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Old 01-14-2004, 01:44 AM   #1
eddieman
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No Sound In Mandrake 9.2


When I installed Mandrake it reconized my sound card and installed a driver for it (it's a Sound Blaster LIVE! btw). However, when I'm using GAIM I can't hear any sounds that it should be playing. Also, When I use the Totem Media Player to play an MP3, it crashes, saying it was a fatal error. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Totem but the crash still occurs. I think it may be because I have no sound.

Anyone have any solutions, or recommend another MP3 Player (preferably with a link to the download )

Thanks!

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Old 01-14-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
megaspaz
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make sure the sound server is started when kde starts (basically when you login). that should be in the kde control center. have you tried xmms for your media playing? it should be included in the distro. but i don't know for sure since i'm not a mandy user.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:17 AM   #3
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Hi,

I'm just starting with Linux .. I had installed Mandrake 9.2 on a Dell PC with a SB Live card. I had the same problem ... no CD music !! After trawling on the web I found a message stating that there incompatibility problems and EMU driver file was not 100% compatible. Just recently I moved over to try Red Hat Fedora and the sound card worked fine for MP3's .... but still no CD Sound ... but it was still using the same EMU file !!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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How do I check if the sound server is started?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:04 PM   #5
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in kde, click the kde control center icon in your taskbar. expand the sound & multimedia category and click the sound server branch. there's a check box that says start aRts sound server on kde startup. make sure it's checked. assuming you're using kde since you're using mandrake.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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sound server crashes for me everytime i load so be careful its not really neaded. your sound card is old enough try doing what i said.. unmute the option in your kmix window,, infact just unmute them all until you find the right one.
 
  


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