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Old 03-09-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question no sound with RH8.0 and Creative SB16 PNP:Audio


I have recently installed RH8.0 on my machine, which also has win2000 installed. My sound works fine in Windows, however, when I start Linux, I have no sound. I have no Sound Events, and no Audio from my CD. I went to sound and video-> volume control and got the following message:

"I was not able to open your audio device. Please check that you have permission to open /dev/mixer and make sure you have sound support compiled into your kernel."

If this wasn't part of the installation, then I haven't done it. Under Hardware Browser it shows:Creative sb16 PNP:Audio, but under Device it says N/A, but when clicking System Tools->Soundcard Detection, it says "No soundcards were detected." Can anyone help me configure my sound card? As I am a newbie, can you please explain in depth? Thank you.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 04:55 PM   #2
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start by going to a command prompt and typing sndconfig follow the prompts from there

if that doesnt work do what it sais go to a command prompt as root and type chmod /dev/dsp 666

if that still doesnt work then you will likely need to recompile your kernel to get eh module that you need installed but well get to that once youve tried those two things
 
Old 03-09-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help Wata. I tried the sndconfig command but it gave me the following:
[root@localhost /]# sndconfig
bash: sndconfig: command not found

so then I tried your second comamnd:
[root@localhost /]# chmod /dev/dsp 666
chmod: invalid mode string: `/dev/dsp'
[root@localhost /]# chmod 666 /dev/dsp
[root@localhost /]# sndconfig
bash: sndconfig: command not found

But still no sound, is there anything else I can try?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 05:30 PM   #4
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here is lsmod, if it helps, doesn't help me any, lol:
Module Size Used by Tainted: GF
ipsec 150368 1
ppp_async 9056 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 23708 3 (autoclean) [ppp_async]
slhc 6580 0 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
ide-cd 31432 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 30976 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
soundcore 6180 0 (autoclean)
autofs 12228 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ipt_REJECT 3448 4 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2316 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 14456 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
usb-storage 57072 0
scsi_mod 102184 1 [usb-storage]
mousedev 5236 1
keybdev 2688 0 (unused)
hid 20836 0 (unused)
input 5664 0 [mousedev keybdev hid]
usb-uhci 24524 0 (unused)
usbcore 71680 1 [usb-storage hid usb-uhci]
ext3 64224 5
jbd 48180 5 [ext3]
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:38 PM   #5
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Try this as root:

1) chmod 666 /dev/dsp
2) chmod 666 /dev/audio
3) chmod 666 /dev/mixer
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #6
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I've tried changing permissions, that does not work. My card has not been configured properly. I have downloaded the emu10k1 and emu-tools.rpm files but I don't know what to do with them. Can anyone tell me where I can find some up to date instuctions on loading these drivers with Linus 8.0. I have no soundcard file in my /etc/syscofig directory either I guess my not having the sysconfig command halted this setup. Well the search continues.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 12:26 PM   #7
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you dont need to download the emu10k1 it is already included in with the kernel, whether it has been compiled or not is the question, type /sbin/modprobe emu10k1 if it returns no errors then follow the directions here http://www.undeadlinux.net/sound_Evi..._DR-0.2.4.html
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:56 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by alcy
Try this as root:

1) chmod 666 /dev/dsp
2) chmod 666 /dev/audio
3) chmod 666 /dev/mixer
Sorry as this is kind of late, but that is a terrible idea. Just add the users you want to have access to audio to the audio group in the /etc/groups file. The above is a security risk. It may be the easiest way, but not definately the wisest.
 
  


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