I've found a lot of people with similar problems on this forum but somehow the solution to my sound agrivations still linger.
I think trying to install the quickcam module that I downloaded and compiled has somehow ousted my sound driver. It might be a securities issue, but I don't know what that means.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>> aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
so aplay doesn't see any hardware devices, but
>> lsmod | grep snd
snd_mpu401 12777 0
snd_mpu401_uart 12225 1 snd_mpu401
snd_intel8x0 36061 0
snd_ac97_codec 96613 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 6465 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_usb_audio 79553 2
snd_seq 50609 1 snd_seq_dummy
snd_usb_lib 19777 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi 26817 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_usb_lib
snd_pcm_oss 43457 0
snd_mixer_oss 19521 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_device 11981 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd_pcm 74949 4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_hwdep 13125 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_timer 24901 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 53317 17 snd_mpu401,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_timer
soundcore 11681 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14281 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
>> lspci | grep audio
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
so I think everything is still being detected but alsa is not being loaded. I don't have /etc/init.d/alsasound or /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound so I don't know if there is another service to restart or what.
I'm using Fedora Core 8.
Any help would be great.