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Old 10-08-2002, 06:57 PM   #1
thegreatorange
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Question Mandrake v9 and yet more audio trouble...


Just quckly browsed the forum for my particular problem, and while I have found some simular problems, none seem to reolve mine.

An ongoing problem with Linux and my laptop is getting it to make sounds. Typically I get somthing to the effect of "could not find sound server" in the boot of KDE 2 (with the exceptoin of KDE 2 in Mandrake 8.1 where I did get sound, but couldn't run any decent program that could play audio files...) Mandrake 9 and KDE 3 gives no error...

In install, I was asked if I had an ISA sound card, the first time I said "no", punched through some mindless garbage and it eventually told me to run HardDrake once I've booted. Did that and still didn't get sound, so the second time round I said "yes" I have an ISA sound card even though I was sure it was wrong. It told me to run configure when I've booted. Did that, and still didn't get sound . Both times, the name of the driver read somthing that made sense for my hardware...

--no boot sound
--no sound on XMMS (audio CD no errors when ISA yes. ISA no: somthing to the effect of, "sound output not available, make sure there isn't another program using it's resources")
--KBattleship error "Couldn't connect to aRts Soundserver. Sound deactivated"

I threw in the following into /etc/rc.d/rc.local par someone's suggestion that I needed yet to install alsa drivers, which I *attempted* although hard drake was convinced that it was installed already

amixer set Master 65% unmute
amixer set Master\ Mono 65% unmute
amixer set PCM 85% unmute
amixer set CD 85% unmute

since then, I have gotten system sounds in Gnome 2 (not KDE 3 *shrug*), but nothing else.

IBM ThinkPad iSeries 1171-NM1

HardDrake soundcard info...

Vendor: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi]
Alternative drivers: snd-trident
Bus: PCI
Bus Identification 10b9:5451:1014:20f
Location on the bus: 0:6:0
Description: M5451 PCI South Bridge Audio //I belive is alsa
Module: trident
Media class: MULTIMEDIA_AUDIO

xine points to null for ouput ...
MP3 & CD audio from xmms

audio is more quiet than I'd like it. I feel like I'm just missing a setting somplace...
 
  


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