LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
jonnylove
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Distribution: pclos
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
sound error new instal


I have installed pclos 2010, really great as it is the only os i could find that booted up my Speedtouch modem as a noob with noob skills. I like it but I have no sound. I think there may be an issue because my integrated graphics have been upgraded. I think my sound card is integrated with the AC'97 ATI which has been upgraded.

At boot I get 'device /dev/dsp can't be opened, sound server will continue using the null output device.' I have tried the pclos forum but sadly I only have some guy telling me all about his machine and his experience and as yet no help or support. Anyone out there able to give a noob some practical step by step advice?
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
bret381
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Alabama
Distribution: Arch x86_64
Posts: 650

Rep: Reputation: 78
possibly a permissions issue??? When you say at Boot. Are you talking about when you log into the system? type in groups at the command line and post the output. You may need to be added to the Audio Group
 
Old 03-14-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
jonnylove
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Distribution: pclos
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks bret381, i guess my newbyness is really showing here, when i say boot i mean 'start up' so the message comes when my desktop loads (kde 3). your advice is a little advanced for me, I will go and find out what the command line is and get back to you.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
bret381
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Alabama
Distribution: Arch x86_64
Posts: 650

Rep: Reputation: 78
to get to the command line, look for something called terminal in your menu. Look under Applications -> System -> Terminal. This should open the command line. Then you can type in commands to the system.

Oh to add your user to audio do the following as root

Code:
gpasswd -a {USERNAME} audio

Last edited by bret381; 03-14-2010 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
jonnylove
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Distribution: pclos
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
jonny lp floppy cdrom polkituser cdwriter audio video users lpadmin dialout puls e-access

that's what is says!
 
Old 03-14-2010, 05:36 PM   #6
bret381
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Alabama
Distribution: Arch x86_64
Posts: 650

Rep: Reputation: 78
hmm,
go to Control Center -> Sound & Multimedia -> Sound System. Hardware tab, and change the audio device from auto detect to ALSA (which is probably to what it is using anyway) and then click apply, This should restart your sound system. If you recieve the same error message aossibly a problem with ALSA
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:30 PM   #7
aus9
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: MX
Posts: 5,132

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
hi

his groups show puls e-access

I think he means pulse.....not sure what access is

if I am right he has the pulseaudio sound server.

He can then view some snapshots of sound volumes here

http://sidux.com/index.php?module=Wikula&tag=PulseAudio

choose the correct sound card here
http://sidux.com/index.php?module=Wi...ag=PulseAudio2

2) If he does not have pulse running.....he can run the command alsamixer....and unmute his sound and raise volumes similar to this
http://sidux.com/index.php?module=Wi...=MixerSettings

but I do not run his distro so he may need to install alsa-utils to get access to alsamixer

Hopefully his menu has an option for a mixer already?

good luck
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
jonnylove
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Distribution: pclos
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
yep it gives same message when applying alsa to sound in control center
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Ubuntu disc instal beside Mandriva produced error 18 widda Linux - Newbie 6 12-23-2009 02:10 PM
Mint 7 Instal from Labs CD re-boots to GRUB error 18 widda Linux - Software 5 07-24-2009 02:45 AM
Error in using YUM instal cmd johnsonkoilraj Linux - Newbie 1 04-10-2008 11:57 PM
Instal Error cannot lock password file mlux Slackware 3 07-26-2003 05:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration