Comment 2 for bug 162410

Eric S. Raymond (esr-thyrsus) wrote :

The device has PCI ID [8086:284b] (rev 02).

This appears to be an Ubuntu-specific error. At
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/intel-dq965gf-mobo-front-sound-jacks-not-working-510302/
I found a post implying that at least the rear jacks on the mobo are
active under Fedora Core 6.

This also appears to be a very hardware-configuration-specific error.
I have an Intel HDA audio device on my X61 laptop with PCI ID
[8086:284b] (rev 03) that works just fine. Note the 03 as opposed to
02 subrev.

aplay -l, which is supposed to list sound playback devices, returns no
listing on the DQ965GF. As a check, on the laptop where it works it
returns this:

    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

lsmod also returns suggestively different results. On the laptop, its
output includes this line.

    snd_hda_intel 337192 1

On the DQ965GF, here are the sound device lines:

    snd_hda_intel 337192 0
    snd_usb_audio 96640 1
    snd_pcm_oss 50048 0
    snd_mixer_oss 20096 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 94344 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_usb_lib 20352 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_seq_dummy 5380 0
    snd_seq_oss 36864 0
    snd_seq_midi 11008 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 9984 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 62496 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 27272 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_rawmidi 29824 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_device 10260 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    snd_hwdep 12168 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd 69288 13 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep
    soundcore 10272 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 12560 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    usbcore 161584 8 usbhid,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,xpad,gspca,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

Note that snd_hda_intel has no users and that snd_usb_audio has 1.

On the DQ965GF, the Sound Preferences tab on my Gnome toolbar thinks
the sound device is "USB Device 0x46d:0x8ad (ALsa mixer)". I don't
know what tool GNOME is running to determine this.