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Old 09-09-2006, 11:29 PM   #16
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RE: lee_rzm's problem. I have the same problem on my Gateway NX560XL laptop. I supported a bug to the alsa bugtracker back in May, but since this is my first post, I can't post a link. For reference, the bug ID is 2146.

I hope for support soon, but I'm patient.
 
Old 09-12-2006, 10:33 AM   #17
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I am had similar problem when I first installed SUSE 10.1 on my gateway 7510gx. I was fixed by running a mixer program (I used KMix) and turned of the "External Amplifier" switch....that was all there is to it.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 11:28 AM   #18
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Got the audio to work on my Acer Aspire 5601 by installing fedora 6 test 3 and using alsa driver, library, utilities ver. 1.0.13rc2 downloaded from http://www.alsa-project.org/

If I could only get the screen to display 1280x800
 
Old 09-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #19
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To get your screen resolution to 1280x800 (assuming you have an Intel graphics controller), do a search for 915resolution. Download, build, and run as root. It will allow you to modify the video bios so that 1280x800 is one of the modes (change a mode that is less frequently used, but defined). This isn't a permanent fix, as it is reset on reboot or hybernate, but it does work. Several distros are starting to include it as a startup option (Suse, Mandriva 2007).
 
Old 09-24-2006, 02:08 AM   #20
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I'm running a dual boot system. will this affect windows xp?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:36 AM   #21
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Yes and no. If you reboot from Linux straight to Windows after using 915resolution, Windows will be confused. You need to do a full powercycle between Linux and Windows.

To all the Acer Laptop users on this thread. I finally got around to adding your subdevice ids to the alsa driver. It will be in the upcoming 1.0.13 release (missed the 1.0.13rc3 snapshot, sorry). Until then, use "model=acer" in your modprobe.conf file and use alsa 1.0.12 or later.

Gateway and other laptop users: If you need audio support and "cat /proc/asound/card0/codec*" doesn't list alc883, please post in a new thread. I'll do what I can to either get your laptop supported, or forward it on to the people who can. Thanks.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 08:32 AM   #22
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I managed to get both the Radeon Xpress 1100 integrated video card as well as the ALC883 working on my Acer Aspire 5104 dual-core dual-channel DDR2 Turion64 laptop.

I posted the steps I took here.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:21 AM   #23
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I had the same problem with my acer notebook with hda. Did as GrueMaster said and this finaly worked.
Great thanks to GrueMaster.

Anyway, although I installed alsa 1.0.13 it doesn't work without "mode=ACER".
 
Old 10-17-2006, 05:14 AM   #24
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Hi,

I have no sound on my laptop, with Suse 10.1. I have this result with lspci

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)

but nothing is shown from cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* |head

Can you help me ????

Thanks
 
Old 10-27-2006, 01:58 AM   #25
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gateway MP6954 82801G sound

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrueMaster
All: Sorry for not responding earlier. I've been busy adding support for Intel's new motherboards that are coming out.

vriezea: Your sound card is now partially supported in the soon to be released alsa 1.0.12. I wasn't able to get a permanent fix in yet, but as soon as 1.0.12 is released, download it, build and install it, then add options snd-hda-intel model=3stack to /etc/modprobe.conf file, and you "should" have working audio. If not, reply back and I'll work with you to get a specific modification written for you.

lee_rzm: The codec in your system hasn't been added to alsa yet. As soon as alsa 1.0.12 is released, I'll try to get you a patch to test.

If neither of you are familiar with building and installing from source, let me know. No guarantee's, but I might be able to build a set of drivers for you to install.

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Was the no-sound problem resolved for the Gateway MP6954 laptop (lee_rzm's posting)? I'm seeing the same no-sound problem with my MP6954 under FC6. Current bundled alsa related RPMs on this system are:

alsa-lib-1.0.12-2.fc6
alsa-utils-1.0.12-3.fc6
alsa-lib-devel-1.0.12-2.fc6

Thanks.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 03:24 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by barth
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Was the no-sound problem resolved for the Gateway MP6954 laptop (lee_rzm's posting)? I'm seeing the same no-sound problem with my MP6954 under FC6. Current bundled alsa related RPMs on this system are:

alsa-lib-1.0.12-2.fc6
alsa-utils-1.0.12-3.fc6
alsa-lib-devel-1.0.12-2.fc6

Thanks.
No, that codec has not been added to alsa yet. I'm currently working on a driver for the Conexant audio chip, and am stretched pretty thin. I'd suggest posting your system info on the alsa-devel mailing list or filing a bug on the alsa bugtrack system, both can be found on http://alsa-project.org. I have saved lee_rzm's system info, and if no one on the alsa team picks it up, I'll look at it in a week or two.

Tobin
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:15 PM   #27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrueMaster
No, that codec has not been added to alsa yet. I'm currently working on a driver for the Conexant audio chip, and am stretched pretty thin. I'd suggest posting your system info on the alsa-devel mailing list or filing a bug on the alsa bugtrack system, both can be found on (URL omitted to be able to post). I have saved lee_rzm's system info, and if no one on the alsa team picks it up, I'll look at it in a week or two.

Tobin

Ok. Will do. Thanks very much for all your work.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 06:38 PM   #28
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I got audio to work with fc6 test 3 as stated on 9-23-06. But now that I install fc6 final using the same drivers I got not audio and on start up I get this error message:

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

Also I'm no longer able to run alsamixer
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
 
Old 10-27-2006, 07:10 PM   #29
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Check to see if alsa is loaded. Type "lsmod |fgrep snd". Chances are you're not loading alsa on startup.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 07:37 PM   #30
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Just got a ">" after then command.

# lsmod |fgrep snd"
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