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Old 07-22-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
InsightGoalie
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Need help getting my sound to work


So, I'm pretty sure in the past I was able to get the sound working on my PC build. I can't seem to figure out how to do it now. My PC hardware is like this:
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
ATI HD4850
3GB DDR2 800MHz

I don't think my hard drives are relevant information... I'm trying to use my motherboards on board 5.1 sound with my speakers. I know everything works because it works just fine in Windows. Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
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Which distro are you using? Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva,... which one?

Execute the below commands and let us know the output of each.
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep -i audio
and
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep -i snd
 
Old 07-22-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by saivin View Post
Which distro are you using? Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva,... which one?

Execute the below commands and let us know the output of each.
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep -i audio
and
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep -i snd
Geez, I can't believe I forgot to put which distro I was using... It's Ubuntu.
Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i audio
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i snd
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
Could the lack of a directory be due to the fact I'm running it off of live cd currently? I'm using it to back up all my stuff to a network drive before I start formatting things.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by InsightGoalie View Post
Geez, I can't believe I forgot to put which distro I was using... It's Ubuntu.
Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i audio
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i snd
bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
Could the lack of a directory be due to the fact I'm running it off of live cd currently? I'm using it to back up all my stuff to a network drive before I start formatting things.
Just a slight mistake by saivin. lspci is not in /sbin but in /usr/bin in most distros at least. As /usr/bin is always in your path, just type lspci + arguments at the command line. You don't have to be root to run it.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
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Just a slight mistake by saivin. lspci is not in /sbin but in /usr/bin in most distros at least. As /usr/bin is always in your path, just type lspci + arguments at the command line. You don't have to be root to run it.
cheers,
jdk
I'm lost... Being a total newb I don't know what you said. Can you explicitly write the code and perhaps give a little explanation of it?
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #6
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@jdkaye,
I was on CentOS when I typed those commands

@Insight,
try
Code:
lspci | grep -i audio
and
Code:
lsmod | grep -i snd
 
Old 07-23-2009, 02:56 AM   #7
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@jdkaye,
I was on CentOS when I typed those commands
Thanks Saivin. Wow, CentOS is different. Why would you need to be root (or use sudo) to run lspci? Anyway this is off topic. Sorry about that.
jdk
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:19 AM   #8
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Hi,

What happened when you ran 'alsaconf'?

Quote:
excerpt from 'man alsaconf';

alsaconf - configuration tool for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

SYNOPSIS
alsaconf [options]

DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the alsaconf command.

Alsaconf is a simple shell script which tries to detect the sound cards
on your system and writes a suitable configuration file for ALSA. It
will try to guess what GNU/Linux distribution you're running, and will
act accordingly to the standards of that distribution, if specific sup-
port is available.

Alsaconf will write a module-init-tools (or modutils) snippet which can
be then used by module-init-tools (or modutils) to load the correct
parameters for your sound card.
 
  


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