Sound on Dell Inspiron 1525

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Fri Sep 5 07:27:11 UTC 2008

Quoting "Stephen Montgomery-Smith" <stephen at> (from  
Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:27:39 -0500):

> I have a Dell Inspiron 1525.  I cannot get sound to work.  I tried  
> Alexander Motin's new snd_hda patches at
> I used the Sept 4 patch on CURRENT.  Sound still didn't work.  dmesg  
> produces stuff like this:
> hdac0: <Intel 82801H High Definition Audio Controller> mem  
> 0xfe9fc000-0xfe9fffff irq 21 at device 27.0 on pci0
> hdac0: <HDA Driver Revision: 20080904_0106>
> hdac0: [ITHREAD]
> ........
> hdac0: <HDA Codec #0: Conexant (Unknown)>
> hdac0: <HDA Codec #1: Silicon Image (Unknown)>
> hdac0: <HDA Codec #2: Sigmatel STAC9228X>
> When I try to run a program like mpg123, I get a message like this:
> pcm0:virtual:dsp0.vp0: play interrupt timeout, channel dead
> I would be happy to help out with any diagnostics you like.  The  
> sound card isn't a big need for me, so if it doesn't work out its  
> not a huge problem.  But if anyone wants to make it work, I will be  
> glad to be a guinea-pig.

Send links to the verbose dmesg and the output of cat sndstat, and  
Alexander can maybe help.


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