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Old 03-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
Akiva
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Sony VAIO/Fedora Core 3 - Soundcard is not detected/does not work


Dear All,

I've recently installed Fedora Core 3 on my VAIO, and I must say I'm very pleased with it! Display problems have been resolved by a tad of googling, but my soundcard remains undefeated.

I encountered the problem during install, where it detected a soundcard but no sound played. So after I went into RH Menu>System Settings>Soundcard Detection to try my luck. But it fails again to play anything.

My soundcard detection thingy tells me this:

Quote:
Vendor: Intel
Model: Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH-4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
Module: snd-intel8x0
I saw this on my friend's FC3 laptop as well, but his sound works fine. Is this a standard/common soundcard properties

My computer model is the VGN-S16GP.

Thanks so much in advance. There probably is some incredulously easy answer that I am too retarded to see!

Akiva
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hey,

You might want to try using the
Code:
alsamixer
utility to view your sound channels and mute/unmute various things to get your sound to work. I had this same problem and this resolved the issue, although it did take me a little while to figure out which channel was the culprit.

Alternatively, you may want to read the following thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+sound+problem

Hope that helps,

-Ant
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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azucaro,

Sorry it took me so long to reply: I'm dualbooting and it takes a while. Websites are quite slow for some reason using Linux (that's a different story...).

Alsamixer seemed to reveal some stuff. Many sound channels were up and running, but one was particularly fishy and was OFF: 'External Amplifier'.

If I am guessing correctly, that should be my speakers (or if I'm horribly wrong that is my output...).

Problem is now, how do I turn it on?

Thanks for all the help so far,
Akiva

[EDIT]
The network I'm on right now shuts down at 10:00 GMT so any replies might have to be seen later! Really sorry.
[/EDIT]

[EDIT]
I was being retarded. The external amplifier is now turned on, but to no avail.
[/EDIT]

Last edited by Akiva; 03-15-2005 at 05:16 PM.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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The channels causing the disturbance (on my machine) started with IEC...do you have these on yours? It sometimes takes some good scrolling to get to them (by my count, I had 24 channels in my alsamixer, which was much more than the console could display at once).

The problem, if it is to be solved with alsamixer, lies not in what to turn on, but what to turn off. I started in alsamixer by turning off - muting - everything with my test sound card configuration up. I unmuted them (and muted them back if they did not work) one by one until I found the channel that was outputting my sound (determined by playing the config tool).

Hope that helps!
 
Old 03-16-2005, 02:20 AM   #5
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azucaro,

It works! Turns out it was the 'external amplifier' which I had to mute. Sound works great and all I have to do now is import my music...

Thanks for all the great help!

Akiva
 
Old 04-08-2005, 09:03 AM   #6
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Headphone Jack Sense - Mute

This works for me (Y)

Regards,
Sebastiaan
 
Old 03-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #7
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Only system sound no players linux

)Input Sources volume greater than 0 worked for me 10x (running ubuntu 10.10 kernel - 2.6.35-27)

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