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Old 04-11-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Sound in Xubuntu won't work


I have a Compaq Presario 7360 from the Windows 98 era. Do I need to install something or buy a new sound card?

I tried playing audio from Flash in Firefox and from a CD in Xine. The cd seemed to skip, with it playing at like 10x. When I try to play an audio stream in Xine, the program freezes.

The sound card in it is integrated, and I tried another (PCI) from an old Gateway, although I did not bother to connect it to the cd-rom drive. Is this essential? I can get the model number on the new one if it would be important.

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Old 04-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the sound in linux but you may need to disable the onboard sound if you intend to use a add on sound card. As for the second part; yes you need to hook up your cd to your sound card if you want to listen to sound from your cd player. A lot of those old compaqs came with a combo modem - sound card. If you had windows 98 did the sound work, if it did see if you can get us your lspci list.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about the sound in linux but you may need to disable the onboard sound if you intend to use a add on sound card. As for the second part; yes you need to hook up your cd to your sound card if you want to listen to sound from your cd player. A lot of those old compaqs came with a combo modem - sound card. If you had windows 98 did the sound work, if it did see if you can get us your lspci list.
The sound did work in Widows 98. There are no sound ports on the modem, which I pulled to put the new sound card in it's place.

Here is what I got from LSPCI relating to sound:
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 10)
 
Old 04-12-2007, 06:38 AM   #4
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You might check this article out " http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Sound-HOWTO.html ". It shows your sound is supported, most of the time the audio output is switched off at the mixer control panel. If you use Kmix or Alsa, check and make sure none of the output lights are red beneath the volume slider controls.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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When I go into "sound" all of the items are checked but have ",0" next to them, does this mean that they are muted. Do I need to enable the PCI device somehow?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-13-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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I had the same experience with Xubuntu, I surfed forums and looked for the answer, but nothing. So I just said screw it and I use OpenSUSE now.
 
  


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