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Old 01-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question sound card setup RH9


Ok I just installed RH9 and been getting thing's setup and installed but have run into a snag with the sound card, I have a soundblaster 16bit card PCI and cant get it to work. If I go to control center in the menu I can test and hear sound but other then that I can hear any sound from web sites, WHY is that??????? I also tryed "sndconfig" but get a command not found
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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and with ALSA ?
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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I don't know ALSA, but what happened when you tried sndconfig?
It wasn't available?

sndconfig is not part of a typical RH9 install, you have to intentionally
check it to put it on your system.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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when I did the sndconfig command it told me command not found.....
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:39 PM   #5
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Do you have the original install CD handy?
You can load sndconfig from there. RH9 uses version 0.70
It installs in /sbin/sndconfig so you will have to be logged in as
root to run it.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:43 PM   #6
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Why yes I do have the CD three of them you wouldn't happen to know wich CD it's located on would you
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:45 PM   #7
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No, sorry, I used to just boot to CD and run installer. Add package.
Now, I make sure to add sndconfig to an original install...
 
Old 01-14-2004, 04:42 PM   #8
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Make sure you type sndconfig as root, and if you su to root, make sure you used su - (sndconfig is in /usr/sbin, I think).
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:34 PM   #9
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Ok well I got some good news and some not so good news. The good news is I got sndconfig installed and working, sound card configured and making sound but only when I am logged in as root, If i log in as another user no sound and can't su and run sndconfig from other user accounts??????? why is that???? Im thinking maybe a permission thing or something like that
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:12 PM   #10
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Howzit

alternative to sndconfig which is not a standard tool with RH9 can use redhat-config-sound

chow

Last edited by aqoliveira; 01-14-2004 at 06:13 PM.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #11
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i had a similar issue go into kmix and look at all the mixer volumes and all of them that are muted,, look about in the middle of them and look for one called something monitor,,, once i unmuted that i had all sounds.
play an mp3 or something while you do this so you know its on or not.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 11:39 PM   #12
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I got sndconfig installed and working, sound card configured and making sound but only when I am logged in as root
That is weird. (Meaning, I have never had that problem)

Like I said, you can only read out of an sbin directory if you are logged in as root.
Have you fixed it yet?

You could log in as root and do an su to your user name, and install again.
But that is strange. (Do the su without the - to keep root access to sbin.)

But, you shouldn't have too. Hmmmm, <alar ponders>.... Nope. <draws blank!>
 
  


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