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Old 05-24-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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fedora core 2 no sound

To start with, I am a completely new linux user and have absolutely no clue what I'm doing (couldn't find the console until today). Anyways, I just installed Fedora Core 2, and am getting absolutely no sound. When I log on, sometimes I get a message telling me I have no sound card. If i go under the sound test thingamajig, it says I have an Nvidia card, and the test sound doesn't play. According to my computer's website, my sound card is "Integrated Soundmax III Digital Audio". My computer is a compaq presario 6020us with the only changes being an added Geforce ti4200 video card, additional 256 ram, and a new power supply. Any help in getting the sound to work would be much appreciated. Thanks.
P.S. Please, treat me like a 2nd grader and go step-bystep as otherwise I'll get completely lost. I have no clue what i'm doing.
Old 05-25-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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Probably was looking for console, when in fact you were looking for Terminal, right

Do the following.

Open console (Terminal):

Run this command:


Set the volumes of all to max. And then try again (sound testing, not mp3 playing, as mp3 playing is not supported out of the box in FC2 due to some legal problems). For mp3 playing you need xmms, which I presume you have. And you also need this file to install before mp3 will work:

Good luck! You probably only have muted sound. Try playing something and at the same time try running as root in console:

cat /dev/dsp

This should produce a lot of data on your screen and show you what data your soundcard is recieving. Stop the output with CTRL+C


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