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luca-SI
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Pinned topic Lenovo S20 audio driver under Red Hat 4.6 Enterprise

‏2009-12-01T11:21:56Z |
Hi all,

i can't configure sound in lenovo S20 model 4157-CTO. I've installed Linux Red HAT 4.6 Enterprise
The utility "soundcard detection" give me the message: No Soundcard were detected.

I look at on IBM site for the correctr driver but i never find it. The sound card model maybe is ADI SoundMax.

Can you give me help?
Updated on 2009-12-02T12:52:56Z at 2009-12-02T12:52:56Z by ishields
  • ishields
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    Re: Lenovo S20 audio driver under Red Hat 4.6 Enterprise

    ‏2009-12-01T16:39:43Z  in response to luca-SI
    According to Drivers and software - ThinkStation S20 (type 4105, 4157, 4217) the Linux sound card driver for the ADI SoundMAX should be native to the operating system. Things to check:
    1) Is there an option in the BIOS setup to enable or disable the onboard sound?
    2) Have you updated the RHEL 4 system?
    3) Is the sound card detected if you use a live CD distribution (e.g. Knoppix, fedora, Ubuntu, etc)?

    Ian Shields
  • luca-SI
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    Re: Lenovo S20 audio driver under Red Hat 4.6 Enterprise

    ‏2009-12-01T19:39:56Z  in response to luca-SI
    Hi Ian...

    I've updated my red hat.....tomorrow i check bios options about sound enabling...and then i'll try with ubuntu live...

    I'll tell you tomorrow....thanks very much...
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    Re: Lenovo S20 audio driver under Red Hat 4.6 Enterprise

    ‏2009-12-02T08:28:02Z  in response to luca-SI
    I've check the bios and sound is enabled....then i've run Ubuntu live and sound is ok!!!!!! I hear It....

    Ubuntu uses ALSA driver...but how i can configure the same into Red Hat 4.6? It seems it has ALSA already but the sound is off...at startup i've this message:

    Sound server informational message:
    Error while initializing the sound driver:
    device: default can't be opened for playback (No such file or directory)
    The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
    • ishields
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      Re: Lenovo S20 audio driver under Red Hat 4.6 Enterprise

      ‏2009-12-02T12:52:56Z  in response to luca-SI
      Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 is approaching 5 years old. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle indicates that it is near the end of Production 2 Life Cycle Phase. during which only limited native hardware supported is backported. I suspect the S20 sound system falls into the category of hardware for which support was not backported. Check with Red Hat, or possibly considering upgrading to RHEL 5.

      Ian Shields