LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
WorkingClassHero
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to get sound working, no admin rights


Hello,
I'm quite a Linux beginner. I want to configure sound on my computer in the company. It's small and connected via network to the "real computers" but I have feeling that I might be able to get sound on it aswell. However I don't have admin rights and so I'm a bit stuck with other peoples advice in the internet. Please help me to configure the sound, I will give any information about my system as you may require it, just tell me!
Here are some commands and their results:

(1)
alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found

(2)
lsmod
Module Size Used by
nfs 236216 5
lockd 67600 2 nfs
nfs_acl 8320 1 nfs
sunrpc 166984 4 nfs,lockd,nfs_acl
nvidia 5435348 12
autofs4 27912 1
ipv6 286048 12
ipt_REJECT 10112 27
ipt_LOG 11264 1
xt_limit 7424 1
xt_tcpudp 7936 96
xt_state 6912 1
ip_conntrack 63140 1 xt_state
nfnetlink 11976 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7808 1
ip_tables 25576 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22024 6 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,xt_state,ip_tables
dm_snapshot 20664 0
dm_mirror 25216 0
dm_mod 62800 2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
fuse 48944 0
cpufreq_ondemand 11920 0
powernow_k8 18592 1
freq_table 9728 1 powernow_k8
uhci_hcd 28696 0
usbkbd 12032 0
snd_intel8x0 39592 0
snd_ac97_codec 106456 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 7296 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 48672 0
snd_mixer_oss 21888 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 89096 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
parport_pc 41640 0
parport 44684 1 parport_pc
snd_timer 29192 1 snd_pcm
psmouse 44432 0
serio_raw 12036 0
floppy 67112 0
snd 65256 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
pcspkr 7808 0
soundcore 15392 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14864 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2 12544 0
i2c_core 27776 2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2
tsdev 13056 0
eth1394 24840 0
evdev 15360 1
ext3 138512 5
jbd 65392 1 ext3
mbcache 14216 1 ext3
ide_cd 45088 0
cdrom 40488 1 ide_cd
usbhid 45088 0
sd_mod 25856 7
amd74xx 19504 0 [permanent]
generic 10500 0 [permanent]
ide_core 147584 3 ide_cd,amd74xx,generic
forcedeth 46340 0
ehci_hcd 36104 0
ohci_hcd 24836 0
ohci1394 38216 0
ieee1394 361976 2 eth1394,ohci1394
sata_nv 17412 6
libata 106784 1 sata_nv
scsi_mod 153008 2 sd_mod,libata
thermal 20240 0
processor 38248 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 9864 0

(3)
lspci
00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Contro ller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTra nsport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Con troller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscella neous Control
01:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller ( rev 80)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCa che(TM)] (rev a1)

(4)
alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device

(5)
In the KDE control center, sound system. When I select Alsa as Audio hardware this message is given:
error while initializing the sound driver
device: default can't be opened for playback (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device

Thanks in advance !!
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
mrrangerman
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: MI
Distribution: Debian Slackware
Posts: 528

Rep: Reputation: 50
If this is a company pc, you need to ask the admin to set it up for you. If you hack the system it could be grounds to lose your job and send you down the road. I don't think sound is worth that do you?
 
Old 11-26-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
pentode
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: 38
You could try "sudo alsaconf" to see if you have access via sudo. When asked for a password, just enter your own password.

If that doesn't work, I think you're SOL.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
nx5000
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Out
Posts: 3,307

Rep: Reputation: 55
Quote:
However I don't have admin rights and so I'm a bit stuck with other peoples advice in the internet. Please help me to configure the sound,
Basically,
you can't.

Quote:
I will give any information about my system as you may require it, just tell me!
I tell you then:
Which system? Suse/Debian/Fedora/..........
 
Old 11-26-2007, 12:33 PM   #5
WorkingClassHero
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
It's a debian system.
I tried sudo alsaconf and it did not work.
So if you tell me that it is not possible for me to do this, I won't do it then, of course. It was never my intention to hack the system. However there are configuration options which you can adjust manually. As a beginner, for me it is hard to decide if I just missed something or if it requires admin rights. So thanks for your advice :-)
 
Old 11-26-2007, 12:36 PM   #6
nx5000
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Out
Posts: 3,307

Rep: Reputation: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by WorkingClassHero View Post
It's a debian system.
..
So thanks for your advice :-)
You're welcome.

in a shell type this:
id

Quote:
,29(audio)
If audio is not shown, forget about listening to music while working

Ask your IT guys, they have no reason for refusing.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wlassistant says I don't have admin rights hrp2171 Ubuntu 0 12-06-2006 11:20 AM
Admin rights in wine Helskov Linux - Software 0 05-31-2006 03:54 PM
Cedege and Admin Rights soulxcavtor Linux - Software 2 05-19-2006 12:00 AM
Cedega and Admin Rights soulxcavtor Linux - Newbie 1 05-18-2006 06:09 PM
Local Admin Rights on XP mankey Linux - Networking 4 08-25-2003 10:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration