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Old 03-12-2005, 03:36 AM   #1
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im a newbie and i don't know how to make sound work in slackware 10.1 when i tried to play something in xmms i got the error:

** WARNING **: oss_set_volume(): Failed to open mixer device (/dev/mixer): No such device

my friends told me to install "alsa"
but i think it didn't work:

bash-3.00# installpkg alsa-lib-1.0.2-i486-1ok.tgz
Installing package alsa-lib-1.0.2-i486-1ok...
Executing install script for alsa-lib-1.0.2-i486-1ok...

bash-3.00# alsaconf
bash: alsaconf: command not found
bash-3.00# alsa-mixer
bash: alsa-mixer: command not found

if i type "alsa" and press tab it finds no commands

why? what can i do?

Old 03-12-2005, 04:02 AM   #2
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Im running slack 10.1 and sound works for me with alsa.. Alsa is on the slackware cdroms, so those versions will work better.. Here are my installed alsa packages:

Make sure the alsa-driver version kernel version part matches your kernel.. After that, use alsaconf to set up your soundcard..
Old 03-12-2005, 04:05 AM   #3
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sorry im a real newbie he he... isn't there a package that i just have to installpkg? he he he
Old 03-12-2005, 04:07 AM   #4
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alsa is split into the before mentioned packages. They are on the slackware cd:s you installed from. Install all of those, and all is well. So, mount the cdrom, find /mnt/cdrom/ -name alsa* , and installpkg those..


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