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Im having some problems with my sound. The sound for gaim works but xmms does not. I have done alsaconf and turned up all the volumes. Ive also downloaded the alsa-xmms plugin.I just installed slack 10 and running kernel
my sound card is:
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
Russb- ok I did what you said yet still xmms is not playing any sound.
adz - I went to: options > preferences
went to output plugins and tried all of them especially the
OSS Driver 1.2.10
ALSA 1.2.10 output plugin
I tried to configure the alsa plugin by changing the audio device from default to
Those were listed in a drop down list. Im still wondering why my applications will play sound like gaim and mozilla (went to www.homestarrunner.com) but xmms or the cd player in gnome will not give me sound. I really appreciate the feedback but still need some more help.
Last edited by Th3_J3st3R; 07-18-2004 at 09:50 AM.
I haven't used slack since the mid-to-late 90s. I have no opinion on 10 vs 9.1.
As for the sound thing I've run out of ideas. Maybe you compiled something incorrectly... There may be one thing: XMMS 1.2.10 was the first to use a "software volume control" option so it is possible to get no sound even if all of your mixer settings are correct. That's currently all I can think of.
The fact that gaim makes noise means the soundcard is configured at least in some approximation of correct. Is XMMS not working at all or is it just CDs that are not playing? Have you tried setting play mode to Digital Audio Extraction for your CD Audio Player input plug-in?
As far as switching back to 9.1, if this is your only problem then I would stick with 10 and try some more to fix it. If there are a lot of things that "just worked" in 9.1 that do not in 10 and you don't feel it is worth the bother then I would go back.
EDIT: To me there is little difference between 9.1 and 10. Wireless configuration seems better in 10. Slack 10 uses x.org versus xfree in 9.1, for me (as a non-gamer) visual quality seems a bit better, but it could be any of a dozen things that make the difference. Personally I have not had any problems on any of the boxes I installed Slack 10 on (2 desktops and 3 servers on Slack 10, 4 servers on slack 9.1, 1 server on Slack 8.1, and 1 server on Tao Linux) j
i have the same audio card as you have and XMMS was the first program (and the only one then) i got sound to work on. i just chose ALSA 1.2.10 output plugin uder preferences and the audio device as VIA8235: VIA8235(hw:0,1). i had been stuggling to get sound working for the other programs for more than a few weeks now but has not been successful. that is until i ran into Russb's post. i think "chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa" did it for me. so i think you should stick with 10. if not, as long as it is slack or linux, then you're all set