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Old 08-23-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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The joy of having no sound


I've had this problem countless times. I installed FC5 last night and low and behold - no bloody sound. And no, it is not muted. My kernel is 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp.

I have never really understood how to resolve this in the past, I have just followed steps given to me by other people, of which I am grateful, but it's time I learned how to do it myself.

My soundcard is hda-intel and lsmod shows to have this loaded. So why doesn't my sound work? I understand I may need to install kernel sources also, is this true? I downloaded the following src.rpm file: kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.src.rpm

I try to install it but it hasn't appeared to work. I then installed kernel-devel also from yum (because I read somewhere I might need it also) so the following output from rpm - qa | grep kernel is:

And yes, I do have another kernel there. I remember the sound magicly working the last time I had FC5 installed and switched to the later kernel, but I'm not concerned about that, I want to learn how to do it with the 2.6.15* one.

So is something not compiled into the 2.6.15* one that should be? I tried installing alsa-driver* in /usr/src/alsa but received some obscure message after the ./configure command.

If some body could shed some light on what needs to be done to get this working, I would be awfully grateful. I just don't know what needs to be installed/configured/ or loaded into the kernel.

Thanks in advance
Old 08-23-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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I've in the past been guilty of forgetting to add myself to the "audio" group. Otherwise, I can't say I have much insight to add...
Old 08-23-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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OK, I booted up in the 2.6.17 kernel and my sound is working. Perhaps I could show you comparisons of the two kernels some how to better diagnose the problem?

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