Bug 79522 - No sound on Dell Inspiron 2650
Summary: No sound on Dell Inspiron 2650
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-12 18:08 UTC by Marco Fortina
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 18:54:21 UTC

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Description Marco Fortina 2002-12-12 18:08:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
This probem discovered into file ac97_codec.c make not possible to configure 
the sound card using the codec SigmaTel STAC9700, eg. on laptop Dell Inspiron 

To solve this problem the instruction at line 148:

{0x83847600, "SigmaTel STAC????",	&null_ops},

must be substitute with

{0x83847600, "SigmaTel STAC9700",	&null_ops},

I've tested it on my Dell Inspiron 2600 and now the sound card works properly.

I hope, with this note, to help people who have the same problem.

Take care,
Marco Fortina

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Just trying to use Sound card having STAC9700 Codec installed on

Actual Results:  No sound and errors in gnome volume control

Expected Results:  Maybe ear a little piece of sound?? :->

Additional info:

See above to solve this bug.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-12 18:15:33 UTC
Ok interesting. As it happens I bought an inspiron 2600 3 weeks ago, and sound
does work for me (but with the latest erratum kernel, haven't tried the original
8.0 kernel much).. what exact kernel are you running ?

Comment 2 Marco Fortina 2002-12-13 11:07:45 UTC
I'm running 2.4.18-18.8.0 kernel version. Without the changed described above 
there are no sound in gnome and volume control give a lots of errors such as:

bad key or invalid directory name

"....../SigmaTel_STAC????/.....: ? is not a valid character


Comment 3 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-13 15:19:04 UTC
That's strange.  I also have an Inspiron 2600 - and this definitely WORKSFORME.
 Quirk perhaps?

Comment 4 Marco Fortina 2002-12-14 16:04:15 UTC
Sorry.....Wrong Laptop model....

It's Inspiron 2650 NOT 2600


Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-14 16:07:44 UTC
ah ok that would explain some ;)

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2002-12-16 05:30:46 UTC
bug in gnome not in the kernel.

Comment 7 Marco Fortina 2002-12-16 15:22:54 UTC
:-> ok I must agree with the answer of a Linux Kernel GURU....

Waiting for some pathes on Gnome.....


PS: is it possible, however, to modify le line as suggested? It's better 
reading the right name of Sigmatel Chip instead of STAC???? :->

Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-16 18:54:21 UTC
Fixed in newer gnome-media from rawhide.

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