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Old 06-23-2003, 03:37 AM   #16
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To masterC's post:

I was wondering how then , in Windows, it is able to play the music w/o any kind of cables...you mentioned DAE(what is the full extension of that acronym).

To Rick422's post:

The volume and all is turned up....my mp3s play perfectly fine so there is no option where i have muted anything. But i realized on the little cd player that it defaults to no volume every time you start it up...i messed with that a bit and still no sound...So i think its actually a hardware problem.

In regards to disabling the sound card in the BIOS....both of my soundcards are PCI devices....for some reason, linux wouldnt recognize my soundblaster live! soundcard...and I tried fixing it ....but i was unsucessful with that and decided to get a new soundcard for the time being. But for disabling soundcards in PCI slots, does the BIOS have options for those configurations also?

And there are no cables connecting to either of my soundcards to the drives. The only cable to the sound card is the one from the headphone jack. So I think if i get a couple of audio cables and connect them ....they should work fine....unless there is another problem(crossing my fingers).

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, really appreciate it since I'm a newbie and all

-Keerthan
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:59 AM   #17
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Digital Audio Extraction
It's the ability to extract audio from the IDE cables to the soundcard. windoze has this ability, linux does not. Not yet. 2.6 kernel is (hopefully) bringing this option with it. It's all about audio it seems, and it would be a shame to miss this.

As for your soundcard, your SB Live didn't work eh? I think it's been one of the easiest to configure on Linux, however since you've got a working one, there's really no reason to mess with that.



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Old 06-23-2003, 04:01 AM   #18
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The best way to disable a PCI sound is probably just to remove it from the slot. If you do that remember that the sound card is very sensitive to static electricity. On most computers you can turn off the switch on the back of the case and leave the cord plugged in. That way if you touch the metal case just before touching the edges of the card there is a path to ground and you can get rid of any static electricity. Handle the card carefully and only touch the edges. I also wear a ground strap around my wrist which I clip to the case. Most people do not bother with that. I am not a technician or expert by the way! Also, do not forget to turn the switch on the back of the computer back on before you try to start it or else it will not start.

I do not know how many unused connectors you have on your sound card(s), but if you can find it, the special Y-adaptor cable I use would allow both your CD-RW and your CD-ROM to be able to play music CDs. If not, just get an ordinary cable and connect it to one of the drives.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:07 AM   #19
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One other comment I have is that on both of my computers RH Linux automatically recognized the sound card during installation and I did not have to do anything to make it work. That was true of RH 7.3, RH 8.0 and RH 9. I also have SuSE on one of the computers and it also configured the sound card automatically. When I once had Mandrake installed on my old computer it also recognized and configured my music CDs automatically.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:18 AM   #20
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Yea, my soundcard is one of the ones with some faults when working with Linux.....i went to www.alsa-project.org a while back and it listed several problems. I would rather get that one to work again because that's a nicer sound card and can be used for certain applications if i needed it in the future. But the audio has been the easiest to configure so far(since it recognized it itself..the only other things I have set up so far is using Samba to set up a network here at home and am currently working on setting up an ftp server-->having some problems with this but I'll save that for tomorrow...hehe).. I don't know how easy it is to be to get that other card working though. I'll first worry about the working soundcard though I think my best bet is to go looking for that Y-adaptor cable that Rick's talking about. Thanks again for the suggestions guys.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:27 AM   #21
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You're Welcome, and post back if you have any luck (or more importantly, if you don't).

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Old 06-23-2003, 04:41 AM   #22
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Here is a link to a cable that is somewhat similar to what I use. I do not believe it is the exact same one however, because I do not see a small plastic thing in the middle of the Y-adaptor.

http://www.directron.com/tnmxr.html
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:51 AM   #23
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Rick, from where did you get your cable from? I was thinking of calling Fry's tomorrow to check with them.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:12 AM   #24
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If I remember correctly I believe got my old CD audio Y cable from Directron. When I looked there I did not see the one I have. They had the one in the above link instead. I did not look very hard, but perhaps they do not carry the old one. I assume that one would work well too. When I put my computer together 6 months ago I did not save the box and misplaced the receipt so I do not know who made it or what it is called. On my computer I can insert a music CD into either my CD-RW or my CD-ROM and RH9 will automatically start playing music. My motherboard had only one connector so that was the only way I could connect both. Now if I could only figure out how to get RH9 to play DVD movies. I do not have any idea if that can easily be done or not? Most of the time I just use the DVD player/VHS VCR player attached to my TV instead.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:15 AM   #25
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Download Mplayer: www.mplayerhq.hu (there are RPMs) and then, after it's installed:
mplayer -dvd 1
OR
mplayer -dvd 1 -vo x11 (if the first does not work).

You can also look at xine, though I suggest not to, Ogle might be a better option. All can be found at www.freshmeat.net



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Old 06-23-2003, 07:28 AM   #26
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Rick, the cable on the link that you posted says that it is for CD-ROM drives..I'm assuming that encompasses the DVD drive when a CD is put into it.

-Keerthan
 
Old 06-23-2003, 07:32 AM   #27
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Yep. Audio is transferred the same. Unless of course it's DVD-Audio, well, even then...

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Old 06-23-2003, 07:41 AM   #28
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Well, its about 6:45...I think MasterC's gonna win the "most nocturnal" contest tonight ....Im gonna head to bed though. Talk to you guys later. Gnite.

-Keerthan
 
Old 06-23-2003, 08:06 AM   #29
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I work nights, so I get the priviledge of staying up and posting for a good 12-15 hours a day

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