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Old 01-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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no sound

hello and help this linux os was given to me and on a scale of 0-100 of computer knowledge I'm a 1. I have no sound have tried new card (That was free as well), I don't think the sound card is being seen. Also how is a cleanup defrag type of thing accomplished. And If I have a bug How is it detected and removed? Thanks for any help
Old 01-11-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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We have absolutely NO idea unless you post more details like:
  1. Your OS
  2. Your HW

Well, please post questions in relevant forums. If not, sometimes, people may not view your thread at all!
Old 01-11-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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How to know which sound card is there
as root:
# lspci | grep Multimedia
How to know if it is working or not:
# cat /bin/ls > /dev/dsp
Did you hear a loud and terrible sound?

well, linux usually uses alsa to communicate with sound cards.

 # alsaconf
alsa configurator will search for the sound cards! choose it, usually the first one!

 # alsamixer
type "m" (mute on/off) for those vertical bars, "MM" means it is off, "OO" means it is on!

press "ESC"

 # alsactl store
save all settings

Last edited by marciobarbalho; 01-11-2008 at 10:04 AM.
Old 01-11-2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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still no sound

I have a pentium III processor with linux 2.6.14 with freespire control center 1.0.13....I have no sound, I click on control center then on information then on sound and it comes up....NO INFORMATION ABOUT SOUND CARD...I can not play cds. I alt-F2 and type in the suggestions by marciobarbalho and KDE MAN VIEWER ERROR comes up on a number of these suggestion and no bad or strange sounds.(By the way thanks Marcio...) Ive learned a few things, but still nothing that seems worth while I do not know what root means or how to access it or use it. To many people this stuff may be easy because they have spent the time and energy with it. For me we'll see. thanks



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