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[RESOLVED] No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/18 18:51:45
by kuze
Hi,

I am not able to get any sound on my newly installed CentOS 6.
Had a [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=32813&forum=55]post-install config problem[/url]. Not sure if it has caused this.

lspci -nn | grep -i audio
02:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive [125d:1969] (rev 02)

I tried sndconfig as root, but got command not found error. I also tried to specify the path /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin, /sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/bin, and /bin ; but it all gave eror, no such file or dir.

In my sound preferences there is nothing listed in 'Hardware' or 'Input' sections. And the output section has one item listed as 'Dummy output'.
The output volume & Alert volume are set to Maximum.

Please help.
Thanks.

[RESOLVED] No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/18 23:58:09
by AlanBartlett
Please take another look at your [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=32813&forum=55]post-install config problem[/url] thread and resolve that issue first. Once you are happy that your system is now correctly configured, then come back to this issue. :-)

Re: No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/19 16:17:43
by kuze
I am still having no audio after successful reconfiguration.

After searching, i found that [url=http://www.linwik.com/wiki/configuring+the+audio+and+updating+alsa+for+centos+and+rhel+5]installing alsa-driver[/url] can be fix for the problem.

I visited atrpms website to get [url=http://atrpms.net/documentation/install/]instructions to add their repo[/url].

However, i am unable to add their repo.

[code]rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
error: RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms: key 1 import failed.
[/code]

Then, i thought to download the rpm & install it separately from [url=http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/atrpms-bleeding-i386/alsa-driver-1.0.24-89.el6.i686.rpm.html]here[/url]. But, it has a [url=http://pkgs.org/package/alsa-kmdl-1.0.24-89.el6]dependence[/url]. However, i cannot decide which one of the file to install as the output from uname is

[code]uname -r
2.6.32-71.el6.i686
[/code]

and, all files for the dependence have 2.6.32-71 in the start.

Which one do i install, or is there some other way to resolve the no audio issue?

Re: No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/19 16:27:00
by AlanBartlett
Rather than using a package from the [b]atrpms[/b] site, whose installation seems to be giving you a problem, I will suggest that you try using the kernel independent, kABI tracking [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-alsa]kmod-alsa[/url] package from the [url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo Project[/url].

Re: No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/19 16:59:57
by kuze
[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
Rather than using a package from the [b]atrpms[/b] site, whose installation seems to be giving you a problem, I will suggest that you try using the kernel independent, kABI tracking [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-alsa]kmod-alsa[/url] package from the [url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo Project[/url].[/quote]

Thanks a ton!

The installation took a bit long time for a small sized download. It also mentioned that RPMDB was changed outside yum. I do not know if it is bad.

But, after successful installation & reboot. Audio is working fine. Thanks again!

How do i mark this thread as resolved?

Re: [RESOLVED] No Sound

Posted: 2011/08/19 23:42:50
by AlanBartlett
[quote]
Thanks a ton!
[/quote]
You're welcome.

[quote]
The installation took a bit long time for a small sized download.
[/quote]
The installation process has to check each kernel and then each initrd for each kernel, so it will take some time.

[quote]
It also mentioned that RPMDB was changed outside yum. I do not know if it is bad.
[/quote]
That was just an informative message and there was nothing actually wrong.

[quote]
But, after successful installation & reboot. Audio is working fine.
[/quote]
That is excellent news. Another success for the [b]ELRepo Project[/b]. :-)

[quote]
How do i mark this thread as resolved?
[/quote]
By just adding [RESOLVED] to the [i]Subject[/i] line of your last post and then, eventually, a moderator will take note of it and edit, likewise, the [i]Subject[/i] line of the first post to this thread. So that I have now done, for posterity, and on your behalf,