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Hello, Well First I know Windows rather well.. that is not somethign you all prob want to hear... but just so you all know I know SOMETHING about computers... My friend and I were talking about Linux the other day so I installed Mandrake... I didn't like so he helped me get Slackware 9.1 Installed... Had Network problems... install 9.0 then updated... finally flashed and updated bios and it all worked.... now I know you need information to help me but I am not sure how to get that info...
Well... My hardware problem is my sound, I am using KDE for my user interface because I like GUIs... well my sound is not working... the most common command (forgot name... starts with 'a') does not work... I ran swaret --install (the a command-utils and a command-*) but the upgraded FAILED... I am stuck and would love to have your help... someone please tell me (if you need it) the commands I should run under root to get the info to help me.. thank you all so much
(I imagine this question has been asked over and over and I am sorry for asking again but I checked your site and was not able to find anything, I am still looking for solutions and if I find one I will close this or ask for it to be closed... thank you for the help)
Last edited by Shr00mBoXx; 12-16-2003 at 09:46 PM.
I tryed running a CD, Used gaim to test for IM sounds, and been to sites with pop-ups that would usually make noise, btw the command tha works for me to see a mixer is kmix if that matters... and all of htem are turned on
does sound work in a console and not kde, or neither?
do you have aarts installed? (use pkgtool under root to check)
your card is recognized
the ac-97 modules is loading
that's a good start.
i was in the same boat, windoze tech for over 8 years, finialy wanted something that works, and swapped over to slack..
keep working it's more than worth it..
try the old fashioned sound test, get a wav file and cat it to /dev/sndstat or /dev/dsp see if it does anything..
and that was a misspelling, on my part.
other than that and whatever documentation you can find, i'm lost as far as gui fixing. i do everything console.. if no one has posts about your motherboard/soundcard, search on google.com or google.com/linux
I deleted slack from my computer... installed Window 2K... it gave me so many problems I am going back to trying slack... I am about to reinstall it... will try all the suggestions you gave and hopeing that it will work...