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First of all, I have searched previous posts regarding my issue, and they have helped me. To a point. I still have no sound.
I am a Linux "brand-newbie" using Slackware. I have been reading books and documentation for two weeks now, and I feel I have a decent working knowledge of the (very) basics. Maybe.
My on-board sound is not working properly, although I can't seem to find an error message. Here is the result of lsmod:
(Yikes! I can't seem to cut and paste! I guess I could type it all in by hand, but I'm going to hold off unless it's REALLY important.)
Well, lsmod finds all sorts of snd modules, as well as soundcore, pcmcia core (although I can't fathom how this one is relevant to my system), my video card, network card and so forth. I don't get an error when I load Gnome, and I turned the volume up with alsamixer from the command line, as well as gmix when I pull up Gnome. I checked dmesg, and although there's no specific reference to anything sound related (or so it would seem to my untrained eyes), there are certainly no errors of any kind.
Is there a kind soul who might be able to point me in the right direction?
Compress em? I'd say if the wav's suck, compress em into .ogg's or something. Although I don't know why they would be garbled?
And eventually, if you wanna give it a run, you could try ALSA. That might help you out a bit. www.alsa-project.org
And to cut and paste from a console:
highlight the text in question, and middle click to paste it. If you don't have a middle button, click the scroll button. If you don't have that either, click both buttons down at the same time. If not that, then what do you have? A mac? Not sure what Mac people do
Master C, thanks for the response. I actually installed my sound driver based on the instructions at ALSA. I just switched desktops to KDE instead of Gnome. Now, none of my sound works. Again. Very frustrating.
On a more trivial note, I still don't have this copy paste-thing down. Konsole simply copies the highlighted text into itself, and I have nothing to paste when I go back to Konqueror.
Anyways, I'll go back to experimenting. Man, I thought I was almost there...
Let's see, I've got a Shuttle AK11 motherboard. It's houses an AMD Duron 950mhz processor, 256MB DDR ram, Voodoo3 graphics card, Linksys ethernet card, and of course, the lovely VIA AC97 on-board sound.
Let's see.... I log in as root. The command "lsmod" returns NOTHING about my sound. I go for "startx" and load into Gnome. The command "lsmod" from the terminal returns ALL SORTS of sound device information. And when I load up XMMS, I've got MP3 sound.
It gets better...
I load up KDE and I get funky sounds all over the place. Ever time I go into a menu or open a program, some freakin' music plays. However, XMMS freezes up when I start it. I'm thoroughly confused. Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
Copy and paste is very easy, if you have a three-button mouse - highlight the text you want to paste, navigate to the area you want it to be paste to and click the middle button, volia! if you don't have a three-button mouse there is a nice work around in your /et/c/X11/XF86Config in the mouse section (InputDevice) add
So in this case you can press two buttons simultaneously to simulate the same effect.
I just logged in as root. Loaded Gnome, and played Purple Rain.mp3. It played perfectly. I then loaded up KDE with sounds a-plenty, only to have XMMS freeze up again. Man, I feel like I'm on the verge of a breakthough...
Way to go! I did that command as "root", logged back in as user, and now KDE is full of sounds! Thanks again, Neo77777.
However, when I reboot, at the command line my lsmod shows me having nothing sound-related. Then, I go into Gnome, and I get sound (lsmod from the terminal show TONS of sound stuff as evidence from my previous cut & paste). THEN, I can load KDE with sound. Is there any way I can get my sound cranked when I first boot? Thanks in advance for any more suggestions!
Finally, I shall sleep, and tackle more linux tomorrow night...