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Old 01-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
mattcantgetsome
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Possible Soundcard conflict in F10 // How to enable sound


Hello all,

I posted my first thread about two days ago in regards to problems I was having playing audio in Fedora Core 6. Everyone's solution was to upgrade to Fedora 10, as it seems I had fallen behind. I'm currently running on a fresh dual-boot of Windows XP Home/Fedora 10 (KDE), Dell optiplex 210L, Pentium 4 2.8Ghz 504 Mb RAM.

I've been researching my issue for the past two days on google, various forums, man, etc., but I can't seem to find out what's wrong. I'm assuming there is a conflict between sound cards; I have one standard motherboard soundcard and one aftermarket Audigy soundcard I installed. When I play something on Amarok, it appears as though everything is playing normally, except I have no sound i.e. no error messages, the files play their specified length, etc. I spent an afternoon making sure that MP3 support was enabled, so I don't think that is the issue. I can't get sound from any source whatsoever... not firefox, not amarok, not the "test sound" button.

I've tried every method to enable sound that I can think of, using GUI and the terminal, disabling the onboard soundcard via altering the BIOS, countless variations of ALSA and PulseAudio settings... I've read countless threads through Google about people having trouble enabling sound in Fedora and I'd hate to make another one, especially since the solution is probably really obvious, but I feel like I'm at my wit's end. Any help fellas? More information can be posted if required.

Cheers,

Matt
 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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ok lets assume you leave onboard sound permanently off in bios?

lets start the ball rolling eh?

http://alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Help_To_Debug

right hand click the "[1"] to the right of this

Note:We have alsa-info.sh script providing information about your system and ALSA driver and library installation.

and save link as /home/yourname/alsa-info.sh

2) use your file manager to make it executable

3)

Code:
$ cd /home/yourname/
$ ./alsa-info.sh --no-upload (note the dot please)
navigate to your /tmp/alsa-info.txt
if you can not see the fault pls

paste the results to
http://paste.debian.net/

and post the link here pls

4) post the contents of the following here as its smaller
Code:
$ cat /proc/interrupts

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Old 01-24-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thank you, I'll post up my results right after I fix this NEW problem that has arisen....

So basically, before I read your post, I tried reinstalling alsa because I tried to run alsamixer in the terminal and I kept getting an error message about a file not being found. So I typed

Code:
yum remove alsa*
To try to remove all things alsa-related, as I had quite a few alsa packages installed. Well, it ended up removing a lot of dependencies also, some of which I don't understand why. After this was completed, I typed

yum install alsa*

To reinstall those same packages (and more, just in case) that I had uninstalled. I had assumed that this would return everything back to its normal state, but apparently not so. I found this out when I rebooted Fedora 10 and got some weird, low-res login screen saying something about an unsecure system. I tried logging in, nothing. Tried rebooting again and again, same weird login screen, still can't login.

I'm afraid after all my hard work, I might have to re-reinstall Fedora... is there any way I can possibly avoid this? Thank you for reading,

Matt
 
Old 01-24-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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I don't use yum or Fedora...but if its any good..and you appear to have only recently installed you have nothing to lose to do a clean install.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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Is there any possible way to repair the OS? I reeeeaaaaalllllyyyy don't want to reinstall Fedora 10... it just took a lot of my patience to get iron out all the little things right out of the box. I have the six install disks on CD... is there any REPAIR option or code available?

Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2009, 05:42 PM   #6
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I do not use Fed so pls make a separate thread in Fed forum....on what you want to do....after searching past results pls.

without knowing what was removed....rescue options tend to be only good for things like
redo bootloader...redo xorg.conf....editting text files like fstab or inittab or mtab etc

so IMHO don't to expect rescue to work.

2) btw....you might be interested in learning how to back up your system? so when you do a clean install, you do not need to repeat the process?

options include...using a live cd with partimage...or backup apps such as rsynch etc
 
  


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