Bug 149317 - snd_intel8x0 stopped working after switching to RHEL4
snd_intel8x0 stopped working after switching to RHEL4
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-02-22 06:52 EST by Mike Young
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-21 14:04:58 EDT
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Description Mike Young 2005-02-22 06:52:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041215 Firefox/1.0 Red Hat/1.0-12.EL4

Description of problem:
I was able to get sound working great on my HP zd7000 with RHEL3 by
using ALSA with snd_intel8x0.  I did a new install of RHEL4 which
detected the same ALSA driver but no more sound.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL4
2.Try to play a CD or MP3

Actual Results:  No sound

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike Young 2005-02-22 08:05:23 EST
I forgot to mention I build the alsa-driver-1.0.6a following step on 
the intel8x0 page and got some very choppy sound working.
Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2005-03-08 02:54:11 EST
Yes, there are lots of problems with alsa-1.0.6 and intel8x0 driver.
You can try update drivers/lib to 1.0.8.
Comment 4 Shadi T. Khasawneh 2005-03-12 19:24:16 EST
I've the same problem on my Dell Desktop (DXFDN51) - RHEL AS v4. This is my
Audio device description (from RHN):
Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller, PCI,
The same problem repreduces on Fedora Core 3!
Comment 5 Shadi T. Khasawneh 2005-03-19 13:00:28 EST
My sound card is working fine now,

- I've installed alsa lib & util 1.0.8 from www.alsa-project.com.
- Then, executed alsaconf. (This step is required, otherwise it will NOT work)
- Tried the SoundDetection/Test => Works fine!

Hopefully this will help others!

Shadi Khasawneh

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2005-05-10 06:29:15 EDT
Mike, any news on this issue? Have you tried a new alsa driver?
Comment 7 Mike Young 2005-05-22 11:05:43 EDT
Sound is working now after installing ALSA 1.0.8 driver,lib, and 
utils and running alsaconf. Thanks.
Comment 8 Martin Stransky 2005-06-20 04:14:35 EDT
If we want to fix this bug, we need to update the drivers in kernel...
Comment 11 John W. Linville 2005-06-21 14:04:58 EDT
Wholesale ALSA updates have been deemed too risky to support in a RHEL update.  
I'm going to have to close this as WONTFIX, and recommend that those 
experiencing this issue update ALSA on their own...I'm sorry... 

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