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Old 06-10-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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ALSA on fedora 10


I downloaded and installed alsa-driver-1.0.20 from and it all seemed to work fine.

I rebooted.

Now I get ....
[root@seven ann]# rpm -qa "alsa*"

I didn't get anything before but still no alsa-driver!? and if I try to force mplayer to use alsa I get...

No such audio driver 'alsa'
Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.

If I try yum ...
[root]# yum install alsa-driver
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package alsa-driver available.
Nothing to do

I was using alsa on fedora9 but since the upgrade I've been stumped. Can anyone tell me how to get it installed on fedroa 10?


[root]# arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

[root]# cat /proc/version
Linux version ( (gcc version 4.3.2 20081105 (Red Hat 4.3.2-7) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed May 20 23:10:16 EDT 2009
Old 06-16-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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Out of curiosity, do you happen to know if the Fedora Kernel configuration you are using actually has the sound modules you require, built?

Try `modprobe snd_hda_intel` first.

Have a look into /lib/modules/<your-kernel>/kernel/drivers/sound and see if the module(s) called 'snd_hda_intel' and its associated other parts, are actually there. Also (to achieve the same result basically) type `lsmod` in a console as root, and look for the snd_ modules. Also (another place to look) is in /sys/asound to see what stuff is in there.. If the sound system is somewhat configured, there should be some stuff in there; if it looks pretty lonely in there, it's a hint that the driver stuff is not installed/built.

If they're not there, they *might* be built into the kernel statically-- I don't know much of how Fedora kernels are put together.. But if you can locate the kernel config file at /proc/config.gz then you could look in it to see what sound options you have.

Try running `alsaconf` and see what that says (if anything).

Keep us posted as to how you're making out with this..


Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 06-16-2009 at 08:48 AM. Reason: added a bit more..


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