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Old 03-17-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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I don't hear any sound.


System: Dell Inspiron 1100
Distro: Suse 9.2, kernel 2.6.8-24, KDE 3.3.0
Dual Booting with Win XP
And I'm totally new to this OS.

I don't hear any sound.
The system is not on mute.
I don't have the foggiest clue as to how to begin troubleshooting this...

Thanks for your patience and help,
James Carruthers
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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Start with this link:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...ndsilence.html

If non of this works, we may need some hardware details.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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It's probably a question about permissions.
You should be in the right group to be able to listen to audio. If you have an audio group then pu your user in that group.

check out
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...und-HOWTO.html

This is not recommended but if you just "want it to work" you can change the permission on your devices you need to play audio

check in you /dev directory after
/dev/mixer /dev/snd/ /dev/sound

and do
chmod 777 /dev/mixer
chmod 777 /dev/snd/ -R (because it's a directory, R for recursive)

and so on..

you also need a mixer, aumix for instance is easy. you have to boost up both pcm and volume

good luck
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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Problem fixed! Thanks so much!
 
Old 04-12-2005, 03:43 AM   #5
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Glad it works!
You could help others with the same problem by giving a brief description on how you finally solved the problem.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #6
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Yes, I'd greatly appreciate that.
 
  


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