F7 intel ich5, alsa, device busy

Gerry Reno greno at verizon.net
Wed May 14 19:34:53 UTC 2008

We have a laptop that is running F7 with Intel P4 and ICH5 and alsa.  
Whenever you boot the laptop it will play audio for a few minutes and 
then the audio app will get an error about not being able to open the 
audio channel.  I go into soundcard detection and it does not play 
either.  So I select reload audio drivers.  This of course requires a 
reboot and then we're good for another few minutes until the audio 
driver/device becomes busy again.  There is no other audio app running 
other than the one we are trying to use.  I checked for new alsa libs 
and nothing.  This is a truly annoying problem for the user.  What is 
the best option here for sound on this laptop?


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