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Old 01-26-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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no sound fedora 7 with intel sound card

I am running fedora 7 on a compaq laptop. My problem is that there is no sound over here.

kernel is the default 2.6.21 and lspci gives
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)
I am pretty sure that this card is supported in linux.
lsmod | grep snd gives
snd_intel8x0m 21260 0
snd_intel8x0 36508 1
snd_ac97_codec 97828 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 6528 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 8068 0
snd_seq_oss 35200 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11136 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 51184 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 12172 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42880 0
snd_mixer_oss 20096 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 75652 4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 24964 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 54532 13 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_o ss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 11553 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14472 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
Maybe this is the problem because OSS is being used? I have found that on most comps with intel onboard audio the snd_hda_intel modules are used.

Any help would be nice.

speaker-test gives

[root@localhost ~]# speaker-test

speaker-test 1.0.14rc2

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Channels count (1) not available for playbacks: Invalid argument
Setting of hwparams failed: Invalid argument
Old 01-26-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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Hi, I had problems with the same intel audio hardware with my gateway. I run Kubuntu, and I found this...

It is Ubuntu specific, but I believe there is enough info there to get you up and running. The big point would be to install the latest alsa drivers, and then telling fedora to use them. Down towards the bottom, I had to put "gateway" in place of MODEL in this line....

options snd-hda-intel model=MODEL

in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

The file is heavly commented, so you should be able to figure out the right setting for your laptop....

Good luck...


P.S. You might want to upgrade to Fedora 8, as it may have out of the box support for your soundcard already, then again, maybe not too...

Good luck
Old 01-28-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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ok I blacklisted intel_8x0 and modprobed snd-hda-intel didn't work out. I am trying all there is in the page , but I don't have much hope.


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