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Old 10-15-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
Toad Frog
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simplymepis6.5 installed no dial tone, no CD sound, no DVD.


I am new to Linux probably don't know enough about computers to give you all the information you need to help me solve my problems. But I have had so many serious problems with viruses, and what appears to be a resident hacker,despite expensive security programs. I am so tired of Windows and
I want to find a way to make Linux work.
This is what I know, I have a 2006 compaq Presario Notebook V5305WM, I just installed Simplymepis 6.5. I followed the configure for my kppp dial up connection, put my username, password and number in and when I try to connect, I get no sound and a ATZ OK, ATM1L1 OK, ATDT538-4848 NO DIALTONE message. I have also found a modem window in the configure section, but don't know what I should do with it. I don't know what kind of modem I have.
I also found when I try to play a CD, the ksCD seems to play it..but there is no sound..even when volume is adjusted.
When I put a DVD in the KMPlayer spins it for a few seconds and nothing happens.
I appreciate any help you can offer.
Try to be patient with me and keep it very simple if you can.
If you think you can't talk me through it I will understand.
I can try to find someone at a computer shop who knows Linux, if I must.
Hope someone will give it a try.
thanks.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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First of all you may have a Winmodem. These are notoriously difficult in Linux. There are a couple of links that may help you here:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Winmodems-and-...O-1.html#ss1.3

www.linmodems.org/

Although you have adjusted the volume in ksCD, you still need to open your volume control (in the start menu under multimedia) and make sure the outputs are not muted.

The DVD thing I will have to think about.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hi Toad Frog, Welcome to lq.

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I also found when I try to play a CD, the ksCD seems to play it..but there is no sound..even when volume is adjusted.
1. Two things come to mind, is your user in the audio and cdrom groups?

2. Check that you have an audio cable attached to the cdrom from the sound card. If not see this.

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When I put a DVD in the KMPlayer spins it for a few seconds and nothing happens.
I believe you'll need to configure kmplayer to use the xine engine for dvds.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
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Mikieboy
Really appreciate the quick response.

I checked the 2 links you provided, looks very detailed and probably exactly what I need to determine my modem type and install a new driver.
But, as I said before, I am out of my league here. I found so much language here with phrases and terms given with an assumption of a knowledge and experience I simply don't have. I was absolutely lost
after the first three of sentences.

I did as you suggested with the KsCD player, I adjusted the volume on the Kmixer and took the mutes off the outputs. But still no sound. Oh...this is probably important, didn't say before....I see the message in the black window of KsCD player "Error getting freedb entry", when trying to play the CD.
Does that suggest a solution?


Peacedog,
Appreciate your contribution.
Does the error message above...suggest a new solution to you?


About the DVD not working..I configured xine as the engine for playing DVDs in KMPlayer as suggested, but no change.


Guys, really appreciate all offered..and so quick..quite a welcome to this site.
I'm just sorry that my knowledge and experience limits me to the most basic suggestions and solutions.

Any new suggestions on the KsCD player or playing DVDs onKMP will be much appreciated.

I think the Modem problem is so far out of my league I will just try to find someone in a local computer shop with some experince with Linux to help me out there.

Thanks again guys, you made me feel welcome.
Look forward to hearing from you again.
 
Old 10-16-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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"Error getting freedb entry"
That just means that your not connected to the internet, so KsCD cannot pull up the database for the cd. Did you check your groups? Did you check for a cable as suggested, if not, did you try the direct digital playback?

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About the DVD not working..I configured xine as the engine for playing DVDs in KMPlayer as suggested, but no change.
Check to see if this package is installed libdvdcss2.

You can check your groups like this, open a terminal and issue the following command please.
Code:
~$groups

Last edited by Peacedog; 10-16-2007 at 08:32 PM.
 
  


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