my sound card was working great - even the webcam mic did work.
yesterday I updated the alsa driver, and now I get no sound from the two front output jacks. All else seems to work, including integrated loudspeakers, plug-mic and sometimes even webcam-mic.
The two front output plugs do not work, though; I cannot link my pc with external loudspeakers or with headphones: in that case I only get some static (at very low volumes).
Sometimes running “alsaconf” as root solves the problem - but then, after a reboot,everything is again as before. The result seems random, though, as running “alsaconf” 95% fo the times does not change anything.
In short: here are my details:
XPSM1330, sound card recognised as snd-hda-intel.
output of alsa troubleshooting script:
tsalsa.txt - nopaste.com (beta)
rpm -qa | grep alsa alsa-devel-1.0.17.git20081024-1.1 alsa-tools-1.0.17.git20080715-1.3 alsa-plugins-1.0.17.git20081028-1.1 alsa-firmware-1.0.17.git20080617-2.1 alsa-oss-1.0.17.git20080715-2.12 alsa-1.0.17.git20081024-1.1 alsa-driver-kmp-bigsmp-220.127.116.1181029_18.104.22.168_0.1-4.1 alsa-utils-1.0.17.git20081025-2.1
uname -a Linux rodolfo 22.214.171.124-0.1-bigsmp #1 SMP 2008-10-14 22:17:43 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
rpm -qa | grep pulse libpulsecore5-0.9.10-0.pm.2 pulseaudio-0.9.10-0.pm.2 libpulse-browse0-0.9.10-0.pm.2 libpulse0-0.9.10-0.pm.2 libxine1-pulse-1.1.15-0.pm.0
cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
rpm -q libasound2 libasound2-1.0.17.git20081024-1.1
I tried to change the MODEL option of the card, to no avail. I tried to reinstall the drivers after having upgraded the kernel, to no avail. SOmetimes it works, after tweaking, for apparently no reason; then, on reboot, it starts again with static and no sound (from front plugs: loudspeakers are indeed working).
Thanks thanks thanks