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Old 07-11-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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No sound on Debian sarge, kernel 2.6.5.1-k7


Hi!
I can't get sound to work on Debian. After upgrading distro from woody to sarge, I downloaded, installed and configured alsa. Alsaconf goes all the way, give some errors, but exits "successfully" as it says. When I open some mp3 player, the progress bar and equalizer moves, seems to be playing, but no sound comes. When I open kmix, it asks which mixer should it use, with an empty list of mixers. Its taskbar icon has a red x in front of it, meaning "no mixer", I guess.
Can it be some modules thing?
The card is a standard sblive emu10k1.

Some output:

frank:/home/bruno# lsmod |grep emu
snd_emu10k1 98308 0
snd_rawmidi 25120 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_seq_device 8136 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 64324 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_util_mem 4480 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 9504 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm 97828 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_page_alloc 11332 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd 55972 8 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer

frank:/home/bruno# lsmod |grep snd
snd_emu10k1 98308 0
snd_rawmidi 25120 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_seq_device 8136 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 64324 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_util_mem 4480 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep 9504 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_pcm 97828 1 snd_emu10k1
snd_page_alloc 11332 2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_timer 25860 1 snd_pcm
snd 55972 8 snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_util_mem,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10272 1 snd
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:41 AM   #2
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Use alsamixer instead of kmix.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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I just posted an answer to another thread just like this one. Instead of repeating myself, I'll just link to my last thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...91#post1041891

I hope it helps you.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:24 PM   #4
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Hi David,
Thanks for the link. It worked, but not the way expected. I used xmms to try the sound output, cause xmms let you choose the output driver. I found out that indeed alsa won't work, but oss driver does. So, as long as stability and sound quality aren't affected, I'm using oss. Do you see any benefit on switching to alsa?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:47 PM   #5
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WIth ALSA you can play two sounds simultaneously without using a sound server... After some configuration.
 
  


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