[alsa-devel] No sound from laptop speakers (Resolved)

Manilal K M libregeek at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 09:52:29 CET 2008

2008/12/10 Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de>:
> At Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:20:54 +0530,
> Manilal K M wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>>   Recently I have installed Fedora 10 on my Compaq CQ45 laptop. But
>> unfortunately there was no sound from the laptop speakers even though
>> the headphones worked perfectly. I did some google search but it
>> didn't helped. Later, on a discussion at #alsa(freenode.net), one of
>> the IRC member(nickname: copper) gave some clue and finally found that
>> I have to upgrade the alsa driver and pass the model id(dell-m4-1) as
>> a parameter in modprobe.conf. Here are the results generated by
>> alsa-info.sh before and after upgrading to the latest alsa(1.0.18a).
>> http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=9a29eac2731b3de1c17183d6c43aac3fa11942c9
>> http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=9a29eac2731b3de1c17183d6c43aac3fa11942c9
>> The option I have passed to /etc/modprobe.conf/alsa-base is :
>> options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m4-1
>> After reboot, I was able to hear sound from laptop speakers.
> Thanks for reporting.
> Could you try the latest snapshot below and check whether the problem
> still exists and model=dell-m4-1 works?
>    ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
> If the model option is still needed, I'll add the quirk entry.
> Note that you should reboot after changing the model option for
> STAC/IDT codec, just to be sure.  When a model option is specified,
> the driver may override the BIOS setting.
> thanks,
> Takashi

Thanks for your consideration. Right now I don't have access to my
laptop. I wills surely test it  this weekend and let you know the


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