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Old 06-02-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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Angry Configure sound in FC 3


I just installed FC 3 and it can detect my sound card and testing using the soundcard detection passed. But when i want to configue the volume control, it says "Sory no mixer elements/or devices found. What does it means ? My sound card is AC'97 Audio controller on a notebook. Wen putting music CD , cd player reported error. Pls advise how to fix it. Thanks

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Old 06-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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Have you run "alsaconf"?
And another useful info.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 11:01 PM   #3
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Kornerr, what is ALSA ? Thanks

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Have you run "alsaconf"?
And another useful info.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:21 AM   #4
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ALSA

ALSA is Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.

http://www.alsa-project.org/

ALSA is the core of running sound on Fedora Core 3. As kornerr suggests, running "alsaconf" is the sound card configuration tool. He (kornerr) means:

1. Open a terminal as root user, enter passwd.
2. Type "alsaconf" without the quote marks.
3. The ALSA soundcard configuration tool will appear, folow the instructions.

kornerr is most helpful. I suggest you follow his advice if you have further questions or issues with sound.

Good Luck!

Mark
 
Old 06-03-2005, 03:43 AM   #5
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Re: ALSA

thanks guys. Is it because i'm not configure ALSA tools so no sound? Let me try it out first and let u know the result.

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ALSA is Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.

http://www.alsa-project.org/

ALSA is the core of running sound on Fedora Core 3. As kornerr suggests, running "alsaconf" is the sound card configuration tool. He (kornerr) means:

1. Open a terminal as root user, enter passwd.
2. Type "alsaconf" without the quote marks.
3. The ALSA soundcard configuration tool will appear, folow the instructions.

kornerr is most helpful. I suggest you follow his advice if you have further questions or issues with sound.

Good Luck!

Mark
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:39 AM   #6
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Re: Re: ALSA

Hi, i login as root and into the terminal. There is no alsaconf ? i'm using FC3.

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thanks guys. Is it because i'm not configure ALSA tools so no sound? Let me try it out first and let u know the result.

Regards
Daniel
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #7
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Well... let's see what commands you have which begin from "alsa" word.
All commands usually are meant to be run by "root" user, so I omit repeating it.
In console type
Code:
alsa
and press <Tab> (once or twice)
Here's my output of such manipulations:
Code:
alsa<Tab>
alsaconf   alsactl    alsalisp   alsamixer
This means I have all what's necessary for sound.
If you get nothing... you have no ALSA installed. I can only wonder how it can be this way.

Last edited by kornerr; 06-03-2005 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:03 AM   #8
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Hi, i have these files only , no alsaconf. How to install it ? Thanks
alsactl alsalisp alsamixer


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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Well... let's see what commands you have which begin from "alsa" word.
All commands usually are meant to be run by "root" user, so I omit repeating it.
In console type
Code:
alsa
and press <Tab> (once or twice)
Here's my output of such manipulations:
Code:
alsa<Tab>
alsaconf   alsactl    alsalisp   alsamixer
This means I have all what's necessary for sound.
If you get nothing... you have no ALSA installed. I can only wonder how it can be this way.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:44 AM   #9
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Either here ,
or do the following:
1) mount your FC CD/DVD;
2)
Code:
find /mount/point/for/your/drive -name *alsa*
;
You should find a package like "alsa-utils".
Install it, reboot, and try "alsaconf" again.

[Check all CDs/DVDs for ALSA]

Last edited by kornerr; 06-03-2005 at 12:07 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:11 PM   #10
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Kornerr, i have downloaded it and use the archive manager to run and extract it. After i reboot , still not have there ?

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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Either here ,
or do the following:
1) mount your FC CD/DVD;
2)
Code:
find /mount/point/for/your/drive -name *alsa*
;
You should find a package like "alsa-utils".
Install it, reboot, and try "alsaconf" again.

[Check all CDs/DVDs for ALSA]
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #11
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Be as descriptive as possible of what you've done.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:24 PM   #12
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And if you've downloaded an archive from alsa, it is alsa-utils sources. You should compile them in case to use them:
go to the source dir and
Code:
./configure
make
make install
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:28 PM   #13
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alsa-utils

#1) Ensure you did a system update using up2date or yum. This will ensure your installation is completely updated including the latest kernel, then as root do:

yum install alsa-utils

or

#2) Locate the alsa-utils pkg on the install disks located in the RPM folder of each disk and double click, then use the system install choice in the window that appears.

Why not use the rpm tools available, then as updates become available, your system tools will take care of it. If you compile from source, you will always have to compile every time.

Last edited by mkoljack; 06-03-2005 at 12:31 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #14
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If you compile from source, you will always have to compile every time
can you describe it more?
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:55 PM   #15
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Hi kornerr--

All alsa rpm pkgs (including alsa-utils) for fedora core 3 in the system install disks. Since FC3 is an rpm based distribution, why not just install the rpm package which was designed for the system. This precludes having to compile from source code.

Additionally, when the yum repos are configured well, the user simply does "yum update" and if there is an upgrade in alsa rpm pkgs, yum simply updates the FC3 alsa pkgs automatically.

Thus, it is not necessary to comile alsa-utils, which I think is confusing, especially for new users who may not have all the development pkgs installed to compile source. Further, each time a new alsa-utils pkg is released, the user has to compile and install each time.

Regards,

Mark

Last edited by mkoljack; 06-03-2005 at 12:56 PM.
 
  


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