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Old 05-25-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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no sound


no sound from my linux system
 
Old 05-25-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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Some information would be useful.

What distro/version do you have installed, what desktop environment are you running, what is the make/model of the computer, and what is the sound card? (You can answer the last question by running the command lspci in a terminal; depending on the distro, you many need to be root to do so.)
 
Old 05-25-2015, 10:41 PM   #3
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Per frankbell's instructions above, the following command might make the information from lspci more concise...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i audio
Just as some helpful advice, please never post without sharing the necessary information about your system first. It helps us help you a lot quicker.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 05-25-2015 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 11:43 PM   #4
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no sound from my linux system
Write out complete sentences please.

When I was running Ubuntu I found out that the sound was muted by default.
Same thing happen to me after a fresh install of Debian.

-:Try raising all of the columns (master and pcm etc.)all the way up in the Alsamixer.
Exit after making changes.
[mm] means that the column is muted and [oo] means that the column is not muted.-:-

To do so; open the konsole/terminal and type:
Code:
alsamixer
- aplay -l will tell you what sound card you have.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/42698...ching-to-i3-wm
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure
 
Old 05-25-2015, 11:48 PM   #5
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:33 AM   #6
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The first step is to run the volume control from the menu and make sure the sound isn't set to 0: it sounds silly, but it does happen.

The next is to consider whether you may have more than one device. Every motherboard has a sound chip, some video cards have one, some of us use USB speakers or headphones. The command "aplay -l" will list devices. If you see more than one (card 0, card 1, etc), then you need to make sure Linux is using the right one. Try running pavucontrol in a terminal: if you haven't got it, then install it with "sudo apt-get install pavucontrol. That will let you set the devices and basic volume for both input and output.

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