I know this has been asked before, but I've browsed the forums for hours trying to solve my problem and can't find any information that helps me decipher the problem. I am a newbie to linux, so here goes my version of what's wrong.
When I try to play audio files in Linux, the players' timers count like there supposed to just as if they were playing the files, except I can't get any sound. I'm aware that the default sound level when you install the operating system is muted, but I've tried using KMix and Aumix to unmute it. There's even a system volume icon right next to my clock which I dragged up to a level where it should be giving me some volume. As I said before, I have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card and when I go to
Mandrake Control Center > Hardware > "Hard drake lists and..." > Soundcard: EMU10K2 Audigy Audio Processor
I see a lit of information to the right that goes like this...
Vendor: Creative Labs
Alternative drivers: snd-emu10k1
Bus identification: 1102:4:1102:1003
Location on the bus: 2:1:0
Description: EMU10K2 Audigy Audio Processor
Media class: MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO
There are also two buttons underneat this that I can press. When I press the "Configure Module" button, nothing seems to happen, but when I press the "Run config tool" button, I see a seperate window that has an drop-down list box labeled "Driver:" Inside this list box are two options: "audigy ()" and "emu10k1 ()".
CAN ANYONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS? I'm trying to make a permenant switch from Windows to Linux, but I want to be able to listen to music while I work.
Thanks so much in advance.