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Old 11-02-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Hello and Help - No Sound

I'm new to Linux. I've installed Linux Mint v17 on a really old PC with an Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 motherboard. One problem I have is that I can't get any sound on the line out (lime green) socket. I've tried switching on the appropriate devices in alsamixer and ramping up the volume to 100 but with no success. Alsamixer reports the soundcard as an Ali M5455 and the the chip as a Realtek ALC850 rev 0. Any ideas?

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Welcome to LQ.

Try the other plugs on the board and see what happens, just to be thorough.

Open the Pulse Audio Mixer (pavucontrol--if it's not already installed, it's in the Mint repos) and check the settings; adjust them as needed.

Also run alsactl from the command line and check the ALSA audio settings.

After that, start a new thread in the appropriate forum (Distributions-->Mint would be my suggestion) with your actions and their results, as this forum is just for introductions and actual Linux Questions in this forum may not get the exposure that deserve.

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Many thanks for the advice frankbell. I installed pavucontrol and found it listed the audio ouput via my HDMI video card as well as the built-in soundcard on my mobo. However, I just couldn't get the in-built sound to work so I swapped over the HDMI cable from my Windows PC and in Banshee selected the HDMI output on my video card and all works fine now.


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