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Old 05-24-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Help needed getting sound working on fedora core 1,kde, on dell inspiron 4150


Hello everybody
I have no idea whatsoever onn how to set up sound on my dell 4150 fedora core 1. im very new to linux. When i installed Fedora, there was a thing about sound where it tried to autodetect my sound card. However, when i clicked the play test sound i didnt hear anything. My laptop's manual says this about sound:
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Audio Type: AC97
Audio Controller: Cirrus Logic CS4205
Steroe Conversion: 18-bit
Interfaces:
Internal: PCI bus/AC 97
External: Microphone in connector, stereo headphones/speaker connector
Speaker two 4-ohn speakers
Internal speaker amplifier: 1.0-W channel into 4 ohms
I have posted on several forums and searched google to no avail. I might download fedora core 2, perhaps it will work better
It may be as simple as the volume is muted, I can't figure out how to change it
Please help me.
And thank you
 
Old 05-24-2004, 11:40 AM   #2
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googling a bit turned up these

http://www.fs.tum.de/~rutzi/dell-lin...ux-laptop.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=151271

which say basically that the card is compatible with this module

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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well i installed ALSA, and now i have sound working, but i dont know how to adjust the volume in linux ... i know .. im a newbie ....
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:07 PM   #4
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try from a terminal

alsamixer

unmute anything that looks important, and set your default volume levels. then to save those settings across a reboot run

aslactl store

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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alsamixer doesnt work. all it lets me adjust is the volume of my mic on my webcam :s
 
Old 05-25-2004, 06:27 AM   #6
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try any of your other mixers, aumix, is one off the top of my head. w/alsamixer you have to unmute the settings before you can adjust volume. try hitting the "m" key, no quotes, that should unmute, then you can adjust volumes. if it still isn't working, you probably don't have everything installed.
good luck.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:42 PM   #7
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well it seems that my webcam was taking over all the sound so i just unplugged it and then restarted and now it works.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:00 PM   #8
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glad you got it sorted. thanks for posting a response as this may help someone els in the future.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 06:47 PM   #9
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So note to everybody: Try removing devices that may be conflicting, it helps
 
  


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