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Old 08-12-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
don_dimo
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Kmix Problem


Hi all!!

I have a problem configuring my kmix to work properly in FC2-kde. It was working fine but I changed some of the input options and now the 2 rear speakers are working but my 3 front speakers are dead - no sound ( I have 5 speaker system and my sound card is 5.1 Soundblaster).
Can anyone help me on that or give me a link on how to reset kmix or get all of the speakers to work again! Thank you!

Cheers!!!
 
Old 08-13-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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check alsa-mixer also

are the speakers plugged in?

also, are you running the propper sound driver emu10k1 or something from memory (i'd bet on the "or something" though). Is 5.1 even supported properly in Linux ? (if it is i might buy a new soundcard afterall )

can you change the options back and get the speakers working that way ?

What exactly did you change ?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thats the problem - I dont remember exactly what I changed. There are 2 tabs on kmix input and output - I was trying to get sound from the cdrom and I changed some of the channels on the input side ... but now I cant get it back . I am sure my soundcard supports it - it was working fine before, everything is connected (when I reboot to windows or even gnome all speakers are working).
I mean it should not be that hard but I tried everything possible and still no sound ...
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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man i been saying this alot lately

learn to use the command line amixer
type
amixer
to see current settings
try
amixer set Surround 100
amixer set Master 31
amixer set PCM 31

and see if that works

i would just forget the mixers cause they just don't reliably work at least not for me
only amixer works properly
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:18 PM   #5
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Hi,
forgot to say

amixer set 'Wave Surround' 50

might be other setting but just fiddle with them
 
  


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