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Old 09-28-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
iamnamja
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Angry Redhat 9.0 sound issue


Hey guys~ I just installed linux for the first time on my computer.. But I seem to be running into a few problems. .. The sound doesn't work! It detects the soundcard fine, but doesn't play any sound! tell me what I can do!!

Thanks a lot guys!!!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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ok
menu
system settings
soundcard detection

run test
hear anything?


if yes

control center
sound and multimedia
sound system

first tab
arts
test

hear anything

second tab
sound I/O

sound I/O method
autodetect

sound quality
auto detect
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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I tried the soundcard detection, but that didn't work. I don't know what else to try.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:22 AM   #4
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Quote:
The sound doesn't work! It detects the soundcard fine, but doesn't play any sound! tell me what I can do!!
what did it say
if it detected it it should have made a sound

if you ran the
menu
system settings
soundcard detection

ran the test and didnt hear anything
then it doesnt know what to do with it

what is your sound card
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:36 AM   #5
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Is it a Dell?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:12 AM   #6
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the sound card is on the mother board... its nvidia nforce sound card.

It does detect it, but when i test it, no sound... I can't seem to figure it out...
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:20 AM   #7
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ha ha ha
nvidia does not make sound cards...ahem, sorry. could'nt resist.
they make video cards.
make sure you turn up the volume with the volume control in the start menu.
if that fails -
run a search on this forum for alsa

the down load can be found at www.alsa-project.org if you give it a go.
this forum has some good threads on installing it if you run into problems.

Last edited by mossy; 09-29-2003 at 01:21 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 01:22 AM   #8
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check to see if its muted

seems someone else had that same trouble with a new instal today

menu
sound & video
volume control

Last edited by ehdwuld; 09-29-2003 at 01:29 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:05 AM   #9
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Originally posted by mossy
ha ha ha
nvidia does not make sound cards...ahem, sorry. could'nt resist.
they make video cards.
make sure you turn up the volume with the volume control in the start menu.
if that fails -
run a search on this forum for alsa
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0

That's what I thought too until i got this mobo.... I also went to alsa and tried installing it. but that didn't help.... I really don't know where to go from here~
 
Old 09-29-2003, 11:31 AM   #10
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First Check out your soundcard model name by giving the following command:

sndconfig

This will detect your soundcard

After that check out the replies in the following thread. However, I have given the solution for the Yamaha OPL3 SA3 sound card. Depending on what soundcard you have, the module to be loaded in the memory and the DMA settings will be different. Replace 'opl3sa2' in below mentioned thread with the driver name for your own soundcard model and follow the process in the thread given below....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=yamaha

post again if that doesnt solve your issue
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:15 PM   #11
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iamnamja -
nVidia making sound cards? hmm that's a new one. I stand corrected. Is it an old board or really new?

Anyhow - was windows ever installed on it? - if so - did it also state it was an nVidia soundcard?

Actually - what is the boards make and model/ pc brand and model??

What happened when you tried to install ALSA? Did it compile properly.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:27 PM   #12
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Mossy, it's obvious the sound is not nVidia. An nForce board is meant to work in conjuction with a GeForce card.

It's just a basic AC'97 built in sound, which SHOULD work. Wierd that it doesn't. I also had problems with my sound, but I had two cards installed.

Make sure it's not your speakers. You could plug headphones or another set straight into the sound and hear something. Or if you have a spare sound card lying around, you could try that.. built in sound can get screwy.

Anything else has already been mentioned :-/

Good luck.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:29 PM   #13
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well alsa seems to think it is - unless im missing something?

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-do...module=intel8x0
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:31 PM   #14
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Also check you BIOS under plug and play sectio to ensure onboard sound is enabled.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 12:34 PM   #15
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I am not sure what they are talking about to be honest.

The module options for snd-intel8x0

# description: "Intel 82801AA,82901AB,i810,i820,i830,i840,i845,MX440; SiS 7012; Ali 5455"
# author: "Jaroslav Kysela "
# license: "GPL"
# parm: index int array (min = 1, max = 8), description "Index value for Intel i8x0 soundcard."
# parm: id string array (min = 1, max = 8), description "ID string for Intel i8x0 soundcard."
# parm: enable int array (min = 1, max = 8), description "Enable Intel i8x0 soundcard."
# parm: ac97_clock int array (min = 1, max = 8), description "AC'97 codec clock (0 = auto-detect)."
# parm: joystick_port int array (min = 1, max = 8), description "Joystick port address for Intel i8x0 soundcard. (0 = disabled)"
# parm: mpu_port int array (min = 1, max = 8), description "MPU401 port # for Intel i8x0 driver."

I am still pondering the problem, can't think of what it would be :-/

[edit] Mossy, good idea. That would be the first thing to do. VERY FIRST. It may be off by default. Good thinking.
 
  


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