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Old 07-25-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question Sound not playing after installing codecs


My friend recently installed fedora 12 in his system. Intel core2 duo, 2 GB ram.
It didnt play mp3 files, but the sound during login, logout etc were ok.
I searched some sites and told him to do

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yum update @sound-and-video
(This worked for me)

but now in his system the player (amarok) shows the sound is playing but cant hear anything
also the login and logout sounds also not playing.
What could be the problem? how to correct it?
 
Old 07-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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Fire up kmix by clicking on the speaker icon near the clock and hit "mixer", play around with muting and un-muting different channels. The master (Front) and PCM (PCM Front) normally are the two that need to be enabled. Some Audigy cards require the Audigy Analog/Digital output jack enabled but muted before sound comes through. Enabling channels not displayed in kmix is done through the Settings/Configure kmix menu.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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mp3 support will NEVER be in fedora by default . it is way too patent encumbered
and illegal to install in some countries WITH OUT PAYING FOR IT !!!!
see Mjm's page if you can legally install it with out buying it.
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f12.html

PS. fedora 13 is the current version
i would install that . then in 5 months install fedora 14
 
Old 07-25-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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If there is no sound, he may have had some alsa files changed. Run "alsa-conf" as root. Sound may simply be muted.
If pulse audio is used, run padevchooser and make sure the default sink setting is correct

Play a file in mplayer and try different audio output devices.
e.g.:
mplayer -ao alsa song.ogg
mplayer -ao pulse song.ogg

Running "mplayer -ao help" will list the audio output devices you could try.

A program may have a lock on a device. Run "lsof | egrep '(/dev/snd/|/dev/dsp)"

Make sure the user is a member of the "audio" group.

Look at "getfacl /dev/snd/*" and "getfacl /dev/dsp". Is the regular user listed
Code:
# file: dev/snd/timer
# owner: root
# group: audio
user::rw-
user:jschiwal:rw-
group::rw-
mask::rw-
other::---
 
Old 07-25-2010, 09:24 PM   #5
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but the sound during login, logout etc were ok.
so audio dose work the default login sound is a .ogg i think
it is just the NON FREE mp3 that dose not.
 
Old 07-27-2010, 04:12 AM   #6
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John VV: read further:

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also the login and logout sounds also not playing.
 
Old 07-27-2010, 04:38 AM   #7
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fedora and gnome have , for a while now, has been a bit "twitchy" with sound

PCM very often just becomes set to 0
-- check the r-click menu on the sound icon on the top tool bar
but what we do not know is
is the default pulse audio used?
or is it uninstalled ans alsa used?
the sound card?
is the sound system set up correct ? -- i am guessing not--
what fedora repos are installed ?
if rpmforge then there could very well be a conflict with rpmfusion and "updates" .

has the OP searched the fedoraforum for " sound" ?
 
  


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