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Old 06-01-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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alsamixer giving error ubuntu 5.1 speaker not working

i recently installed ubuntu 8.04.
my sound card is detected and i can hear sound as well. i basically have two problems
1. when i type in alsamixer in shell it gives the following error
alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: No such file or directory
2. i can play music using totem with gstreamer plugins. i selected 5.1 channel also. but two of the speakers are not working.
i tried a few things from ubuntu forums and reconfigured alsa-base, nothing seems to work
help required!
thanks in advance
Old 06-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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im not sure if this has anything to do with your problem but...

open up your audio properties and change the perferances to show every audio playback device. make sure none of them are muted.
Old 06-02-2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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i tried. it doesnt seem to work


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