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Old 12-02-2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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Getting sound to work on Toshiba Tecra A10 running Fedora 10

I have recently purchased an A10, getting Fedora 10 working on it has been a little bit of a challenge. Some things were very straight forward and others are a total mystery.

The audio stuff has me baffled. The Intel drivers are loaded and no errors appear in any of the logs. The build in MIC works but I get no output from the built-in speakers or the headphone jack. I have googled around a bit and haven't found anything that might shed some light on what needs to be tweaked to get things to go.

I have found various references regarding Ubuntu on the A10 and the need to build alsa from source. The version of alsa in the Fedora 10 distro is ahead of that referred to in these articles so I don't haven't tried doing so.

Any pointers as to what to look for etc would be appreciated.

lspci shows
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

snd_hda_intel 476576 3
snd_pcm 85512 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 16656 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 16392 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 68984 16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_hwdep
Old 01-12-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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since no-one has replied and I do not have your hw,

have you tried running a mixer app like

press m to mute or unmute your master, pcm, out controls
and press tab to scroll to each setting
press up or down arrows to adjust settings

or use a diff kde try kmix

press escape in alsamixer to save settings
Old 02-19-2009, 02:37 AM   #3
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I found the solution for the problem with audio chipset, only add the following lines on /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf :

# Lines for the ALC268 audio chipset can works.
options snd-cmipci mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=toshiba position_fix=1

I hope this helps you!

Runs on Fedora10, OpenSuse10, Ubuntu 9.04 & much more!

Para los amigos hispanohablantes (for the spanish users):

Last edited by kannabix; 07-09-2009 at 02:44 AM. Reason: Spanish users?
Old 04-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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I can verify this works on a Toshiba S300M-S2142
Thanks kannabix!

Same device
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)


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