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Old 05-27-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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Dell inspiron 5100 ALSA problems

I have gentoo installed on my Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop.

I have now been experiencing problems with my sound. ALSA has been emerged and all seems to be well with the documentation, however, when I use mplayer, no sound is emitted. Volume control is normal and being a newb, i can;t work out what is going on.

Any ideas? Has anyone else had this problem.,

Help!! I don't know what to do.....

Old 07-11-2004, 03:41 AM   #2
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check that the mixer has not muted the channels with


if it has use F1 tou get help

once you have set it to the levels

#alsactl store (#man alsactl for info)
Old 07-11-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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If you get any errors try running alsaconf as root. That will try to configure your sound card, load the appropriate modules and get you ready to run the mixer.


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