Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-13-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 187

Rep: Reputation: 15
Fedora Sound Problems

Okay I got Fedora Core 1, and I am unable to play music.

If I go to "sound card detection" and play the test sound I hear it fine.
However, if I try to play a music cd or MP3, it will play but no sound will come to the speakers. I verified that no volume control is muted.

Furthermore, is there something similiar to Rhythmbox that I can use to play MP3's?
Rhythmbox isn't compatible with Fedora unless your a programmer and you force it (why oh why did they include incompatible stuff?) and I want to play my MP3's.

Gstreamer asks for two packages when I try to install it, first being "" and "". It asks for those packages as dependencies. I've installed those packages over and over about ten times now, it still won't install.

Anyway I can listen to CD's and MP3's? Why does it have to be so hard?

Oh and where do I set the icon sizes for the icons on the Desktop under Gnome?

Old 11-13-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: USA-East Rutherford
Distribution: Debian , FreeBSD
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi There.
I think as in RH 9 MP3 is not supported because of license reasons. There is an rpm which enables MP3
Go to
and install and packages. That should do it!
Old 11-13-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 187

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks anyway, but that didn't work. I already installed the XMMS MP3 thing without any errors, and now it plays MP3's but I am still not able to play music cd's.

I tried to install Xine like someone else said to in order to get rhythm box to work, but needless to say Xine asks for packages to be installed that I already installed some time ago.

It's like no matter what I do, the things I got to work fine in RH9 won't work in Fedora.

But thanks though.
Old 11-17-2003, 04:12 PM   #4
Hikari Kojiro
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
J, I got CDs to work using KsCD on insert. It automounts and pops up KsCD on it's own. o.o

I'm going to try those XMMS packages, though. *prays*
Old 08-25-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: RED HAT 9
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0


I have exactly the same sound problem with Fedora core 2.

When i test the sound card i could hear an acoustic guitar, but it's impossible to listen to a cd.
I updated the last Kernel but the sound doesn't work anymore.

What can i do? does anybody have some advice?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound problems in Fedora Wingrave Linux - Software 4 02-04-2006 03:37 AM
Sound Problems - Fedora Core 3 Othersider Linux - Software 2 10-04-2005 04:53 PM
Fedora 3 Sound Problems gingins Linux - Newbie 4 04-20-2005 01:09 AM
Sound Problems In Fedora... mranth0s Linux - Newbie 3 02-23-2005 03:18 AM
sound problems since Fedora upgrade agw Fedora 7 10-18-2004 08:21 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration