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Old 11-26-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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F8: how to restart audio?

Hi all,

Unlike some, I haven't had any problems with audio under F8. After performing the upgrade, everything seemed to work OK.

However, a couple of times something has gone wrong; for example, just now I had to restart messagebus and haldaemon and now sound doesn't work anymore. Under F7, if memory serves correctly, # service alsasound restart (or something like that) would reinitialize the audio subsystem, but F8 doesn't seem to have that anymore.

I've tried using the Reinitialize audio drivers command on the System tab of system-config-sound, but it always returns an error message: "Unable to remove kernel modules"

That program says I am using ALSA; no mention of PulseAudio. At this point, I don't quite understand the relationship between the two.

The soundcard is an onboard Intel:

Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
At the moment I am running F8 with the following kernel:

$ uname -r

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Old 12-26-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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I'm afraid I'm not totally familiar with fedora, but it may be that they have switched to the '/etc/init.d/' method of doing things, i.e.:

/etc/init.d/alsasound restart
You may need to look around for the particular name of the server - it might not be 'alsasound'.

Hope this is of some help, and good luck.
Old 12-26-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. As far as I can know, the service command is just a tool for handling the init.d system, which Fedora has had as long as I've used it.

As it turns out, nasd, for Network Audio Server Daemon, is the script for restarting pulse audio in F8.
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the answer for me was:

$ killall pulseaudio
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Option System>sound cart detection does not work too ?

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