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Old 12-12-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
tjsonner
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Question dell inspiron 3200 sound issues with FC4


hello, my name is tjsonner. thanks for reading.
i have installed Fedora Core 4 on my dell inspiron 3200 and everything works fine except for the sound.
-the soundcard for the dell inspiron (supposedly)
is the crystal sound 4236 or cs4236
ive read lots of posts on the subject and tried some different configurations, etc.
Such as:
-installing and running alsaconf (using lots of different drivers ie. cs4232, cs4236, and cs4231).
-editing /etc/modprobe.conf and adding lines to the alsa portion such as fm_port=blah, etc.
ive read lots of posts and been searching the engines for days, i haven't found a solid fix except to downgrade to redhat 9.0.
---btw when i say the sound doesn't work i mean that when i try to use say 'cdplayer' my screen locks up. i seriously can't get any response and i have to just hold down the power button and reboot. it is very frustrating to have my box lock up like that. i haven't had that happen with linux before and it drives me nuts just like windows 98 used to.
anyway i am a musician and i plan to use my machine as a mixer/mastering tool for my recordings. if i missed a post here, i am sorry i really have tried to find the fix. i just thought i could post here to get some help its late here n im goin to bed thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/...200.html#sound

http://members.tripod.com/jeffchiu/l...200.html#sound

http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index...ough#Soundcard

A google search with "dell inspiron 3200 sound" keywords yielded the above results - looks like there are things to be done with BIOS before you can get the sound. Best of luck..
 
  


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