[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#362282: alsa-base: No sound with Intel 82801G ICH7 (HDA) (solved)

Miguel Filho miguel.filho at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 05:28:21 UTC 2006

I got a brand new Dell Latitude 120L, I installed debian testing and
dist-upgrade to unstable. Using default kernel 2.6.16 and sound was
not working. I'm a little newbie but this is what I did.

Using unstable and stock kernel package.

My sound card:

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)

Looking at alsa bug track, varius sound problems with this type of
chip have been reported, and the latest version should fix.

Following varius instructions, `cat /proc/asound/version` showed to me
my alsa drivers was version 1.0.11rc2, that does not contain the fixes

So, I downloaded alsa-source package: aptitude install alsa-source

It downloads a /usr/src/alsa-driver.tar.bz2, that I think is the
1.0.11 final release.

After unziping, I entered in the modules/alsa-driver directory,
executed debian/rules binary_modules, and the package
alsa-modules-2.6.16-2-686_1.0.11-2_i386.deb was created.

It was not instalaled on the first try, because i have gcc 4.1, and it
is the default now, while the kernel is compiled with 4.0, so I
installed gcc 4.0 and changed de link gcc in /usr/bin go gcc-4.0, I
rellay don't know a elegant way to do this. Kernel headers for my
kernel were installed to.

After this, fire up alsaconf and my sound is working!

Now i got the alsa drivers 1.0.11 final loaded, I think that this was
the problem, the module that came with kernel package was causing the

cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.11.
Compiled on Jun 15 2006 for kernel 2.6.16-2-686.

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