View Full Version : Error with sound device in fedora core 4

13th May 2006, 12:11 PM
I am a new user of fedora. In my pc i have installed fedora with windows xp-service pack 2. I am facing some problems.

firstly, when i boot my pc using fedora, there is no sound for start up.

secondly, if i log into GNOME desktop environment there is no message. but when i log into KDE desktop environment then at the first screen i got the following message:

" Sound server informational message:

Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for play back (invalid argument).
The sound server will continue, using the null output device. "

my pc has a petium-4 processor, built in sound card of model (which is shown by fedora) - Intel corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/CH4-L/ICHR-M) AC'97 Audio controller
Manufacturer : unknown
Driver : Snd-intel8x0"

with AGP card of Geforce-2, nvidia chipset, 64 MB.

what can i do to solve this problem.

please help me.


Skunk Worx
13th May 2006, 02:54 PM
Could you try gnome first? If you go graphical into gnome, by default there is a panel across the top with menus.

The menu sequence "System->Administration->Soundcard Detection" will prompt for root password (if not already root) and then launch a "Audio Devices" dialog.

Mine lets me adjust the volume, play a sample tune, etc.

Another way to do the same thing is launch a terminal in KDE and run the command "system-config-soundcard"

Could you play with the GUI a little and tell us what happens.