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Old 02-15-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sound isn't working.


After installing Linux I found everything installed smoothly (apart from printer but not needed at the moment) apart from the sound.

It's a SiS 7018 Audio Multimedia device, and the trident module doesn't work. When I load up Debian it says it's there it loads up all the appropriate things, but when I loaded xmms to play a song I wanted to test it with it came up with an error:

"Please Check that:
1. You have the correct output plugin selected
2. No other programs is blocking the soundcard
3. Your soundcard is configured properly"

How can I fix this?


Thanks in Advance.

-poloktim ( )
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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First, try installing madplay, splay, or mpg123. Then, try it. First, in X, then in console. If it plays, that means that its an XMMS problem, not a sound driver one.

Are you running KDE or GNOME? If you are, you need to make sure the proper XMMS plugin for interfacing with the KDE/GNOME sound server is loaded. KDE uses arts and GNOME uses esd/esound. Check out xmms.org if thats the case. Install the plugin, and it should work.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks anyway, but I figured it out.

I'm so embarrassed by this actually. But for those with the same problem I'll let them know.

I wasn't in the audio group, so 'adduser timu audio' logout/back in and it works. I found that out by doing cat on a file (forgot which one), which once the sound came out took 10 years off my life.

Anyway, now that that's fixed, all I need to fix is the printer.
Nedit pints what I want it too, but each line is even more indented than the last, AbiWord prints nothing I want, I actually think it's C++.

I use Fluxbox as my Window Manager.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:15 AM   #4
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Same Prob, still no solution

Okay I have the same prob as this guy here and I tried the thing he said, although I didnt have the group audio so I added it, whether or not it is the right way to add it, I'm not to sure (I just added it in Kuser) Here is my comps specs:

P4 1.8ghz
512 DDR RAM
80gb HD
SoundBlaster Live
NVidia GeForce4 MX 420 64MB
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:38 AM   #5
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You don't need an audio group. If you want universal access to sound, chmod 666 /dev/device

If you want to be able to control sound policy with groups, chgrp audio /dev/device, then chmod 660 /dev/device should do the trick.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:44 AM   #6
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didnt change anything for me, I looked into my modules.conf and saw this though and I think it has to do with this

#### Modified by oss-install ####

# Note! OSS/Linux doesn't use this file. All kernel sound
# services have just been disabled during oss installation.

alias char-major-14 off
alias sound off
alias midi off
alias sound-slot-0 off
alias sound-service-0-0 off
alias sound-service-0-1 off
alias sound-service-0-3 off
alias sound-service-0-8 off
alias sound-service-0-11 off
alias sound-service-0-12 off
alias sound-slot-1 off
alias sound-service-1-0 off
alias sound-service-1-1 off
alias sound-service-1-3 off
alias sound-service-1-8 off
alias sound-service-1-11 off
alias sound-service-1-12 off
alias sound-slot-2 off
alias sound-service-2-0 off
alias sound-service-2-1 off
alias sound-service-2-3 off
alias sound-service-2-8 off
alias sound-service-2-11 off
alias sound-service-2-12 off
alias sound-slot-3 off
alias sound-service-3-0 off
alias sound-service-3-1 off
alias sound-service-3-3 off
alias sound-service-3-8 off
alias sound-service-3-11 off
alias sound-service-3-12 off
alias char-major-116 off
alias snd-card-0 off
alias snd-card-1 off
alias snd-card-2 off
alias snd-card-3 off
alias snd-card-4 off
#### Modified by oss-install ####



Should I change these all to on?
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:48 AM   #7
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if you only have 1 card you just need to have sound-card-0 on
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:51 AM   #8
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I have a SB live, and one that integrated into the motherboard, which i dont use so still just only soundcard 0?
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:53 AM   #9
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thats a little tricky if the sound is shut off in the bios that should work if its not then SB live will probably be card 1.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:56 AM   #10
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okay so now do i just restart?, btw thanks for the help
 
  


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