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Old 08-09-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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Volume wont turn up

I just loaded Debian onto my new pc that I built (still waiting for SATA drive in the mail) and I have my USB 5.1 speakers plugged in, but the volume in the top right corner wont turn up? It slips right back to the bottom after I move it up. At one point, I had really scratchy sound coming through... but I'm not sure what to do. It was working on my old mobo, so I'm not sure what's wrong.

I'm sure there's a simple explanation...

I've tried diabling sound in the BIOS
Loaded ALSA, OSS and ESD (no alsaconfig comes up)
Changed my settings to OSS in XMMS which is what worked before on the old pc

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Old 08-09-2005, 03:16 AM   #2
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did you by any chance try 'aumix'. [I have not used Debian, so no idea whether this exists. But on my FC, this was the culprit when I hit almost the same situation.]

try this on command line and raise the volume bar.
Old 08-09-2005, 03:25 AM   #3
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try again apt-get install alsa

then run



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Old 08-10-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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hey guys, thanks for the tips.

I tried both and neither seemed to work. I just happened to try ESD and that worked, but since I have onboard sound now, I was hoping to get rid of the USB and connect the speakers directly so I could use ALSA and get the multiple sounds.

I became obsessed and started trying more stuff that I read in some howto's and messed it all up. I'm just reinstalling Debian now... maybe the fresh install of the kernel will recognize everything and I'll be working normally like I was before installing the new mobo.

Thanks again for the help!


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