Bug 154966 - Realtek ALC 880 onboard sound not detected
Realtek ALC 880 onboard sound not detected
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-lib (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2005-04-15 01:19 EDT by David Kinzer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description David Kinzer 2005-04-15 01:19:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
New HP m7060n Media Center PC. (Private ASUS motherboard with integrated sound.)
Install FC3 core (workstation config) from scratch.
Sound chip is not detected.
Core is "up2date"

From Specs sheet:
      Integrated Intel High Definition (TM) audio (Azalia) 

          o Realtek ALC 880 chipset
          o THX certification support
          o 8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
          o Dolby 5.1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Blow away Fedora Install
2. Install from FC3 DVD
3. Follow all prompts.
4. Kudzu detects 8802 chip on first boot, click "configure", Kudzu disappears.
5. /usr/bin/system-config-soundcard => "No Soundcards were detected."  

Actual Results:  Anaconda does not prompt for any sound card information during install.
Kudzu detects "new hardware" but "configure" just makes it go away.

Expected Results:  Ideally, sound system would be detected and configured and I could continue to be an ignorant newbie and just enjoy using Fedora instead of "the other OS" which works fine with the hardware.

Additional info:

I could not find anything similar enough using search facilities, this seems to be the stuff that experts ask for:
lspci -v excerpt:
02:04.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant: Unknown device 8802 (rev 05)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.: Unknown device 4823
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 169
        Memory at ce000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2

lsmod excerpt:
cx8800                 34765  0
v4l1_compat            17605  1 cx8800
v4l2_common             9793  1 cx8800
cx88_blackbird         18501  0
cx8802                 14277  1 cx88_blackbird
cx88xx                 51797  3 cx8800,cx88_blackbird,cx8802
i2c_algo_bit           13001  1 cx88xx
video_buf              25413  4 cx8800,cx88_blackbird,cx8802,cx88xx
btcx_risc               8905  3 cx8800,cx8802,cx88xx
videodev               13633  3 cx8800,cx88_blackbird,cx88xx
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2005-04-15 07:12:29 EDT
Current sound drivers in Linux don't support this hardware for sound
output. You can send your request directly to ALSA project,
www.alsa-project.org and people here can make driver for your sound card.
Comment 2 David Kinzer 2005-04-17 17:04:29 EDT
For future readers:

This board is supported in ALSA 1.0.9rc2.  

My sound system is now functional.

Thanks for your assistance.

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