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Alf829 08-01-2003 11:03 AM

Sound still not working after alsa driver install
 
Hi all,

I've just installed alsa drivers/utils/lib package 0.9.6 and although everything went well, I still don't have sound.

I've checked the mixer settings, and they are not on mute and I've set their volume correctly.

Whenever I try to play a sound file, nothing happens or the program locks up. Nothing shows up when I type dmesg, but I found this in my system log:

Quote:

Aug 2 01:53:45 Fred modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-service-0-6
When I did the modprobe commands after alsa driver installation, there was no error, so I'm baffled as to what this error is.

Could someone please give me a hint as to the next step to take after installing the drivers? Do I need to modprobe something else?

Thanks in advance,
alf829

martinman 08-01-2003 01:37 PM

as you may have noticed, there are TONS of levels in the alsa mixer. i used to think that alsa was broken too, but a friendly guy in IRC just told me to keep adjusting EVERY level up and down until i get sound. 10 minutes later i had it. as for the locking up and that errror, they both baffle me, although the error doesnt seem alsa-specific.

btw, if you're going to use alsa to play files with xmms, you'll need the alsa-oss package (also available from the main alsa page). It's much better than the other driver for oss.

Alf829 08-02-2003 09:58 AM

Hi martinman,

Thank you very much for your help.

Quote:

Originally posted by martinman
as you may have noticed, there are TONS of levels in the alsa mixer. i used to think that alsa was broken too, but a friendly guy in IRC just told me to keep adjusting EVERY level up and down until i get sound. 10 minutes later i had it. as for the locking up and that errror, they both baffle me, although the error doesnt seem alsa-specific.
I've already set all of the levels as high as they can go. The baffling thing is, everytime I start xwindonws again ie reloggon, restart, etc, the sound levels all go back down to zero again.

Should that be happening?

Quote:

btw, if you're going to use alsa to play files with xmms, you'll need the alsa-oss package (also available from the main alsa page). It's much better than the other driver for oss.
Thanks. I'll download and try it :)

Cheers,
alf829

martinman 08-02-2003 03:27 PM

hmmm...turning all the levels up at once wouldn't do much good. Like, start play a CD, then go through every level turning each one up and down until you find the right one. If you have the gnome-alsamixer this becomes a lot easier. I'll get the link for ya:

http://www.paw.co.za/projects/gnome-alsamixer/

or if you dont use gnome:

http://www.iua.upf.es/~mdeboer/projects/alsamixergui/

Alf829 08-03-2003 08:45 AM

Thanks! :)

I'll give it a try.

As for my sound levels being reset everytime, I read somewhere on this board that I have to save my mixer settings using alsactl store and now everything's loading up properly now :)

Cheers,
alf829

Alf829 08-03-2003 10:48 AM

Hi,

I've downloaded the gnome alsamixer program, but I cannot install it :(

I get an error such as:
error: Failed dependencies:
alsa-lib >= 0.9.0 is needed by gnome-alsamixer-0.9.3-paw.1
libasound.so.2 is needed by gnome-alsamixer-0.9.3-paw.1
libasound.so.2(ALSA_0.9) is needed by gnome-alsamixer-0.9.3-paw.1

I already have the alsa-lib library, so I don't understand how it cannot find it.

martinman 08-03-2003 05:08 PM

hmm...looks like you something went screwy with the alsa-lib package install. reinstall it and try again.

Alf829 08-04-2003 10:10 AM

Ok, I will do that again.

Could this be why I still get errors when trying to play sounds?

Btw, when I type "cat sound.au > /dev/dsp", I get a write error. What could be causing this?

martinman 08-04-2003 01:31 PM

i cant help much, but I'll refer you to this post

Alf829 08-05-2003 07:17 AM

That's ok. I will take a look at the link.

Thank you very much for your help though martinman :)

martinman 08-06-2003 12:28 AM

np

martinman 08-06-2003 12:30 AM

btw what sound card do you have, lol?

Alf829 08-06-2003 07:57 AM

lol, I didn't even realise I didn't mention it.

I have an old ISA sb awe64 sound card, so that's why I'm having so much trouble with it :)


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