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I have spend about 3 days searching and researching the correct drive for my sound card Via 8233. Finally I found it today and succesfully installed it, however it seem that the sound is still muted, I can hear that the speaker are on but no sound. Please help. I used the alsa driver. If anyone could help I would really apreciated.
With all that searching, man alsa should have been in there. Should be 'alsamixer'. Pops up a TUI. Arrow to what you want, hit 'm' and arrow up. Hit 'esc' when done and do 'alsactl store' (as root, I think).
With my luck it looks like it gone be another week till this soundcard starts working, I am getting the command could not be found when I type the alsamixer command. What could it be? Am I in the wrong directory? I don't unstand what's wrong.
alsamixer, aumix, rexima, all kinds of mixers. Maybe do 'man -k mixer'. If you installed - I think it's 'alsautils', you should have it and it should be on your path, so would run from any directory. Try 'locate alsamixer' if your db is up to date.
I am not sure what exatly is happing, let me be as specific as posible. I went to th alsa web site downloaded they alsa drive 0.9.8 successful installed it via bash, than I checked the sound detection utility and still there is no sound. I went up to the volume control utilly to see if the sound is all the way down or mute and it was not. I set the volume to max and retry the sound detect still didn't work, however I can hear the speaker producing a static sound. I wasn't sure if it was just the utility so I pop in a CD and got the same result no sound. I went over the installtion notes from alsa one more time and they are saying that the sound might be by default muted and that I should download the alsa utils to fix that. So I did, but it would not install give me error messege that the directory couldn't be found, now I tried aumix and aumix X11 and the same error message what could it be?