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Old 04-02-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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help, help no sound in pclos.... thinking of defecting back to microsoft... save me

These threads are my story, can anyone please give some 'sound' advice

I really like pclos but no sound is not good enough. I'm thinking of trying ubuntu before being sucked back to into microsoft. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-02-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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now if you like to try uses a sound server called pulseaudio....and its based on Debian

but here are a number of pages..with screen shots that will help you solve your issues

your issues can be summarised into

hardware is failing...not connected properly etc
sound configs wrong
mixer muted
mixer volume too low

try the master page

and pay attention to various checks pls

some of those commands won't work for you so just tell us what you see but post the outputs all inside a code box

good luck

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Might start some kind of diags. See this post about lspci and lsmod (with switches)

Post what you have.
Old 04-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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thanks everybody for your time. i have put xp back on this computer and within 3 short hours i have a fully functioning pc up and running. I have spent about six weeks struggling with linux and still not fully functioning. it is clearly not the right time for me to be linuxing as i have a really busy life and i simply want to use a working computer. i hope to be back with linux sometime in the future. thanks again


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