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phoenix_wolf 12-07-2005 09:37 AM

sound and apt-get install prblems

I have linux debian installed and I( have a Sound Blaster 5.1 card with surround speakers. however there seems to be sound coming out of one speaker the left how is this and how do I fix it?

also when using synaptic it says that

"You have 1 broken package on your system!
Use the "Broken" filter to locate it."

I click ok (which is the only option) but it just upon the box up not showing me any thing other then that which I have not installed yet. it also does not have the apply button highlighted at this time not unless I select something to be installed.

and when using the apt-get install it says:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies: Depends: (> 1.1.3+1.1.4) or
E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

and when using the apt-get install -f

The following packages will be upgraded:
2 upgraded, 52 newly installed, 3 to remove and 131 not upgraded.
45 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/106MB of archives.
After unpacking 101MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

trying to overwrite `/user/share/doc/', which is also in package
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

greengrocer 12-08-2005 06:17 AM

Don't dispair. A soundblaster Live 5.1 card can work properly under Linux, I am fairly certain of that.

I am using a Soundblaster Live 5.1 card aswell, and for stereo (2 speaker) system it is perfect for me. I am using OSS as my sound driver though. ( I couldnt get ALSA to work when I tried it, OSS works for me, so I left it at that).

For the problem you have, I would first check the sound volume control mixer panel if your using Gnome desktop. You will find it if you right click the little speaker icon in the right hand end of your bottom Gnome panel. When you right click the icon, a menu will appear, choose "Open Volume Control" from the menu and check that your volume levels, maybe you have one of them turned down?

CTRL+O will also open the Volume Control.

As far as getting the full 5.1 speaker system to work, I would not know, hopefully someone else can advise on that.

Warm regards,

phoenix_wolf 12-08-2005 10:20 AM

I found oss but do not know which one to install

I have debian 3.2 I dl the 200+ iso and installed it via internet so I am sure i have the latest version of debian.

also I made a mistake about the sound card it is sound blaster live 7.1 (if that makes much of a diff)

phoenix_wolf 12-08-2005 10:52 AM

I have a new problem I used the (oss3993c-linux-x86-v26-regparm) verson and now it shows me this what do I do to fix it

Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such file or directory)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

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