Saturday, January 15, 2005

Kernel Change "Fixes" Sound Card

So I upgrade the the version 2.6.10 of Fedora Core's kernel, and my sound card stops working. Without errors, just no sound. It's been reported by many, so we can hope that it will be fixed soon. The problem seems to involve the interaction of the Kernel with the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA), particularly with our old friend, the Intel Integrated Audio card.

For now, I can get sound by going back to the 2.6.9 kernel and fiddling with the sound settings via alsamixer. This gets changed by 2.6.10, but you can put it back to settings that work in 2.6.9.