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Old 10-04-2005, 04:52 AM   #1
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no sound in fc4


my laptop model is: hp pavilion dv1000(dv 1004ap). i installed fc4 and there is no sound. every time i click the "play sound" button in sound detection, that window will halt. I have to force exit. the driver written there in fc4 is "Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW". But in windows xp it's written "conexant AMC audio". Is it because of wrong driven installed? can anyone help me out here? i don't even know how to install driver in linux system. I am a linux newbie.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 07:21 AM   #2
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Search for the driver somewhere in the internet. It will usually be an archive (or so-called tarball) with the format '.tar.bz2' or '.tar.gz'. Unzip that archive somewhere on your system and you will always find installation instructions inside the directory ("Readme" or "Install" file) or on the website itself. Good luck

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Old 10-04-2005, 09:20 AM   #3
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i got what you mean. But i can't find a driver of my sound card in linux. Where can i find one? thanks in advance
 
Old 10-04-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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I've searched google for the soundcard of your laptop but couldn't find anything, so I don't know what driver to search for. Can you check in the manual what sound card your laptop really has?

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Old 10-04-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hi,
As far as I could find out, you have this soundchip: Conexant CX20468-31

There's appearantly no specific linuxdriver download with this exact "nametag" on, but I found this thread from another userforum:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archiv...p/t-66841.html

Did you also try to run the ALSA configuration ( /usr/sbin/alsaconf )?

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Old 10-07-2005, 05:58 AM   #6
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i only know that it is a conexant chipset. and model ac-link. i am not sure about the detail. anyway there is no useful information in http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archi...hp/t-66841.html . i remember i tried /usr/sbin/alsaconf also, but no good. Maybe i will try it again later. Cause i am currently using windows. by the way, is it possible to create the driver on my own? since i have the driver for windows. If there is someone know how to do that, please teach me. Thank you!
 
Old 10-07-2005, 06:56 AM   #7
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i just turned on my fc4. but i discovered i have no /usr/sbin/alsaconf in the system. what does that mean?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 11:18 AM   #8
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If you couldn't find alsaconf in '/usr/sbin' - then you MIGHT not have alsa installed (I thought it came with the FC4 standard installation CD's).

One way you could try finding it out, is by issuing following command (from a terminal window) - and remember to login as root (su):

updatedb <== this just updates FC's slocate database - which is needed to do the search. This command takes
some time to complete

Then try finding 'alsaconf' with: locate alsaconf

If it reports a location for 'alsaconf', then you can run it from where it is (or specify the path to it).

If you don't have it - then you need to download the alsa-packages (drivers, utils and .
You could get it from : http://rpm.pbone.net/ or some other place that has rpm packages for FC4. As an alternativ, you could also download the source package (then you would have to compile and install it yourself). This you can get from: http://www.alsa-project.org/download.php (this might be a good idea, since you would get the latest version - with the latest sounddrivers included).
 
Old 10-07-2005, 08:40 PM   #9
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i did the updatedb and locate alsaconf. the updatedb seem like nothing performed... but it take some times, just no output. then i have these result for lacate alsaconf:
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/alsaconf.mo
/usr/share/man/fr/man8/alsaconf.8.gz
but if i run these two file. it will say bad file or command.

i am just going to install the package first. I will post the result again after i have installed it.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #10
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i have a problem while chosing the rpm for alsa. There is so many result for fedora 4. How would i know which one i am going to downlaod? And i don't know also how to compile the source code and run it. Can you teach me? thank you
 
Old 10-08-2005, 04:10 AM   #11
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One thing first;
I think that alsa itself is included in the linux kernel (the 2.6.xx versions) - but the configuration utility and other stuff related to alsa has to be downloaded and installed.

So what you should try first, is downloading the rpm-packages for alsa (there's 3 of them). I think it's best doing this first - and if this fails, try the source-code installation (takes some more work with alsa source code than other source code installations). I found the rpm's you should download, at Fedora's web site.

1) Download these (save them in you home directory or somewhere else you want them stored) :
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.FC4.i386.rpm
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.FC4.i386.rpm
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.FC4.i386.rpm

2) Open a terminal window and login as root (su). Go into the directory where you saved the alsa rpm-packages.
3) Install them by issuing this command: rpm -Uvh ./alsa*.rpm
This will maybe take some time to finish. Hopefully it will finish without error messages. If it reports some errors , yell at your
machine (lol) OR go to the end of this message.
4) Now, assuming it went ok, you should now try alsaconf (/usr/sbin/alsaconf). When you have finished this, try
using a mixer to turn up the sound (and unmuting the main volume). Use the text-based alsamixer if you want.


** IN CASE OF ERRORS FROM RPM-INSTALLATION **
If it's complaining about missing some sort of library - yes - you'll have to find that library on the net and install it. A good place to start, would be http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...pdates/4/i386/ . Install it the same way as with alsa: (rpm -Uvh <name of rpm-package>

Hope you'll get things working now!
 
Old 10-08-2005, 04:40 AM   #12
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Also, I forgot to mention that if you're interested in making a sound driver; check this out:

http://www.alsa-project.org/~iwai/wr...ver/index.html
or download it as pdf document:
http://www.alsa-project.org/~iwai/wr...lsa-driver.pdf

I'll also add this link, since it's about conexant drivers and downloading these drivers (don't know if it's of any use). They also offer as open-source, a download of the source code for one of their audio drivers - made for the older linux sound system ( OSS ) :
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/ript...02c12450223892

Have a nice day
 
Old 10-08-2005, 08:21 AM   #13
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i followed your steps without any error message. But i still can't see any alsaconf in usr/sbin. What's wrong with my system? And if i can install the alsa package, does it mean i can obtain the driver also? I will try making my own driver later. But it's better if i can find a automatic install. thank you
 
Old 10-08-2005, 08:53 AM   #14
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If you got all three rpm's installed without any errors, then you now MUST HAVE alsaconf installed! (I know that it's within the alsa-utils package.)

If you can't find alsaconf; login as root in a terminal window - and try running updatedb again (yes, it doesn't give anny messages when it runs/finishes). This is necessary - to include the latest changes in the filesystem (from rpm-installations).

Then try locating this file again with locate alsaconf.


Regarding including a driver later on; the alsa-system (including new drivers) is updateted continually. They release new versions several times a year. So, if you get a newer version later - then you need to uninstall your current alsa-version, and install the new one.

Right now - the latest official release (source code) is ver. 1.0.10rc1. I checked out a little on the status of new drivers, and there's one new conexant driver ready made - dated sep. 02 - 2005 - but I believe it probably will be included in the next official release of the alsa-driver/tools/libs package (just my guess).


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Old 10-09-2005, 09:16 AM   #15
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i will try what you said tomorrow. But can you also tell me how to uninstall the current alsa-version? And how to know the version of my alsa? By the way, i have tried locate alsaconf after install the alsa package. The result is:
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/alsaconf.mo
/usr/share/man/fr/man8/alsaconf.8.gz
Is these 2 already the alsaconf? thank you
 
  


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