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Old 07-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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No sound in new installed Slackware 14

KDE shows:
The audio playback device HDA Intel (ALC883 Analog) does not work.
Falling back to default
I did a little google, and followed a post to change the backend from phonon-gstreamer to phonon-mplayer. Then, if I open Konsole and type 'mplayer some.mp3', sound comes. But, if I launch Amarok or Kplayer or something else, there is no sound.

What maybe is the problem, and how can I fix it?

Old 07-18-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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You may wish to download this script:

...make it executable with chmod +x, and then try running it in a terminal to see if it can automatically detect and setup ALSA for your sound card.

If this doesn't work there are other ways to get your audio working.
Old 07-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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Happy first post, and welcome!

I don't have Amarok or Kplayer, but you should be able to go into their Preferences (someplace) and change the output plugin to either ALSA or OSS. OSS should work out of the box, and in fact, you're probably seeing "AO: [oss]" when you run mplayer in a terminal.
Old 07-18-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
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I think you should be a member of 'audio' group. To check it:
$ id
If it's not so, add to group:
# usermod -a -G audio your_user

Last edited by yars; 07-18-2013 at 05:08 AM.
Old 07-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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If you can't make it work with gstreamer or mplayer backends, you can try phonon-vlc.

Get SlackBuild scripts or pre-compiled packages by Alien Bob from here:

Of course you would also have to have VLC installed:

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