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Old 04-14-2005, 07:33 PM   #31
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Thanks for all your help WhatsHisName, I will look into those cards you talked about, though it will be awhile till I can afford one because of school and a lack of a job. Well if I run across another problem I will post it , though so far I don't see any problems. Lataz.
 
Old 04-15-2005, 06:54 PM   #32
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Also having sound problems...

Quote:
Originally posted by WhatsHisName
If the sound still doesn’t work after running the setup commands, post the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf.
I had sound working in Fedora Core 3 from the initial install--one of the RedHat Netwrok kernel upgrades I accepted and applied broke it--I suspect ir was 2.6.10-1.770_FC3, but have no proof, as when i have rebooted with earlier kernels now, sound still does not work.

Here's my variant on the sound problems theme: I reinstalled ALSA (drivers, lib, utils, tools) and now get sound from some applications (e.g. gaim, realplayer, mplayer, ) and Soundcard Detection works (i.e. i hear the test sounds) but still do not get ANY system sounds--despite turning system sounds on via the GUI (Preferences--Sounds) and umuting and turning everything up in the Volume Control (Sounds & Video--Volume Control). In fact within the Preference-Sounds dialogue, I can even play the test sounds for system events and hear them just fine.

I tried running all the commands suggested by WhatHisName and still no sound recognized automatically on system events. I am now thinking that there must be some service that is not running that recognizes that a systems event has occurred and thus triggers the sound to be played. While this is NOT a big deal in terms of the usability of my linux laptop, it is something I would like to fix and learn from the process. Any further ideas for me?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 07:45 PM   #33
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xzallion: Here’s something else to try. It involves updating your system using a different approach.

It strikes/struck me as being odd that your sound chip is not being detected. Your system is a fairly standard setup, so I would expect a fully functional FC3 installation to autodetect your sound chip.

Fully functional? Hum. What if your FC3 installation has a broken dependency and that is causing the problem. My suggestion is to install the Debian “apt” installer and to let it resolve any broken dependencies on your system. This may sound complicated, but it is really so easy to do that you will probably stop using up2date once you try it. You can think of the apt updater as yum or up2date on steroids.

Here is what you need to do:

1) Using Firefox, go to the Fedora Extras link at (http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...extras/3/i386/) or one of the fedora mirrors (see http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html) and select apt-0.5.15cnc7-1.i386.rpm. When Firefox asks you where to save it, select the “install...” option, which will install the rpm for you.

If you have a problem getting that to work, then download the rpm to /var/spool/up2date. Open the terminal while logged in as the root user and enter the commands:

cd /var/spool/up2date
rpm -i apt-0.5.15cnc7-1.i386.rpm

which will install the apt rpm.

2) From the terminal while logged in as the root user, select some apt repositories by running:

apt-get mirror-select

Start the selection process by entering:

1,2

and select repository mirrors for Fedora Core and Fedora Extras. What you will need to do will be fairly obvious and it will make more sense when you are looking at the output. If you have problems with a repository, you can always go back and select a different one by running “apt-get mirror-select” again.

3) From the terminal, run:

apt-get update
apt-get -f install

At the end of the “apt-get -f install”, it will summarize what it did. If anything was upgraded, installed or removed, then run “apt-get -f install” again (and again and again ...) until nothing is being modified.

4) The next step is probably something you will want to start just before you go to bed, because it might take several hours to complete. From the terminal, run:

apt-get -y upgrade

which is the historical apt updating method. When everything is complete, reboot the system.

Now try all of the sound tests again with the appropriate stuff in modprobe.conf. At worst, you will get a super updated installation of FC3 out of the deal. At best, sound will now work.

Last edited by WhatsHisName; 04-22-2005 at 04:19 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:01 AM   #34
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I will try that WhatsHisName, though I wont have a chance until this weekend, with all my teachers piling homework on me this week. thanks again
 
Old 04-19-2005, 06:16 PM   #35
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I have exactly the same soundcard as you (Intel 82801DB-ICH4) and had a hard time getting it to work on MEPIS. My card was detected and no errors were reported, yet I still had no sound. Then I came across an article which mentioned that in order to hear sound you must mute the external amplifier (launch alsamixer and press M on the external amplifier). I don't know if it will work for you on Fedora, but it might be worth a try.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 04:26 PM   #36
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xzallion: The apt instructions listed above have been modified to eliminate the “dist-upgrade” option. I had something odd happen during a dist-upgrade on a fresh installation today that I don’t understand (yet) and I would not want it to happen on your system too.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:28 PM   #37
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Sorry about the Very long wait. I got sidetracked, had two finals, and then actually forgot I even Installed linux on my computer for about a week. Ok now that I feel stupid, I will finally try to fix my linux with the above said suggestion. Sorry about being gone so long
 
Old 05-13-2005, 07:03 AM   #38
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heres what that did

[root@localhost ~]# apt-get mirror-select
You don't seem to have one or more of the needed GPG keys in your RPM database.
Importing them now...
Fetching list of repositories/mirrors...


This appears to be the first time you are running APT.
Before you can use apt for software installation you need to
select some software repositories first.

Choose the repositories you want to use from the list below:
1 Fedora Core
2 Fedora Extras
3 Macromedia

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
1,2










Choose the repositories you want to use from the list below:
1 (x) Fedora Core
2 (x) Fedora Extras
3 Macromedia

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
c















Choose the geographically nearest mirror(s)for use with:

Fedora Core
1 University of Southern California, USA
2 Kernel.org, San Francisco California, USA
3 University Aachen, Germany
4 Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
5 University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany
6 Multikabel N.V. Alkmaar, The Netherlands
7 SdV Plurimédia, Strasbourg, France
8 SunSite RedIRIS, Madrid, Spain
9 University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
1,2,9







Choose the geographically nearest mirror(s)for use with:

Fedora Core
1 (x) University of Southern California, USA
2 (x) Kernel.org, San Francisco California, USA
3 University Aachen, Germany
4 Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
5 University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany
6 Multikabel N.V. Alkmaar, The Netherlands
7 SdV Plurimédia, Strasbourg, France
8 SunSite RedIRIS, Madrid, Spain
9 (x) University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
c







Choose the geographically nearest mirror(s)for use with:

Fedora Extras
1 University of Southern California, USA
2 Kernel.org, San Francisco California, USA
3 University Aachen, Germany
4 Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
5 University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany
6 Multikabel N.V. Alkmaar, The Netherlands
7 Romanian Education Network, Iasi, Romania
8 SdV Plurimédia, Strasbourg, France
9 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
10 SunSite RedIRIS, Madrid, Spain
11 University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
1,2,9





Choose the geographically nearest mirror(s)for use with:

Fedora Extras
1 (x) University of Southern California, USA
2 (x) Kernel.org, San Francisco California, USA
3 University Aachen, Germany
4 Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
5 University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany
6 Multikabel N.V. Alkmaar, The Netherlands
7 Romanian Education Network, Iasi, Romania
8 SdV Plurimédia, Strasbourg, France
9 (x) Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
10 SunSite RedIRIS, Madrid, Spain
11 University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

When finished choose 'c' to continue or choose 'q'
to quit repository selector without changing anything.
Enter your selection(s) in a comma-separated list:
c





Writing source list entries...
NOTE: /etc/apt/sources.list moved to /etc/apt/sources.list.backup !!
Done.
[root@localhost ~]# apt-get update
Get:1 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386 release [1389B]
Get:2 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386 release [1390B]
Get:3 http://download.fedora.us fedora/3/i386 release [1390B]
Get:4 http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz fedora/3/i386 release [1390B]
Fetched 5559B in 0s (6089B/s)
Get:1 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/os pkglist [1670kB]
Get:2 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/os pkglist [1670kB]
Get:3 http://download.fedora.us fedora/3/i386/os pkglist [1670kB]
Get:4 http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz fedora/3/i386/extras pkglist [1034kB]
Get:5 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/os release [121B]
Get:6 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/updates pkglist [1052kB]
Get:7 http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz fedora/3/i386/extras release [130B]
Get:8 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/os release [121B]
Get:9 http://download.fedora.us fedora/3/i386/os release [121B]
Get:10 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/updates pkglist [1071kB]
Get:11 http://download.fedora.us fedora/3/i386/updates pkglist [1071kB]
Get:12 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/updates release [126B]
Get:13 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/extras pkglist [841kB]
Get:14 http://mirrors.kernel.org fedora/3/i386/extras release [130B]
Get:15 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/updates release [126B]
Get:16 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/extras pkglist [1034kB]
Get:17 http://download.fedora.us fedora/3/i386/updates release [126B]
Get:18 http://mirrors.usc.edu fedora/3/i386/extras release [130B]
Fetched 11.1MB in 33s (331kB/s)
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
[root@localhost ~]# apt-get -f install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.
[root@localhost ~]# apt-get -y upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 05-14-2005, 11:56 PM   #39
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I'm out of ideas, at least for now. Sounds like it's time for a new sound card.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #40
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i hope this helps in some way. im a total linux n00b, too. but i just got my sound to work.

in the: sound & video > volume control > un-check all the mute buttons and turn all sliders up. especially Playback.

forgive me if someone already posted that.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 02:51 PM   #41
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I need help with my sound now :)

Howdy,

I have a simular question....

I have an Asus MB with built in sound using the Via82xx chipset... whats the trick to getting this to work so I can output my sound to my reciever via digital out?

I'm very confused why I need to use a .asoundrc file??

Any help would be appericated
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:11 PM   #42
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To xzallion:

From one of your previous post #15 you performed this set wrong and then appeared to get aidetracked.

[root@localhost ~]# chmod a+rw/dev/dsp/dev/mixer/dev/sequencer/dev/midi
chmod: too few arguments
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-intel8x0

should be:
need ' a space here
[root@localhost ~]# chmod a+rw" "/dev/dsp/dev/mixer/dev/sequencer/dev/midi
chmod: too few arguments
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe snd-intel8x0


maybe this might help, although I'm sure you figured this out by now. Of couse maybe not.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 04:21 PM   #43
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xzallion...

Did you try try the FC3's "Sound Card Detect" tool to see if system sound comes out or not?

I had a problem with my PCI digital SB Live sound card and this is how I fixed my problem, see if this helps you. If FC3 has correctly installed the proper driver for your card, then go to "Audio Control"(perhaps Volume Control) under System Tools (where you control the volume of Master,CD, etc...) see if you have an "..Analog/Digital.. " option and see if the "Mute radio button is checked. Simply uncheck it.

I was able to play audio with analog speakers with no problems, but when it came to my Boston 2speaker+sub audio system, I was not able to play the sound until I corrected that problem.

good luck..
 
Old 06-13-2005, 09:33 PM   #44
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Hi xzallion,
There is this sound driver under dell website, Did you try it?
I have not try myself though.

Regards
tanmin
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:11 PM   #45
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some body recompile the kernel to get it done.

http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/ind...owtopic=139265

regards
tanm
 
  


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