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Old 04-12-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
captain_bogus
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On-board sound not working


Hi,

I'm running Mandrake 9.1. I got it set up on a dual boot with XP. My motherboard has on-board sound. It works in MS Windows. In my newbish perception, by "not working" I mean that I'm double-clicking on mp3's in my windows folders and a program called "Kaboodle" pops up and counts off seconds as if it were playing my mp3.

Please, I'm a complete newb. If you tell me to do something, dumb it down to kindergarten level. I just figured out what a console was today.

I'm looking in the control panel at all my hardware and it shows my sound card and describes it as a VT8233[AC97 Audio Controller].

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Old 04-12-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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try to run this

sndconfig
 
Old 04-12-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hey David,
I appreciate the help, but what do you mean? I tried entering "sndconfig" in the console and it didn't recognize the command. I entered it in the "Run Command" off the "Start" button, and it didn't recognize it there either.

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Old 04-12-2003, 11:31 PM   #4
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It must not be installed if you tried it as root

if you tried with a normal user it might not have been in the path, you also need root priviledges to run it because it creates the needed /dev files for sound to work

If it's not installed you can get it from here...
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mandrake&arch=


or maybe from your cds

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 04-12-2003 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 03:50 PM   #5
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David, you were right, sndconfig was not installed. But I jumped the gun. As it turn's out, there is a little program called aumix, that had my soundcard muted. I turned the volume up on it and I had sound. Boy do I feel dumb. Jimi Hedrix, "All Along the Watchtower" was my first song in Linux.

Occam's Razor paraphrased by my favorite Calculus Professor, "The simplest solition is usually correct." I should have listened.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 04-13-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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