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Old 09-30-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Intermittent Sound Function

Hi All,

I have a strange problem with the sound in my system. I have Fedora Core 5 on a Power Mac 2.3gHz with a Delta 44 sound card and a Unitor 8 midi interface. I have spent much of the last month or so perusing the mailing lists trying to find the answer to my problem. OK here it is. The sound system works only on average about every 4th or 5th boot. There is a thread in linux-audio-users mailing list that discusses something about detection order. From what I can gather the Unitor 8 is being confused with a sound card. Another thing I think I understand is that there is no set order in which hardware is detected. What I don't understand is how to get the actual sound card detected before the Unitor, if that indeed is the problem. I read that in order to do this I should have something like “options snd-ice1712 index=0” in my /etc/modprobe.conf file. Here are the contents of that file:

alias eth0 sungem
alias scsi_hostadapter sata_svw
alias snd-card-0 snd-ice1712
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-ice1712 index=0
remove snd-ice1712 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-ice1712
alias snd-card-1 snd-powermac
options snd-card-1 index=1
options snd-powermac index=1
remove snd-powermac { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 1 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-powermac

As you can see that line is in there. And being a Linux newbie I don't have much of a clue about what the rest of the file does.

I would appreciate any and all help that comes my way.


Old 09-30-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Hello Again,

Something else is happening now. I either get no sound at all or an awful noise where the music should be. I'm really at a loss with this. Is there no one who has had similar problems or who knows how this can be fixed?

No joy in Soundville :-/



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