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Old 04-29-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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Audio Issues

I have fedora 3 installed. If I put an audio CD in, the CD player recognizes and plays it, but there is no sound.

I have checked the default settings and the player is mapped to the right drive. addtionally, the soundcard is being recognized by the system and default action sounds do respond.

Has anyone else had a similar problem and/ or solution???

Old 04-29-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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Has the CD player ever worked on this computer?

I am thinking that maybe you don't have the cable that connects the CD drive to your sound card...
Old 04-29-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with Fedora Core 3, mine was probably even more unusual. While using GNOME it claimed my soundcard was not detected, but it was while using KDE. But the first thing to do to help your problem is type "aumix" in terminal and turn up your Vol and PCM1 and PCM2. By default in Fedora for some reason all these are set to zero. Try that, see if you get sound.
Old 04-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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Try running the program aumix also check the /etc/modules.conf file to check if the soundcard has the right module placed in the file or if their is a module in the file.
Old 04-29-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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An example of a program that I've encountered has been if I open gnome-cd it doesn't play sound. The specified module is configured for that specific soundcard and everything is fine in the /etc/modules.conf file, but when I open up the program aumix it plays the sound from that soundcard. Good luck if you need any help with anything else email
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Old 04-29-2005, 07:51 PM   #6
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Running "alsamixer" and then "alsactl store" as root, if you have not installed aumix is also another possible solution.


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