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|Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:26 am Post subject: [Solved] No sound with HDA-Intel Realtek ALC880 Codec
|I searched vainly in the Gentoo forums for a solution to my recent problem. I support a collection of old Gateway E4300 small desktop computers at a school. Upon upgrading them from a Gentoo Sources kernel 2.6.35 to 3.10.25, usually the /dev/snd pcm devices would not be created, asound -l would not find the sound card, alsamixer would only find one or two controls, and there would not be any sound.
I found the solution on the Arch forums after searching Google for something like:
no sound devices hda-intel realtec alc880.
Both of these threads are well worth studying if you have a similar problem. In my case, as soon as I entered:
modprobe snd_hda_intel model=3stack
the speaker would pop as the pcm devices in /dev/snd/ were created and the sound card was initialized.
The long term solution was to add:
|# to allow hda-intel to intialize properly with newer kernel
options snd_hda_intel model=3stack
to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf (or any other file ending in .conf in the /etc/modprobe.d directory.
I post this in the hope that others might find the solution helpful.
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