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Old 03-23-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Sound woes...


Hi

I've tried for two hours to find an answer to this and am getting very frustrated; this reminds me of the last time i tried to get the hang of linux.

I get no sound on my pc, the slider returns to the start position whenever i try to turn it up. I think that the soundcard drivers aren't installed properly but don't know how to check.

Any help would be very gladly appreciated. I really don't want to give up and go back to using windows so soon.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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apt-get install alsa-base alsa-utils
apt-get install alsa-modules-`uname -r` #may fail but thats ok
alsaconf
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for your quick reply. unfortunately i get this, when entering the first command

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package alsa-base is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package alsa-base has no installation candidate

I'd be so grateful if you could talk me though this as i'll be massively disappointed if i spend the afternoon trying only to fix the sound.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:34 AM   #4
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What are the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list?

You can add these lines to it, replacing stable with testing or unstable if needed:

deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free


Then run:
apt-get update
apt-get install alsa-base alsa-utils
apt-get install alsa-modules-`uname -r` #may fail but thats ok
alsaconf
 
Old 03-23-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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It worked! Thanks so much for your help. You've made me very happy = D!!

Last edited by darcuss; 03-23-2006 at 10:00 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:00 AM   #6
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Actually, not so sure now. I heard my speakers kick in but i still can't hear anything.. Having said that, i can now adjust the volume control, which i couldn't before, so i'm fairly sure the sound card is working..
 
Old 03-27-2006, 05:11 AM   #7
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After my weekend i'm back looking at this again. Alsa is installed, yet i still have no sound. Any further help will be very gladly appreciated!

Got it now. Sound was muted in alsamixer.

cheers!

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