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Old 07-28-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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RedHat 9 Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card

**RedHat 9 with Pentium 4 Compaq Presario 5000 series
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz PCI sound card / onboard sound disabled
Clean install of Red Hat, no dual boot**

The Test sound works going through KDE "detect sound card" utility, and it worked during install.

But all else is mute. Games have no sound, CDs play through media player but no sound, mp3s seem to play in player, I see seconds ticking off, but no sounds.

The only sound that works is the "test" sound button. I don't think onboard sound is the problem if I hear the test sound through the speakers, which are plugged into the PCI card...!

Any ideas? I am very proficient in Win world but this is my first "rasslin match" with the Penguin on my home PC

Your help is appreciated. I have the feeling it's just editing a line in some file or another, but don't know where.
Old 07-28-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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Try looking at Kmix if you're using Kde or Gnome's equivalent (can't remember it's name). Every now and then the mixer gets set to mute as default or the master volume is set all the way down.

This solved that problem for me once.

Good Luck
Old 07-28-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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I will try that as soon as I get home
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Did that work?
Old 09-02-2003, 10:16 AM   #5
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...actually... no...

But I wanted to pursue a dual boot- so in process of reinstalling XP, partitioning with Partition Magic and reinstalling Red Hat 9 on that partition, the problem seemingly fixed itself -

Once reinstalled, RedHat 9 had no problems finding my sound card and I could not only hear test sound I could also hear CDs, wav files, etc.

I don't think anybody wants to reinstall to fix problems so I sure hope this doesn't happen again, or to anyone else.

Thanks so much for your willingness to help though! Fortunately it seems to be working great now.
Old 09-11-2003, 03:14 PM   #6
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Red face No Sounds

I have been having an indenticle problem with my sound card. I am using a Sound Blaster Live! with my new Redhat 9 install. It may be worth noting that I am using GRUB for dual boot for my WIN98 SE partition.

The auto card detection was successful but that is all I get. I have checked all the volume and mixer properties etc. which are all fine.

I cannot hear any music when playing a CD (burnt or otherwise) or playing games etc.



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