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Old 08-21-06, 03:52 PM   #1
rcstanley
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Default Automatic detection of sound card did not work...sometimes

My machine has a problem with sound card detection. About half the time, it can't find the sound card. I want to get this solved (either that or just wait for the time the sound works and never reboot again ) I want to make sure this is a software issue and not my new motherboard being flaky.

The specs:
Fedora Core 5 x64
MSI k8ngm2 motherboard with integrated Nforce chipset for sound (MCP51)
Using KDE

When I go into the sound card detection, it shows my card, but the "Default PCM" device is blank. If I tell it to play the sample sound, I hear nothing and if I click "No" I get the message:

Quote:
Automatic detection of the sound card did not work. Audio will not be available on the system.
You can inspect /root/scsound.log and file a new bug
at http://bugzilla.redhat.com.
In the dmesg it has the error:

Quote:
NFORCE-MCP51: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0d.0
NFORCE-MCP51: chipset revision 161
NFORCE-MCP51: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
NFORCE-MCP51: 0000:00:0d.0 (rev a1) UDMA133 controller
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda: pio, hdb: pio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc: DMA, hdd: pio
...
cx88[0]/1: CX88x/0: ALSA support for cx2388x boards
cannot find the slot for index 0 (range 0-0)
hda-intel: Error creating card!
HDA Intel: probe of 0000:00:10.1 failed with error -12
one other interesting piece of information:
Quote:
[root@polaris dev]# cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [CX8801 ]: CX88x - Conexant CX8801
Conexant CX8801 at 0xfc000000
for some reason, some program (don't know what yet) has decided the audio input from my capture card is the ideal sound card.


I really don't know how to solve this issue. I've tried flashing the BIOS, but that didn't solve the problem.

When the sound card is detected, the sound is perfectly fine.

Any ideas? (or better yet solutions?)

Last edited by rcstanley; 08-22-06 at 12:17 AM.
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