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Old 09-26-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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No audio from CD's or other sources other than OS

I hear the alert and notification sounds that are default in Fedora Core 2 but when I try to play an audio CD the software starts to read the disk fine but with no sound. Its almost like I'm only able to hear midi sounds.The system specs are in my signature. I'm using the onboard audio on my MSI 865G Neo 2-P motherboard. Ive read some threads on this topic, but I wanted some system specific help. Thanks alot.
Old 09-26-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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fedora core 2.. from what i remember thats ALSA sound right.... run alsamixer and make sure you have turned up all the audio channels.... (also aumix if you have loaded backwards compatability with OSS modules)

also, what player are you using to play the cd's ? if its set to ARTS, then make sure the demon is running (artsd) but i generallt HATE arts.. much prefere direct ALSA (or OSS)

can your system play MP3's ? maybe you dont have an audio cable connecting your cdrom to your sound card ?

without more specific onformation on your setup, its hard to pinpoint the problem.
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What application are you using to play the CD? KsCD requires an audio cable between the sound card and drive. xmms version (>=1.2.8) and xine (?) are capable of digital audio extraction i.e. audio cable not required.
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I'm using KsCD, its the only thing I have so far. I tried to install Xine? and had no luck. I'm new to Linux and don't really understand all the compiling and other steps you have to go through to install a program. I guess a ".rpm" file is an installer program but my machine won't open that format. What am I doing wrong. I know that I don't have a audio cable from either of my optical drives (I built this machine). If its a software issue I guess Ill have to live w/o sound until I figure the console out.
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After much ado, I have sound from my optical drives. I know its been a long time but it is done. Thanks for the help, after 2 months with Linux I'm starting to find my way around better. This forum has been so much help, keep up the good work.


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