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Old 04-07-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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No sound on Debian sarge

I"m using Debian sarge with the 2.6.8-2-686 kernel. I can't seem to get the sound working. I've installed alsa via apt-get and alsaconf seems to be recognizing my onboard sound(via). I go through the alsaconf without any problems and have raised the volume on alsamixer but I still can't play any sounds.

any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-08-2005, 12:32 AM   #2
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Your speakers are plugged into the right jack, are they not? Seems simple, but my speakers would work in more than just Line Out in Windows as opposed to Linux. Took a few alsaconfs to figure that one out.
Old 04-08-2005, 03:15 AM   #3
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I had problems with Debian Sarge in that respect too, but I was using an Audigy. In the end I had to resort to an entirely different mixer program - for whatever reason, alsamixer just wasn't doing what it was supposed to. I think kmix ended up working (can't check right now, sorry).
Old 04-08-2005, 10:22 AM   #4
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Just a shot in the dark here. I don't know much about debian and its default permissions but does the sound work if you set it up and play something in the root account? Could be that you just need to belong to the right group. Be sure its the sound configuration by playing sounds on a series of different applications, if none work then its certainly not the applications fault.
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jkh might have the right answer. if not, are you trying to play a file off your hard drive or from a cd audio disc?
Old 04-08-2005, 04:25 PM   #6
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Ok, it looks like I've got it working. I started messing around with alsamixer again and it started working. I went through all the selections to make sure none were on mute. I guess I missed one the first time around. thanks for all the help guys.



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