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Old 02-17-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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Computer Beeps but no sound


with slackware 12.2 I ran alsamixer and it shows my audio card.
PHP Code:
┌─────────────────[AlsaMixer v1.0.17 (Press Escape to quit)]──────────────────┐
│ Card: HDA Intel                                                             │
│ Chip: Realtek ALC861-VD                                                     │
│ View: [Playback] Capture  All                                               │
│ Item: Master [dB gain=-12.00]                                               │

└─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘ 
I ensured that nothing was muted and I saved the setting with alsactl store.

I hear the computer beeping at times and a very very very very faint sound of real noise, coming from one of my projects I'm running with sound.

What can I do to fix this?
any suggestions?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #2
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try running alsaconf from the terminal.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Ya, I tried that before I ran alsamixer. but still no sound. I think the faint sound is coming from inside my computer somwhere but not the speakers. Not for certain. I'll try rebooting I guess.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #4
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What does the faint sound sound like? Your BIOS may have an option to choose which onboard audio device you want to use. Some come with two, hd audio and ac97, trying using one and then the other.

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:27 PM   #5
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Well it sounds like a telephone ringing. I'll explain

For my homework project I'm running this program called Alice. And in a tutorial inside the program it has this phone so when I click on it, it rings. but it's very very faint. I have to literally put my ears on the keyboard to hear it faintly. Do you think my volume scroll on my laptop isn't working. Is there another way to adjust it?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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the volume is on high in alsamixer?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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affirmative
 
Old 02-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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are you using kde or gnome? If you're using kde then try running kmix. Make sure to run that command as root or using sudo.

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
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What does the faint sound sound like? Your BIOS may have an option to choose which onboard audio device you want to use. Some come with two, hd audio and ac97, trying using one and then the other.
Nope, my BIOS didn't have that kind of an option.

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are you using kde or gnome? If you're using kde then try running kmix. Make sure to run that command as root or using sudo.
I'm using kde, and I ran kmix restarted my computer and now my speakers work. This is AWESOME!!!

The strangest thing though. At first only phone rings, and different beeps worked. Hulu.com didn't work but then youtube worked, I went back to hulu and now it works. It's cool though!!!

Thanks though for all your help. I especially liked the kmix application.
 
  


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