Well, I created the file sound.conf in directory /etc/modprobe.d
with the two line entry as described:
ptions snd-ens1370 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=1
When I try to do a youtube video, I do not get any
sound, and firefox (my browser) tells me I need a plugin.
Don't have a clue what plugin I need, but I do get the
video of whatever I want, just no sound.
When I try to play a song with my CD player, or DVD player,
have both installed, I use alsamixer.
The problem there, is that I can't figure out how to make
alsamixer use the CD player or DVD player(with a CD in it).
It lets me choose the sound card, but I can find no way to
choose what alsamixer uses for input. I guess you have to
be born knowing that in order to use it.
Next tried Amarok from my multimedia choices. It tells me
I recently played Merle Haggard, which is CD sitting in
my CD player. Funny, I never did hear it. When trying to
play it again, fooled around with various buttons and
sources, finally got list of tracks on the CD showing on
my display, and hitting the button that says [>] it starts
playing, the track but no sound, hitting the button
for Volume, it tells me volume 80% (muted). Wonder how
I unmute it.
I really have no idea if I am even playing the CD that shows
on the CD list (Merle Haggard), because the display seems to
be saying I am playing something for an internet site, something
like "www.artofnations.com". So I switch CDs, Now I have
Brenda Lee in the CD player, Amarok tells me I still have
Merle Haggard in there. Not a clue in the world how to tell
the Amarok what to use as input, guess you have to be born
knowing that also. Fooled with it awhile, Finally it shows
I have brenda lee. Don't have a clue in the world how I did
it. Now that particular display is gone, and it tells me
I have Merle Haggard yet. When I hit the play button, it
gives me indication it is playing a file on the art of nations
internet site. Not a clue in the world how any of this
works, and can't figure it out.
So I select Audacious from my multimedia list of audio players,
and get the display for it. First display up gives me choices
of File Playback Playlist Sevices Output View.
Same problem, I was not born knowing which of these to do
in order to play a CD, so I just hit playback, it gives
me a bunch of choices, none of which has anything to do
with picking out my input device the CD with Brenda Lee
on it. So I hit "File", maybe that will let me choose
and input file, one of the choices, is "open files",
so I try that, it gives me choices none of which is a
CD player, Same problem, have no idea in the world how
to tell this program what it is I want to play, and it
refuses to give me a clue. Finally hit a selection on top
of screen, "Sevices" and that lets me select CD player,
aha!, Services, any fool should know a CD player is a
service, so I hit that and pretty soon it shows I am playing
track number one of Brenda. Can't hear a damn thing. I hit
the button "output", it lets me turn up the volume by hitting
control +. So I hit that a few times, finally get indication
I have the volume full up. I hear the most faint sound in
the world coming out of one of my speaker sets, have
speakers connected to both output sources on computer.
I turn that set of speakers full up. I can barely hear
Brenda, so faint I can't even understand one word. I must
have gone deaf, maybe that is my problem, but no I can
hear other things around the room. At this point I wonder
is there a sound control for the system that controls the
volume of sound even from any particular device.
So I hit Systems settings on my menu from the left bottom
of screen. Can't find anything about sound volume.
Have to put this on hold right now. MY son just got here
and we are going shooting, clay pigeons. I can pretend
each target is a CD player as I blow it out of the air.
Probably a theraputic pastime for me right now. Be back
later with some more thoughts.