> This may sound daft, but have you tried all the volume controls to
> see if your main speakers are controlled by the slider marked
> 'headphones' or 'modem' or 'wazoo-widget'?
>It's not daft at all. I have an AC97 PCI card which works fine, but I
did have to pick some odd mixers to get it to work. My general take is
to open alsamixer, set everything to just shy of red on the volume
scale, and then try it. Unfortunately, no joy.
> The AC97 chipset has been around a long time (in driver terms) and
> is well supported IME. However, ALSA makes some fairly scary (and
> sometimes random) guesses as to what fader should be matched to what
> input/output. Try them all. Make sure they're unmuted. Remember that
> combinatorial issues might be at play (to hear PCM audio you will have
> to have the PCM audio fader up and the main volume up - and possibly
> enable or disable some sensors for headphone or jack insertion.)
The one thing that occurred to me is that the card is, I believe,
capable of 5.1 sound, which (I believe) utilises all 3 connections to do
this, and so is lkely to be a rather odd configuration, but also one
that I would doubt is enabled by default.
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