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Old 10-19-2001, 09:28 AM   #1
j-charles
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installing a sound card


Hi
I just don't know how to install my sound card ((known as Soundblaster 16 , awe-32 or compatible under windows)).
For exemple, when running astd (I kon't know what it is), I was told : devie /dev/dsp can't be opened. Anyway, I can't hear a sound out my computer (cd player).
 
Old 10-19-2001, 10:26 AM   #2
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You need to do chmod 666 /dev/dsp*, /dev/mixer* and /dev/sequencer* as root. This error message means that the device files for your sound card in the /dev directory have the wrong permissions, its a common thing in a fresh linux install with a lot of distro's.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 08:26 PM   #3
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ok... i put those commands in letter for letter... the prob for me is, i don't get any error messages... the media plays fine, but no audio... i know logically it'd be the speakers.... but i tried a diff set... .i tried plugging headphones into the speakers, i even tried putting the headphones in the back of the comp.... what now?
 
Old 10-19-2001, 09:48 PM   #4
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Start up the sound mixer and check the volume.
 
Old 10-20-2001, 12:46 PM   #5
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all that's been done... i checked the volume on the mixer... all green lights, sliders up, even the sliders in the media player a good.
 
Old 10-20-2001, 01:00 PM   #6
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Can you get sound as root?
 
  


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