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I am brand new to Linux, I have fd2. I know basically nothing. But I have a stubborn streak a mile long. I will learn this one step at a time. spent two weekends trying to install this the way I need it and fix sound problem, but my sound card would not be seen. I bought a new sound card and it is recognized, but no sound. Many google searches and many posts I have reade tell me I should unmute logging in as root and using alsamixer.
I've done that, but I cannot figure how to turn off to on. Please someone give me detailed instructions on how to use the mixer to unmute?
Thank you so much. If I can get past this I can begin to work on the other stuff
the instructions are very simple and plain - one of the simplest man pages around - but you have to read carefully.
This will be an excellent introduction to reading the technical documentation for you so I hope nobody gives you the spoiler.
Please, I am begging. I went thru the no help route for two weeks, all of both weekends were all about figuring out a new operation system, trying to install, reinstalling, making mistakes and fixing them . all my evenings spent on this thing. My kids hate me and think I have left them for a fight I can't seem to win.
Why is it that I can't get straightforward help with this one problem? I followed advice from site to site with the no card detected. I paid, yet again bought a new card and it was detected.I found alsa mixer. I tried to use it. I just want to know how to turn mute off. Make sound............Why is it that those that know linux don''t help those that don't?
Please I'm ok with being given a spoiler, please please please help me. I am begging
Simon, I appreciate your advice, and I don't think you are mean at all. I apologize for the way I reacted to your excellent and helpful post. I was tired and sooooooooooo close to having sound after so much work that I was overly frustrated and biachified.