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followed instructions on gentoo's website to installed alsa sound. Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide However the sound is still not working. Tried the mic output as some ...
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    Exclamation Sound not working on Asus P4PE with gentoo


    followed instructions on gentoo's website to installed alsa sound.
    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Linux ALSA Guide However the sound is still not working. Tried the mic output as some websites mentioned.
    Some of the system outputs are below. All suggestions are appreciated.

    lspci output is:
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)

    dmesg output is:
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:1f.5 disabled
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[b] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
    AC'97 0 analog subsections not ready
    intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 52123 usecs
    intel8x0: measured clock 211 rejected
    intel8x0: clocking to 48000
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:1f.5 disabled
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[b] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
    AC'97 0 analog subsections not ready
    intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 52140 usecs
    intel8x0: measured clock 210 rejected
    intel8x0: clocking to 48000

    lsmod is:
    Module Size Used by
    snd_seq 41936 0
    snd_seq_device 6156 1 snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss 32672 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13184 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_intel8x0 27548 0
    snd_ac97_codec 90016 1 snd_intel8x0
    snd_pcm 57608 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer 18436 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd 41636 8 snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,s nd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    snd_page_alloc 7432 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    ac97_bus 1536 1 snd_ac97_codec
    soundcore 5856 1 snd

    cat /proc/asound/version:
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.16rc2 (Thu Jan 31 16:40:16 2008 UTC).

    cat /proc/asound/cards:
    0 [I82801DBICH4 ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
    Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1980 at irq 17

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    Does alsamixer works?

    If affirmative the card is working, so, re-check that no channel is muted or zeroed (using alsamixer) and the speaker set (and connections). If alsamixer doesn't start, then we need to look on a lower level.

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    alsamixer does start and all the channels are turned up to 100 and unmuted. I also added my username to the group audio.
    Also, this is perhaps important, when I startup my computer and see alsa modules loading i do hear a sound in my speakers(a thump)

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    To discard some weird permissions problem try to use the command "play" included in sox as root to play a simple wave file. Better if it's a long one, so you can play with the connector of the speakers a bit while it's playing.

    Just to be on the safe side, try some other speaker set or a head set, so we can make sure that the problem is not on the speakers.

    Your sound system seems to be up and working.

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    sadly it's still a no go. I've emerged sox and did sudo play filename.wav
    while the speakers were connected to both pink and green outputs.
    The weird thing is that i only have this problem with gentoo. When fedora was installed my sound system was autoconfigured and working without any human intervention. If I reinstall Fedora what setting would i need to copy to my gentoo box to make the sound work?

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