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Old 03-09-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.1 2.6.11 AlSA problems


I have tried absolutely everything. I have read every thread regarding this subject. My card is detected as the intel8x0. If I try and play an mp3, it looks like it is playing but no sound. I checked every mixer and every permission. KMIX works, but if I try and play the mp3 in KDE is says no device founds. Gnome will play the mp3 with no sound, but gnomes mixer applet doesn't work. I compile ALSA as a module, built in,compiled from source. I don't know what else to try.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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Yeah. There is something wrong there. I think some of the channels in the mixer are mapping wrong or something (I don't know). However, here's what I did to get it to work:

Play something, then go to a console or xterm. Run alsamixer, then go all the way to the right and start muting channels and work your way to the left. I'm not at home and I can't remember which channel got it to work, but you'll know when you've found it because you'll start hearing sound.

Something to try at least ...

Oh, one other data point. After I compiled 2.6.11, it was my external speakers that weren't working, but my headphone jack was working and the mixer channel that used to control the external speakers were (is) now controling the headphone jack level. This was on a Compaq X1000 laptop, but if your sound card has a separate headphone jack you might check if your sound is coming out there.

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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I've actually already tried muting channels and I also tried the headphones. Neither worked.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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Actually the 'item' that I had to mute (weird, I know that muting one channel enabled another) was calld "Headphone Jack Sense". This was one I hadn't seen before. If it isn't muted I get no sound from the speakers. If it is muted, everything works. That was my experience, anyway. I did a search and I found that method elsewhere, so it wasn't just me.

Good luck solving your problem.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Well I figured it out and boy do I get the ID10T error award of the years. Every time I ran ALSAMIXER I was in an xterm. It wasn't until I ran it from a console I realised there where more options further to the right. Once I figured that out (duh), I actually turned up the volume on my device, muted the external speaker and I was good to go. Oh well. Like getting my wireless connection to work at least I learned a lot in the process.

I just found out it will only work as root so it looks like I have work to do.

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