up my problem?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
Zmyrgel
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I got the same audio and it is working so this is probably a Fedora problem. Have you installed latest ALSA drivers? HAve you compiled the audio drivers as modules or into the kernel?
 
Old 09-22-2006, 04:53 AM   #3
vs_optimist
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There's a problem. I tried to install alsa-driver-1.0.12, but when I ran make I got a lot of error messages. For example:
Quote:
.../pdaudiocf_old.c:424:error:unknown field 'event' specified in initializer
They ended up with make: *** [compile] Error 2


By the way the Installation guide of Alsa says that the kernel must be compiled with sound support. Is it possible to check if it was compiled in such a way?
 
Old 09-23-2006, 05:45 AM   #4
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You could go the the /usr/src/linux drectory if your kernel source is in there and issue:
Code:
cat .config | grep SND
Look for the line CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL. If it has =m end, then it has been build as module and it has =y it has been built into kernel.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
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When I did so I got the following answer
Quote:
CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL=m
But I didn't find the name of this module among the output of lsmod. When I tried to load it with modprobe snd_hda_intel the rezult was "No such file or directory". Where can I find it? Does it has other name? Or I did something wrong?
 
  


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