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Old 08-02-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
rageworx
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how do i setup the sound on Suse laptop?


Hi guys

I have just installed Suse 10.1 on a compaq armada 1700 laptop. Everything works very well except the sound. I have investigated the problem, but as I am new to the linux thing (aging mac head, windows too (ops)) Im a bit lost. Im sure the sound would work on a desktop with PCI card installed.

I have tried other distros, but I liked this the best (Xandros is kool too).

Can anyone help with this problem (not too complicated please!)

Thanks

rageworx
 
Old 08-02-2006, 07:31 AM   #2
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Hi guys

I have just installed Suse 10.1 on a compaq armada 1700 laptop. Everything works very well except the sound. I have investigated the problem, but as I am new to the linux thing (aging mac head, windows too (ops)) Im a bit lost. Im sure the sound would work on a desktop with PCI card installed.

I have tried other distros, but I liked this the best (Xandros is kool too).

Can anyone help with this problem (not too complicated please!)

Thanks

rageworx
Something that's bitten me before, is having the sound muted by default, after an install. I just installed SuSE on my new laptop, and had that happen.

Fire up the mixer of your choice. If you're using KDE, you should find one or two under your KDE menus, or you can run "alsamixer" from a command-prompt.

If things aren't muted, and the volumes are turned up to a usable level, make sure your sound hardware is recognized. If it isn't, that's a stickier problem.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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Try This:

1- Open console
2- If you are not logged as root then type su.
3- Press Enter
4- Type your root password
5- Type alsaconf and press Enter
6- Follow instructions

PS-your sound card, if i remember, should be something like ES16xx or ES18xx.
I hope this help
 
Old 08-02-2006, 07:57 AM   #4
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Tried it ...

I am using KDE and tried the alsaconf in kolsole (using root), detected card as ISA/PnP, loaded mp3 file and got error message in amarok:

Error: No engine loaded, cannot start playback.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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I am using KDE and tried the alsaconf in kolsole (using root), detected card as ISA/PnP, loaded mp3 file and got error message in amarok:

Error: No engine loaded, cannot start playback.
Ahhh....that's different than you don't have sound at all.

If you're using SuSE, due to legal considerations, the MP3 engines for both Amarok (uses the Xine engine), and XMMS, are excluded. However, you can download them both, but it's a separate install.

If memory serves, search for the MAD libraries on rpmfind or rpm.pbone.net. I believe you need the xine-mad and xmms-lib-mad RPM's to be able to play MP3's.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 07:37 AM   #6
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hmmm...

Will d/l the patches mentioned...

Will let you know the outcome, but it makes sense.

Thanks

rageworx
 
Old 08-04-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
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It appears that the best thing to do is to buy the full (retail) version, as the required -mad- elements are packaged with it. I dont mind its not that expensive.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #8
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Check this out:

http://forum.osx86project.org/index....2&#entry111962
 
  


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