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Old 04-24-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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No sound after fresh install

During installation I tested alsa and it was fine. (XCFE)

GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices. Some sound system specific GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem.
There is no sound in Kaffeine using the Xine engine either.

I also have a KDEmod install and its sound has stopped after an update too.

I installed gnome-alsamixer and it is trying to use a Realtek sound card instead of my Nvidia hda.
How can I change this?

Last edited by addr1; 04-24-2009 at 04:29 PM. Reason: more info
Old 04-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Known bug with Alsa.

One workaround is reinstall of kernel and alsa. Since I have just installed cleanly this isn't an option.

Installed OSS and all is well.
Old 05-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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I would suggest blacklisting the realtek driver in your rc.conf. Failing that, maybe alsa is in effect setting up 2 sound cards where one is invalid, and a simple trick such as 'alsaconf set-default-card 1' might restore sound when using alsa.


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