FC6 No Audio
phillipd at oem.doe.gov
Mon Nov 20 23:07:31 UTC 2006
Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 19:10 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On Monday 20 November 2006 10:54, Douglas Phillipson wrote:
>>> After upgrading to FC6 from FC4 I have no audio. I have a standard
>>> sound blaster live card. There seems to be no /dev/audio or /dev/sound
>>> devices. Output from alsamixer is:
>>> alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device
>>> RealPlayer plays viseo but with no sound. My KMix Icon has a red "X" on
>>> it, I think indicating it is inop.
>>> Anyone have any suggestions?
>> Try running system-config-soundcard, checking that it is seeing your card
>> correctly. When it asks if you can hear the sound, say 'yes' even if you
>> can't, or the driver will not be installed. Once the driver is installed,
>> look at alsamixer in a terminal, using arrows for navigation and M for
>> mute/unmute. You should be able to find the culprit there.
>> Several people found themselves in your situation, including me, and the above
>> worked for most of us.
> Let me mention something since we all went through this before, on my
> machine the following problems still exist:
> booting just ignores the lines in the modprobe.conf which relate to the
> sound card. No module is mounted. The error message mentioned by the OP
> occurs when the soundcard module is not loaded and not configured.
> I can load the module rc.local by using a modprobe command but the
> result is that the detection of the soundcard must be done after every
> I spent the whole morning trying to deal with this problem and failed
> miserably. No boot errors occur related to the sound card so I ma
> Needless to say there are no entries in /proc/asound/.
> Does anyone have a suggestion (maybe arguments to an install modprobe
> command) that I could place in rc.local to properly load the sound
> module so it will work?
> For completeness let me note that sound worked in FC3-FC5.
> Your conscience never stops you from doing anything. It just stops you
> from enjoying it.
> Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Ah, I now remember that in order for my FC6 system to boot, I had to
comment out the modprobe in /etc/udev/rules.d. This line would hang the
system on boot. So perhaps my sound module isn't loading???
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