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Old 03-09-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Sound module question

My new Fedora Core install is dumb. I tried the advice I got here earlier, and this is what I came up with.
/lib/modules has one file, and it is an executable, so I ran it - /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
and got 'cannot execute binary file.'
Does this mean I should give up on ever having sound?
Old 03-09-2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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I don't know what advice you got earlier, or what your problem was. At this stage, all I can see is that you have a sound module in /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/sound

Can you tell us what hardware you have (particularly the sound card), what errors you're getting and what distribution (and kernel version) you have?
Old 03-09-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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Try run "modprobe /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko" or
"insmod /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko".
Old 03-12-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Sound Module Questio

Still no sound on new Fedora Core 3 install. Here's the info.

Dell PC about 3 years old, Pentium 4. Soundcard info:

Vendor: Intel
Model: Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
Module: snd-intel8x0

It seems that "Corp." belongs on the first line, but this is exactly as listed by system-config-soundcard.

Ran lsmod - soundcore exists as does snd & snd-intel8x0.
Located and ran the following executables:
and got the same message for all: cannot execute binary file.

Then I ran modprobe -v, and modprobe -v -i on all 3 above files and for all got the same message: FATAL: Module <file> not found.

Then I ran insmod on all 3 and for all got: error inserting '<file>': -1 File exists

I really like learning new things, it's a lot more fun than having someone tell you everything, but sometimes I get stuck.
Does anyone know what I can do to get sound?

Old 03-12-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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Would appear things are almost there. You have an Intel on-board sound card and the module appears to be installed.

Actually, the correct command would be (as root)...

modprobe snd-intel8x0

Are you in GNOME or KDE? Sometimes sound daemons can get in the way of things, so I recommend going back to the command line.

Don't know much about Fedora, but do you have "alsaconf"? Could try typing "alsaconf" as root.

Also, some obvious things, check your mixer settings. Make sure the volume control is actually turned up The command is "alsamixer".

If you're trying to get sound out of apps that were designed for older OSS drivers, then you'll also need OSS compatibility modules installed.

See the Wiki article...

Keep at it
Old 03-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #6
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Partial good news! I got the sound module installed, apparently, since the 'test sound' button plays the sound.
What I really want is music. Both cdp and the gnome cd player are working, except there is no sound. I do have an audio cable connecting my soundcard to the cd drive.
Cdp worked fine in RH9, but not here.
Any ideas?
Old 03-12-2006, 10:14 PM   #7
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now you just need to turn up the volume and undo the mutes
all sounddrivers reflect the soundcard controlls so we don't know yours.
just find a mixer and start fussing with it.


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