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Old 24th March 2012, 01:41 PM
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No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

I performed a clean install of fedora 16 xfce and have no sound at all. ALSA mixer lists HDA ATI HDMI as a sound card and my Realtek on board card doesn't show up anywhere.

Can anyone help me on this one?
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Old 29th March 2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

any ideas anyone?
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Old 29th March 2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

Can you post the output of:
Code:
lspci | grep -i audio
cat /proc/asound/cards
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Old 29th March 2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

well I would try OSSv4 if I had issues with ALSA/pulseaudio sound. I already use it under Fedora 17 Beta and it works fine for me.

If you want to try it, you should remove pulseaudio. Also install kernel-devel, kernel-headers, gcc, binutils, make.
http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi

the linked package is closed source, but if you prefer to compile it from source: http://www.4front-tech.com/developer...es/stable/gpl/ (then also make sure that gtk2-devel is installed, so that you can use ossxmix as mixer)

the default xfce4-mixer should work with OSSv4, another option is ossxmix.
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Old 29th March 2012, 08:07 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

I don't know if this is related with your issue as my (only onboard) sound chip was present as an option in alsamixer.
What I found (F17/Xfce) was that this alsa-utils+pulseaudio makes things more complicated and, for instance, my mixer was always starting muted.
I set alsamixer with the detected alsa sound chip but then I set the mixer applet to open pavulcontrol instead of the Xfce-mixer. This (I don't know why) made alsamixer set itself with the 'default playback device' or something like that, which is the pulseaudio setting and now the mixer works properly.
In my case where the sound chip is detected, it was important to first use that in alsamixer as I could put all the relevant sliders up and unmuted.
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Old 4th April 2012, 02:51 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

I have a similar problem. My onboard soundcard (old Intel DG31PR motherboard) seems to be detected but no audio.

Code:
$ lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xfe200000 irq 44
 1 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xfe080000 irq 16


---------- Post added at 07:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:59 PM ----------

I also found this in my dmesg

Code:
[   15.725214] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[   15.784758] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
[   15.784761] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
[   15.784898] netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.
[   80.441848] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #1. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
[   80.521333] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
My hda-intel card apparently adds 65 seconds to my boot time

Last edited by Windmill; 4th April 2012 at 02:54 PM. Reason: Forgot to point out something.
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Old 4th April 2012, 03:02 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

Use both the alsamixer -c0 and pavucontrol command (pavaucontrol should be in your applications menu somewhere) to set volume levels and to make sure necessary controls for sound aren't muted.

Add yourself (regular user) to the "audio" group:
Code:
su
enter root password
usermod -a -G audio $LOGNAME
You can put your log-in user name in place of "$LOGNAME" if you wish.
Be sure to examine all the controls in the pavucontrol application carefully.

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Old 15th April 2012, 06:25 AM
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Sorry I couldn't reply earlier; I was busy with academic work.

Anyway, I tried the above but it didn't work. But as I was playing an mp3 in vlc, I opened up pavucontrol and in the playback tab, I switched the vlc stream from the HDMI controller to Internal audio analog stereo and then it just started working! I don't understand how this happened, but now my audio works perfectly fine
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Old 27th April 2012, 10:55 AM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

Quote:
Originally Posted by PabloTwo View Post
Can you post the output of:
Code:
lspci | grep -i audio
cat /proc/asound/cards
Thank you all for your replies. I am sorry I didn't reply I was away all this month.

here is the output you asked for:

lspci | grep -i audio

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]

cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
HDA ATI HDMI at 0xe5010000 irq 45

I couldn't find pavucontrol so I didn't try the rest of the suggestions..I did however try installing OSSv4 but it didn't seem to work.
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Old 27th April 2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

Quote:
Originally Posted by kafros
I couldn't find pavucontrol so I didn't try the rest of the suggestions.
Code:
# yum install pavucontrol
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Old 27th April 2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: No sound on XFCE Fedora 16 - Realtek ALC888

I had sound problem like this. Everytime I installed the correct sound module it would be removed
in /lib/modules/3.3.3/sound. I then compiled a kernel with the sound driver integral with kernel code,
not a loadable module. Sound is working. Go to kernel.org and download a tarball image and do what
I did.
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