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Old 08-05-2006, 06:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Crazy Sound

I have installed the Knoppix LIVE DVD 5.0.1 on my HD, on two different computers, and on both them i have sound problem.

Computer 1. Compaq Pentium 2, 350Mhz, 192Mb Ram, 15Gb HD. with incorporated SoundCard ISA type on motherboard es18xx.
First time i installed the System, it worked perfectly with alsaconf, it found the right card, loaded the driver and worked. I tested with mp3 and mpeg files and worked just fine, untill i restarted the sistem. Te next time i started i got this

"Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device."

Tried the same with alsaconf, seemed to work fine, but this time when i tested, no sound.
And again the same message when i reboot the computer. but at the third time, i tried with alsacon, it stoped finding the SoundCard, it says not system found or something like this, since then i wasn't able to make alsaconf recognize the sound card again.

Anyone can help me with this?

Computer 2.

Intel Pentium Celeron D 2.53 Mhz, 1 gb Ram, 160GB HD with SoundCard AC97 onboard and PCI SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
No problem with alsaconf at all, find both soundcard, and i have instlled the SoundBlaster, it says on and use the mixers, but no sound, tried changing the plugs, and still nothing, then installed the AC97, and the same, says it's configured, but no sound on speakers.
Mixers recoginze the soundcard, but no sound

Anyone can help ?

Thank you a lot.


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