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using an Audigy 2 ZS, and it was working just fine. booted into slack today, and I have no sound now. Kmix was showing that was using the VIA onboard AC97 sound instead for some reason, so I set it back to the Audigy, but still no go. logged out and reran alsaconf, and it said it did its thing, but I still have no sound. I know the sound card, speakers, and cable work since I was just playing audio in windows.
the only change I've made between sound working vs. not working is adding myself to the wheel group and unpounding the wheel line in visudo so I can use sudo. not getting sound under root either though, so I can't see that being the cause.
here is my lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8385 [K8T800 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DL10050 Sundance Ethernet (rev 12)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c940 10/100/1000Base-T [Marvell] (rev 12)
00:0d.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
00:0e.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
00:0e.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport 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 Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800 Pro] (Secondary)
okay, so I had sound all last night and today. was making some changes to fstab, using the gimp, installing ktorrent, etc. realized I needed to reboot for my timeout in lilo to get written, so did that... and now my sound is gone again. when I go into KMix, it has the VIA AC97 onboard sound selected instead of the Audigy, but I still don't get sound when I tell it to use the Audigy instead.
what information can I look at to determine what is stopping my sound from working?