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Old 10-20-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
ve1drg
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No Sound in new Slackware 11 installation


I just installed Slackware 11 and I have no sound..
I have things setup as a dual boot arrangement with Slackware and WindowsXP.
Lots of sound with XP but nothing with Slackware...??

KDE is what I am using in the GUI setup and I can't see what might be wrong - if anything. I am thinking that maybe I need to install a new driver??

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated..
 
Old 10-20-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and run alsaconf.

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Old 10-20-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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What is the output of "/sbin/lspci" from a konsole?

Pay attention to Multimedia audio controller, then issue "lsmod"
and see if you have sound modules for that audio controller. Here:
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i audio
00:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
mingdao@silas:~$ lsmod | grep -i snd
snd_pcm_oss            35424  0 
snd_mixer_oss          13504  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_emu10k1            96896  2 
snd_rawmidi            17440  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_codec         79584  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_ac97_bus            1856  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                56072  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              18116  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          7112  2 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            3200  1 snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               6468  1 snd_emu10k1
snd                    39204  11 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_emu10k1,snd_rawmidi,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore               6944  1 snd
I am not using the onboard VIA chipset, but the Audigy,
which uses emu10k1 for it's module (driver).

If your sound appears setup from that, issue "alsamixer"
as a normal user in a terminal. Then unmute (use M key)
and turn up your volumes. Then as root issue "alsactl store"
and your settings will be saved over reboots.

If this works, there is no reason to run "alsaconfig". If it
doesn't then run "alsaconfig" as root and afterwards do the
steps above.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 10:39 PM   #4
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As root run:

#alsaconf

#alsamixer

#alsactl store

Note: when you're finished adjusting your levels in alsamixer hit your Esc key to exit.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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My first time on the forum although I have been using Slackware on and off for over 12 years.

I have just installed Slackware 11, I have the same sound problem I experienced with earlier versions.

I have system sounds but when I try and play a CD with KCSD it tells me to check my device permissions and refuses to play the CD. I recall I did this in the past and got it going. From memory it was three /dev's and a symbolic link.

Installed RealPlayer 10, plays the video ok but no sound.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:30 AM   #6
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Hey man. Try adding yourself to the audio group, log out, log back in. Unmute volume and try again.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 12:44 AM   #7
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Thanks, it's now up and running.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:51 PM   #8
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Question help please.

hello! i need some serious help here.
i installed slackware 11 and i am unable to hear my music. i tried
to do some of the stuff mentioned above but when i did the
alsaconf it messed my things up because i am unable to access
alsamixer. i get this error alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device.
What should i do ?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 08:25 AM   #9
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Grab the sources for the previous version of alsa-drivers. compile and install and you'll have no more problems. alsa-drivers-1.0.11 is borked and so is kernel 2.4.33.3.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 09:37 AM   #10
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Originally posted by gnashley
Quote:
Grab the sources for the previous version of alsa-drivers. compile and install and you'll have no more problems. alsa-drivers-1.0.11 is borked and so is kernel 2.4.33.3.
Why would you say that?
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ ls -lh /var/log/packages/alsa*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  17K 2006-11-04 20:57 /var/log/packages/alsa-driver-1.0.11_2.4.33.3-i486-1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.9K 2006-11-04 20:57 /var/log/packages/alsa-lib-1.0.11-i486-1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.1K 2006-11-04 20:57 /var/log/packages/alsa-oss-1.0.11-i486-1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.6K 2006-11-04 20:54 /var/log/packages/alsa-utils-1.0.11-i486-2
Sound works on quite a few Slackware-11.0 boxen here...with the default 2.4.33.3 kernel, and with various ones up to and including 2.6.19.
Code:
mingdao@silas:~$ uname -a
Linux silas 2.6.19 #4 PREEMPT Sun Dec 3 09:29:12 CST 2006 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux
 
Old 12-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #11
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Originally posted by brainlessgeek
Quote:
hello! i need some serious help here.
i installed slackware 11 and i am unable to hear my music. i tried
to do some of the stuff mentioned above but when i did the
alsaconf it messed my things up because i am unable to access
alsamixer. i get this error alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device.
What should i do ?
Welcome to LQ!

Please issue "/sbin/lspci" and "lsmod" in a terminal and post the output here.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #12
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i installed kernel 2.6 and the sound was fixed! thank you guys for your help.
so if your sound is not working with slackware 11 it's probably because
you using kernel 2.4 so i recommend installing kernel 2.6. thanx!
 
Old 01-10-2007, 02:01 AM   #13
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alsa sometimes muted on setup

I have on more than one occasion installed a new Slackware system, and the sound does not work right away. All I had to do was enter:

#alsamixer

and un-mute/increase volume on the sound channels. then type

#alsactl store

and the sound always worked fine after that.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:49 AM   #14
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Same here, since my first Slackware 9.1 system.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 07:51 PM   #15
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quick question.... where is the ALSA sound driver located?
 
  


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