[CentOS] Acer 5920 audio chip does not work in CentOS 5.2?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Tue Jul 1 09:20:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 23:51 -0500, Alex White wrote:
> hce wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've installed CentOS 5.2 to a laptop Acer 5920 for dual boot, the
> > audio works in Window Vista, but does not work in CentOS 5.2. Does
> > CentOS 5.2 support following audio chip or not?
> > 
> > Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio
> > Controller (rev 03)
> > 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Kind Regards,
> > 
> > Jim
> When you say it doesn't work, are you getting an error message 
> saying that there's no sound device?
> Does lspci list your soundcard? If you have a super long list and 
> can't locate it easily, you can try (but I can't promise this will 
> work for you, it does for me however) lspci | grep audio
> If I recall you're using gnome. You should (but may not) have a 
> volume icon on your panel. Right click that icon and ensure that the 
> mute box is not checked. If it's not checked, select "Open Volume 
> Control" and make sure your volume is turned up. If you still do not 
> have sound try right clicking the volume speaker icon again and 
> selecting "Preferences". Make sure that the correct device is selected.

Be aware that the volume control panel default settings may not show all
the pertinent controls. In that panel you may need to edit preferences
to show such things as PCM control, etc. Some of these may also be muted
and/or set to very low volumes.

> <snip>

> Alex White


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