Fedora Core 6, ALSA sound, IVTV, and the pcHDTV 5500: Now no sound?

After all the dust settles and you start moving into your new mythtv system, the sound system loads intermittently. I think this is because either the Hauppauge card, the pcHDTV 5500 or both, also have sound hardware and the order they load occasionally switches. The solution is to remove all the sound lines from /etc/modprobe.conf ie:

alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-intel8x0 index=0
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1
  || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 &&
  /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1
  || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0

… just prefix them with a # sign. Then run Fedora Core 6’s:


Set the default sound card and load order in there and the tool will update /etc/modprobe.conf with the correct values.

A thread of the challenge can be found here:

Alsa sound


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