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Old 11-24-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
oneandoneis2
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Configuring sound


Well, I have a (mostly) working computer again, having spent the weekend wrestling with Slack's installation - it didn't want to be on my computer. Crashed repeatedly.

Finally got around it by installing the bare minimum of A & N and then running the install scripts separately from within Slack itself. And so far, it hasn't crashed! This is a serious record on my computer

My next goal is getting the sound configured. Except I can't find anything in the book about doing that. Can anyone point me to a good Howto? The sound card is built into the mobo, if that makes a difference..

Oh, and how do I change the computer's name from "darkstar"?

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Old 11-24-2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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If you are using ALSA modules try alsaconf.

To check for ALSA installed look at the boot messages and the file /var/log/syslog, you should see some message about ALSA modules loading. Try lsmod command too and watch the output.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 06:14 AM   #3
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I got the same problem...When I first Installed Slackware 9.1 ....I used to get an error saying and Giving an error message box....saying that there is some Problem with /dev/dsp.However,I searched on this forum and found out the answer....Run alsaconf....The problem is rectified....Thanx..a lot.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 02:59 AM   #4
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It worked. I've never had a Linux computer that did sound. Last night, I was playing MP3s.
Cool!
 
Old 11-25-2003, 03:06 AM   #5
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Re: Configuring sound

Quote:
Originally posted by oneandoneis2
Oh, and how do I change the computer's name from "darkstar"?
anybody have an answer to this question?

i was wondering the same thing.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 06:48 AM   #6
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Re: Re: Configuring sound

Quote:
Originally posted by David_g17
anybody have an answer to this question?

i was wondering the same thing.
Your host name is in /etc/hosts :~]

if in doubt:

$ man hosts

or

$ man [most things in /etc]

ALL your system configuration is in /etc look there first.

edit: user application configurations are all held in /home/user-name/.application-name

Last edited by LinFreak!; 11-25-2003 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 08:13 AM   #7
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Oh... I edited /etc/HOSTNAME to change mine... was that wrong?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 07:11 PM   #8
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I have a problem whose solution is simple I think, but personally have no idea where to start.
I run a slack 9.1 and the sound was working fine since the instalation, using the emu10k1 (snd-emu10k1 module).

After I recompiled the kernel, everything works exept I get a "Cannot open /dev/dsp" popup error message when I start X, and obviously I have no sound. lsmod shows me that all the modules begining with "snd-" (like snd-emu10k1) aren't there anymore. Alsamixer command doesn't work also (i guess the module is not loaded).

Please tell me what to do to reenable sound, I don't want to reinstall slack.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 07:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by XStorm
I have a problem whose solution is simple I think, but personally have no idea where to start.
I run a slack 9.1 and the sound was working fine since the instalation, using the emu10k1 (snd-emu10k1 module).

After I recompiled the kernel, everything works exept I get a "Cannot open /dev/dsp" popup error message when I start X, and obviously I have no sound. lsmod shows me that all the modules begining with "snd-" (like snd-emu10k1) aren't there anymore. Alsamixer command doesn't work also (i guess the module is not loaded).

Please tell me what to do to reenable sound, I don't want to reinstall slack.
It could be 1 of 2 things:

1. /dev/dsp has the wrong permissions (the command "chmod 777 /dev/dsp" as root would cure that)

2. You need to re-install the alsa package

It's probably no.2 if you haven't already re-installed it.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 10:22 PM   #10
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If you cant run alsaconf u can always configure ur soundcard manually by editing /etc/modules.conf
ive never used alsaconf but i assume it does the same thing. Read the documentation it tells you wat to put in your modules.conf
 
Old 11-26-2003, 02:46 AM   #11
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oneandoneis2:
there's a nifty program that comes with slack called 'netconfig'.
Run it from an xterm or console. It lets you specify a hostname, and if you don't have an ethernet connection thats ok, just choose the "loopback: (modem or no net)" option...
 
Old 11-26-2003, 04:52 AM   #12
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Hello. I'm new in Linux, so help me please
I have problem with sound in game and chat program running simultaneously.
If I can speak and hear in Team Speak, I can't hear any sound in the game. Another, if I can hear sounds in the game, so I can't use Team Speak.
Any suggestion?
My system:
Slackware 9.1, sound card – CMI 8738, sound driver – ALSA 0.9.8

Sorry for my English and thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:01 PM   #13
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LinFreak! :
I downloaded and instaled ALSA 0.9.8 and the sound works now. Thanks for the help!

Last edited by XStorm; 11-26-2003 at 01:07 PM.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:28 PM   #14
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@XStorm: no problem.

Quote:
Originally posted by Ilya17
Hello. I'm new in Linux, so help me please
I have problem with sound in game and chat program running simultaneously.
If I can speak and hear in Team Speak, I can't hear any sound in the game. Another, if I can hear sounds in the game, so I can't use Team Speak.
Any suggestion?
My system:
Slackware 9.1, sound card – CMI 8738, sound driver – ALSA 0.9.8

Sorry for my English and thanks.
I have a similar problem: one sound at a time! If I play an mp3, I cannot heare notification sounds from gaim. Anyone?
 
Old 11-27-2003, 01:34 AM   #15
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I searched over forums in Internet and found that ESOUND DAEMON resolve the problem. So it's new question - how to install esound daemon?
 
  


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