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Old 01-28-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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My sound just STOPPED working....


I was listening to MP3s and when the song was done, I left for like 15 minutes to watch a segment of a show on TV, I come back to a fully DL'd movie that I was waiting to finish while I watched the show segment. I go to click it and there is no sound, so I thought the movie was fooked up. I click other files I have, and there's no sound for anything!

So, is there a way to see if it's just a software issue or a hardware issue? LOL, I didn't do anything, I just left and when I came back I had no sound, LOL. I tried to reboot seeing if it was just a quirk...still no sound. Tested speakers with an MP3 player, so they work.... Considering this computer is 99.9% internet and MP3 and video downloading/viewing, without sound....this REALLY sucks.....

Anybody?

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Old 06-01-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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sound disablility

This vanishing sound problem happened to me too. I hope someone replies with a solution. I did check "enable sound server startup" under preferences/sound. it fixed it once, but the sound still seems to randomly disappear again.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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Who's willing to wager against me that it's a mixer setting?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:38 PM   #4
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my sound disappeared to in mp3 and movies and ogg's but i can play audio cd's....however it isent mixer settings already overlooked that

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Old 06-02-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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my sound disappeared to in mp3 and movies and ogg's but i can play audio cd's....however it isent mixer settings already overlooked that
have you checked ALSA, OSS, the program's mixers, and your Desktop Environment/Window Manager's mixer? Are you sure that the channels aren't muted?


If the mixers are fine, are your modules for the soundcard loading properly, without errors?
 
Old 06-02-2004, 04:59 PM   #6
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i have not checked ALSA, OSS ... ido know that xmms is currently running the output with some software called OSS somthing....i do not know howto check ALSA, OSS....i have checked xmms mixer and gnomes mixer...some channels are muted when i open the mixer but whehn i unmute them nothing happens....
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:10 PM   #7
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i have not checked ALSA, OSS ... ido know that xmms is currently running the output with some software called OSS somthing....i do not know howto check ALSA, OSS....i have checked xmms mixer and gnomes mixer...some channels are muted when i open the mixer but whehn i unmute them nothing happens....
run alsamixer in the console, and then unmute channels until you start hearing something come out of the speakers. If you want to store the settings for alsamixer, as root, run "alsactl store"
 
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thx for the answer it helped alot....although the thing that made it work ...strangley...was muting some channels....
 
  


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