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Old 03-17-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Sound problems with 2.6 and 2.4 kernels

ok, lastnight i was bored and decided to download and install the latest kernel from the development branch of fedora. It's kernel-2.6.3- I made sure that it was added to the bootloader and rebooted. When GRUB came up I selected the 2.6 kernel. It went throught the process and then kudzu popped up. It said that the sound card had been removed. I selected "keep configuration" knowing the the 2.6 kernels have sound issues. The kerne/boot process seemed to be a little clunky. I worked withthe kernel in GNOME and little and decided to reboot under the 2.4 kernel I had been using.

Upon reboot I selected the right kernel and kudzu came up again talking about the network. Everything booted fine. I looged in and no sound. I tried the sound detection program and it finds the card just fine but nothing comes out. Then I shutdown and disabled the on-board audio that I have been using and had kudzu remove the configuration. I rebooted again, enabled the sound on the BIOS and kudzu added the configuration. I then logged in an still no sound, same result with redhat-sound-config.

Any ideas?

Old 03-17-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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Iím experiencing much the same.

Sound was working fine under RH9, then upgraded to FC2T1 & suddenly no sound even though as you mention, the card seems to be detected properly. Last night, I downloaded the latest kernel with the hope that the sound bug had been corrected but when I reboot under the new kernel, kudzu says I donít have a mouse connected then the whole thing more or less goes into vapor-lock, eventually saying it canít start x-windows.
Old 03-17-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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You have to configure the ALSA sound driver to work with 2.6 as the kernel now has ALSA built into the kernel as opposed to OSS. It's not as easy as installing the new kernel and hoping the sound will work... sadly

Search this board and you find multiple posts regarding this problem. From personal experience, It can be a royal pain in the a$$ to get sound to work with 2.6 (FC2 T1).

I'd stick with FC1 as sound works it most of the time "out of the box". You'll just have to run a bunch of updates (KDE, Xwindows, etc...)

Good luck!



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