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Old 06-21-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Question How do I install a working sound driver?

I recently installed Fedora Core 6 and I have no sound. ALSA recognizes my sound card, an Intel ICH4 AC'97, but no sound will play.

I have been to the ALSA website and believe I have found the appropriate driver. I've tried using the quick install instructions but I get held up almost immediately.

In terminal it says to enter:

cd /usr/src
mkdir alsa
cd alsa
cp /downloads/alsa-* .

When I get to this 4th line I run into trouble. It says no such file or directory. Is there possibly a typo in the quick install instructions? I'm a newbie to linux so I know basically nothing about terminal commands. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Old 06-21-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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last line was a type, it probably was meant to be

cp /downloads/alsa-* ./
do remember that the /downloads/ directory is just what ever directory you put the alsa files you downloaded into.
if they're in your home folder, you could type

cp ~/alsa-* ./
the tilde (~) always means "my home directory" for whatever user you are logged in as.

if i copied the files to my Gnome desktop, i'd have to type in

cp ~/Desktop/alsa-* ./
so there you go, give it a shot!
Old 06-21-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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I bet your alsa modules are already loaded. If not, modprobe snd_intel8x0. If the sound is still not working its probably set to digital output you need to run alsamixer find the setting for digital/analog output and set to analog. make sure your mixer settings aren't muted. do not install the ones from since fedora already comes with alsa.
Old 06-23-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Have you adjusted the volume? By default, it's muted after the driver is installed, I think.


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