I've been running Fedora 4 for over a week now (my first Linux OS), install went smoothly and I did all my updates through the RHN, yum, and synaptic. No problems configuring video, or network, but the onboard sound chip produces nothing.
I've checked the alsamixer making sure the mute was OFF and that I had external amplifier turned ON, but still nothing.
Checked the modprobe.conf file to find nothing was set there for sound so I added the following line...
alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
According to Sound Card Detection (Applications>System Tools>Hardware Browser) This is what the system is seeing as my sound card.
Still nothing after reboot...
Was going to attempt to use (Desktop>System Settings>More System Settings>Synaptic Manager) to remove and reinstall Alsa libraries, but the dependecies are too many and I fear removal/reinstallation may cause the system problems.
Also I have attempted to switch my sound using the MultiMedia System Selector to another sound system...still nothing.
I will list my hardware and versions below with the hope that someone can help figure this out.
Mainboard = FIC AI19c
Chipset = VIA VT8235 ISA and PCI
OnBoard Sound VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller
Manufacturer = UNKNOWN
Driver = snd-via82xx
CPU = Athlon XP 2800
RAM = 512 DDR 2700
Video = NVidia G-Force 4 4400
Kernel = 220.127.116.11.1369
Kernel = 18.104.22.168.1637
ALSA = 1.0.9rf-2
I followed install instructions from
but still haven't had any success...
Any help/info is greatly appreciated here.
Linux has closed the door on Windows forever.