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Old 04-29-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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I installed alsa, with this command # gpasswd -a xxx audio then alsa -S alsa-utils then when i try to unmute it it says no such file or directory. (xxx is my username) do i have to create a directory?

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hello archie101,

if I understand you correctly you've tried to add yourself (the user that you are on your system) to the audio-group.

If you want to check your group-membership you may execute the command "id" as this user.

For further help please provide more information about your system. Which distribution are you using. the output of the command
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA5 audio
would be helpfull to check which sound-hardware you're using.

If you soundsystem is working, execute the command "alsamixer" on the commandline.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
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Code:
alsamixer
Tye that at the command line. It will come up with an interface to change volume. Hitting 'm' on your keyboard unmutes a channel.
 
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i ran the command lspci -k | grep -iA5 audio and it did not do anything
 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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you may have to use it with sudo:
Code:
sudo lspci -k | grep -iA5 audio
or with the complete path
Code:
/sbin/lspci -k | grep -iA5 audio
which distribution are you using?

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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I ran it and it said xxx is not in the sudoers file this incident will be reported, and then i did the other one and it said no such file or directory.
should i try it as root?
and i am using arch linux if that is what you meant by which distribution i am using.
 
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mh, with archlinux you may execute the command as root. If it isn't there you may install the "pciutils" package with pacman. Also add the "usbutils" this packages are fundamental if you want to explore your system.

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Edit: don't forget alsa-utils

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:10 PM   #8
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to install the package pciutils pacman -S pciutils

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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Well,
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pacman -S pciutils
should work for you. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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i installed the packages and it still does not work.
 
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Could you please explain what does not work? with arch as root you should be able to execute lspci. Look here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64287, it is possible that on an Arch-system lspci resides in the /usr/sbin directory.

But as root it should work anyway, probably restarting the system helps.

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Old 05-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
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i think lspci compiles but still no sound.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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mh, you should use lspci in order to find out which audio-adapter you have and which module is necessary and if it is loaded.

Could you please post the output of
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lspci -k | grep -iA5 audio
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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when i enter the command it does not show any errors but does not do anything
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
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Well, then please post the output of
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lspci -k
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