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Old 12-13-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Kubuntu 7.10 and Intel HD Audio Device


Alright guys, I've decided to ditch Windows Vista for Kubuntu on my new laptop, only issue is, the same one I had with Ubuntu, is my sound. This time it's not squealing from the left speaker, but only the right speaker produces sound, and if I try adjusting the volume, my sound dies until I restart the computer. A guy at work told me that lots of Linux distros have been having this issue with the Intel High Def Audio devices in newer laptops and that I could fix it by messing around with the settings in ALSA, but he didn't get into any details, so I'm wondering if any of you guys know exactly what I need to do to get my sound working the way it should.
 
Old 12-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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HD Audio

I had multiple problems with sound on a laptop containing Intel HDA. And like you I tried everything short of compiling a custom kernel.

On this laptop the related output of < lspci > is:
Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev A)

The fix came by compiling a kernel (2.6.23.9) with the following:

#Sound
CONFIG_SOUND=y

# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_SUPPORT_OLD_API=y
CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PROCFS=y
CONFIG_SND_DEBUG=y

# PCI devices
CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL=y

These things seem obvious, but for some reason they escaped me for a period of time. It's likely that a few of the above are unnecessary, but it works perfect.

Good Luck
 
Old 12-14-2007, 05:33 AM   #3
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Is there a way just to reconfigure the sound daemon without recompiling my kernel? I'd like to make things as easy as possible.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #4
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same problem.

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I had multiple problems with sound on a laptop containing Intel HDA. And like you I tried everything short of compiling a custom kernel.

On this laptop the related output of < lspci > is:
Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev A)

The fix came by compiling a kernel (2.6.23.9) with the following:

#Sound
CONFIG_SOUND=y

# Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND=y
CONFIG_SND_TIMER=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER=y
CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y
CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS=y
CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y
CONFIG_SND_SUPPORT_OLD_API=y
CONFIG_SND_VERBOSE_PROCFS=y
CONFIG_SND_DEBUG=y

# PCI devices
CONFIG_SND_HDA_INTEL=y

These things seem obvious, but for some reason they escaped me for a period of time. It's likely that a few of the above are unnecessary, but it works perfect.

Good Luck


I have the same audio card but my card is integred with motherboard, can you help me?

Please explain me step by step.. thx
 
Old 02-07-2008, 08:27 PM   #5
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Intel HDA sound

Greetings josefig

To assist, I need to know if you are comfortable with compiling your kernel. And, what kernel version are you presently using?

Also, I am only familiar with how things are done in Slackware. So, if your question is about how to configure sound in other distributions I may be of little use to you.

Anyway, I am ready to help if I can.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 02:48 AM   #6
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Cool kernels

I have the hugesmp.s and my version of kernel is 2.6.23.12 smp.. please help me what i can do

keep in touch!
 
Old 02-09-2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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Kununtu 7.10, Intel HD soundcard in my laptop. The only way I get sound is if I use the GENERIC kernel. All others seems to need extra work
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:36 AM   #8
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josefig

Since you have 2.6.23.12 as your working kernel, and 2.6.21.5 was the kernel in Slackware 12, I assume you built 2.6.23.12 yourself. If that is correct, then you must know how to configure, compile, and install a kernel.

If all the above is correct, you can look at the configuration file of the kernel you built, find the lines that I posted, and make the same selections.

As I mentioned in that previous post, it took a while for me to get the hang of this. Let me know how this works for you.
 
  


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