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Old 07-15-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Sound doesnt work.....


Ive tried alsaconfig, alsaconf in console and they do nothing. I thought I had used alsaconfig to get sound working. Where should I begin to get sound working? I tried to setup in KDE and I get a messages saying something about "cannot initialize sound server using null device" and I get that when kde starts also.

bash-3.1$ lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
input 3072 0 (autoclean)
uhci 23804 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17612 0 (unused)
usbcore 56812 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
snd-intel8x0 19188 0
snd-ac97-codec 68160 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 52804 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer 13168 0 [snd-pcm]
snd 34304 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore 3300 0 [snd]
snd-page-alloc 5076 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
8139too 13672 1
mii 2304 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45284 0 (unused)
 
Old 07-16-2006, 02:24 AM   #2
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Do you have read permission on your audio devices?
Usually /dev/dsp and/or the devices in /dev/snd.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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hi there....
even i had faced such prob. when i compiled kernel.
well i got it right by reinstalling alsa pkgs...
u can either download alsa pkgs or install it from ur linux installation cd's
try that....
good luck..

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Old 07-16-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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Do you have read permission on your audio devices?
Usually /dev/dsp and/or the devices in /dev/snd.
I dont know, how do i check for that?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 05:56 PM   #5
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I installed alsa-utils and used alsamixer and alsactrl store but I still have no sound. I have unmuted everything I know of and it still acts like something is playing but its muted. What else can I check, are there any files I can post fore help?

bash-3.1$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [ICH5 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH5
Intel ICH5 with AD1985 at 0xfebff800, irq 5
bash-3.1$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [ICH5 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH5
Intel ICH5 with AD1985 at 0xfebff800, irq 5


Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-seq-oss 23104 0 (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event 3208 0 [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq 33552 2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-seq-device 3716 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-pcm-oss 28928 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 11928 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
uhci 23804 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17612 0 (unused)
usbcore 56812 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
snd-intel8x0 19188 3
snd-ac97-codec 68160 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 52804 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec]
snd-timer 13168 1 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd 34304 1 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore 3300 6 [snd]
snd-page-alloc 5076 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
8139too 13672 1
mii 2304 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45284 0 (unused)

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:35 PM   #6
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Nevermind, It looks like the Test sound button in the KDE Sound System config dialog doesnt work, maybe a bug. Ive got sound in everything else. I was relying on that to test the sound output.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 11:39 PM   #7
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What are you using to play the audio? Try using the command-line aplay. If it works, the problem isn't a driver issue.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 11:45 PM   #8
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What are you using to play the audio? Try using the command-line aplay. If it works, the problem isn't a driver issue.
Sound works fine in xine, I get nothing from aplay other than a blinking cursor....What does aplay do?
 
Old 07-16-2006, 11:49 PM   #9
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Not much in real life, it's mostly just a test program for alsa, but it seems you got it working

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