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sorry if there's already a post about this, but I didn't find it; here's the question:
Installed Mandrake 9.0; during installation process, I was asked if I had an ISA soundcard; answer:"Yes", computer tells me: "make sure you run sndconfig after you finish install process... good, so that's what I've done:
everything's ok, he found my SB AWE64 ISA sound card, played the sound, I heard it... ok!
But; back in the KDE, there, no sound, tried to reboot, nothing.
Does anybody has a step-by-step answer so I can configure this?
I found several pages with information, but none enough "easy for me".
I had the EXACT same problem when I tried Mandrake! All it ended up being was that I had not used a mixer to turn up the volume (and the speakers were at about 1/8th which was nearly off ;-z ). Hopefully, that's it. Then again, that's one newbie to another...
thanks, but I already checked the volume to be sure I would hear something if I played some...
The problem seems to be elsewhere.
I didn't mentionned it before, when I try to play a sound with XMMS f.ex, the computer crashes, and I can't look in the console to find out what's going wrong.
So if there is a manipulation to have a log file, I'd like to learn it, so I could give some more accurate information about 'crashes'...
I found your posting while looking for something else, but thought that the following information may be helpful to you. I am successfully using a Soundblaster AWE Gold under Mandrake 9.1, and it works very well with most audio applications under both KDE and Gnome, including Kmid (using the sound card 8 MB GM sample to play MIDI files), XMMS (good general audio player), Noteedit (great KDE2/Qt2 based note editor) and others. Unfortunately, I still have some problems with some newer beta applications (e.g. Rosegarden4), which is why I was looking here for tips.
I posted a lot of this as a reply to another user, but thought I would post it here too, as it may also be of help? You may not have the right packages loaded or a configuration problem, so (hopefully!), the following procedure may help you understand better what is going on:
1. First of all, open any terminal and su (substitute user) to root (or - , for quickness)...
bash-2.05b$ su -
2. Make a temporary directory under the /root one (where you will be), and change into it, e.g.....
[root@richlnx root]# mkdir mytmp
[root@richlnx root]# cd mytmp
3. Enter the following commands, one after another after you get the command prompt back. This will save the results in text files ...
uname -a > uname.txt
modprobe -l | grep isa/sb > modprobesb.txt
rpm -q -a | grep multimedia > multimedia.txt
rpm -q -a | grep linuxconf > rpmlinuxconfig.txt
rpm -q -a | grep alsa > alsa.txt
4. Here are the text file contents when I run these commands ...
Linux richlnx.christchurch 2.4.21-0.13mdk #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
(I am actually running Mandrake 9.1 on this machine - ignore the date!)