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Old 11-22-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Wink headphones and fedora core 3


is there a generic way to make ur os use a hardware device
if your hardware is not operating properly under the os ?

like in my case , i installed fedora core 3 again after some 2 months.

my sound card is getting detected but i cant hear any sounds

the difference is that im on headphones , when i had my speakers connected
it used to play fine .

can anyone help me ?

thx in advance
Old 11-22-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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I may sound stupid, but some of the things you should check for

1) Volume level of the headphone (generally have a volume control on a headphone)
2) Check if there are additional sound levels for the system by opening the volume control
3) Check whether the headphone works with other stuff (like if u have an mp3 player , discman etc...)
4) Check whether the plug is properly inserted into the port(the hole, usually green) of the computer
5) I dont know, how the O. S wud identify...but I feel motherboards (if u have an intel one) of intel do detect activity at those three ports!
Old 11-22-2005, 09:39 PM   #3
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yes my friend , i checked everything ,

1. i put the volume at max , still no sound , i played a song in xmms with the correct out put plugin , the song was being played but with no real sound output

2. i checked out sndconfig in fedora core at max volume , still there is no sound

3. , the headphones work absolutely fine on my windows xp

4. since i never touched the pins , they are obviously in the correct place

5. its not about motherboards amigos but my os - fedora core 3 - being able to detect the soundcard
which it does , but still no sound output

i see the module - snd_cs4281 - when i do /sbin/lsmod in the list

the question is why there is no sound even though fc3 detects the sound card ??
do headphones make a difference ?? what do i do ?
Old 11-22-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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please check out the sound mixer settings. i feel the sound there for the ehad phones is muted.
The sound mixer is a kicker(panel) applet.
Old 11-23-2005, 06:14 AM   #5
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yea ur rite sallu , i toyed with Kmix on my system and after a while i got the sound output

thx .


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