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Old 07-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Sound stopped working

I run Slackware with a realtek ALC887 audio card. I had my sound working perfectly just two days ago but some time either yesterday or today it stopped. I have no idea why and I've made sure it's not program specific. I checked the wires to make sure they're not loose or anything but nothing seems to be wrong hardware wise. I have been installing and removing packages a lot lately so that might have something to do with it.

Edit: I ran the configuration procedures here: and found that my card was recognized, configures and the master volume is fine but it still doesn't work.

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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what about pcm volume etc

can you post a link to a snapshot of alsamixer pls?

here is a temp site in case you don't have a good one

2) and I hope its just a mixer but if about showing the output to

aplay -l

aplay -L

and what cables do you use and need where to play sounds?

Old 07-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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I ended up reinstalling linux, so that fixed the problem, although I'm not sure I should mark it solved because that's not really much a solution.


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