Installation Issue (Sound - ALC887 unrecognized)

Hi, all. Relative Linux newbie here.

I’ve installed Fedora Workstation 31 to an Asus G11CD midtower, which is an i5-6400 with 16 GB of RAM and an Intel H110 chipset. It, presumably, has an ALC887 capability build into the chipset but it was not recognized in the install process. When I execute “aplay -l” at a command line, I get:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

so it is visible on the system. Still, audio support was not installed at OS install (there’s a dummy placeholder there now and nothing else is selectable in the system tool). Another detail that may or may not be pertinent is that HDMI is being used as video output generated by the onboard chipset. This is as opposed to the NVidia video card the machine was sold with (if you look up the machind at Asus) but was not in the machine at install time (it was moved to another system for gaming purposes). HDMI is also intended as the audio output destination for the machine.

Is there some way to force the install, or Fedora, to recognize the device, or manually install it? Please be relatively explicit about how to go about it as I am relatively new to this world. I can install things from the package manager, I think, but if I have to go fetch and install things (from a foreign repository, for example), please be sure to tell me where to go and what to do. Thanks.


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Hi again.

So, the lack or replies suggests maybe I did something wrong.

First, let me say that if I did anything wrong, or I was overly presumptuous in my request, I apologize. I am more that willing to read docs, learn about commands and processes. The reason I asked for specific instructions is that I don’t know my way around. I can figure things out if I’m pointed in the right direction. So, if I’m being ignored because I’m regarded as just asking for way too much help for someone to spend time on me, that wasn’t my intent. Just point me in the right direction and I’ll figure it out.

Second, maybe I asked the wrong question. Is there, in fact, a driver for this device? I’m not sure how device drivers work in Linux work as much as OS/2 but my impression was that a near universal OS/2 sound driver was ported from the Linux world. I think it’s the Alsa driver. Is there an ALC887 specific driver for the device listed in the response to my “aplay” statement above? Failing that, is there a chance that the Alsa driver would work? How do I go about installing it?

Again, I’m happy to read about doing but I didn’t find anything in my searches about the H110 chipset or how to manually install a sound driver in the Fedora docs should the install fail to detect and install one.

Finally, I appreciate any and all help offered. Thanks in advance.


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