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Old 09-06-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
mhl
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No sound?


I'm not convinced that the sound is working under my MDK 9.1 installation. How do I check this out? I'm accustomed to various default 'event' sounds under Windo$e, eg. startup, shutdown, etc, but this doesn't happen with Linux. Maybe there's no sound scheme, maybe my onboard sound isn't working (although it's detected and correctly listed).

Can someone suggest how to test. Which app is the default one for playing sounds? - there are a whole lot of sound apps installed by MDK. Also, are sound files the same format for Linux as for Windo$e (.wav)?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hi mhl,

I'm not sure about MDK, but in RH9, you have to enable the sound server in X for the sound events (ie event sounds in windows) to work.

I'm not familiar at all with MDK, but try to search for anything about sound server or such in the documentation.

As for the sound, I cannot help you out much apart from saying that I use xmms in RH9. I've heard some people mention in this forum that mediaplayer is also good.

Cheers,
Alf829
 
Old 09-06-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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Problem solved !

Simple really. It turns out that the default MDK 9.1 install sets AUMIX to Mute All. Once I'd changed that, hey presto, I now have surround sound - well, two speakers actually.
 
  


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