Hi all. I am a newbie in Linux. I've been using Windows for all my life and played some with Linux servers (shared and dedicated) to get a couple of web sites going. I'm not scared of command line, just don't know much
So let's get to my question.
I just installed a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop on my "second" computer (an old one). It's function is to check email, write letters in some sort of office application, play music off the shared folder on the "main" computer. It also has a printer hooked up to it, that's shared with my main computer (WinXP). I am having a problem with the sound. After I installed the OS, I could not play any sound at all. I tried mplayer and XMMS with no success. Searching through the web, I found that I can run alsaconf
to configure sound on my PC. I did that and, sure thing, I was able to play mp3's with XMMS. So I happily logged in my journal that if sound breakes, run the alsaconf
(yes, I'm running a journal for this to avoid researching the same thing twice). The next day (today), I discovered that sound doesn't work again. Nobody seemed to do anything with the PC, so let's think of it as broken on its own. Running alsaconf
didn't fix it. Now I'm stuck. I checked Kmixer
to make sure it is not muted and volume is up. It's probably something simple, I just don't know my way around. Please help me to fix it. Not sure what info you would need to troubleshoot:
#lspci | grep audio
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
# uname -a
Linux localhost 22.214.171.124.tex5 #1 SMP Thu May 10 11:36:58 WST 2007 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GNU/Linux
Last lines from alsaconf:
ALSA driver isn't running.
Starting ALSA version 1.0.13: ens1371 ens1371. [ OK ]
Setting default volumes...
Now ALSA is ready to use.
For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.
Have a lot of fun!
When ALSA restarts, there's a distinctive connection sound from the speakers, so they are definitely hooked up right.
Thank you in advance for your help.