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Old 12-28-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
ryan944299
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help with sound


First off,Im completely new to Linux so I'll be asking alot of questions and will need detailed answers.

My System:
I have TopologiLinux and Windows XP dual booting right now, with coLinux too. My motherboard is Asus a8n32 sli deluxe (socket 989), AMD x2 3800. My sound is onboard.

Im having trouble understanding how to "install" my sound drivers. I have checked alsamixer and made sure that the channels were not muted, and my sound works when GAIM makes sounds. Its when I try to play music or go on a website that there is no sound. Alsamixer does recognize my soundchip. I downloaded the driver for linux and have the files I just dont have a real good idea of what to do. I understand that I have to change module.conf and then

"Complied source code

a. ./configure

b. make

c. make install

d. ./snddevices"

but I have no idea what that means. How do I compile the code and from where?

Linux is confusing for me but I want to get better with it and be able to use it better, so any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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Your gaim makes sound, this means ALSA is installed and working. Probably you need to configure your player(s) to use ALSA (and not ESD or OSS or aRts).
 
Old 12-28-2006, 04:04 PM   #3
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How would I go about doing that?

Another problem has come up...
Now when I open the cd player it says that I do not have permission to use the cd drive. Earlier today it would open the cd and start playing the cd, just no sound. After I tweaked around with it logged in as root, it now does not let me have permission for the drive. It does if im in as root but not if Im logged in on my user account. What did I screw up this time?
 
Old 12-28-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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You may need to add your user to the cdrom group. I'm not familiar with your distro and cannot tell how exactly it allows users to access CD. Your best bet is to read the documentation what comes with your distro, also visit their website.
Players usually have Settings menu somewhere, and certainly they have configuration files which you can edit. Again, it's hard to help without knowing which player fails. Players can also started in a terminal window, this is a way to get better error messages.
 
  


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