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vambhan 02-08-2009 12:44 AM

Audio not working..no output while playing
 
Hi..

I have installed mandriva linux 2009 and my audio is not working at all..n when i play video also, the video part comes without audio..songs play, but no output..i have n intel 945 motherboard, n in windows i had intsalled realtek audio drivers so i guess,it must b d same for linux..my speakers are creative SBS 2.1(370)..

I'm totally new to linux so i dnt know how to check things through console..i went through many forums n one common solution i found was to update the kernel which i did through update manager...my present kernel version is 2.6.27.10-desktop-1mnb..but this didnt solve my problem..please help..

krishnasut 02-08-2009 01:32 AM

You have several options ----
1) Change the distribution
2) try udev , type man udev in terminal , it prints some useful informations
3) use OSS audio driver !!! or other !!

vambhan 02-08-2009 03:58 AM

Thanx for the quick reply krishnasaut, but i really liked this mandriva compared to other distributions i had earlier installed n i want to stick to this new version..and i had tried changing the device mixer to OSS n other options which were there when i went to System-->Preferences-->Sound..(i hope this was what u meant).. but it didnt help either.. :( Is there some other way or solution?

ronlau9 02-08-2009 04:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vambhan (Post 3435902)
Thanx for the quick reply krishnasaut, but i really liked this mandriva compared to other distributions i had earlier installed n i want to stick to this new version..and i had tried changing the device mixer to OSS n other options which were there when i went to System-->Preferences-->Sound..(i hope this was what u meant).. but it didnt help either.. :( Is there some other way or solution?

At the task bar is a loudspeaker icon , if you put mouse pointer over there what does it says about the volume ?
IF you got menu pulse audio control can you change the output ?
Last if both things do not work ask for a terminal type the command lspci
and see what it says about youŕe audio card and forget the rest of the information

repo 02-08-2009 04:28 AM

try to install alsa drivers
then run alsamixer in a terminal

also, in your window manager go to
system=>preferences=>sound
disable or enable esd

vambhan 02-08-2009 10:23 AM

Thanx for the replies ronlau9 & repo but the problem doesnt seem to be solved

When i put the mouse over, it says master:100% . I checked the volume control, nothngz muted. i downloaded realtek drivers for linux which had alsa inside it. I tried installing but it gave an error message

"Checking for snd_ctl_open in -lasound...no
configure:error:no linkable libasound was found."

And how do i run alsamixer in terminal? n again, if u'l excuse my lack of knowledge, what's esd? I couldn't find an option of enabling/disabling esd in system=>preferences=>sound...

What should i do? Thanx again for replying...

repo 02-08-2009 10:28 AM

Can't you install alsa using the packet manager of your distribution?
if alsa is installed, type
Code:

alsamixer

vambhan 03-09-2009 06:37 AM

i typed alsamixer in the terminal...it was showin 0..i put it into 100 but still audio output is not coming..i changed my distribution to Ubuntu 8.10, then kubuntu 8.10 (both updated for codecs), n now back to mandriva 2009 spring beta...but all have the same problem...my speakers r wrkin well in windows...n even in these distributions, while playing video files, i cn c the video but just that audio output is not dere..the same in music players..the song is running but no output... :( please give me more solutions...

n d result i get after typing lspci in terminal is this :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:04.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10


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