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Old 07-19-2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sound Configuration Problems

I'm running Slackware 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 1000. I set up the sound card using alsaconf and chose the 8x10 sound card. I have two problems, neither of which I understand.

1. I can play mp3's from both cd-rom and disk using both xmms and mpg321. However, I cannot play audio cd's. Both the gnome cd player and xmms act as if they are playing the cd (displaying the elapsed and total time, etc.), but there is no sound.

2. I set systems sounds to play - they did not. Then, remembering a problem I had earlier with permissions on my cd-rom drive, I set systems sounds to play under root also. Now, I get system sounds under root, but not under user. Is there a permissions file I don't know about?


Old 07-19-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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About problem 1: maybe the sound from your CD player is muted in your mixer. Oke, it sounds silly, but it might just be the problem

good luck
Old 07-19-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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Checked Mixer

I checked the mixer. CD volume was up. I turned everything up (except for a few columns where it wouldn't let me). It still doesn't work. Any other ideas?


Old 07-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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It has been my experience so far that you may need
access as a user (non-root) for the following devices:


can you post here what you get after going into /dev as

$cd /dev
$ls -laF /dev/ this for each device above.
Old 07-19-2004, 10:06 PM   #5
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I need a wire from my cd player to my sound card.


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