Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186190
no sound with snd-hda-intel driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:27 EST
Description of problem: I have a fresh install of FC5 on my Dell M140 laptop.
it seems that the driver is probed correctly, but i cannot get any sound to
happen. I have checked the volume and it is all the way up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.10.4 and 0.10.3
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC5 with a snd-hda-intel card
2. login to gnome
3. play a sound
no sound at all..although the gstreamer test does run without errors, and the
gnome-volume-control detects the soundcard and has the volume set at full for
master and PCM
should play a sound
Additional info: I attempted to also install the rc3 of alsa libs from the alsa
website and i still have no sound.
gstreamer versions are shown, the alsa versions are 1.0.11rc2 and rc3...i
wasn't sure where this bug lies as alsa does actually seem to be decting this
card correctly so i thought gstreamer initially. not really sure which it as at
driver for hda was improved in the latest drivers (rc4), you can check it,
how-to is here: http://people.redhat.com/stransky/alsa/
btw. main part of ALSA is driver (its version is in /proc/asound/version) and
FC5 kernel has only 1.0.11rc2 driver...
I followed the instructions in the how-to and updated the drivers with
alsa-driver-1.0.11rc4.FC5.tar.bz2, but when i was to update the alsa-lib, and
the alsa-utils packages I got the following messages:
package alsa-lib-1.0.11-3.rc2.2 (which is newer than
alsa-lib-1.0.11-1.rc4.FC5.test) is already installed
package alsa-utils-1.0.11-3.rc2 (which is newer than
alsa-utils-1.0.11-1.rc4.FC5.test) is already installed
So i skipped that staged, and rebooted, and now my sound at least works again...
Linux version 2.6.16-1.2069_FC5 (email@example.com) (gcc
version 4.1.0 20060304 (Red Hat 4.1.0-3)) #1 SMP Tue Mar 21 17:13:02 EST 2006
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition
Audio Controller (rev 01)
(the kernel from updates-testing)
alsa-lib/utils aren't so important...
sorry about the slow response, i've been away for a while. the fact that the
system did find the card, and seem to put in the correct driver made me do the
alsa-lib package first, hoping it was just somthing weird. anyway, i've
installed the alsa-driver package, and it seems to fix things every time. after
a reboot things work the way they should on the 3 systems that i have played
with so far. of course this does also say that on 3 systems with intel cards,
and audigy's the problem occured..seems to be a recurring event in FC5 so far
okay, closing as upstream.
When is this scheduled to show up on updates-testing?
I can confirm that *just* installing alsa-driver-1.0.11 and rebooting fixed my
sounds issues with this card. When can we expect the new alsa version to end up
in yum? Alsa 1.0.11 has been released as stable.
alsa-driver is a part of kernel so you can't update it by yum. It's work for
I'm confused... if that's the case then how did installing alsa-driver as
described above fix my problem. I didn't make any changes to the kernel? It
seems to me that it's a alsa userspace driver issue, not a kernel issue. Unless
alsa-driver contains new kernel modules (with sound drivers) for your kernel and
you can install them from user-space....
Should we create a seperate bug for that then? Just to make sure the Kernel guys
are aware that the fix for *this* issue is something they need to do?
Kernel guys aren't going to update alsa-drivers for fedora 5, new drivers will
come with shiny new upstream kernel, so it depends on kernel upstream. You can
report it there, but I think it's wasting of time...