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Old 02-27-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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My sound sounds like snow when trying to listen to xmms

I can't listen to music. i hear static everytime. i can hear music play but only for a few second then static comes in. i trying messing with the Aumix and Kmix but it wont help. is there a sound card control panel i can try to select my sound card in Mandrake LInux 9.2?

I fixed it.

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Old 03-25-2004, 05:03 AM   #2
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I have the same problem with XMMS and Mandrake 9.2. My CD player works fine. Good sound, but XMMS is all distorted and staticy. Anything we can do?I have a SoundBlaster 512 card and works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't . A couple of weeks ago when I was running XMMS under KDE 3.1 it worked fine and I decided to try Gnome and XMMS now has terrible sound. I also can't get my Video DVD's to work. Patience is really necessary with Linux.
Old 03-25-2004, 09:28 AM   #3
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I had this problem and with a little snooping around I was able to fix it.
Open up KMix and it will show you a buch of volume controls.

This might not be the best way to go about it but it won't screw anything up, so you are safe

Start turning off the volumes one by one. If the sound goes completly off, turn it back on, if nothing happens move to the next one. Mine had a default setting of a line input on, turning it off fixed it


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