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Old 08-09-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Install success!!!


I just installed Sarge using the net-installer booted with floppies. I have used Slackware, Fedora Core. Red Hat 8, Yoper, and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu most of the time. I had installed Woody last year but I could not get it installed to my liking. I had alot of trouble getting X setup and sound.

Well I was surprised at the ease of the install. I had some trouble with my monitor resolution but I found the trouble and fixed it. I was tiring to edit the wrong config file. Next thing is getting sound to work
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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sound shouldn't be too hard to get going, i've got a soundblaster live in my box and debian configured it no problem. (although using oss)
i suggest updating the kernel to 2.6 and installing alsa
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:36 AM   #3
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installing and configuring alsa is easy , just type :

apt-get install alsa
alsaconf
alsactl store
 
Old 08-10-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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Ok I have made some headway with my setup. I installed Opera and Java. Both are working well. I had my sound working but, after I rebooted sound would not work. I did.

apt-get install alsa
alsaconf
alsactl store

So what am I missing? after alsaconf it asks if I want save changes to my moduls file.

Could it be a permissions thing I'm missing?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 10:21 PM   #5
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run "alsamixer" and make sure that your elements are not muted.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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I ran alsaconf then did lsmod. All of the sound modules were there. After reboot i ran lsmod again and none of the sound modules were listed. Dose that mean that I do not have sound module loaded in my kernel. Im running sarge and kernel 2.6.8
 
Old 08-11-2005, 04:48 AM   #7
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Could be a permission problem. At least in my Debian Testing installations /dev/dsp (the sound device) looks like this.

> ls -l /dev/dsp*
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 3 2005-08-11 11:04 /dev/dsp

Try using XMMS or similar music player as root and if that fixes your problem then add your normal user account to the "audio" group:

adduser [options] user group

See "man adduser" and "man deluser" for more info. You will have to logout after the "adduser" command.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kelean
I ran alsaconf then did lsmod. All of the sound modules were there. After reboot i ran lsmod again and none of the sound modules were listed. Dose that mean that I do not have sound module loaded in my kernel. Im running sarge and kernel 2.6.8
It means that you need to add the sound modules to /etc/modules. Modules listed there will be loaded during boot-up.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:03 AM   #9
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Ok I added my sound card to my /etc/modules. I removed alsa and reinstalled it. Ran alsaconf, alsaclt-store, and checked alsamixer. All worked well, I could play a CD and sounds from internet sites. I could do all this as normal user. But after reboot no sound at all. When I rebooted I seen as things scrolled by that alsa was not started, error that snd not found.

Im using 2.6.8 kernel on a dell opti-plex g1 450.

this was always a problem with all of the debian distros I havee tried in the past. Ubunt 4.1, Knoppix, Gnoppix and debien
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:12 PM   #10
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Update, I upgraded to testing branch. I can play CD's. I was able to get sounds to play from Opera browser on a site. The problem now that I can only change volume by running alsacong. Also, I don't get any system sounds and they are enabled. The sound volume in the upper right hand of the screen does nothing to change sound.
 
  


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