No sound on Intel ICH6-card

crimsun at crimsun at
Tue May 3 21:23:23 UTC 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 11:37:36AM +0200, Johann Spies wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. I have installed both alsa-source as well as the
> 2.6.10-kernel-source, recompiled the kernel and the alsa-modules and
> installed it. 

There was no need to recompile the kernel. All you needed to do was
to compile the appropriate ALSA driver from 'alsa-source'.

Instructions in /usr/share/doc/alsa-source/README.Debian shed more
light. The critical instruction is the last one (you don't need to
perform all the make-kpkg steps).

> Now the devices are there, but I get no sound.  I have also tried
> installing the polypaudio-packages (after something I saw on the
> Ubuntu-Wiki about sound-problems with Skype), but I still have no
> success.

Uninstalling esd for polypaudio is completely independent of your
sound driver issue. Since you're in this predicament now, please
ensure that you have all the appropriate polypaudio packages
installed - or reinstall all the appropriate esd packages.

For reference, on my system, these are the polypaudio-related
packages that are installed:

libpolyp0, polypaudio, polypaudio-alsa, polypaudio-clients,

> I have now the following snd-related modules loaded:
> snd_azx                15904  0 
> snd_hda_codec          46912  1 snd_azx
> snd_pcm_oss            53632  0 
> snd_mixer_oss          20000  1 snd_pcm_oss
> snd_pcm                95464  3 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
> snd_timer              25892  1 snd_pcm
> snd                    58372  6 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
> soundcore              10208  1 snd
> snd_page_alloc          9988  2 snd_azx,snd_pcm

What is the output of cat /proc/asound/cards?

Ensure that you do not also have i810_audio or ac97_codec loaded.

Daniel T. Chen          crimsun at
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