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Old 04-14-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy No sound?


I just installed linux mandarke 9.1 today. But, I don't seem to have any sound =( I'm using a on board sound (its built into my mobo), in place of a sound card. Could this be whats causing my problem?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 07:38 AM   #2
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which desktop are you using?

have you enabled sound events in the appropriate menu?
(it's usually switched off by default)
 
Old 04-14-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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KDE, Where is the sound events menu? (Sorry, I'm still finding me way around in linux)
 
Old 04-14-2003, 05:09 PM   #4
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Me, with my integrated sound board, I have sound under KDE Mandrake 9. Try hitting the "sticky" button. The second mash it should make a sound. Where to go to configure sound, you go into the KDE control center and go under Look & Feel. One of the items under there has your sounds. It's labled something to do with system events, dunno what right now.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:38 PM   #5
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If your sound isnt working then usually you have to edit your kernel :P
now that can be a b*tch but once you fig it out and you get your sound working it makes you happy :>
 
Old 05-11-2003, 04:12 PM   #6
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You might open up the Mandrake Control Panel (you need to change to root to access it, but you don't have to log in as root, which is not advisable when you can possibly avoid it). Then look under "System" and "Services" (DrakXServices or something like that). You will see a list of all the available services, showing which ones are running and which not, and which ones are set to load up at boot time. You can change all those things. If there are ones you're not sure of, leave them alone.

See if "alsa" is activated. If not, try setting it to load at boot time. Look also to see if "esd" (Enlightened Sound Daemon) is present and if it's activated.

Sometimes using esd allows more than one sound-craving application to operate audibly at once. Sometimes it doesn't. But if alsa is not turned on, chances are you won't be hearing any sounds out of your sound card.

I hope this helps.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 04:19 PM   #7
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Try going to konsole (maybe with Ctrl, Alt, F1), log in (may need to do root, not sure ) and punch in sndconfig (I think, been awhile). Maybe it'll at least give you an idea to what the deal is. Try that and report back.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 05:17 PM   #8
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If you have a brand new motherboard, there's probably no appropriate sound driver among those that come with the current distribution of Mandrake.

If that is the case, find a name of the on-board sound system in the manual that comes with the motherboard and try downloading the appropriate driver from http://www.opensound.com/download.cgi .

The installation is easy, just follow the instructions (but don't get stuck at reading the user agreement , just click 'accept').
 
Old 05-14-2003, 07:00 PM   #9
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True, but Sndconfig should give him a hint to what the deal is. We know that if sndconfig picks it up correctly but it don't work, either the audio's bad or the kernel needs work. I know my HP has onboard sound (and HP's crap! ), and Mandrake 9 uses it fine. ...so I don't think onboard sound is an issue.

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