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Old 07-14-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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No Sound Using Linux Mint or WinXP dual boot system


I'm a newbie.

I just finished installing 2 extra hard drives on my system, then after that the sound stopped in WinXP. In Linux Mint 13 it works a little bit on the left channel but it's very weak. I may have jarred a hardware connection loose or maybe I uninstalled something I shouldn't have. I checked all the sound settings and plugs. I think they're okay. I would like to figure out if it's a hardware or software problem. And what to do about it.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Like you said if it's not working on both systems then it's either a hardware problem or losse connection.
I woud say that when you changed the hdd's that you pulled the connector out partially.
 
Old 07-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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You don't, by any chance, use the front audio port on your PC do you? If that's the case you probably caught the wire that connects it to the motherboard -- it's a small plug and can be pulled almost out without it being very obvious.
 
Old 07-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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checked front audio plug on motherboard. It's ok. I'm thinking I should buy a soundcard and try that. I also reinstalled some drivers on the windows xp side. didn't work.
 
Old 07-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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one other thing I noticed was that the jacks "light up" on the realtek audio interface when the plugs are into them. however no sound. also, with linux I only get sound from the left channel. (speaker).
 
Old 07-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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checked front audio plug on motherboard. It's ok. I'm thinking I should buy a soundcard and try that. I also reinstalled some drivers on the windows xp side. didn't work.
I looked on:

www.newegg.com and the sound cards start at about $24.00

And Tiger Direct
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...e=Sounds-Cards
 
Old 07-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #7
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I've isolated the problem. In Winxp the front jacks (headphone) work but the rear speaker jacks don't work. If I plug a cable into the rear jack it "lights up" but there is no sound. In Linux Mint, all speaker jacks work fine (front and rear).
I've tried changing the front/rear/mute settings in Realtek Audio but to no avail. I've installed realtek audio drivers also but that didn't help either. I suspect there's some issue with the audio drivers but I don't know how to deal with it.
Thanks.
 
  


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