[CentOS] Strange soundcard problem w/4.2

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Sun Oct 23 16:04:24 UTC 2005

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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