Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184543
system-config-soundcard finds card, but doesn't configure sound
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
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Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1) Install Fedora Core 4
2) Run "yum update"
3) Run system-config-soundcard as root.
4) Notice that it detects your sound card (or at least lists the right card)
5) Click the "Play test sound" button
Actual Results: No sound.
Expected Results: Sound plays.
On the same exact hardware, the previously installed Red Hat 8 system does have working sound (tested by rebooting back and forth twice last night). So the hardware end of this (card, cabling, speakers, etc) seems to be ok. The right kernel modules do seem to be loaded accoding to lsmod. I've checked with alsamixer, and all the channels are unmuted and at a reasonable volume.
The sound card is a built-in (on the motherboard) thing in this case, if that matters.
I'll attach the scsound.log file that is generated.
Created attachment 125892 [details]
Have you checked any mixer switches (in alsamixer, it's command-line utility)?
btw. you have quite old driver so check the new one, how-to is here:
> Have you checked any mixer switches (in alsamixer, it's command-line utility)?
How do I tell?
> btw. you have quite old driver so check the new one, how-to is here:
I'm tryng to follow those instructions... I need to both install the tarball in
step 2 _and_ the RPM in step 6, right?
> How do I tell?
I mean some switches like "Phone", "PCM Out Path & Mute" and so on...
> step 2 _and_ the RPM in step 6, right?
Right, you need drivers and apropriate alsa-lib and alsa-util package....
"Phone" is unmuted and at 100%. "PCM Out Path & Mute" is set to "pre 3D". I
can change any of these to whatever values needed. :)
I'll try the newer drivers this afternoon, hopefully. Thanks!
Created attachment 126017 [details]
Updated log file
I realized on Friday that there were updates for both the kernel and the
alsa-utils and alsa-lib packages for FC4. So I installed those; this is the
resulting log. I compared the source for alsa-driver-1.0.10rc3 to that for
alsa-driver-1.0.10 (final) and I don't see any changes in the es1371 driver
between the two revisions, but if you want I guess I can still try the
alsa-driver-1.0.10 tarball from the alsa website... I'd prefer to avoid that
if it's not necessary, though -- I kinda like sticking to packages as much as I
can. ;) If I do need to try it, would I want to use the .src.rpm from
http://people.redhat.com/stransky/alsa/ or the one from FC4 updates?
So I just noticed that the sound card is sharing IRQ 11 with one of the network
cards (according to lspci -v). Does that matter? I'm suspecting "no", but just
IRQ 11 should not be a problem. I recommend you to check 1.0.10 or 11.rc3
drivers and then (if sound still doesn't works) look for other solutions....
OK, I've tried the 1.0.11rc3 drivers and still no sound.
On my page are new alsa packages (1.0.11rc4) so you may check them...
I'm still looking for a time when I can take this machine down so I can test
this stuff. Things most emphatically do NOT work for me.
Or you can report your problem to ALSA project
(https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/alsa-bug/), don't forget to attach some
useful information (/root/scsound.log, output of "lspci -vn")
Thanks for the pointer. I reported
Created attachment 130413 [details]
Log file for 1.0.11 drivers
I installed the 1.0.11 driver tarball from
http://people.redhat.com/stransky/alsa/ and tried it. This is the resulting
scsound.log. I still get no sound.
Hm, I really don't know...
closing as upstream...