In the past, oh, 48 hours or so, my sound has died completely. I can't tell yet if it has come from an update, but I know it was working in the past couple days.
Pulseaudio does not seem to be detecting my hardware sound device. It shows up fine in alsamixer, but pavucontrol is only giving me dummy devices and has no options to configure hardware ("No cards available for configuration").
This is obviously not true:
[corey@lajiao pulse]$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [CK804 ]: NFORCE - NVidia CK804
NVidia CK804 with ALC850 at irq 22
[corey@lajiao pulse]$ /sbin/lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0 28838 0
snd_ac97_codec 115712 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1322 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq 52773 0
snd_seq_device 6151 1 snd_seq
snd_pcm 78247 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 19840 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 62376 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 6271 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7389 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
Removal and reinstall of pulseaudio (as well as obvious reboots as an attempt to straighten things out) has failed to resolve anything. I have read this article (http://fedorasolved.org/Members/fenr...nd-workarounds
) but that hasn't fixed anything either. Then again, my audio was working just fine and suddenly went out the window.
I am not ruling out a hardware failure, but I would almost think that there would be other signs that the hardware was busted, at the system level...