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Old 07-10-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Exclamation MEPIS 3.3 no sound error


Hello all,

I just installed SimplyMEPIS 3.3 recently. I have not heard one sound yet, from Linux. When I log in (to any user) I get this error:

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Informational artsmessage

Sound Server informational message
Error while initializing the sound driver
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such
device)
The sound driver will continue, using the nul
output device.

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Thanks in advance for all your help!

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Old 07-11-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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What sound card do you have?
 
Old 07-12-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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My motherboard is: Intel Corporation JN440BX AA729057-406
My sound: Crystal WDM Audio Codec (2x), Crystal WDM Audio Control Registers.

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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Thats the audio codec your card uses, I need to know what the card itself is. If you are unsure of this paste the output of the command lspci and we will figure it out
 
Old 07-12-2005, 10:08 PM   #5
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I got the same message. My sound card is C-media.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 10:37 PM   #6
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Which Cmedia card? Cmedia is a manufacturer, they put out more than one card needing more than one driver. Also see Cmedia ALSA documentation.
 
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CMI8738 for Windows 2000
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:25 PM   #8
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Krushu2:
Okay, that we can work with. Open up a terminal, and type su it will prompt you for your root account password, type that in and hit enter. Now type modprobe snd-cmipci if it works properly you will get NO output. If you get an error paste it here. do not continue if there is an error. now do echo "snd-cmipci" >> /etc/modules this will autoload it.

Now open up kmix and turn up all the volumes in the outputs tab to levels you are comfortable with. Then turn off all of the lights in the switches tab, turning on only what you know for sure you have. your shound should be working now.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:47 AM   #9
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Krushu2:
Okay, that we can work with. Open up a terminal, and type su it will prompt you for your root account password, type that in and hit enter. Now type modprobe snd-cmipci if it works properly you will get NO output. If you get an error paste it here. do not continue if there is an error. now do echo "snd-cmipci" >> /etc/modules this will autoload it.

Now open up kmix and turn up all the volumes in the outputs tab to levels you are comfortable with. Then turn off all of the lights in the switches tab, turning on only what you know for sure you have. your shound should be working now.
Thanks for your help!
My sound is working great!

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