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Old 08-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question why do I not ahve sounds

How do I get sounds to work on my PC

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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To start off with, you need to be a bit more specific. There may be several reasons for no sound.
  1. Do you have a functional sound card and speakers installed? If yes, then:
  2. Do you have the drivers for your sound loaded? If yes, then:
  3. Is ALSA running?
  4. Are the volume controls on your sound applet turned up?
  5. What DE/distro are you using?
Please paste the output from these commands and use code tags so that it's easier to read.
lspci | grep -i sound
lsmod | grep -i snd
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Open up your almixer and make sure that all of the buttons are raised up all the way.

I had to add myself to the audio group log out and log back in again.
If you still don't have sound after that open a terminal and type
And hit ENTER. After that the alasamixer will open with a dark background and you'll see all of the columns.
When I did it I went thru each column muted and than unmuted each column and raised each one up; the master, the PCM, the mic and etc.

After that I pressed the ESC key and saw the orginal command I put in the terminal. Just close the terminal and you should have sound.

This video helped should help you too-


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