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Old 02-14-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Distribution: Fedora C3
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No Sound in Fedora C3, Acer TravelMate 2301LCi

I've just recently installed Fedora Core 3 onto my laptop and I can't get the sound working. I've searched through the forums and I can't find any solution.

I can't start KDE since it won't get past 'Initializing Peripherals' (due to sound card problem) so I've started using Gnome. Using the sound icon in the bottom right I've made everything 100% and played with the mute buttons. I've also tried using alsamixer and doing the same thing. Still no sound. When I try to do the autodetect it finds my card successfully but the test sound does not work.

I've used yum and upgraded all packages, which included the latest ALSA drivers and Fedora kernel (ran yum check-update and yum update)

When browsing the forums I came across a few commands that people wanted the output from so I here's the all relevant info (at least I think):

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

snd_intel8x0m 18309 0
snd_intel8x0 33249 2
snd_ac97_codec 67489 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss 47989 0
snd_mixer_oss 17089 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 93001 4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29125 1 snd_pcm
snd 52645 9 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10017 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 9541 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm

I read on one page that there was a way to enable/disable onboard sound in the bios but I can't find that on my system (Phoenix BIOS).

I'm also told that this is the classic newbie question

As a side note.. how do I enable /usr/sbin and /sbin to be in my path permanently (not set it each time I boot my machine) so I can run these 2 commands easier

Last edited by Indrego; 02-14-2005 at 09:40 PM.


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