Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2009, 03:51 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Newbie here, just installed Mandrake 10 but no sound

After getting tired of Windows, I installed Mandrake 10.0. Everything seems to work fine except for the sound. I have sound when I play CDs but no other application has sound. None of the games or the mp3's, mp4's or videos have sound. I have a PowerSpec PC using an SiS 7012 soundcard. I checked the sound levels and they are all okay and nothing is muted.

Thanks In Advance
Paul Curran

Last edited by psmc; 09-09-2009 at 04:03 AM.
Old 09-09-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2009
Distribution: fedora 11
Posts: 318

Rep: Reputation: 46
You sure you have the codecs to play mp3/mp4 ? Is it giving some error message?

There'll be a 'Device preference' or something similar in the sound settings. Configure them properly
Old 09-09-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Yes, I have the codecs. Totem, XMMS and the other apps work fine. No error messages or anything. They appear to function nomally. It will show the mp3 that is playing and count down the time and all normal functions. Just no sound. Odd thing is that the CD player works fine. I put an audio CD into the drive and I can hear it fine. Just the audio on anything else isn't present.

I have acessed alsamixer and everything seems normal. Nothing is muted, volume is up, and it shows the right soundcard.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie-Just installed Slackware 9.1 and I have no sound Baix Slackware 8 06-21-2004 11:35 PM
Mandrake 9.2: Installed Alsa, now no sound. Infamous NVidia Nforce2. dangerboy Linux - Hardware 66 04-08-2004 03:24 PM
Two sound devices, both installed, choose default in Mandrake 9.2? khermans Linux - Software 1 11-16-2003 09:38 AM
ANother Sound Problem For a Mandrake 9.1 newbie rab62184 Mandriva 1 11-12-2003 10:27 PM
Mandrake 9.1 sound problem from newbie isheep Linux - Hardware 2 08-31-2003 02:39 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration