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Old 11-30-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
sonicboomjack
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Thumbs down My sound wont play??????


I have recently pulled out my old broken xp computer and fixed it up with Linux mint 8. The installation went fine and even fixed my old "missing sound driver" problem that i had on the xp.

But i came back the next day to find that my sound was no longer working. Ive double checked that it wasn't the speakers and am pretty sure its the old driver problem again.

Could someone lend some assistance please!!!! and for the record im not that great on technical jargon. Thanks


 
Old 11-30-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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The basics. Grab a root terminal.
#alsamixer - unmute everything & exit
#alsactl store

Try the sound. If still no joy, post output of
lspci |grep Audio (or sound or whatever)
lsmod |grep snd
 
Old 11-30-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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The basics. Grab a root terminal.
#alsamixer - unmute everything & exit
#alsactl store

Try the sound. If still no joy, post output of
lspci |grep Audio (or sound or whatever)
lsmod |grep snd
sorry not sure i follow. not great on technical jargon. Whats a root terminal and the rest for that matter. lol thanks
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:25 AM   #4
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Not much to follow. root is the boss; Either log in as 'root' with your password for root, use 'su' as in
$ su
password: (It will ask this)
#
It prints the $ or the #; $ is a luser, # is root.

or use sudo <command>. Just try these 2 commands:

alsamixer
Set everything, exit, and run
alsactl store
 
  


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