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Old 07-24-2002, 10:45 PM   #1
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question about Slack sound ....


Finally got my sound to work in Slack after loading the SBLive module by editing rc.modules. Just wondering why Slack doesn't need a sound server like 'artsd' or similiar to get sound. I remember that in Redhat even though my sound card was properly setup ( I would guess that Redhat had also loaded the SBLive module at bootup) I had to have Artsd sound server running in the background to hear anything . I also had to chmod 666 the /dev/dsp as 'su'. Is this a normal Slack sound setup step?

thanks

Slack is awesome and unbloated! I feel skinny!!

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Old 07-27-2002, 10:48 AM   #2
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Yeah, by default Slack doesn't add the sound into the kernel, so you either have to recompile your kernel, or add sound as a module. I thought it was a good idea, because it forced me to recompile my kernel, because otherwise I wouldn't have even bothered
 
Old 07-27-2002, 07:57 PM   #3
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'artsd' is the kde sound server.
 
Old 07-29-2002, 12:30 AM   #4
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I thought ARTsd is a KDE thing? Will it work outside of KDE?

I believe it works like "esd" in that it allows you to play several audio streams at once. While you don't neeed either, you'll get errors if two processes try to use the sound hardware at the same time.

So if you didn't load KDE, you don't need ARTsd.

I've always used "esd" (enlightenment sound daemon) for this purpose instead, which seems to work everywhere.
 
Old 08-27-2002, 06:50 AM   #5
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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 )

Good luck!
 
Old 08-27-2002, 09:59 AM   #6
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he he he, Hey nautilus, purpleburple actually got the soundcard to work, just had some questions on why things aren't the same in Slack. The first (opening) paragraph actually says this.

But good info there, it's handy to know as you will see it alot, just watch for the questions

Cool
 
Old 08-28-2002, 04:23 PM   #7
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I am really happy for purpleburple
One more guy with expirience how to cofigure sound cord

Good luck purpleburple, explore Slack, it really rules
 
Old 08-29-2002, 06:27 AM   #8
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Well I've done everything to get my sound to work with Slackware 8.0 and AC'97 builtin soundcard and I still don't have sound.

Everything seems to work, if I run Xmms, it looks as if its playing a MP3 song with the volume low but nothing is coming from speakers. Volume is set to high, speakers set to high.

I've checked kmix, aumix and they are not muted.

Does anybody have any suggestions on my problem?

Thnx.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 09:17 AM   #9
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Well, I sugest you to download the OSS drivers. They made my AC'97 work, and I feel great now!
 
Old 08-29-2002, 04:01 PM   #10
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OSS drivers other than what is included with the Kernel? Maybe you mean the ALSA drivers?

I find the ALSA drivers a little hard to set up, but work very well once they are. They will be standard equipment with the next Linux Kernel.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 02:23 AM   #11
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Yes, you can recompile kernel. I have recompiled it for 7 times. It is enough for me right now. So I downloaded the OSS drivers.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 11:40 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by wartstew

I've always used "esd" (enlightenment sound daemon) for this purpose instead, which seems to work everywhere.
Does this daemon run everytime enlightenment is loaded? Also I've always done the following for sound. I've recompiled the kernel in addition to uncommenting the right line in rc.modules for my sound card. If what you are saying it true (that only one of the two is necessary) which is the better method if there is one.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 12:31 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by enzo250gto ]Does this daemon run everytime enlightenment is loaded?
If you are talking about the enlightenment window manager, the answer is no. In fact I don't think it has anything to do with it.

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Also I've always done the following for sound. I've recompiled the kernel in addition to uncommenting the right line in rc.modules for my sound card. If what you are saying it true (that only one of the two is necessary) which is the better method if there is one.
You don't have to recompile the kernel unless the driver has not been either compiled into (rare, these days) the kernel or compiled as an external module (common, these days). I usually recompile the kernel for other reasons like to take out all the stuff I don't need, or to optimize it for my hardware.

Typically the module will exist somewhere in /lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/sound already. It sometimes doesn't exist in rc.modules, so I sometimes have to add the entry myself.
 
  


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