Hey guys... I work for a company who builds panel computers, and we've got a customer who has been buying the same computer with a custom RH9 OS build that has been working (incl Audio) for several years. We are trying to put together a new shipment, nothing has changed on the hardware side, and all of a sudden audio isn't working properly.
The system is a VIA processor, VT82C686 southbridge with AC'97 audio, run through an ALC202 audio controller and amplifier to internal speakers. When I boot the system, I can't hear any audio.
Doing a 'cat /proc/modules' returns nothing related to the audio immediately following boot. If I go into "Soundcard Detection", it plays a sound at VERY low volume (to the point that I have to put my ear directly next to the system to hear it. I then get the below in my 'cat /proc/modules' output:
via82cxxx_audio 22104 0 (unused)
uart401 8036 0 [via82cxxx_audio]
ac97_codec 12392 0 [via82cxxx_audio]
sound 70132 0 [via82cxxx_audio uart401]
soundcore 6116 0 [via82cxxx_audio sound]
At this point I do get audio, but it's still EXTREMELY low volume. Running /usr/bin/gnome-volume-control, I can put all the volumes to max, and it's slightly better but still very quiet. The only time I get normal volume is if I then go into the CD player, and manually put the volume on a CD to maximum, it will play the CD at the proper 100% volume.
If I load Windows, everything works normally.
So I've got two questions:
1. What do I need to put into '/etc/modules.conf' (file currently empty) so that this will automatically come up at boot?
2. Any thoughts on the volume issue?