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Old 11-21-2001, 12:16 AM   #1
chrisp
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Question Sound


Hello

Second day now with Linux still everything going strong except one thing Sound?

I didn't notice before (propably too excited that the installation went so smooth), but I dont know do I have sound ?
How can I check that out?

Might sound stupid but I dont know wich programms do have sound, so that I can check that out??

Anyone can help?
 
Old 11-21-2001, 01:51 AM   #2
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If you have any mp3's you can try those with xmms or play a cd with the cdplayer. If you find no sound coming out, go to console mode and run sndconfig to set up your card.
 
Old 11-21-2001, 06:51 AM   #3
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Unhappy still no sound

Hi.

tried cd player no sound

tried mp3 file no sound

went to console entered sndconfig doesn't work says command not found enter run sndconfig same reply .

Help
 
Old 11-21-2001, 09:27 AM   #4
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Sound

Ok I managed now to get into console (works only in root console) but I cant manage to get a sample sound????

what now
 
Old 11-21-2001, 03:33 PM   #5
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Two weeks ago I was where you are now: two days past, Linux works, no sound.
I could solve the sound problem by using the documentation found in Linux:
//localhost/howto/en/html/sound-howto.html
You will need to know exactly what sound card (chip) you have, in order that you can do the corresponding setting in the system files mentioned in the above HOWTO.
If you do everything according to the HOWTO and something still does not work, then disable the Plug-and-Play Op. System option in your bios (I could have saved myself two days if I did that when I read it the first time in the HOWTO). Linux have its own module that can do that task.

Last edited by J_Szucs; 11-21-2001 at 03:35 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2001, 12:10 AM   #6
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sound

I went to shell and typed the howto sequence it said no such file???

I looked also in my bios I cant find a disable PnP only automatic or manual it is on manual at the moment..

Please I am desperate....
 
Old 11-22-2001, 03:42 AM   #7
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It is a common Linux HOWTO, so it should came with your Linux distro.

You can also find it on the Internet:
www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Sound-HOWTO.html

The presentation of the Plug & Play option may vary between the different BIOS versions. For me it read 'Plug&Play OS present' when it was set to YES, I could not play wav, mp3, etc. files. Only midi and mixer worked.
 
Old 11-22-2001, 06:07 AM   #8
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You can try to remove the card restart the pc (with redhat i mean)

Then kudzu did not find your card you'll be prompt to keep or remove configuration
select remove configuration

then shutdown the pc

insert the card

Kudzu will find the card and ask if you want to install it
select yes (DUH)

and if all goes well it should work

Also try (as root) sndconfig

succes
 
Old 11-22-2001, 06:32 AM   #9
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If it's an ISA card with PNP, it might not have been recognised by Linux anyway. Also, some older motherboards had ISA sound-cards built-in. I had the same problem (on my old computer), but didn't manage to fix it until I recompiled my kernel.

I was not happy with some of the advice given to me (i.e. buy a PCI sound-card, they almost always work straight away), but in retrospect (I now have a PCI sound card in my new computer) it is actually quite good advice.
 
Old 11-22-2001, 06:41 AM   #10
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sound

It does recognize it it says ISA PNP chip unknown??
 
Old 11-22-2001, 07:07 AM   #11
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Re: sound

Quote:
Originally posted by chrisp
It does recognize it it says ISA PNP chip unknown??
That might suggest that drivers are unavailable for the card, but it is difficult to tell without knowing what card you are using.

As has already been mentioned, buying a PCI card (such as the SoundBlaster Live Player) should sort out your problem and give you higher quality sound in to the bargin.
 
Old 11-22-2001, 07:54 AM   #12
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sound

it detects a advance logic als 100/110

i have a advance logic 120
 
  


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