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I did a search and couldnt find any answers for me, XMMS runs mp3's and such fine but there is no sound, when i try changing the output to Alsa or anything else, it complains and suggests i check to make sure i have teh correct output method. Any idea's on how i can fix this? I am a noob, its been over a yr since i have played around on Linux, so i am outa practice. Running Slack 9.1 btw
first, is your kernel compiled so as to suport ALSA modules?
if not, you'll have a little more work.. some minutes of configuration and recompilation of the kernel...
is ALSA able to detect your sound card?
try running "alsaconf" to see if it detects automatically
try running "alsamixer" to take a look at the mixer options (volumes in general)
if the volumes seem to be the problem and changing them solves the problem,
run "alsactl store" to store your settings for next boots..
Usually alsa goes in /usr/bin. To find files use 'locate' or 'find' or 'whereis' commands.
For the moment type alsaconf at the command prompt and see what happens. If it says 'not found' most likely it's not installed.