Same problem here... I have to run alsaconf to reload the drivers

2006/8/28, Ignacy Gawedzki <>:
Hi all,

After all odds with the HDA sound driver, the support is pretty good, except
for the following strange behavior (on a MB Pro 15, kernel

After booting normally, the sound in the left speaker (or left earphone) seems
saturated or something.  Annoying cracks can be heard no matter how the output
volume is set (but cracks are proportional to that volume though, as if
something went wrong somewhere earlier in the processing chain).
Surprisingly, the effect disappears after the snd-hda-intel module is

Anyone with the same symptoms?

Another annoying thing is that the PCM volume control has no effect anymore (I
just can't quite remember since what kernel version).

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