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[Solved] No sound in Fedora 12 (hda_generic: no PCM found), HP Compaq CQ71

A friend of mine asked me to install something on his new laptop, I chose Fedora 12 to give a try. The choice was mostly explained with my struggle with the Huawei E1550 pen drive 3g modem but this is a completely different story to follow the present.

To my obvious dismay, after having downloaded and installed over 9000 rpm packages, the laptop did not produce any sound through its speakers.

dmsg and alsa-info showed I am having some troubles showing in the output a line “hda_generic: no PCM found“. After some googling and appealing to common sence, the solution comes up as the following:

At this stage I rebooted the system.

Copy and paste the following code.

On rebooting all sounds work just fine.

Sorry for no screenshot available. It’s all about the sound…

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