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Old 08-10-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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no sound --headphone


Hi,

I am using XMMS to play MP3 on a linux machine but am not able to hear anything through the headphones.
Do I need to change any setting on my machine to make it work?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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Possibly.
Alsamixer contains a channel for headphones, which I believe is set to zero volume by default.
Run alsamixer and check that setting.
Pump it up to a healthy 80% or so and you should be good to go.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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But how do I run alsamixer ?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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Open a terminal.
Type "alsamixer"

Simple, non?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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I did that already and it says "Command not found."
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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Okay, in that case it's time to ask the big questions:

What's your distribution?
Are you using OSS or ALSA?
Does your sound work without headphones?
Did you install sound drivers yourself, or did the distribution set everything up automatically?

Alternatively you can check to see if there is any other mixers on your system.
kmix and amixer come to mind, but there are others out there.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #7
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I am sorry but I do not answers to all of your questions.
This is the Linux machine I have got in my office and do not have a clue about the stuff installed on it. On the top of it I am not used to Linux.
To answer your questions:

> Computer beeks when ever I get new emails ..so I guess that some kind of sound system works on this machine
>I did not install the sound driver.
>I checked and found "kmix" ... its all green (guessing unmuted).

Do not know what to do next!!
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:39 PM   #8
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Okay, if it's at work then check with your IT department.
It's possible they specifically didn't install sound drivers or something like that.
 
  


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