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Old 07-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Audigy sound card


Need help I cannot get any sound from my sound card.
Mandrake 10
I have a cable connected from the Dvd Rom to the sound card as I thought this might be the problem but no luck . I have checked the drivers and the Audigy ones are loaded
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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Most current CD/DVD drives no longer need the cable connection to the sound card. This is a vestige of the old analog system. Nowadays the drives extract the audio digitally and send the data along the existing IDE cable.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 09:10 PM   #3
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OK... I may have spoke too soon. Specifically, what are you trying to do, and with what program?
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:53 AM   #4
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OK... I may have spoke too soon. Specifically, what are you trying to do, and with what program?
I just want to hear some sound.
I am using KsCD which loads automatically and plays the CD but alas no sound
I am using Mandy 10 for the first time and I am setting things up that do not work properly as I come across them.
The next job after the sound is to load the Nvidia drivers for my graphics card.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by trackrat
I just want to hear some sound.
I am using KsCD which loads automatically and plays the CD but alas no sound
I am using Mandy 10 for the first time and I am setting things up that do not work properly as I come across them.
The next job after the sound is to load the Nvidia drivers for my graphics card.
Have you tried Totem or Xine to play your CDs? I'm having the same issue with KsCD. The other two I mentioned play my CDs just fine.

It's not you, it's KsCD. Apparently it does require that analog cable that doesn't come included on most systems anymore.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 08:09 AM   #6
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If you are not hearing _any_ sound at all (like mp3s played through xmms or videos through xine) your driver might be misconfigured.
It was this way with my Audigy card.

This is what helped in my case:
o) open up the console
o) su to root
o) issue the "harddrake2" command & press enter
o) wait for the detection of devices
o) find the Audigy card and select "Configure Device"
o) change the Driver to "audigy"
o) quit and restart

While rebooting you should hear a cracking sound when the card is initialized.
After reboot, start up a mp3 or video player and check if you hear any sound.
Make sure you turned up to volume! (Yeah, you never know... ).

Good Luck!
AndyX

Last edited by AndyX; 07-04-2004 at 08:12 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 04:05 AM   #7
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Andy X still no good as it was allready configured correctly, any other suggestions?.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 06:40 AM   #8
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if you're sure your card is detected correctly but are still getting no sound, try running aumix to set your volumes & make sure nothing is muted. it's in kicker->multimedia->sound. if it isn't there, install it from the MDK CD's using Mandrake Control Center or in terminal as root do urpmi aumix. aumix is the system wide sound control. if that solves it, save the settings before exiting.

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Old 07-11-2004, 11:10 AM   #9
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Installed aumix, nothing was muted but still no joy.
This is really starting to bug me now
 
Old 07-11-2004, 05:33 PM   #10
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I'm going out on a limb here... do you have sound in another operating system if you have a dual boot?
I'm thinking that maybe there is a loose connection on the outside of the computer.
Maybe
 
Old 07-12-2004, 01:16 PM   #11
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It is a dual boot [ XP Home & Mandrake 10 ] but no loose connections as it works fine in XP Home.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:22 PM   #12
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Does your motherboard have onboard sound? Sometimes that will get in the way. I had upgraded my BIOS, and the onboard sound system had been inadvertently reactivated. Gave linux fits until I realized what had happened.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:08 PM   #13
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Something just isn't right here I use the SB Audigy and never set anything up I just worked! It worked very well!
What version of alsa are you using?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 04:57 PM   #14
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How do I find out the version of alsa
 
Old 07-12-2004, 05:11 PM   #15
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I have my doubts about Mandrake 10...

But anyway, I use Mandrake 9.1 and what I did was go to the Mandrake Control Center. Go under hardware and manually pick your sound card. Try them all and see if you get sound.

That's my best advice. good luck!
 
  


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