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Old 08-14-2005, 04:01 AM   #1
lenson
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Cannot listen to audio in slackware..Help!!!


hello,

Am a limux newbie. using slackware. just got gnome running few days back(had problems running x). however there seems to be a problem with the sound though. some audio error message comes up in the startup screen and it doesnt load the audio. also cannot play audio CDs(ofcourse!!)

Please help
Thanks,

Len
 
Old 08-14-2005, 04:05 AM   #2
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You're getting error messages.. ok. It'd help if you posted them. Also, what happens when you try to play audio CDs? More error messages? If so, post those as well.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 04:59 AM   #3
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do post your slackware distribution too........(and better have it there below your name for easy reference ).

regards
 
Old 08-14-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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type alsamixer on the command prompt then m to unmute channels and the up and down keys to raise and lower volume. Then when your done press esc and as root type alsactl store.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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If you want to be able to hear audio as a user you need to be in the audio group. You can use kuser in kde or gnomes graphical user tool to put yourself in the audio group. Also put youself in these groups video,floppy,mem,kmem,cdrom.disk. That will make some things easier to access as a user.

Last edited by Boow; 08-14-2005 at 01:30 PM.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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Code:
$su -
$alsamixer
Configure bars with arrows, enable or disable service with "m" key.
When done ESC
#alsactl store
If you have 5.1 speaker system, be sure that LFE channels bars are all way down and [off]. LFE channel is to generate 5.1 emulation matrix on 4 speaker systems.


P.S. KEEP IN MIND THAT SOUND SYSTEM WON'T WORK AFTER THAT PROCEDURE. REBOOT NEEDED!
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:26 AM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks all

The tip on alsa mixer worked..

But I still cant mount audio or mp3 cds..

Anything to help me out..

thanks again
 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:32 AM   #8
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You do not need to mount audio CDs. As for "mp3 CDs", I assume you mean you just have .mp3 files on a normal CD-R/CD-RW as a data disk? What kind of errors are you getting when you try to mount one of those?
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:57 AM   #9
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Thumbs up audio success!!

well

i switched to kde and the audio cd problem got solved (wonder how to do it in gnome though!!)...

thanks all
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:00 AM   #10
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Thank you for posting back your results! Happy for your success!
 
  


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