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are you running arts? i mean the sound server that, i think, comes with kde?
does the directory /dev/dsp exists? can be a permission problem?
i suggest kill arts daemon and install the sound with your hand.
glad to help mate!!!
sad that i have no skills with these "rpm based distros" ...
but i try..
so, first you can try
somewhere you will see the arts daemon..
then find the pid, process number, and kill it. using
kill -9 $PID
$PID is the process number that you got.
after that you could run lsmod or alsaconf to see how the system is configured.
i mean, i have zero idea if it is a module or if it is built in the kernel.
change alsamixer settings after. with
this last one, as root. important to check if nothing is "mute".
you can run now a multimedia application. without a sound server. see what happens.
keep in touch.
the permission thing, works in the following:
if the directory /dev/dsp exists you can give the following
chmod 777 /dev/dsp
and try your kde setup again.
if it doesn't . forget it!
man, i don't use kde. and i don't know mandrake.
hope some of the guys around can help also.
keep in contact.
Could you tell me if there is a way of copying all the text from the console output into a text file so that you can read it. Would save me a typing everything again.
I was going to send you the output's of 'lsmod' - 'lspci' - etc but could not find a way of doing it this evening. My brain has stopped. Hi.
Now the results of 'dmesg | grep -i alsa'
After typing in the above command -
sadly it does not show anything, so I therefore have to conclude that the sound card has not been found or there is no alsa. Perhaps you could confirm that is correct. It would be better if I could copy the outputs of lsmod/lspci to you. I did read somewhere that there is a way to do that. As I have only had linux 3 weeks now, have not got to that bit yet.
have done a 'dmesg' and found several lines at the output likeso -
CS4231 soundcard not found or device busy
This is the driver which is required as per the info of the 510 agp webpages that I am trying to copy. Looks as if the driver is not there, any suggestions would be welcome. In the meantime will look at the other distro's as I am getting nowhere fast.
Thanks to Visaris am able to copy the lsmod / lspci outputs here. Still not able to copy the dmesg in one file, after highlighting with the left key on the mouse,my system only will let me copy screen by screen to the clipboard. Any suggestions on that would be helpful. Here is the outputs -
Output from lsmod
sorry for the delay. a bit busy...
so, i am also a newbie and i have "zero" idea about Mandrake things. so i need to put everything together:
1. there is no artsd running anymore
2. lspci shows that exist a sound card
3. lsmod shows the basic modules for sound
4. but dmesg shows nothing about alsa. hum.... here i am lost.
with these conditions what happen if you try to use your sound. i mean xmms with output plugin alsa or oss ??
also,when you run "alsaconf" your card is detected? did you check the volume settings - alsamixer??
sorry man. new things for me also.