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Old 09-09-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Sound card makes no sound

i setup my sound card w/ alsaconf, but it wont give any sound. i know i have the speakers plugged into the right jack.
any suggestions?
I have 2 sound cards in this system btw. i cant get either of them to work.
Old 09-09-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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Can your system see the sound card? Has it inserted the modules?
su to root, then do;


and see if the modules are running. If they are, then try and run;


and check that the sound isn't muted. Use 'm' to unmute them and the up arrow keys to raise the volumes. if your sound now works (try playing a simple .wav file to test it), then just go back to the root prompt and do:

$alsactl store
Old 09-09-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Bonzodog,
It was just muted, the gui controls in KDE werent what i needed. I like the Commandline alsamixer better anyways.


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