Hi, my sister has MS-1221 (PR200) laptop that I need to fix for her so
that Skype works.
The issues were
- webcam didn't work
- audio didn't work on skype
I installed 2.6.31 kernel - that fixed webcam issue now cheese and skype,
cheese and other apps worked ok with webcam.
After installing new Skype 2.1 beta sound didn't work until I disabled in
skype "Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels", after that
it worked without problems.
Then I tried using skype (and other audio recording applications on
Fedora) but couldn't record audio from internal microphone, but when I
connected external microphone audio recording (and skype) worked.
So I had everything working ok, except that I couldn't record from
internal microphone, which wasn't such a big issue, but I still wanted to
try and fix it.
I googled around and tried a few parameters for snd-hda-intel module, by
issuing "rmmod snd-hda-intel -f" and then loading module with different
options. Whatever I tried internal microphone still didn't work, but that
I was doing all configuration while in Gnome, and now I had working audio
and video for skype, and also working audio recording (via external mic)
and working webcam for cheese, skype and other applications that use
Then I switched into KDE, without restart, just log off and login to KDE.
KDE immediately popped up a window saying:
KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed:
* Output: HDA Intel, INTEL HDMI (HDMI Audio Output)
And now sound was gone!
I tried reloading snd-hda-intel module, logging back to gnome,
There is absolutely no sound output!
Now can I troubleshoot and fix this?
Why and how can KDE interfere with PulseAudio so much that it also messes
up sound in Gnome?!?
This has really pissed me off! And I returned laptop to my sister in
worst state than she game it to me :(
Any suggestions are more than welcome, so please give any suggestions you
Also if you need more info just tell me what do you need.
Here is some extra info:
Smolt profile for laptop:
/etc/modprobe.d/dist.conf (modprobe.conf is depracated)
by default the options file isn't commented, but I tried both ways,
and it is the same:
alias char-major-116-* snd
alias sound-service-*-0 snd-mixer-oss
#options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-eapd probe_mask=1
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