This topic was recently covered here:
I was excited as I was reading it because they seemed to be having the same problem, but when I got to where they said to run 'alsa-info' that's where the similarities end
This is what it said when I ran alsa-info:
[root@MARK ~]# alsa-info
ALSA Information Script v 0.4.52
This script will collect information about your ALSA installation and sound related hardware, to help diagnose your problem.
By default, the collected information will be AUTOMATICALLY uploaded to a www.alsa-project.org
If you do not wish for this to occur, run the script with the --no-upload argument
Do you want to run this script? [y/n] : y
grep: /tmp/alsa-info.sh: No such file or directory
Newer version detected:
To view the ChangeLog, please visit http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh.changelog
cp: cannot stat `/tmp/alsa-info.sh': No such file or directory
ALSA-Info script has been updated. Please re-run it.
I've rerun it several times and got the same results. I haven't had any audio since I installed it. I've went through all the audio settings (that I know of) and nothing is muted and all the volume levels are up. I have a 2.1 Creative speaker system that is not muted and turned all the way up. I've used the volume control in the taskbar as well as the PulseAudio Volume Control. In the audio properties, the volume bars are moving up and down with what should be the sound, but there's nothing coming out of my speakers. I have a SoundBlaster Audigy2.
I went to Creative's Open Source driver page (http://opensource.creative.com/soundcard.html
) but like it says, those drivers are usually included with the newer Linux distros. It doesn't appear to be a driver issue.
Please keep in mind that I am a complete Linux newb. Thank you so much for any suggestions.