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Re: Audio woes on F11



2009/7/1 stan <gryt2 q com>:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:50:08 +0100
> Chris <chris1 noreply googlemail com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, I've got an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card (ICE1712 chip) running on
>> an AMD 64 bit CPU (can't remember exact model right now). I originally
>> installed F11 x86_64 and had a few sound problems, but it worked if I
>> disabled pulse audio.
>>
>> I've just had to install the 32-bit version of Fedora 11 due to some
>> work constraints (long story!). Now I can't get audio to work at all.
>>
>> Firstly, my user was not part of the pulse-rt group so I added myself
>> manually. This didn't happen when I installed the x86_64 version on
>> the same PC which seems strange.
>>
>> Secondly, I can't get audio to work at all. I've checked the Advance
>> Volume Control and turned everything up. /var/log/messages shows the
>> following:
>>
>> Jun 30 21:33:20 localhost pulseaudio[2106]: module-alsa-card.c: Failed
>> to find a working profile.
>> Jun 30 21:33:20 localhost pulseaudio[2106]: module.c: Failed to load
>> module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id=0
>> name=usb_device_944_103_noserial_if0_sound_card_0
>> card_name=alsa_card.usb_device_944_103_noserial_if0_sound_card_0
>> tsched=1"): initialization failed.
>>
>> Not quite sure why it mentions USB device since it's a PCI card.
>>
>> lsmod shows the right module amongst the others although it's not
>> used:
>>
>> snd_ice1712            52724  0
>> snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx      2956  1 snd_ice1712
>> snd_ak4xxx_adda         7040  2 snd_ice1712,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx
>> snd_cs8427              6652  1 snd_ice1712
>> snd_ac97_codec         91576  1 snd_ice1712
>> snd_usb_audio          74972  0
>> snd_pcm                62632  3
>> snd_ice1712,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio snd_timer
>> 17888  1 snd_pcm ac97_bus                1400  1 snd_ac97_codec
>> snd_i2c                 4336  2 snd_ice1712,snd_cs8427
>> snd_page_alloc          7644  1 snd_pcm
>> snd_mpu401_uart         6316  1 snd_ice1712
>> snd_usb_lib            14128  1 snd_usb_audio
>> snd_rawmidi            18728  2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_usb_lib
>> snd_seq_device          5988  1 snd_rawmidi
>> snd_hwdep               6584  1 snd_usb_audio
>> snd                    49056  13
>> snd_ice1712,snd_ak4xxx_adda,snd_cs8427,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_i2c,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_usb_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep
>> soundcore               5404  1 snd
>>
>> Whenever I try to run alsamixer or pavucontrol when pulse is not
>> running, I get this:
>>
>> shm_open() failed: No such file or directory
>> ALSA lib pulse.c:272:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect:
>> Connection efused
>>
>>
>> alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: Connection
>> refused
>>
>> Maybe that's expected since pulse is not running.
>>
>> I should also mention that I dual-boot Windows and it works fine
>> there.
>>
>> So, any ideas or recommendations for how to investigate?
>>
>> Thanks in advance, Chris.
>>
> The fact that there is a snd_usb_audio is suspicious.  It looks like
> alsa is treating a usb device as a sound device, when it isn't.  But
> it is being placed in the first slot, 0, which everything assumes is the
> default sound device.
>

Did you have some webcam with microphone in it attached per USB on the
system? This can also screw up alsa. If so, please remove it, reboot
and give it a try.

--
Regards,
Niels


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