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Old 10-18-2005, 04:35 AM   #1
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Sound aint working!! please help!! Suse? pclinuxos?

Hallo. My sound aint working. I have pclinuxos cause my grpx work in it but my sound dont. I use to have suse9.1 on my pc but it didnt work with my drivers or something. Donno? So now i have pclinuxos and my sound dont work. My sound works with the ac97 driver in windows but linux i dont know. The thing is i am trying to convert to linux from windows and its not that easy as all should know! So my question is how do i get suse9.1 sound files or stuff in pclinuxos can i put in the cd and install some stuff or how?

Old 10-18-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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the program I use for sound is alsa
Old 10-19-2005, 03:02 AM   #3
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So if i understand correct i should just install alsa?

Thank you for the help!!
Old 10-19-2005, 06:55 AM   #4
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yes install alsa if not there

Assuming alsa is there go in a terminal / console
and try
alsaconf alsasetup whichever works

sometimes the sound is mutted
see if you can adjust the sound level with (console again)

Ac97 is usually supported by linux

if nothing works
as root in a console type
lspci -v | grep -i sound

and post the result back

Any error message tell us and descrive in details waht you are doing
or we will not be able to help. Tell us exactly what the sound card is if you can


PS: You are unlikely to be able to use packaged files from suse with
OSPClinux (ow whatever). Keep to one distribution for now.

Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 10-19-2005 at 06:57 AM.
Old 10-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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As I have faced the same problem before~
I suppose u can fix by just loading kmix from command
Then checked the box with "external amplifer"
which work under my environment~
Try this anyway~


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