Bug 209203 - anaconda detects sound capability but reports unknown device
Summary: anaconda detects sound capability but reports unknown device
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-soundcard   
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Version: 5
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2006-10-03 20:55 UTC by H Oudenhoven
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-22 20:15:26 UTC
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log file created by anaconda during FC5 installation (6.04 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-10-04 19:59 UTC, H Oudenhoven
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Description H Oudenhoven 2006-10-03 20:55:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
Intel DP965LT motherboard. Installed FC5. No sound available. /root/scsound.log reports a lot of unknown devices, eg., 29a0,29a1,104b,2834,01df,6101 and many others.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC5 on Intel DP965LT motherboard

Actual Results:
No sound

Expected Results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2006-10-04 13:12:10 UTC
please attach /root/scsound.log

Comment 2 H Oudenhoven 2006-10-04 19:59:16 UTC
Created attachment 137767 [details]
log file created by anaconda during FC5 installation

Comment 3 H Oudenhoven 2006-10-04 20:11:36 UTC
I presume this email got sent twice, the second time by mistake, as this appears
to be the second request for the same document, viz., scsound.log. The file
scsound.log has been sent to you as an attachment (#137767) to the previous
email. Regards, H. Oudenhoven.
P.S. In case I forget later, thank you for your support and quick response. I
appreciate it.

Comment 4 Martin Stransky 2006-10-05 08:28:53 UTC
Please check the latest drivers, how-to is here:


btw. see message "aplay: main:547: audio open error: Device or resource busy"

It could be a problem with drives or your sound device may be used by another
application (like some sound server).

Comment 5 H Oudenhoven 2006-10-05 20:42:23 UTC
Checked out ALSA support page and downloaded
'kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i586.rpm and alsa-driver-1.0.13.tar.bz2'. The
former seemed to install without difficulty but the latter had difficulty with
the './configure'. It could not find
'/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/source/include/version.h'. I checked the
directory and, sure enough, File Browser reported a broken link at
'/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp/source'. The file 'version.h' does exist,
however, at the newly created 'alsa-driver-1.0.13/include' directory. I presume
that is where the broken link is supposed to point. Question: how to fix the
broken link, if that is indeed the problem?
Regards, Harry.

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2006-10-13 14:58:06 UTC
What kernel do you use? Have you installed the right kernel-devel package for
your current kernel? 

because kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 isn't in /lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp...

Comment 7 H Oudenhoven 2006-10-24 21:07:40 UTC
Hell Martin,

Sorry I didn't reply earlier; I've been on leave.

When I boot up the messages say: ... kernel: Linux version 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

The system is precisely the one that is installed with the FC-5-i386
installation discs, apart from any changes that may have taken place when the
kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i586.rpm and alsa-driver-1.0.13.tar.bz2 were
installed as per your Comment #4 and my reply Comment #5.

Comment 8 Martin Stransky 2007-03-22 10:06:37 UTC
There's a new kernel update with alsa-drivers-1.0.14rc1 for FC-5. Please check
if it works for you.

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