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Old 02-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #31
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[steve@localhost steve]$ amixer set Master 100 unmute
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
[steve@localhost steve]$ amixer set Center 100 unmute
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory
[steve@localhost steve]$ aplay $KDEDIR/share/sounds/pop.wav
aplay: main:462: audio open error: No such file or directory
[steve@localhost steve]$



This is what I got when I tried entering those commands.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 10:17 PM   #32
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I got the same results as "root". Thanks for the help so far.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:22 AM   #33
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I am at a loss. I don't want to try another distro because I love this Mandrake 9.1

There has to be something I can do.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:13 PM   #34
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OK. I have totally deleted Windows. I now only have Linux. I like Linux and that is why I want to continue to use it. However I must say that I am dissapointed at it's ease of configuration.

So far I have installed the following distro's of Linux:
-Mandrake 9.1
-Red Hat 9
-SuSE 9.0
-Fedora

None of these distro's were able to play sound. CD's, WAV files, anything. Mandrake is my favorite and is now my main OS. However, I cannot declare Linux equal or superior to Window$ until this gets fixed.

Should I install a sound card in one of my PCI slots? Are they not picking it up because it is an onboard Sound card. I don't know what the deal is. Some have tried to help but it is just not working.....

I am on the verge of Linux Love, I just need the extra help...

Steve
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:29 PM   #35
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If you've got access to a PCI cound card, its not a bad idea to see if it'll be recognized. Seems wierd that your sound doesn't work yet. But, then again, onboard sound is always an iffy venture, I guess.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:34 PM   #36
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the module you have loaded is not a alsa module, it is a OSS one. Maybe that is the reason the alsa commands fail. unload the current module (modprobe -r module) and load the the alsa one (modprobe snd-module). As I said, you may need to add some alsa specific lines to your modules.conf or modprobe.conf (2.4 or 2.6 kernel) so your mixers and other sound devices get loaded when the driver is loaded. Then do those amixer commands again, or run alsactl store -f myfile and edit myfile for muted mixes etc. then load those settings using alsactl restore -f myfile.

hope that helps.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:41 PM   #37
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Well, I am going to try putting a card in the available PC slot. I am new at Linux... when I boot up, will it automatically detect the new hardware??

I just really want to get this working..
 
Old 02-29-2004, 09:25 PM   #38
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Yes. It will find it and ask you if you wanna configure it. This wil happen as you boot up.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #39
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Will it automatically choose a driver or do I have to go in manually and do that?
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:33 AM   #40
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This is what it is telling me in Mandrake Control Center...

Here you can select an alternative driver (either OSS or ALSA) for your sound card (Intel Corp.|82801EB AC'97 Audio).

Your card currently use the ALSA "snd-intel8x0" driver (default driver for your card is "snd-intel8x0")
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:56 AM   #41
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The choice is there if the current driver doesn't work. Usually, it selects on for you as you boot up.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:12 PM   #42
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Now goo see what is in the ALSA or sound section of /etc/modules.conf (yes do that from the commandline, you lazy monkey!)
then do a alsactl store -f myfile.txt. read the file. edit the file where you deem necessary. (set things to true and 100%) now reload those setting into alsa by issueing: alsactl restore -f myfile.txt

putting a extra card in will not solve your current problem, you will only introduce more things that can go wrong. If the driver is loading without a problem, you can get it to make a noise.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:39 PM   #43
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Hi,
Been busy and so has this thread since I last posted here, just as a note I have been using Linux for a few years now and the automatic setup of me not having a sound card lead coming from my cdrom, has been around since at least redhat 6 ish and the same goes for all mandrake and SuSE versions from about the same time.

Also I have been able to load ALSA drivers and still not get sound with no errors what so ever even with all channels set correctlty
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:52 PM   #44
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You have nearly the same Mobo as I do, I do have a A7V8X-MX, but as far as I know has the same chipset. Using the methods I described above I was able to get the sound to work. You have to unmute and turn up the surround channel for some reason, iIrc. I have not yet found a mixer where i can change these settings with a nice GUI.

Linux won hands-down.
 
  


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