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Old 04-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
Alesia
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More FC3 sound issues


I tried asking this under another thread, but that may have been an unwitting mistake, so I'm trying a new thread to see if anyone here can help me.

We installed FC3 three weeks ago and have yet to get the sound working correctly, if at all. Modprobe is finding the right card, VIA 823x rev60 Chip: Realtek ALC658 rev 0 (integrated on the MoBo, also) and says the driver is snd-82xx... (which isn't listed in the /etc/alsa/cards/ folder anywhere).

The mobo is a Abit KV7V, if that's helpful.

Sometimes we get distressing beeping sounds from Gnome applications that simply won't shut off until the process is killed. But useful, coherent, intelligble sounds? We've never heard one. I've tried all the "amixer" suggestions I saw in a similar thread, to no result.

I will furnish any information necessary to get this working -- my husband has just squashed the last of the sendmail imps, and so the sound issue fell to me...

Any help would be everlastingly appreciated.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Did you try disabling sound server in Gnome?

Preferences > Sound >
Uncheck: Enable sound server startup
OR Uncheck: Sounds for events

Can you play sound in ANY application? Xmms? CDplayer? Totem?
Did you verify output drivers were set to ALSA? (things like Xmms have these options)

If you have a "VIA 823x", did you look at '/etc/alsa/cards/VIA8233.conf' or '/etc/alsa/cards/VIA8233A.conf'?

You may have tried the mixer settings, but these were my thoughts when I installed FC3:

I was having some difficulty with my onboard sound system. To correct this I had to run a mixer (alsamixer, kmix, or gnome-volume-control) and select ALSA Mixer settings and find: VIA DXS, there are 4 of them. I had to increase the both the 1rst and 2nd to MAX to get sound to work correctly.

I think maybe the first is the major one.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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Originally posted by mjmwired
Did you try disabling sound server in Gnome?
I did. And then re-enabled, and then disabled again. No change.

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Can you play sound in ANY application? Xmms? CDplayer? Totem?
Did you verify output drivers were set to ALSA? (things like Xmms have these options)
None that I've found so far. Sometimes a game will render one of those weird sounds (like an endlessly repetitive beep) that required killing the process to shut it off.

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If you have a "VIA 823x", did you look at '/etc/alsa/cards/VIA8233.conf' or '/etc/alsa/cards/VIA8233A.conf'?
Both are listed. I have looked at both. I corrected a typo in the VIA8233A.conf file, which didn't change anything. If you could tell me what I'm looking for in these files, I might be able to be of more assistance, here.

I have also gone thru Preferences -- More Preferences -- Multimedia Systems Selector (GStreamer). The Audio settings are set for ALSA, but the Pipeline text entry boxes are not selectable or editable. The test mode results are: Failed to construct test pipeline for 'ALSA.' I freely admit I don't know what this signifies.


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I was having some difficulty with my onboard sound system. To correct this I had to run a mixer (alsamixer, kmix, or gnome-volume-control) and select ALSA Mixer settings and find: VIA DXS, there are 4 of them. I had to increase the both the 1rst and 2nd to MAX to get sound to work correctly.

I think maybe the first is the major one.
All four are maxed out, that was the default setting when I first opened it.

I'm attempting to make my way through the Sound How-To now. Difficult, as it assumes I know things I don't, but I'm keeping at it. If you have any other suggestions....?
 
  


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