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Old 07-27-2002, 01:35 AM   #1
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Plz help a linux newbie! I have no sound!!!!


Ok im new to linux and im running Red Hat Linux 7.3... Ok my problem is, i typed 'esd' and it makes the noise, however i get no CD sound, or xmms sound, how can i config it... t says i should but i dont know how, please provide me with some good answers that are newbie friendly, i can offer free hosting to the person who helps me. Thanks.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 02:13 AM   #2
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Free hosting! ha ha ha, this board is free to all, no need to barter for help buddy.

Open up a mixer (In KDE open up kmix by going to K---Run and typing kmix) and make sure your volume is up for one.

Also, you may want to post the output of lsmod. To do this open a term and type LSMOD in lower case. To copy from a terminal highlight the part you want, then use the middle button (or if only 2 buttons both at the same time) to paste.

And let us know what soundcard you've got too.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 05:30 AM   #3
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I've always had to turn up the sound via kmix with new installs.
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Old 07-27-2002, 07:09 AM   #4
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It might be a good idea to check your sound card is properly supported first by typing

sndconfig

at a terminal. The Esound (esd) support in redhat 7.3 for example is flakey if you have some intel chipsets (I think the linux people must have lost a chunk of code somewhere(!)).

sndconfig plays a sample. If it sounds garbled you might be out of luck. But before you give up, try:

esd -r 48000

and

esd -d /dev/dsp

just to see if it does something.

Last thing, configure your desktop to autorun inserted CDs. Use gmix by typing:

gmix

to jack the sound levels up (for PCI and master volume) and see if you can hear anything.

Bert

p.s. will you host my porn server database then? (*joke*)
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:52 AM   #5
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ok well i typed LSMOD, it says file not found or something, i typed sndconfig it says file not found... i can get sound if i do the following:

delete the 'socket' file in tmp/.esd/ and then do esd -trust in term.. but it stops after a few hours me thinks... ANY ideas?
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:53 AM   #6
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ok um i just turned on xmms and now i have sound, ???????????, and umm where else can i teste my sound?
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:54 AM   #7
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it sounds garbled kinda, it sounds choppy but it wasnt always choppy i had it fixed good before.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:55 AM   #8
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ok also i had some one tell me to try ARTSD and now i think i have THAT turned on
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:56 AM   #9
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ok wait i think it worked again, i typed ESD and i heard the sound clearly *opens xmms* sounds clear as hell now! !??!?!?!? wtf i think my pc is jacked guys!
 
Old 07-27-2002, 11:30 PM   #10
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Well I am glad you got it working, just for future note, that LSMOD is supposed to be lowercase, so lsmod would be the command. And some distros don't come with sndconfig installed, so you may want to search your CDROM for it.
 
Old 07-30-2002, 04:52 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Bert
p.s. will you host my porn server database then? (*joke*)
 
Old 07-31-2002, 08:04 AM   #12
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i typed sndconfig it says file not found...
If the sndconfig rpm was loaded during the install, then it must be run as root. If it wasn't installed, you can install it with rpm -ivh .....
 
  


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