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Old 10-31-2007, 05:32 AM   #1
sujoy mukherjee
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Error while initializing the sound driver


hello friends, I'm a fresh candidate in the linux world...infact I installled fedora 4 just a few days ago. However I'm facing a problem regarding sound.

When I'm logging in using KDE, a window comes with the Title Informational - artsmessage with an exclamation mark saying
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback(invalid arguement)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device


I guess there has been some problem with the audio, but on sound verification, my speakers are working ok. So what is it all about?
 
Old 10-31-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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hmmm..still no reply? I thought somebody would be interested in my problem, no matter how much small it can be....anyway, I'm waiting.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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I see from the "Before you post" thread by sticky that I should include the lspci command output, so here it is

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:18 PM   #4
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Open Konsole as root and then type alsaconf.

I'm assuming that you have ALSA installed since that is the default for Fedora 4. Alsaconf is a program to help you set up ALSA. You should be able to follow the instructions and set up your sound card.
 
  


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