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I am using a dual boot lenovo system (fedora 8 and Windows XP). The system has internal speakers within cabinet and also a provision for connecting external speakers. Windows XP plays sound on internal speakers if external speakers are not connected whereas Fedora 8 with pulseaudio server plays sound only on external speakers.Fedora 8 plays only terminal beeps on internal speakers. What changes shoul d i make so that in fedora 8 the sounds are played on internal speakers if external speakers are not connected ?
Thanks in advance
M K Singh
fedora 8 has a sound configuration guis - check the setings for system and other sounds. It looks like different systems are claiming different parts of the card - look at your hardware info and see how many sound cards are listed.
f8 uses pulseaudio by default, so I hope you didn't install by some other means...
Strongly suggest gaining an understanding of how pulseaudio works: http://www.linux.com/feature/119926
... is an overview. Use the links to the FAQ and the developer hints.
thanks for the reply, but I think it does not apply to my case.
In other forums concerning about the installation of linux on an Acer 5920 I've read that the problem maybe is that I have to activate "surround" on the "mixer" (ubuntu people). Rocket engineering for me at this point.
Is there any similar in Fedora? I've tried to do that but don't find the right option in System->Preferences->HW->Sound.
Any command?? alsamixer on the shell doesn´t show any mixer around neither.
gnome-volume-control (system -> preferences -> hardware -> volume control [or something similar])
Then you can go to Edit -> Preferences and enable the Surround option. Raise the volume and enjoy!
Lurking around I found that it also can be done with "amixer -c 0 sset Surround 1+ unmute cap", really useful combined with xbindkeys, to exploit all the options of the laptop, or if you don't use gnome.
I found on my last upgrade the file /etc/inittab.rpmnew was installed and did not replace inittab.
I had horrendous problems with printing, sound, networking, etc until I replaced inittab with inittab.rpmnew and rebooted.
[root@localhost ~]#mv inittab inittab.old
[root@localhost ~]#mv inittab.rpmnew inittab
[root@localhost ~]#shutdown -r 0
All my issues went away.
Check to see if you have a inittab.rpmnew that is newer than inittab.
[root@localhost ~]# ll inittab*