Via High Definition Audio Controller

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 20 20:57:53 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 10:49 -0400, Jim wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 20:28 -0400, Jim wrote:
> >   
> >> Nigel Henry wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Wednesday 19 March 2008 23:55, Jim wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> FC8-i386  KDE  2.6.24.3-34.fc8
> >>>> My Sound card in a laptop is a VIA Tech, "VIA High Definition Audio
> >>>> Controller" and all the drivers are loading but it has no sound.
> >>>> I have heard through the Grapvine that the PCM device VT1708 was broken
> >>>> in 2.6.24, any truth to that ?
> >>>> The Soundcard Detection debug files are listed below,   scsrun.log and
> >>>> scsconfig.log.
> >>>> Who can read and understand these two files.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>                                                         scsrun.log
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> ------- System Config Soundcard Log --------
> >>>> Wed Mar 19 17:27:52 EDT 2008
> >>>>
> >>>> aplay: main:546: audio open error: Device or resource busy
> >>>> *** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
> >>>> amixer: Mixer attach default error: Connection refused
> >>>> *** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
> >>>> amixer: Mixer attach default error: Connection refused
> >>>> ProbeCards, method =  hal
> >>>> --------- Card 0 --------
> >>>> Active 1
> >>>> Vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> >>>> Model: VIA High Definition Audio Controller
> >>>> Driver: snd-hda-intel
> >>>>
> >>>> Volume: 75
> >>>> Devices:
> >>>> [[0, ' VT1708 Analog ']]
> >>>> Test device 0
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>> Hi Jim. As I'm totally obsessed by pulseaudio causing sound problems on F8, 
> >>> I'd suggest removing the alsa-plugins-pulseaudio package, then see if the 
> >>> sound works.
> >>>
> >>> Just a shot in the dark, and maybe I've got pulseaudio on the brain, but other 
> >>> folks have got their sounds up by removing that package.
> >>>
> >>> Nigel.
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> I deleted the alsa-plugins-pulseaudio package but that didn't help at all.
> >> There is a check box in Soundcard Detection app that allows you to 
> >> disable the Alsa plugins.
> >>
> >> Thanks for your help
> >>
> >>     
> > The check box is irrelevant in my opinion. But with the
> > alsa-plugins-pulseaudio rpm removed you should not get any pulseaudio
> > eroros. So what is happening now?
> > Is the card detected? Is the test sound heard?
> >
> > There are many of us who have been through this sound failure problem.
> > Has alsamixer been run? And so on.. 
> > --
> > =======================================================================
> > If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would
> > presumably flunk it. -- Stanley Garn
> > =======================================================================
> > Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
> >
> >   
> I did remove the alsa-plugins-pulseaudio and checked alsa-mixer, but to 
> no avail, rebooted box and sound still doesn't work.
> sound does not work:

When you say sound does not work do you mean:
1. You sound card is not detected?
2. the test sound does not play, even when you specifically load driver
modules in the gui.

3. Does lsmod show the sound modules loaded?

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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net




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