[CentOS] Have sound card, but no device?

Tue Sep 30 22:17:44 UTC 2014
Gilbert Sebenste <sebenste at weather.admin.niu.edu>

Hello everyone,

I'm stumped on trying to get my sound card to work on my new server.

#dmesg |grep snd
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 71 for MSI/MSI-X
snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 36 (level, low) -> IRQ 36
snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: setting latency timer to 64

I have an onboard Intel sound card, and I think I actually have two,
looking in /proc/asound:

card0  cards    hwdep    NVidia  PCH  seq     version
card1  devices  modules  oss     pcm  timers

I am not getting any sound from either of them. I installed alsamixer to
control the sound levels, but despite all having the volume up, I can't
hear anything. However, that is not the problem; I only offer that
to say this...

I am trying to run an audio server using Icecast and Darkice, but no
device can be found. In the past, it has shown up as a device: /dev/dsp1.
Using a "default" option offers no help. It doesn't work. There is no
"/dev/dsp1", like there is on my other machines.

OK, so off to the configuration panel on Gnome I go.
System->Preferences->Sound. And, it hangs with a "waiting for sound system
to respond" message.

I have Google-foo'd everything: no, I don't have Pulseaudio, as that
messes up Icecast and Darkice. I have never had this issue before on any
server. Does anyone have any ideas, or a webpage/wiki you could point me
at that I might have missed? I want my /dev/dsp1 back. :-)


Gilbert Sebenste                                                    ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******