Bug 442975 - [workaround] no sound on Dell Inspiron 1420
Summary: [workaround] no sound on Dell Inspiron 1420
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-17 23:03 UTC by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:44:49 UTC

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Description Jef Spaleta 2008-04-17 23:03:41 UTC
Description of problem:
no audio playback

adding the following to modprobe.conf fixes the issue
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-3stack

Additional Info:
Fresh rawhide install 2008-04-17
Dell Inspiron Laptop
snd-hda-intel audio driver

after modprobe change and reboot 'aplay --list-devices' outputs:
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]

Where does this sort of magic suppose to go so that settings just work?
Is this an alsa upstream issue? Is this something in our configs to catch when
this option is needed?


Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-18 04:23:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Where does this sort of magic suppose to go so that settings just work?
> Is this an alsa upstream issue? Is this something in our configs to catch when
> this option is needed?

What model of Inspiron laptop is it? What does 'lspci -vnn' output about the
audio device?

Upstream is always playing catchup as new models are released -- they use a
table to look up the PCI ID of the audio controller and determine the driver
model to use.

Comment 2 Jef Spaleta 2008-04-18 18:00:56 UTC
lspci -vnn snippet:

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Con
troller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 1420 [1028:01f3]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
        Memory at fe9fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
        Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

Anything else you need?

Comment 3 Jef Spaleta 2008-04-28 18:48:37 UTC
Just to check in.  Fully updated to rawhide as of this morning and I no longer
need the modprobe.conf 'fix'.

Was this magic? Or was this a deliberate attempt on someone's part to fix the
issue via a patchset?


Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-29 18:57:44 UTC
I didn't see any fixes for that go in lately. Will leave the bug open so the
workaround is easy to find until the other Inspiron 1420 bug gets checked
against this one.

Comment 5 Jef Spaleta 2008-04-29 23:04:52 UTC
I still have to screw around with the default mixer settings to get recording to
work... I'm going to do another fresh install from rawhide tomorrowish and see
what shakes loose.


Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:36:33 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 7 Jacob Masaki 2009-05-03 20:51:29 UTC
Audio playback appears to just work in the Fedora 11 preview.  (I believe it also worked in Fedora 10, but I may have had to configure or un-mute something, I can't recall.)  So this bug should probably be closed.

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:44:49 UTC
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