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Old 11-27-2007, 06:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy No sound is coming from my speaker

i'm using winXP for last 5 yrs and just shited to linux the day before yesterday.The problem i'm having with my comp is after installing openSUSE 10.3 on one of the drives i can't hear any sound coming out of my speaker.But when i switch back to linux; speakers seem to be acting normal.Does this happen for installing linux or for some other reason??? My comp configuration is,-
2 SATA HD ----- Western Digital
If anybody could help me out on this problem please give suggestion.
Old 11-27-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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You need to do a few things to determine why you are not getting sound from your speakers.

What sound chip ( or card ) do you have?

Open a konsole and run the command as root 'lspci' and look for your sound card information. It may not show up there if is onboard, and not connected to the PCI bus. All command are without the quotes.

Next find out if you have a KLM loaded (KLM-kernel loadable module). In windoze you call it a driver.

Once again, as root run the comand 'lsmod grep | snd' Post the results of the commands. If you have a loaded module, then you may only need to open a mixer and make sure the volume is turned up, and not muted.

Does this happen for installing linux or for some other reason???
Hardware detection in linux is improving all the time. With that said, not all hardware is detected. In such cases we have to find out what the hardware is, find the module, and load it using the command 'modeprobe modulename' This is just part of a learning curve you will go through on any linux system.
Old 11-27-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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I have had this happen before when the alsamixer volume was turned all of the way down.

Try running alsamixer from console and make sure the volumes are turned up and not muted.

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many many thanks

thank u camorri. i followed the steps u told me and it really clicked. but thanks to all u guys out there who given me the needful advice. i'm now studying to find out more about linux and it feels very exiciting to know about a new OS. bye & thanks once again.

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