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Old 03-24-2003, 01:58 AM   #1
rewtem
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My speakers dont work on linux


Hmm, I seem to have a bit of a problem, my speakers dont seem to work on *nix, I have Red Hat 8.0 but the wierd thing is they work on Xp When I go to Sound Card Detection, I get...

Vendor: VIA Technologies

Model" VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller

Module: via82cxxx_audio

, thats what I get in a little window, and when I do play test sound, nothing happens... Can someone PLEASE help me fix this problem? I just started using Red Hat, so I will need some basic step by step instructions on what to do. Thanks.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:01 AM   #2
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run this..

aumix

and turn up the volume
 
Old 03-24-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, when I type that, I get the different options to the left, and I put the volume thingy on Max, but at the end of the volume thing to the right, it says <Mic and my speakers still dont work, I think the problem is that my volume is based on my Mic, but my Mic isnt even plugged in. Any other ideas? :\
 
Old 03-24-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
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Type this at terminal:

ls -l /dev/dsp
and
ls -l /dev/mixer

and post the results here please. Also, make sure that your sound card is installed in Linux. It should be since you're running RedHat, but you never know. Let us know.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 12:51 AM   #5
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This is what I get for ls -l /dev/dsp

[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/dsp
crw------- 1 weasel root 14, 3 Aug 30 2002 /dev/dsp

This is what I get for ls -l /dev/mixer

[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/mixer
crw------- 1 weasel root 14, 0 Aug 30 2002 /dev/mixer
[weasel@localhost weasel]$
 
Old 03-25-2003, 03:48 PM   #6
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That's why you've got no sound. Only the owner (root in this case) has permission to read and write to the sound server and mixer. So, as root, type the following into a command line:

chmod 755 /dev/dsp
chmod 755 /dev/mixer


This should make them look like this now:

[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/dsp
crwxr-xr-x 1 weasel root 14, 3 Aug 30 2002 /dev/dsp

This is what I get for ls -l /dev/mixer

[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/mixer
crwxr-xr-x 1 weasel root 14, 0 Aug 30 2002 /dev/mixer

If this does not work, let me know.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 06:31 PM   #7
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Hey Tex, it didnt work... Can I get your AIM, yahoo, or msn so I can messege you and then we can try to work out the problem?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 06:48 PM   #8
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This is what happens,


[root@localhost root]# chmod 755 /dev/dsp
[root@localhost root]# chmod 755 /dev/mixer
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /dev/dsp
crwxr-xr-x 1 weasel root 14, 3 Aug 30 2002 /dev/dsp
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /dev/mixer
crwxr-xr-x 1 weasel root 14, 0 Aug 30 2002 /dev/mixer
[root@localhost root]#


But, when I reboot or logout of my shell, it changed back to,



[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/dsp
crw------- 1 weasel root 14, 3 Aug 30 2002 /dev/dsp

This is what I get for ls -l /dev/mixer

[weasel@localhost weasel]$ ls -l /dev/mixer
crw------- 1 weasel root 14, 0 Aug 30 2002 /dev/mixer
 
Old 03-25-2003, 10:25 PM   #9
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I don't have msn, yahoo, or AIM, but I do have Licq. I could probably use Gaim.

That's weird about your permissions not staying. Perhaps it's the shell you're using. Anyway, you can reach me on Licq at 3631175. I won't be on it for a few hours though because I'm at work right now.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:08 AM   #10
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Hmm, okay, well get Gaim. Then you can messege me on AIM, Xp Cows is my AIM acount. Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:26 AM   #11
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I've got Gaim, but don't use it much so I'm not quite sure how to add you. I'm working on it though.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:33 AM   #12
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does it work before you reboot?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 12:46 PM   #13
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Nope, it doesnt work at all, I dont know whats wrong, maybe I need a drivers upgrade? :\
 
Old 03-26-2003, 01:33 PM   #14
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Does it work when you log in as root? Not that that's a good idea in general, but it could help narrow down the cause of the problem, i. e., if it does work when logged in as root, it's almost certainly a permissions issue.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 06:29 PM   #15
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Nah, it doesnt work AT ALL.
 
  


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