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Bug 452373 - kernels after 2.6.24 broke intel 82801h sound
Summary: kernels after 2.6.24 broke intel 82801h sound
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: ia64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-21 17:04 UTC by Vince Herried
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:50:19 UTC

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Description Vince Herried 2008-06-21 17:04:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
Kernel kernel- still works.
the sound card tool detects sound but nothing is played

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  boot
2.  play a sound any sound

Actual Results:
no sound

Expected Results:

Additional info:
This is on a Dell Xps M1330

------- System Config Soundcard Log --------
Sat Jun 21 12:20:51 EDT 2008

Playing WAVE '/usr/share/system-config-soundcard/sound-sample.wav' : Signed 16 b
it Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo
ProbeCards, method =  hal
--------- Card 0 --------
Active 1
Vendor: Intel Corporation
Model: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
Driver: snd-hda-intel

Volume: 75
[[0, ' STAC92xx Analog ']]
Test device 0

Comment 1 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-06-21 22:54:49 UTC
Actually -- based on another machine with the same sound card that's
experiencing similar symptoms -- I think this is actually the mixer not properly
saving and restoring its state, so it comes up with the "master" control all the
way to zero and muted, and PCM and front both low (but not muted). Manually
running alsactl store before shutting down and alsactl restore on restart works

This all started with the kernel 2.6.25 update -- everything was fine with the
previous 2.6.24 kernels.

Comment 2 Vince Herried 2008-06-22 13:49:54 UTC
well, the alsactl as suggested didn't do the trick, but woke me up...
I fired up the mixer and unmuted and re-set the levels.
I now now know how to save the alsa parms which I didn't know b4.

I'm sorry I didn't spend more time trying to fix it b4 turning in this problem.

Tnx for the very quick response.


Comment 3 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-06-22 14:39:41 UTC
Have you tried rebooting yet? In my experience, if you restart it'll come up
with all the controls down again, and that's definitely a new bug.

Comment 4 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-06-23 19:51:52 UTC
Reopening because changing the mixer settings doesn't seem to persist across

Comment 5 Vince Herried 2008-06-23 21:00:49 UTC
well, it works for me.  After bringing up
then running the kdemixer, I ran as a user  sudo /sbin/alsactl store
and all seems ok,  I"ve rebooted several times since and the
sound comes up just fine.

So for me the problem is resolved. Let me know if I can provide
any additional information that will help.

Now if I can get a fix for the
suspend resume which this  kernel also broke.....


Comment 6 Alex Butcher 2008-07-19 18:09:10 UTC
As per 448662

Installing kernel with
alsa-kmdl- from brought back
sound on my Toshiba Satellite 3000-214. This machine has

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio
Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)

I think it's something to do with mixer changes in ALSA 1.0.16 that got included
in 2.6.25. worked fine, but .25.6-27, .25.9-40 and .25.10-47 were
all problematic out of the box.

Comment 7 Stephen Rowles 2008-07-21 10:36:42 UTC
As per comment #4, persisting of mixer options does not occur during reboot.

Shutdown occurs OK, including the console output saving sound using salsa -s
However this does not save the sound settings. Each reboot I have to open the
alsamixer -c0 and configure my sound settings again before I can hear anything
(specifically it does not remember the settings for "Front" (restores to muted
despite being un-muted) and "PCM" or "Master" volume levels are not correctly

System details: #1 SMP Mon Jul 7 18:39:51 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

$ rpm -qa |grep -i alsa

$ cat modprobe.conf
alias eth0 e1000e
options snd cards_limit=8
alias snd-card-7 snd-usb-audio
options snd-usb-audio index=7

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:50:19 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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