[CentOS] Strange soundcard problem w/4.2
sam at wa4phy.net
Sun Oct 23 17:37:51 UTC 2005
Chris Mauritz wrote:
> Chris Mauritz wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I'm trying to repurpose an unused machine (athlon XP 3000+) for my
>> young daughter to use. It's on a motherboard with a VIA KT880
>> chipset and VIA integrated soundcard (VIA 8237). The card seems to
>> be detected during boot time and shows up in the system log, but when
>> I try to actually use the sound card within Gnome, there's no sound.
>> The device is detected, but there's no sound.
>> So I figured this may be an "oddball" chipset, so I disabled the
>> onboard sound device and installed a vanilla Soundblaster Live!
>> card. Again, the card seems to be detected by the kernel at boot
>> time, but there's no sound and the soundcard detection utility
>> reports "no sound card detected." Any suggestions would be greatly
>> appreciated since my daughter is now camped at my expensive laptop so
>> she can play tux racer (a great game for kids, BTW). :-)
> Hate to follow-up my own posting, but...
> Out of nowhere, kudzu informed me that it "found" the VIA chipset when
> I tried using that again. And now, audio magically works. I didn't
> change anything other than removing the soundblaster card and turning
> the integrated sound back on in the motherboard bios.
> Very odd....
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I was going to suggest to check the volume controls. I thought I had a
problem too, but discovered all the sound controls were set to mute
after the install.. unchecked them and all worked as advertized...
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