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Old 10-07-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
BobBuchanan
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Lost sound under Fedora Core 2


Hello,

While installing FC2 from CDs the sound test and configuration worked fine (I heard the sound). However, when the installation was completed the sound stopped working. I have "opened volume control" and made sure that all the sliders are turned up and nothing is muted. I don't have system sounds, beeps, or sound played from CDs or WAV files.

I did install the NVIDIA graphics drivers after the FC2 install. I thought I saw in another thread that the NVIDIA driver was causing sound problems. Is this true? Have anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have a solution to my sound woes or a suggestion as to where to look for the problem?

Thanks,
Bob Buchanan
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:58 PM   #2
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i have fc2 and i installed the nvidia video drivers and i have not lost my sound at all... use the system-config-soundcard utility. by default fedora does not have it with the install ... to get it just:

Code:
apt-get install system-config-soundcard
then run the command 'system-config-soundcard'
 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. When I ran "system-config-soundcard" it detected my sound card

Vendor: Creative Labs
Model: SB Audigy
Module: snd-emu10k1

but when I press the button to play the test sound, I don't hear anything. Below is a transcript of what was output to the console.

> system-config-soundcard
amixer: Unknown playback setup 'on'..

amixer: Unknown playback setup 'on'..

-9
>

Do these messages suggest to anyone where I may look for my sound problem(s)?

Thanks,
Bob Buchanan
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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I'm having the exact same problem. Running another thread elsewhere. If I get an answer first, I'll post here.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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do you have a mixer installed? try installing alsamixer

apt-get install alsamixer

i hope that works.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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Yes, I do have alsamixer installed and I have played around with the settings. So far I can't get my computer to make a peep.

Bob Buchanan
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:31 AM   #7
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hmmm im sorry i dont know what else you try
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:23 PM   #8
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I had similar problems -- you might try manually loading the sound driver with modprobe:

/sbin/modprobe snd-intel8x0

Then play with the various inputs on the volume control (I used the Gnome one from the RedHat menu) while running the sound from system-config-soundcard.

HTH...
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:53 PM   #9
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Then play with the various inputs on the volume control
For some reason some Linux distros have the sound volume off in the volume control settings I would check that before going on to do other things
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:23 PM   #10
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Right -- I should have been more specific in that I had no mixer device and no audio device either.
 
  


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