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So far my Slcakware has no Audio whatsoever from the speakers only the little beeps. I try to play a wave file and nothing plays. My sound card is an on Board SB AudioPCI 128 on my Intel VC820 PII motherboard. How in the world do i set this up? I have no idea.
You should edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. There you will have to decomment (remove '#') one line in Sound section.
I think it is the first or second line, so those lines show what modules should be loaded and what not. You can decomment 1 or 2 line and your SB will work ( I think, my friend SB works that way )
Both of the guys are right. You just open the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in some editor and then scroll down until you see the Sound section. There search for your sound card(I pretty sure that it's the sixth one(es1370)) an decomment the line with the name of your sound card.(Leave the commentaries commented) Then you can reboot or just type in the console:
modprobe es1370 (If this is the right one but if not then change it with the aprpriate one)
After you do the modprobe es1371, do "lsmod" and "dmesg"
The lsmod should indicate what modules are loaded and they should include sound and es1371. The dmesg command should report at the end that it was detected and report some stats.
These should be as root and test the sound output as root. Some privileges will need to be set for normal users. If it still doesn't work then check the speaker connectors, power, volume, etc. Attempt to get a mixer running and see what the volume level is set at and that it is not muted.
can't say that didnt do anything. es1371 is now recognized as a module.
the little beeps now came from the right speaker. this shows the module works. i ran a mixer and turned up the left speaker equally. now the beeps come from both speakers. but i still can't hear mp3's or other sounds. how come?
Are you experiencing the same problems as root? This could simply be a permission problem.
This may be a long shot, but I had a similiar problem where I have both "line-out" and "speaker" connections on my sound card. If I connect my speakers to the wrong one, I did not get sound..... may not be your problem, but to be safe I would double check your connections.
The mixer panel should have had at least 5 or 6 different level controls. LIke, main volume, PCM, MIDI, Line Input, Mic, CD Input, Record level, etc. The PCM control is the one that controls the MP3 input volume. If the levels are separated, left and right. The mixer should allow you to lock them in sync. Also, depending on the mixer control each of them can disabled or enabled. That should also have a method of control.
I use kmix myself. It uses green dots to indicate enabled and dark green to indicate disabled or muted. Clicking on the dots will toggle the state on or off.
Also, the MP3 player or CD Player may also have a volume control slider and that may need to be adjusted upward as well.
well all is configured well the PCM and all is fine. i know the sound card/speakers are connected well becuz i have a dual boot and all sonds work fine on windows NT. the thing thats confusing me is mayube the mp3 and everything work but i never actually see the file playing i use GQmpeg and it always stays at 0:00. KDE media player crashes. nothing really plays the files!!
nope. ABSOLUTELY everything i try crashes X after i try to play the file. jeez what could be the problem. also in my first post in this thread i might have been confusing. The original beeps came from the computer and not the speakers. now they come from the speakers. What the hell could be the problem???
They list two different but similar cards. PCI 128 and 128 PCI. They reference a "es1373" driver that I have never heard of as far as kernel support. Since I think your sound is integrated, it might be rather hard to identify between the two. My card is the PCI 64 flavor that uses the es1371 driver. I switched over to the alsa drivers a few weeks ago to give them a test drive and they have been working great for me. But I don't really see (hear) any difference than with kernel support.
The alsa drivers will require compiling before being installed and read the docs carefully.