Sound stopped working on my CentOS 6.8 system several months ago. I’ve tried everything I can to find out what’s wrong. It is not the hardware; if I boot into a live dvd of 6.8 (or any other OS), the sound works perfectly. So something must have changed in my configuration.
I’ve compared files on my system and another CentOS 6.8 system with working sound and I haven’t found any differences relating to sound configuration.
I’ve scoured the web for help, and found a few sites where people reported the same problem, but none of their “solutions” work. Many refer to sndconfig and system-config-soundcard which don’t exit in 6.8.
I’ve spent countless hours looking through alsa (and other) documentation for any hints that might help. Nothing.
If I crank up the volume on the speakers, and set kmixer to max, I hear a low level of white noise coming from the speakers. This noise does not occur when I first boot up, but kicks in somewhere during the boot process, I’m guessing when the system is attempting to initialize the sound card.
The only substantial info I have about the failure is the output from KInfoCenter -> Sound: